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Catherine Elbaum

Head Counselor

After spending her whole life at Greystone, Catherine is excited to be joining the camp year-round team! A camper for 12 summers and a counselor for 4, Catherine will be working on counselor hiring, camper engagement, and many other details that combine to make Greystone better every year. Catherine graduated from Wofford College and now lives in Raleigh with her husband, Peter, and dog, Ben.

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Our Favorite New Devotion Resources

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January is the perfect time of the year to start new habits, and what better habit to foster this year than your spiritual growth! We have a great lis...

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Alumnae Stories: Camp Friendships that Last

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For so many of us, camp is synonymous with friendship. You can’t think about the golden days of Greystone without remembering your bunkmate, Penpal, o...

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23 Camp Moments We’re Excited for This Year

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Happy 2023, Greystone Girls! And even more excitingly, we can finally say “happy camp year” again. Here in Tuxedo, we are always anticipating the next...

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Your (and Our!) Favorite Moments from Summer 2022

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Plans are already well underway for summer 2023, but we couldn’t let the year end without reflecting one last time on just a few of the magical and me...

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Christmas List to Packing List: Our Best Gift Ideas

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We love gift-giving here at Greystone (we’re even doing our own office secret Santa exchange next week!). We think it matters, and not just because it...

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Video Series: Growing in the 4-Fold Way at Greystone

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On Monday, we shared with you a few of the things our campers learned at Greystone last summer. Those lessons ranged from silly to serious and everyth...

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What Do You Learn at Greystone? Hear from Our Campers!

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Since 1920, parents have greeted their daughters on Closing Day with some version of “you have grown so much!” Physical growth is a part of that of co...

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Introducing the Greystone T-shirt Challenge

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Camp t-shirts have become a bit of a currency around here; nothing makes our campers cheer more than hearing that a shirt giveaway is coming in their ...

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Camp Recipes to Make for Your Friendsgiving

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‘Tis the season for gratitude and long meals with the people we love, complete with great food and even better conversation - all things we LOVE here ...

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Crowd Sourced: How Do You Display Your Camp Memories?

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There’s a reason your trunk feels much fuller going home than it did on your way to camp (and it’s not just that all those dirty clothes seem to have ...

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Alumnae, We Want Your Updates!

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No matter if you were at Greystone for one year or twenty, if you joined us as a camper, staff member, or as a parent, we consider you a part of our c...

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Your Answers: What Do You Want Your Counselor to Know?

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The camper-counselor relationship is like nothing else; your counselor takes care of you like a mom but is also a big sister and a best friend. It’s s...

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New Fall Contest: Pick a New Activity for the Fort

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We love a good contest around here, and our Fall 2022 Contest is an especially fun one: we’re giving you the chance to pick a brand new activity for t...

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Staff Blog: What No One Told Me about Working at Greystone

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All of our staff applications are now officially live, and we’ve already begun praying for the 2023 staff the Lord will put together. It’s one of our ...

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The New-Staff Application is Finally Live!

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First-year staff, you have been SO patient since we released our returning staff application a couple of weeks ago, and the time has finally come. Our...

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Meet Our Summer 2022 Concert Artists (and a Playlist!)

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The summer concert series has become a favorite tradition at Main Camp, and it’s not hard to see why! Picture yourself hanging out on the Pageant Cour...

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10 Lessons from Summer Camp to Remember this School Year

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Your Chaco tan has faded and you’ve put away your trunk for the year. As the leaves start to change, those golden days at Greystone can seem so far aw...

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The 2023 Returning Staff Application Is Live!

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The title says it all: returning staff, we want you back so badly, we just couldn’t wait! Our first-year staff application will open in two weeks (on ...

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Welcome Anne Hayden to Our Year-Round Team!

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Every day at Greystone is great, but the rare days we get to introduce you to a new team member might be the best of all! We are thrilled to welcome A...

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Catch Up on Our Summer 2022 Videos

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The summer may be over, but we’ll never be done reliving all of the incredible memories we made together in 2022! And what better way to remember all ...

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Introducing "Why Greystone Wednesdays" - We Want to Hear from You!

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No matter what life looks like for you, the fall tends to feel like a fresh start. And that’s especially true for us at camp! We look back at the summ...

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How Classes Are Working this Summer

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We know that one of the things you look forward to the most about Greystone is the incredible activities you get to try here. We spend all year workin...

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