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Closing Day of B and Happy Trails!

Dear Parents & Friends, By now, many of you are winging your way toward home and perhaps already there.  We had a great session and wonderful campers made it so.  Thank you for sharing your children with us this past 13 days.  Even 13 days goes much too quickly.  It was a beautiful morning here and […]


Last Full Day of B Session

Dear Parents & Friends, The last full day of Session B was spectacular.  It was another beautiful day as far as the weather.  Everyone soaked up the sunshine and enjoyed the moderate mountain temperatures. We’re up late tonight getting ready for you all to arrive and greet your children.  We haven’t loaded all the pics […]


Hot and Sunny with Cool Coming on at Night!

Dear Parents and Friends, A day without rain has been really nice.  It’s good to dry out and it was hot here today.  We had sign-ups this morning and also after lunch.  The lake was a very active place to be for a number of reasons.  Just to cool off was number one and then […]


Special Day & More!

Dear Parents & Friends, A great day at GV for our first “Special Day” of the summer.  We started the day with a sleep in till 8:30 and a 9:00 breakfast which everyone was thankful for.  It’s appropriate on this thankful day and we just finished up our Vespers Service about 10 minutes ago.  More […]


Saturday, but then everyday feels like Saturday at camp!

Dear Parents & Friends, Tonight is a bit cooler and that means good sleeping weather up here.  We had a shower earlier this afternoon just after rest hour and right at the beginning of afternoon activities.  Four cabins are camping out tonight and the spring peepers are putting those children to sleep.  I can hear […]


Summer Solstice and Free Play!

Dear Parents and Friends, We started off with another beautiful day here and it was fitting since it’s the longest day of the year.   Mountainside was out on the lake, at the climbing wall, Bikers were on the single track across the road and Pioneers were at the Rock.   Riverside had a giant game of […]


Why Am I Sitting On the Floor, When I Can Dance?

Dear Parents and Friends, Our title tonight comes from the name of a dance that was done by all of Brookside this evening.  More on that later.  It’s been another great day at camp.  We had 6 cabins out tonight for campouts and it couldn’t be a better night for sitting around the fire cooking […]


Australia Day!

Dear Parents & Friends, If you’ve been trying to reach us today our phones and electricity have been off.  Just before 1:00 today our main power transmission line went down and it took until right before dinner to get things rolling.  The line went down in a part of camp that is rarely visited in […]


Gwynn Valley – What a great place to be!

Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been a most pleasant day here at camp.  The weather was perfect and just the right temps here at camp.  Everyone had a productive first full day and campers started their Discovery activities today.  The waterfront was a very busy place starting early in the morning, right up until dinner.  […]


A Session Kayaking Trip

We were paddling the Upper French Broad that comes out of the Pisgah National Forest. The West, North and East Forks of the French Broad join just above where we put in. It’s a good beginning river for those getting on moving water.A Session Kayak Trip from Gwynn Valley on Vimeo.


B Session Opening Day, June 17th

Dear Parents and Friends, Opening Day for B Session was the best.  Beautiful weather, great kids and smooth arrivals.  Hope you all had a safe trip home.  As I write I’m sure most everyone is snuggled down in their camp beds after a very full day filled the anticipation of returning to camp or coming […]


A Session Closing Day

Dear Parents & Friends, What a nice way to start our 77th summer of camping here at Gwynn Valley.  Thank you for sharing your children with us this past 8 days.  We’ve had a wonderful session and it was evident as we held our closing for Session A this morning.  It’s been a beautiful day […]


A Great Day at GV!

Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been a full day at camp and unfortunately the last full day.  We just finished our evening campfire program which is always called Friendship Campfire on the last night of camp.  It’s been a great session and we celebrated that by showing many of the pictures that you all have […]


June 12th A Session

Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been another day full of fun, play, and laughter at camp. We woke up this morning to blue skies and sunshine with a little mist and to a hot breakfast of French toast, bacon, strawberries, and boiled eggs with cereal on the side as usual.  After breakfast, it was off […]


Rolling Along Through the Session and Rolling on the River

Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been another day full of fun, play, and laughter at camp. We woke up this morning to blue skies and sunshine with a little mist and to a hot breakfast of French toast, bacon, strawberries, with cereal on the side as usual.  After breakfast, it was off to do cabin […]


The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!

Dear Parents & Friends, A sunny afternoon made everyone’s day here at camp.  It rained this morning during breakfast and then just stopped before lunch.   By 10:30 the temps began to rise and so did the activity level.  We had a wonderful breakfast with eggs, ham, grapes, pineapple, OJ and cereal.  Tonight’s dinner was meatloaf, […]


Playing in the Rain!

Dear Parents and Friends, Although it has been a rainy day at camp, we have had lots of fun and played a lot. Activities took place this morning and afternoon with children riding horses, arrows being shot, kayaking on the lake, weaving, pottery, dance, basketry, and many other activities. We have had a fire going […]


“See the Sun Shining Through the Window….”

Dear Parents & Friends, Our title for today comes from a song we sing at camp called “It’s a Beautiful Day”.  It is indeed a beautiful day.  I’ve just returned from my morning rounds and watching many activities at play.  Our day started with pancakes, cereal, bacon and fruit.  After breakfast everyone learned what their […]


Opening Day Session A!

Parents & Friends, What a great opening day here at Gwynn Valley.  Parents and campers arrived this morning after long drives and eager smiles.  Everyone settled into their cabins and then off to lunch for a wonderful buffet of good food from our Kitchen.   After lunch it was off to the Lodge for a bit […]