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Ninety Nine!

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The emotions of closing day are complex for camp people. Our world has been shaped by bugles and bells for weeks (sometimes months) on end. Every need...

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Our Last Day

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Council Fire and Closing Vespers were wonderful last night. A rain storm forced us into the Pavilion, and the setting proved to be magical. The girls ...

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Council Fire & Closing Vespers

by Jimboy

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Tonight we will assemble in the oldest area of camp (the Council Fire Ring) to talk about “important things” and award patches to girls who passed lev...

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Tuesday Update

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Breakfast Club today switched to our last theme… Spiritual Growth. You might have first thought it surprising to learn that we spend time “teaching” a...

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Birthday Ball

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A beautiful blue sky, warm sunshine, cool breeze coming off the lake… some days are really heavenly; this is one! The girls have settled into camp lif...

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Sunday

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Is it already Sunday? Wow… that was fast! Before I begin, let me tell you about the “pranks” at camp yesterday. Actually… there were no pranks! In one...

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Celebrate!

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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The rain is over! The sky is blue, the sun shines brightly, and all is well with the world! Everything changed in an instant yesterday afternoon at 1:...

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A Bit More

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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We continue to press on with a great attitude, but the intermittant showers continue to impact camp life. Our towels, shoes, socks, and shorts are wet...

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Thriving

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Margaret and I have a daughter who really loves animals and her love translated into a new class at camp several years ago: Farm and Garden. It is a c...

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A Little Rain

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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We are going to get a little rain this week… probably off and on for the next three days. Some might think that this is a bad thing for camp but such ...

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What's Happening?

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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A quick word about yesterday. Such a great opening day! The weather was perfect, the girls enthusiastic, the classes were fun, the mealtime singing wa...

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Welcome to Camp!

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by Jimboy

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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). ...

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August Camp!

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Many of you are new to Greystone, or at least relatively new (60% have only been to Greystone one previous year) so it is possible you are a bit conce...

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98

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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As the campers were dismissed by cabin groups from the Pavilion after the Banquet Skit last night, they broke through big banners (one for each cabin)...

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Banquet Day

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Today is banquet day. A day of great joy at camp, one that is sweet in a way that is quite special. In my normal work year I experience each and every...

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Vespers

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Tonight we will assemble and light our candles in our last Vespers ceremony of 2017. It is a poignant moment that is marked by tears at June and Main...

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Tuesday Update

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Breakfast Club yesterday featured growth in the mental skill of “look at the bright side” of every situation. A simple recipe for a Great Day, but one...

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Sunday

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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The day of “rest” is here and we are glad! It has been a very active week, our “work” has been fun but we are ready for a change of pace. To have a da...

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A Great Day!

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Aren’t weekends great! There is a lightness of spirit that makes even routine tasks a delight. It is that way at camp too… for weekends are always giv...

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Friday

by Jimboy

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While I write this, communications are still down. Phone and internet services are very stable at Greystone (we have awesome internet service that is ...

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Best Camp Ever

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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Greystone is about to finish it’s 98th summer. Each one stands out in sharp relief in the bright light of God’s perfect mind and He has a perfect sens...

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Life is An Adjustment

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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A good friend used to say that “Life is just a bunch of adjustments”. His name was H.M. Barfield (Lell Harboe’s father who spent many summers helping ...

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Our First Day

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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A good start is essential to a good camp experience. We work very hard to make sure that all obstacles to this outcome are removed or minimized from t...

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