Here in the camp “bubble,” it sometimes feels like we have a language all our own. From traditions that have been in place since 1920, to abbreviations our recent campers have coined, the camp dictionary is extensive, but we want to let you in on it!
Check out the terms of camp life below. Still have questions? Contact our office and we will help you out!
After Evening Program, stop by the Dining Hall for a quick snack before bed (usually a few Nilla Wafers!).
Our two teams at camp - we’ve had them from the very beginning! You’re on the Evens (gold) team if you’re in an even numbered cabin, and on the Odds (green) team if you’re in an odd numbered cabin. We love having friendly competition throughout our sessions!
After your last class of the day, you have some free time before it’s time to clean your cabin. This is a great chance to shower, go to a Club, or have a tetherball tournament!
Every cabin has one, and your name will be on it! Every day you’ll spin the wheel to find out your job - everyone pitches in to keep the cabin clean.
A great way to meet someone new before you even come to camp! Every camper will be matched with a Penpal, a friend who is in her same grade, to write before the summer, and our youngest girls at Main Camp will be paired with a Big Sister, one of our oldest campers. These are some of our favorite traditions!
To celebrate something at camp, we all throw up our hands and wiggle our fingers. There’s always something exciting happening, so you’ll see lots of spirit fingers around here!
“The Bubble” is how many campers refer to that special spirit you can find at camp. You’re away from the worries and troubles of the world and you just get to focus on your friendships, growth, and learning more about God. The Bubble can’t last forever, but we savor it when we’re here!
The biggest party of the summer that happens on the last night of camp, where we get to celebrate the session we enjoyed together. The counselors put on a performance (shh - the theme is a secret!), and we have a big meal and cheer on our friends with awards. It always rates as one of the favorite Evening Programs of the summer!
A tradition that goes back to the very beginning of camp! We celebrate all the campers who have birthdays that session with a big party, complete with cake, a gift, and everyone in camp singing “Happy Birthday.” It’s one of our most fancy meals of the session, and we do everything we can to help our birthday girls feel celebrated!
A chance for the Evens and Odds to compete throughout the morning. Everyone participates and earns points for her team!
In one of our most emotional EP’s of the summer, we honor girls who have spent 5 or more years at Greystone. The Senior-Seniors speak on what has kept them coming back year after year - it’s a beautiful event.
On Sunday mornings, campers can choose to meet us down by the track to run or walk the River Trail together. Complete it every Sunday and you get the special Stumblers t-shirt of the year! It’s the perfect way to get moving and start the Lord’s day together.
A camper favorite every session! It’s a celebration of FUN, with rides and food and dancing galore. There’s nothing not to love about Carnival!
Our Main campers love Corn Roast, a relaxed Evening Program that comes in the middle of our five weeks together. We listen to bluegrass music, enjoy incredible food, and dress in our country best.
The day we get to welcome you all to camp - it feels like Christmas morning! You’ll find out your cabin, meet your counselor and cabinmates, and get settled for the best summer ever.
Our “middle grade” cabins - girls move to living in the bungalows after the tentalows and before the cabins.
Our camp infirmary, where our nurses live, and where you’ll come if you’re feeling sick.
The open-air building where you’ll be every day for Morning Assemblies and some Evening Programs. Campers sit in the “pit,” the sunken area in the bottom.
Located at the mountain across from camp, Thunderhead is our beautiful overnight and trail-riding facility.
Your cabin! Specifically where the youngest girls in camp stay. Each of our 12 tentalows has both an upper and a lower level.
Where you’ll come for food at every meal - it’s in the center of camp so you can’t miss it! Some classes even meet on the porch.
We have a HUGE salad bar that you will love! Go in the morning for fruit and at lunch and dinner for veggies.