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Wednesday, August 9

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The sun is shining brightly, the humidity is low, the temperature is perfect, and we are enjoying another Great Day. Our last full day of classes is g...

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Happy Campers

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August is a month when many families choose to tour camp. They are often completely new to Greystone and want to check it out in person. They always n...

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Why Age Limit Camp?

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Occasionally a blog is helpful in answering a common question. One of the big ones we get from August parents is why we do not allow older girls at sh...

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Sunday, August 6

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We started our day with a morning run. Almost everyone in camp showing up for Stumblers (our running club). Stumblers is a club my father started many...

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Spiritual Growth

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Next week you will be struck by how much your camper has grown. This fact has been a comment parents have made for a hundred years, and we think it is...

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Breakfast Club

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Some of you might wonder about Breakfast Club. I feature it in the the Blog but haven’t really explained its purpose. It plays an important part in ou...

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Thursday, August 3

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RAIN! Liquid Sunshine! We love it when it rains at camp! Campers and counselors alike get very excited when it rains (a fact which might surprise you…...

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Wednesday, August 2

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There is a lot going on at camp and things you can do to make it better. If this is your first year at Greystone you might want to read up on some det...

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Confidence

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Anxiety is a big concern in our world and with our children. The simple lessons of camp build confidence and with confidece anxiety fades away. There ...

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A Glimpse of Greystone

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This is your window into what is happening every day at Greystone. Some of you are naturally interested in these details (someone invented the phrase ...

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What to Expect on Monday

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We can’t wait to FINALLY welcome you to camp on Monday! Many of you have never been to camp before and wonder what it is going to be like… you are sup...

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Closing Day, July 27

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At 7:05 AM, while unloading trunks at the FORT, I ripped my shirt. The vintage trunk, covered with stickers from previous summers and the proud patina...

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Thursday July 26

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Closing Vespers was lovely… the Honor Council did an amazing job speaking to the “important things” of camp. Their insights were keen, having been hon...

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Curtain Call

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Wow… all I can say is wow. Mary Poppins was an ambitious choice for the Senior Play. It is long (lots of dialog to memorize 2.5 hours long), complex (...

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A Shout Out

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Our counselors love staff meetings. The more meetings we have, the more connected they feel to each other and to our camp mission… meetings are great ...

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Sunday July 23

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I mark the progression of each summer on Sundays. Main Camp has four of them, each one serving as a touchstone for the week. The passage of time is se...

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Our Biggest Shows

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Production Night was shockingly good. Each dance and every musical performance outstanding in every detail. The costumes, the timing (during and betwe...

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Full Hearts

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Our last Sleep-Late-Friday began with blue skies, no breeze, cool temperatures, and the promise of a wonderful day. Our hearts are full from last nigh...

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Super Comfortable

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The skies are overcast again, making camp SUPER comfortable during our morning activities. Rain is forecast to arrive around 2:00 (Rest Hour) but move...

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Memorable Moments

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Our big picnic/festival/pickleball tournament was adjusted at the last minute due to rain (despite only a slight chance of rain forecasted). We dismis...

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Exceeding Expectations

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I owe the counselors an apology. In yesterday’s blog post, I conveyed my low expectations of the Counselor Talent Show: a boisterous celebration of si...

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Finishing Well

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Our fourth week in this beautiful place with these beautiful girls started in the same way it has every other Monday this summer (reveille, flag raisi...

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Sunday July 16

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Our Third Sunday will feature sunny warm weather, relaxed cabin time, pretty dresses, spiritual insights, afternoon naps, and evening concerts. The pe...

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A Sense of Perspective

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The “Dog Days” of summer are upon us. This is, of course, what Google defines as ”a period of particularly hot and humid weather occurring during the...

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Do Nothing

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We announced yesterday that today would be “Do Nothing Day”… a day that could only be this exciting after the kind of week we’ve just had. This middle...

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More of the Same

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Another beautiful morning… another hot summer day… another great memory from another great evening program… more DMCs are being scheduled… more levels...

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Carpe Diem

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The sun rose in a cold blue sky, but the mist on the lake quickly dissipated in the low humidity of this perfect summer day. Temperatures will rise to...

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Friendships

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Todays Morning Assembly Devotion introduced this week’s theme on friendships. “Brother Reid” used an illustration of three water activities to conside...

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Slowing Down

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We are entering what is considered to be the “slow” part of camp… the week before our big camp productions… a time when campers feel like there is a l...

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Sunday July 9

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Our beautiful 5-Year Celebration started with a Garden Party… that is as iconic a “girls camp” sentence as I can imagine! A boy’s camp would have not...

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