Flows out of what we believe
In our Morning Assembly devotions, Bible classes, and nightly devotions with a cabin counselor, campers learn that their worth is secured in Scripture. They are loved, accepted, cherished, beautiful, and delighted in, because they are God’s precious daughters in whom He is well pleased. Everything we do stems from this knowledge – we love because He first loved us.
Each morning after breakfast we look forward to Breakfast Club. In this beloved camp tradition, Jimboy takes a few minutes at the beginning of the day to encourage campers to grow in each aspect of our 4-fold philosophy, based on Luke 2:52:
“I used to be afraid of God. It was at camp — one of my first Morning Assemblies — that I learned that God loves me. That He’s a friend. That He sacrificed his own son for me. That the Lord loves me more than anyone on this earth ever could. I return every year to be reminded of that.”
In 2021, we will be taking what we believe and our hope to encourage girls in all aspects their lives by putting this 4-fold philosophy into action as we introduce an Honor Code to our campers. This Code will be woven into all parts of camp life. We’ll talk about the different aspects of the code as a whole, and in cabin groups, looking at how to live it out in age-specific ways. While no one will be able to live it out perfectly, the Honor Code gives us a standard to strive for as we all grow and show grace to each other.
“I commit to showing kindness, seeing the good, and taking ownership of what I do. This is how I will have fun, make friends, and glorify God both in this place and in the world.”
While we have been encouraging these characteristics and instilling them into what we believe for many years, campers will now have a toolkit to take what they learn and put it into practice both at camp and at home. We want our Greystone community to be one of positivity and support where girls gain confidence and feel safe. This Honor Code will be the hands and feet of what girls will live out in their day to day interactions at Greystone.