If there’s anything we’ve seen this year through our Camp Community series, it’s that no matter where you fall in the Greystone family, there are countless ways to find connection all year long. At it’s heart, this is what camp is all about! Whether camper or staff (or even alumnae for a weekend!), when we come through the gates, we set aside the hustle and distractions of the world to focus on what matters: glorifying God, growing, and cultivating friendships. But when you go back out in the world, you can carry the camp community and spirit with you. The Greystone team doesn’t stop this focus when the summer is over, and you don’t have to either!
This month we’re narrowing in on one of the most important pieces of the camp puzzle: our parents! What we want to say to you could fill a novel (We love you! We’re thankful for you! We admire you endlessly!), but today we’re delving in to what the camp community can look like as a parent.
Sending your daughter away to camp is a BIG decision. It requires sacrifice of all kinds, and an enormous amount of trust. How do you know she’s ready or that it’s the right fit? We know all about the rollercoaster of emotions you go through - many of us are camp parents ourselves, so we’ve felt it too! At Greystone, we want to do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and confident no matter where you are in the process. We want to connect you to a community of likeminded parents feeling the same things! As a parent, you are a part of our community, connected with the same goal of loving and supporting each Greystone girl.
Read on for our top tips and resources for connecting with that community all year long.
Know that we will take care of you! We give lots of information in an effort to be helpful, to answer your questions, and enable you to feel totally confident about your camp experience. But at the end of the day, you are busy! You have so much on your plate already, and we don’t want camp to feel like an extra burden. Just focus on helping your daughter get excited for her summer (and filling out your forms!) and we’ll take care of the rest.
We are grateful for you and we are cheering you on. It is such a privilege to come alongside you as you parent your daughter, and be trusted to give her a great experience this summer. Thank you for being a part of our community!