Who We Are

Flows out of what we believe

Greystone is dedicated to the glory of God — it defines the purpose, motive, and method of our entire summer.
 

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.

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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:

  • Spiritual: We are made in God’s image to have a personal relationship with Him. We encourage girls to take ownership of their faith by reading the Bible, praying, and asking questions for themselves.
  • Physical: In a culture that puts so much importance on physical appearance, we focus on loving the bodies that we have been given, recognizing that the God who knit us together in the womb does not make mistakes. To this end, we encourage girls to take care of their bodies with good food and exercise.
  • Mental: We encourage girls to adopt the “Great Day” attitude, where they choose to embrace each day as a gift from God, seeing it as an opportunity to be thankful for what we have been given.
  • Social: The secret of Greystone is unselfishness. We learn how to focus on others instead of ourselves, to set aside our own desires to better love and encourage those around us. True joy springs from an unselfish spirit.

“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.”

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Honor Code

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.