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Mary Puryear

Emory University

6 years as a camper

1st year on staff

Hi everyone! My name is Mary and I’m from Nashville, TN. I’m currently a sophomore at Emory University studying English and History. I can’t wait to spend this summer at Greystone making new friends and amazing memories!

"So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them." 1 John 4:16

Personal Interests: reading, writing, soccer, traveling, and dogs

When I have an hour of free time, I like to… spend time outside

Something you wouldn’t guess about me: I studied self-defense for a semester in high school

The emoji that describes me: ✌🏻

The one thing that makes any day better: good music

Best camp tradition? vespers

Favorite Evening Program? carnival

The camp food I can’t wait to eat is… bread

Item that I MUST bring to Camp with me: sunscreen

My go-to pump up song: Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac

The best book I’ve read this year: Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

My guilty pleasure: Taking really long baths

My favorite cheesy joke: What do you call a deer with no eyes? No ideer! What about a deer with no eyes and no legs? Still no ideer.

I wanted to work at Greystone because… I had such a great time as a camper, and I’m excited to give back to the community!

The best thing about camp will be… making new friends!