Oh how I love opening day of camp!
It really is so wonderful. Sure, there is a lot of work (getting up early, walking up the hill, making bunk beds). Sure, there is a lot of emotion (nerves are keenly felt by all and questions make many unsettled at first). Sure, there are occasional tears (saying goodbye is not easy for camper or parent). But after the work comes the play!
August Camp is so much fun and the girls are SO EXCITED to finally be at camp! They have been waiting all summer long! Their expectations are sky high and their enthusiasm is infectous. The girls spent the morning with their cabin doing all the things one does when starting a session.
Lunch will be a big buffet that features great smoked turkey, pasta salads, ham, cheese, fruit, chips, and brownies. The girls get their food then eat a picnic out in camp (each cabin has picnic blankets to make such occasions nice).
We will be having normal activities running this afternoon… so no “down time”. August campers are all about doing stuff, they like talking but would rather be in a great class. They love getting into camp with a minimum amount of fuss, and who can blame them? Camp is awesome!
Camp is the best place I have ever been. There is a sweetness that is poignant, sweetness formed from simple smiles and joyful moments shared doing awesome adventures. As we live together in harmony we find that life grows richer in all the details. We are sure that your girls will love it here.
Read the blog for details of the days. Things like the weather, the food, the EP’s… they all become big news at camp. By including such details in your letters and emails, you help your girls focus on the good things they are experiencing at camp (not what they are missing at home). FOMO should not be a thing at camp, there is no missing out of anything here!
Thank you for choosing Greystone. Our 99th year is drawing to a close and it is a pleasure to end it with your wonderful girls.