Fall at Gwynn Valley

Dear Friends,

It is truly fall here in our mountains. We had a wonderful 2008 season at Gwynn Valley and are busy getting ready for campers who will be returning for another magical summer in 2009. We’re in the midst of our promotional shows and travel schedule which is listed above. We’re also busy getting ready to revamp our web site as well as working on lots of projects here at camp. We’re renovating Aching Legs and taking out the old chimney that has been there many years as well as most of the inner walls to open up the inside of the cabin. Did you know that the “miller”, who ran the Mill here at camp lived in Aching Legs? Rumor has it that it was insulated with old newspapers back then. Boy, would it have been cold in the winter. Soon we will begin work to expand and renovate the Hillside shower house. Cabin Shady Grove is now fully completed in its renovation with newly refinished floors. The Owl’s Nest and Pot Shop will have a different look next year, as well. Soon to arrive will be a new horse named “Smokey”. Equipment of all types is on order and will be waiting for your arrival next year.

It is a beautiful time at Gwynn Valley. If you’re new to our program or if you’re an old camper or staff member, please come by for a visit. We have tours year round and we just ask that you give us a call to let us know you’re coming so we can arrange a tour. Weekends are fine.

Thanks to all the camper families who participated in our online survey at the end of the summer. It provided valuable information that will assist us in making Gwynn Valley a better place for those who attend in the future.

Stay tuned for more news and upcoming promotional dates in the weeks and months ahead. We hope you can join us at one of these informal and informative shows to share your stories about Gwynn Valley and help introduce camp to our new prospects.