A letter from Jimboy
100 years ago, a Presbyterian minister had the vision to start a girls summer camp in the mountains. Four generations later, God has done immeasurably more than my great grandfather could have imagined. For me to now be the director of this wonderful place is humbling. It is always encouraging to look back and see God’s blessings over the years, and this is particularly true as Greystone prepares to celebrate its 100th summer in 2019!
My family has run Greystone for 100 years…four generations sharing their gifts and abilities in order to glorify God and make camp great. Through each year, God has woven an incredible tapestry and added beautiful chapters to a story that we want to share.
As we look back on 100 wonderful years, it is abundantly clear that Greystone’s success is a work of the Lord. God has put his hand of blessing and protection on this miracle in the mountains: keeping its community safe, adding to its property, and expanding its facility so that camp survived wars, epidemics, depressions, and social upheaval. The blessings He has lavished on Greystone through the years are remarkable.
Camp is good. It was good for the girls in the 1920s, and it is still good for the girls today. Much has changed over the years, but the essence of the camp experience remains the same. Making friends, practicing unselfishness, gaining confidence, and feeling your “true self” while at Greystone – all of these things transcend the decades. Each of the girls who are drawn to camp are bright, golden threads in the tapestry that God is weaving for His glory. We are honored to be used as a blessing in their lives and a witness to the world.
Greystone is a wonderful, glorious, joyful, kind, loving, happy, safe camp - that is also fun! We hope it will continue to be a place that effectively shares the light of God’s Love for years to come. Thank you for being a part of our story and celebrating God’s faithfulness over the years.