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Ninety Nine!

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

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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

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

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

by Jimboy

38

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

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

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

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

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

38

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

38

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

38

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

38

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

38

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

38

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!

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

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

38

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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Thank You

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

At this moment all I can say is thank you. Such a wonderful summer. Such wonderful campers. Such wonderful counselors. Such supportive parents. My hea...

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A Wonderful Day

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

How to describe what is going on at camp today… I find it difficult, for it is a savory cauldron of good things. Joy— the girls are literally bouncin...

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Holding Hands and Writing Letters

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Self Consciousness fades in the light of a summer at camp. It is a beautiful effect when we practice unselfishness every day. Our hearts focus on othe...

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A Camper Blog

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

A camper (Hadden from Cabin 1) sent me a note the other day. Her writing was really good, so I encouraged her to do more… promising to publish it on t...

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Strive

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Believing that Sincerity, Courage, Honesty, Kindness, and Truth culminate in the Spirit of Greystone; we pledge ourselves to strive ever toward these ...

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Well Done

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

We have all felt the sublime satisfaction of that brief moment when a task has been completed to a high level of expectation. My father used to say “Y...

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Water Sports Day

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Watersports Day is the flip side of the team competition coin. Challenge day is held in the early part of the summer and Watersports day is held in th...

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Feelin Good

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

I love the theater. Every aspect resonates. The writing (always appealing to an English major), the back stage work, the acting, and the show. I even ...

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Millions of Minutes

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Last nights EP (Senior Celebration/ Queens Ball) was really wonderful. Ninty-eight girls using their considerable talent to entertain in all the ways ...

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Something Special

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

There is something whimsical about camp. Silly things take root, because of some camper or counselor “pushes” it into the camp zeitgeist. Examples th...

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Beautiful

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

If you stumbled upon the proverbial genie in a bottle and were given one wish, what would it be? Fame? Riches? For most teen agers (perhaps most women...

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Truth

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Art conveys truth. Art can make us better people. Art reflects the truth of Jesus in a way that catches us off guard and is deeply moving. I say all t...

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Sunday #3

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

“What day is it?” That was the question Margaret asked me yesterday… several times. Initially I answered “It’s Council Fire”, Evening Programs become ...

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Saturday #3

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

There is a wonderful relaxed feel around camp today. The girls are mellow, but they are fully engaged at the same time. It is the mark of a well adjus...

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Doing Nothing

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Today is “Do Nothing Day”… and the girls absolutely love it. We surprised them with the announcement yesterday, tacking it onto the announcement about...

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Seeing Stars

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Last night the moon was in a 4% Waning crescent phase (that means it was a tiny sliver and will be smaller tonight). The first star appeared as we fin...

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Making Dreams Come True

by Jimboy

by Jimboy

38

Camp provides mountaintop moments every day. A perfect forehand, an inspired artwork, a softball game… the list is endless. One of those moments happe...

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