Dear Campers, Parents and Friends,
As we all know, blessings come in so many different ways. As families and friends gather for this time of year it is especially important to recognize and give thanks for all that is good and all that brings peace and joy. Sometimes even our challenges open doors that otherwise wouldn’t have been opened. Anne and I are especially grateful for our campers and families and the work we do here at Gwynn Valley. We believe that a good camp experience is an essential part of developing the whole child and the outcomes translate in wonderful ways on the big stage of life.
Camp is a place of community providing multiple positive opportunities for interaction and character development. And … it’s just plain fun. Maggie has always said, “camp brings out the best version of ourselves”. I do love the Holidays, all its ceremony, spiritual significance, friends and family, good food and more. What I cherish almost as much is our opening of camp, which captures much of what the Holidays embody.
We are doubly excited this year to be in the process of building our new Dining Room, Kitchen, Program Office and Staff Living Room. Things are going well and we’ve included a video to update you on construction. We’ve also shared video highlights from all of our sessions as well as our 2016 “U Rock” video. We hope this brings back fond memories of the summer and will provide you and your family anticipation of our 2017 summer. Please note that any Mountainside and Riverside footage is included in the Main Camp sessions that correlate with those dates. If you haven’t reapplied for this summer, be sure to check our session availability here or contact our office.
Peace and Joy from all of us to you and yours!
Grant , Anne and the GV Team