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What Makes Camp Good

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Next week you will be packing your bags and making your plans to pick up your camper (Main Camp closes on Thursday… YIKES!). The camp rollercoaster is...

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Our 4th Monday

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We continue to have absolutely perfect weather. Temperatures warm but not hot, occasional afternoon showers, and glorious evenings under an almost ful...

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Sunday #3

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Time passes quickly at camp. We squeeze more activities into our mornings that most people do in an entire week… add in the afternoon classes and eve...

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Beautiful

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Last night Margaret and I hosted 54 birthday girls to a party at our house. This was a new way of doing the birthday ball and it worked wonderfully… n...

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Celebrate

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We had quite a party at Greystone last night. The celebration began with a decorated dining room (the gold foil table cloths and party hats looked rea...

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Make a Good Impression

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My father was passionate about first impressions. When he entered a room, he did so with a big smile and wide arms as he made everyone feel at home. W...

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Wednesday

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Wednesday is known as “Hump Day” for good reason. The middle of the week is usually very productive as we bear down and knock out various projects pre...

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Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday, overcast skies, mild temperatures, scattered showers this afternoon (again). Summer continues and we are loving it. Rafting trips are go...

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In The Zone

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Sometimes everything just works perfectly… well yesterday was one of those days. I suspect that this is going to be one of those weeks… it feels like ...

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Fifty Four

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Five Year last night was spectacular. The Senior videos were a huge hit. The girls were funny, sweet, articulate, and all the emotions of the night re...

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Courage and Traditions

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We talked about courage at Council Fire last night, a quality camp wouldn’t be here today without! It took courage for a Presbyterian minister to foll...

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A Big Week

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Sleep Late Friday has never been so needed! We have had a BIG week here, beginning with the Drew and Ellie concert, continuing with Challenge Day and ...

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The 4th

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Happy 4th of July! We love the 4th at Greystone. Always have, always will. This day is ALL ABOUT the USA! It begins with costumes and a decorated dini...

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Group Night

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Last night was a blow out night… the first night that camp separated into “groups” to do something special for EP. There were 7 special activities for...

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Old School

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Cheerleading Tryouts were a huge hit last night. This success surprised me (I didn’t really know what to expect), but in hindsight it should have been...

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Concert on the Lawn

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Drew and Ellie Holcomb provided our favorite moment of camp this year (so far) with their amazing concert last night. The weather was perfect (warm, b...

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Sundays

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God made the earth in six days and rested on the seventh. He called that day the Sabboth and proclaimed it to be a blessing. Our bodies and minds call...

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Awesome

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Last night we experienced a once in a lifetime moment at Greystone. Our biggest camper group ever (we think it is the record for the future as well) a...

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Camp Lingo

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I love that Steve Martin skit where he had difficulty communicating with a cab driver in Paris. He tries speaking in an accent, and with exhasperation...

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Sun, Fun, Chums, Done

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I am a big fan of the wisdom of Shakespeare’s often quoted insight that Brevity is the soul of wit. That being said, I am guilty of rambling on and on...

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Friends

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Friends make everything better. A nice restaurant is much more satisfying when enjoyed with a friend. The beautiful sunset more lovely, the comedy rou...

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And We're Off!

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The first period Cross Country class just zipped past me as I was walking back to the office. Twenty Six girls running a 6 minute pace, talking with e...

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The Elephant In The Room

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OK, let’s address the elephant in the room. Main Camp is super full this year. We have 603 campers, a record by a long shot. It is way more campers th...

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Advice from a Camper

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Hadden Peel, a Senior Senior camper this summer, has some advice! I would have formatted the blog and put in a lot of pretty pictures, but we are work...

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Thank You

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June Camp is over, marking a major accomplishment for all. Campers and counselors alike sense that they have done something special. We formed an almo...

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Banquet

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Today is banquet day. A day of great joy. The best day of the session in many ways. Campers and Counselors alike experience it with the same sense of ...

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A Dilemma We Can't Fix

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Many of our Greystone families will face a difficult dilemma in August… they have daughters who are aging out of a short session and now must choose a...

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Countdown

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We have only three days left in camp. They will serve up a series of big events and small moments, each of which is special in a different way and eac...

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Chick-Fil-A

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The gold standard of fast food is Chick-Fil-A. That is a statement of fact. They are outstanding in every way… and our campers and counselors agree. S...

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Stumblers

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My father used to say: “You have to pay the Price for the Promise of the Prize”. The Price was running/walking 3 miles every Sunday of camp. The Promi...

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