Camp Greystone Updates on the Coronavirus

Updated May 27, 2020

Greystone Cancels All Sessions

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of all of our sessions for summer 2020. In April, we canceled our Junior and June Camp sessions, and we are heartbroken to cancel Main and August Camps as well.

For the past few weeks, we devoted ourselves wholeheartedly and without reserve toward opening camp. We spent countless hours reading news articles and medical studies, learning everything we could about this virus. Our Head Staff team meticulously combed through all details of the guidelines from the CDC, ACA, and NCDHHS. Our directors worked with the NCYCA lobbying our local and state officials on behalf of the camping industry. We attended Zoom meetings, webinars, and town halls. We have been conferring with other camps across the country and praying without ceasing.

From the beginning, we promised that we would meet or exceed the guidelines given by the CDC, the ACA, and our state and local health authorities. After studying these recommendations at length, it was evident that providing the Greystone experience you know and love is unfortunately not possible this summer.

This was a difficult decision to make, but we are confident it is the right choice for our community. We are so sad to share this news today.

We love you Greystone girls and look forward to welcoming you back to camp in 2021!

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Health and Safety

How will you keep campers safe this summer? At Greystone, we already go above and beyond the CDC recommendations for health and safety during any given summer, and if we are able to open for Main and August Camps, we will continue to do that.

For this summer in particular, we are updating and formulating new health protocols across all aspects of camp (within cabins, with our health procedures, in food service, and more) to better ensure we can keep our campers safe and healthy during this specific outbreak. As we update our procedures and policies, we will let our camp families know and update those on our website as well.

Make sure to read our current Health Care information, to find out what we do every summer to keep our campers safe, and also check out our recent Health and Safety blog for even more details about our specific health procedures during the summer. As mentioned above, we are going above and beyond all of these measures as we plan for this summer and will update you with more information as we finalize our plans.

Join us in Prayer

The Lord has protected Greystone for 100 years, and we believe he has a plan in store for us this summer. We are so very sad about canceling our Junior and June Camps this summer. We are praying daily about our Main and August sessions, and we ask that you join us in those prayers. Please pray for our nation and all those affected by this virus. And please pray for us along with other small businesses making decisions and trying to navigate this very challenging time.