Walk a dog, pet a bunny, or ride a horse; Greystone has furry friends aplenty!
Each spring, we find the perfect puppies that love spending their summer with Greystone girls. From labs to golden retrievers to schnoodles, you never know what we might have this summer. Learn how to care for a puppy, give her a bath, teach her tricks, and even have a canine fashion show! It won’t take long for you to fall in love with our sweet pups this summer.
Ever wondered what it would be like to take care of chickens, bunnies, and pigs? What about growing and cooking your own fresh vegetables? Farm and Garden is the place for you! New for 2021, our Farm and Garden class is moving down to the Farm Barn and expanding to provide you with even more opportunities to enjoy farm life. You’ll get the chance to collect fresh eggs, learn the quirks of the chickens, and play with our adorable bunnies. The Farm and Garden animals are camper favorites!
Our Farm and Garden area is also overflowing with wonderful things to plant and eat. You can grow many different types of fruits and vegetables in our 100-foot raised gardening beds. We will then use that food in our very own Greystone kitchen to cook for our campers, furthering Greystone’s sustainable efforts. Our flower and butterfly garden allows for you to learn the art of flower arranging with our very own wildflowers. From okra to tomatoes to flowers and more, grab your gardening gloves and we will see you in the dirt.
Looking to put on your farm girl hat and play with the animals? Join us at Greystone’s very own Barnyard! Meet our goats, donkey, Highland cows, minature pony, babydoll sheep, chickens, pigs, rabbits, and more as you experience a day at the farm. Learn to care for these wonderful camp animals and experience farm-living in our Barnyard class!
The connection between a girl and a horse — her smile, his whinny, their partnership — it’s what we see every day in our Riding program. We want to cultivate that relationship from the moment you join us at Thunderhead Ranch, so we focus on comprehensive horsemanship rooted in a deep love of horses. As you prepare your horse and care for it throughout the day, you will revel in every aspect of equine care. Campers can be silly, have fun, and form a unique bond with their favorite horse.
The Thunderhead Ranch program is so much fun! For many years, Greystone girls enjoyed the time-honored tradition of Overnights at Thunderhead. The Riding program would move some of the horses up to the Thunderhead property, and the girls would enjoy trail rides, playing in the river, cookouts, and sleeping in the loft over their favorite camp horse. Thunderhead is an experience like none other that many alumnae still thrill to reminisce about today. We are so excited that all of our Greystone riders can still experience this nostalgic program!
Our Thunderhead Ranch Program allow campers to enjoy the best of our Riding program in a Western format as girls experience life as a cowgirl for the day. Much like visiting a ranch out West, your day at Thunderhead Ranch will start with having your very own horse and getting to know him as you tack up for the ride. You’ll explore our expanded mountain trails together and then cool off by playing in the river. Riders will also have the chance to try activities that are only available at the Ranch: gold mining, lassoing, teepee building, tubing down the Green River, and more! Every day at the Ranch will look slightly different and will be tailored to the skills and interests of the riders there.
The Greystone horses are the best in the business! With years of camp experience, they are friendly, safe, and love their job. Their gentle demeanors allow campers to grow in confidence and have fun as the girls learn to master skills independently. Walk around our Thunderhead property, and you’ll see lots of perked ears and happy snorts – our horses love the Greystone campers, and they love them right back.
Riding is an extra camp activity that you can add on to your schedule once you are enrolled. Riding forms will be available in the spring with the remainder of our Online Forms. To find out more about session-specific Riding options, visit our Riding page.