Author

Jimboy Miller

Director

Jimboy (a Director since 1988) has been the Executive Director of Greystone since 1996. He grew up at camp and has worked in virtually every area of the business, from horse groom, to maintenance boy, to canoeing counselor, to camp cook, then Director. Jimboy makes camp fun! He brings simple enthusiasm and devoted care to every detail of the summer. Fireworks during the carnival, amazing facility renovations, and generous giveaways all bear Jimboy’s “over the top” signature. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and RTS seminary before returning to Greystone to serve as Director.

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2021

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It is hard to know who will even read this blog. August camp parents and campers are not likely to spend the time… school starts soon and there is a l...

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Giddy

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Today is the last day of camp and everyone is giddy with excitement. We have one more day to spend with our friends in the best place on earth and we ...

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Whimsically Wonderful

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Yesterday afternoon we celebrated a wedding on the Pagent Court… Jerry Broomski and Susan The Great Broom (who looked a lot like brooms dressed to the...

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Surprise and Delight

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August Camp is a session that filled with surprise and delight… and not just for the campers. Every year the staff enters this session with a very hig...

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Why Do We Have Age Limits At Camp

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Occasionally it is helpful to take a deep dive into a question we get a lot, and today I wanted to talk about our session age limits. Parents frequent...

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Our Last Sunday

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Our last Sunday of the summer began with a thick fog that made it impossible to see more than 20 feet in any direction. We were in the middle of a clo...

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Beautiful

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Camp is in full bloom… flowers grab our eye at every turn and make every moment more beautiful. We have picked a bunch of flowers and put them on the ...

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Too Long Didn't Read

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If I open an email, Blog, or news article and see that it is long I typically don’t read the words that follow but jump into speed reading mode or clo...

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You're Doing A Great Job

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First of all, thank you for being such great camp parents. We do not take you for granted, especially those of you who are new to Greystone. There are...

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A Great Day

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Let’s start with the weather… I mentioned the heavy rain that hit camp early Tuesday morning and according to the forecast should have have remained f...

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Rain At Camp

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Last night we were treated to a nice heavy rain. If you have ever slept in a rustic cabin with an old tin roof, you know exactly what that sounded lik...

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Welcome To Camp!

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Thank you for making today possible. YOUR support and encouragement throughout this crazy year has been remarkable and deeply appreciated by all of us...

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Sweet Dreams

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Your trunk or duffle is packed… Your test results and health log is printed and filled out… You are about ready for camp… It’s FINALLY time! You are g...

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Take A Break

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Today is the Friday between Main and August Camp. Break Time! We are recharging our emotional batteries so that we might give the girls our best effor...

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Main Campers

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Some of the people reading the blog today are our Main Campers. You are perhaps on the road with your parents and things have settled down during a lo...

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Good

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How to describe the day? One word comes to mind: overflowing. Campers and counselors alike are overflowing with emotions that flavor every moment of t...

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"Phew"

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The Play last night was as epic an event as we have ever attempted. Every camper had a role, there were 5 scene changes, props, costumes, music, danci...

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Art

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Artistic expression is valuable beyond words. It is soothing and sometimes cathartic for the artist. It is inspirational and sometimes thought-provoki...

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Sunday #4

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Our last Sunday is underway and it is jam-packed; so the blog will be brief, much to your relief. The Synchro “Heartbreak Hoedown” Show was SPECTACULA...

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Watersports Day

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Playing in the water is good for our mental health… that is what we were told by the expert panelists at several webinars this year. There is somethin...

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Corny Roast 2.0

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Today’s Blog is going to be a short one… and I suspect that is OK with you… for today is FRIDAY! The beginning of another weekend and I bet your time ...

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Seniors

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Last night the Senior girls were celebrated in an “old school” way. Hundreds of flowers in arrangements on the stage, twinkle lights everywhere, custo...

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Anticipation

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When we plan a new event that we KNOW will be a hit, our anticipation of that day is intense… BUT the question lingers in the back of our minds… will ...

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FOMO

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About five years ago we restored our Old Town War Canoes. Perry White, our good friend and former Program Director, did the work… it took him a year o...

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Dance!

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I am often struck by the amount of dancing at camp. As I write this, we are in the middle of the day and classes are in full swing. Girls are playing ...

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Jimbolympiad

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Chances are good that you have never been or will EVER be an Olympic athlete. Amost nobody is that gifted in a sport and we, therefore, do not regret...

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It's The Weekend

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It is another GLORIOUS summer day in the mountains! The sun is shining without a cloud in the sky, zinc face protection has become a form of artistic ...

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The Surprise of Silence

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Girls LOVE pets. At Greystone, we have known this for generations. Look at the old photos of camp in the 1920s and you will come across candid shots o...

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Why Time Flies

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Thursday Already? Seriously, time is passing too quickly. Main camp is the longest session we offer but I wish it could go on forever. Not everybody f...

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A Shoutout For FUN!

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Every day we offer about 45 different classes all day long. It takes a lot of planning, a big facility, truckloads of supplies, and a well-trained and...

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