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An Amazing Costa Rica, Argentina, and Mexico Day!

Hola Familias y amigos,  Today was international day at camp and we were fortunate enough to learn about Costa Rica, Argentina, and Mexico! We started the day learning about Costa Rica and sharing a traditional Costa Rican. One of our counselors this year is from Costa Rica, and several of our American staff spent the […]

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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun at Camp

Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, It’s hard to believe we are halfway through D session. Time has really flown by here at camp, and we hope it has for you as well. It has been a full day, starting with the first day of AM sign-ups. We do morning sign-ups when discoveries are over, as […]

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A Truly Magical Special Day

Dear Parents, Families, and Friends, Today was Special Day at camp, and the last one of the summer. For Special Day Molly, one of our Main Camp Logisticians, planned a day full of magic with the help and support of our leadership team, and cabin counselors. These days revolve around a theme and today’s was […]

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A Great Day to be a Camper!

Dear Families and Friends,  Every day is a great day at Gwynn Valley, and today was no exception. We started the morning with a delicious breakfast of grits, sausage crumble, and fruit. It was such a delicious meal that we all applauded the kitchen afterward showing just how much we had all enjoyed it. After […]

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A perfect day at GV for all!

Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful day at Gwynn Valley! Today was filled with adventure and reunions, as well as incredible weather that made it a truly spectacular day! Main Camp spent the morning in their third day of A Day Discoveries. These campers have now spent three mornings growing their skills, making incredible […]

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A magical GV day wraps up with Twilight Play

Dear Parents and Friends, I’m not sure how your day was back home, but here at camp… Today was practically perfect in every way! From weather to food to activities, many of the campers I spoke to said today was THE best day yet of the session!  The weather was gorgeous with a cool morning […]

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Another Perfect Day at Gwynn Valley

Dear Parents and Friends, Our morning started out very cool with temps hovering around the mid 50’s. Everyone was advised to use their sleeping bag as a comforter last night. Tonight may prove to be more of the same. No rain today and hardly a cloud in the sky which looks good for the days […]

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A Magical UK Day!

Dear Families and Friends,  What a day! Today was International day at camp and we spent it learning about and celebrating the United Kingdom. International days are a chance to learn about the culture, food, and people who join us during the summer!  We started the morning with a magical surprise. Our dining hall was […]

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The First Full Day of D

Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, Today was the first full day of D session, and what a full day it was. Campers started off the day with delicious and filling breakfast of homemade whole wheat biscuits, pit ham, sliced cheese, fresh local peaches, and homemade peach jam. This gave everyone energy for their first day […]

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A Perfect Opening of D Session!

Dear Families and Friends, Today was our opening day of D and what an incredible day it was! Skies were blue and the cool mountain air was perfect for greeting campers and parents alike. As campers eagerly learned the names of their counselors and fellow cabinmates, there was a joyous feeling all around. Opening days […]

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Sunny days and sad goodbyes!

Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, It’s hard to believe that we are already at the closing night of C session! Here at camp the days are long, but the weeks are short. To be honest, the years are short as well. For many of the campers we recognized this evening at Friendship Campfire, I can […]

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Making Memories!

Dear Parents & Friends, We just finished our Tajar Ball celebration and the skies cleared just before the Ball.  Usually, we eat on the lawn of the Green in front of the Dining Room, but thundershowers kept us inside and celebratory none the less.  As many of you know Tajar Ball happens two nights before […]

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Twilight Play, Adventures, and More!

Dear Families and Friends, We have enjoyed another great day at camp! Campers worked hard on their final morning of A day Discoveries! The third day of discoveries is always exciting as campers have had a chance to master the area they’re in. Be it finishing a challenging project in crafts, overcoming fears on the […]

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A Farm Filled Day

Dear Parents, Family, and friends, Each day is important and fun at Gwynn Valley but today really seemed to take the cake, carrot cake to be precise. It started with an amazing breakfast of fresh baked apricot cranberry scones with pork sausage, scrambled eggs, and mixed fruit. Following breakfast, campers moved to their B day […]

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Moon Landing Special Day!

Dear Families and Friends, ​ Today was another SPECIAL day here at Gwynn Valley. Each Special Day has a unique theme … today we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing with a day filled with intergalactic fun and creativity! It’s amazing to celebrate such a monumental part of history with so many campers, […]

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A Great Day at Camp!

Dear Families and Friends,  ​What a great day we had here at Gwynn Valley! With plenty of activities, some packing for our older programs, and a special guest, it was a fun-filled day! We started the morning with delicious homemade corn muffins, sausage, eggs, and fruit! A delicious and energizing start to a full day […]

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A Wonderful Day for the Books

Dear Parents, Families, and Friends, It’s been another fun filled day at camp. Our campers started the day with their first B day discoveries. For our C campers these activities differed from their first four activities in C1. Offering different activities allows our C2 campers to have a full range of choices, and for our […]

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New Zealand and Spain International Day!

Dear Families and Friends, Kia Ora and Hola! Today was International Day at Gwynn Valley and we were able to learn about New Zealand and Spain! One of the best parts of Gwynn Valley is the staff and campers who join us from all over the country and the world. This summer we are fortunate […]

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C-2 Opening as C Dances On!

Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been a great day to open our C-2 Session and thanks for bringing your children to camp this morning.  Everyone is in their cabins after a great first day here in the Valley.  Old Mr. Sol shined throughout the day and into the evening.  No rain again today but we […]

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C-1 Closing…C Session, MS2, RS2 and YL2 march on!

Dear Parents & Friends of C-1 Campers, C-1 Closing Thank you for a great ending to our C-1 Session today! We’ve had a wonderful time for the last 10-days getting to know your children. For those of you that have arrived home already, we hope that your child’s experience included all the magic of camp […]

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The Last Full Day of C1

Dear Families, Friends, and Loved Ones, It’s a wrap on another day here at Gwynn Valley, and what a full day it’s been. Today is the last full day of C1 so we had a wide variety of things happening around camp. It was a normal morning with sign-ups for both our C and C1 […]

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A World Cup Special Day

Dear Families and Friends, What a special day we had at Gwynn Valley! Today was Special Day here at camp, and what an incredible day it was! We started the morning with a little sleep in, giving everyone time to catch up on sleep after a busy week of fun! Since the kitchen had a […]

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Another Gorgeous Day at Gwynn Valley

Dear Parents, Families, and Friends, It’s been another gorgeous day for the books! The sun was out all day and while we did have some cloud cover, and a few rumbles of thunder, our day carried on with no interruptions.. There was a delicious breakfast of oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and fruit followed by the final […]

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The Layers of Friendship!

Dear Parents and Friends,  It’s hard to top July 4th at camp but darn if we didn’t do it today.  It was a bit cooler this morning and everyone was enjoying the nice weather and sunny skies.  Big thunderheads moved in later in the afternoon, but we have our reliable Thorguard to tell us when […]

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A Fantastic Fourth of July!

Dear Friends and Families,  Happy 4th of July! What an incredible day we had celebrating Independence Day with the whole of camp. We were woken this morning not by the bell, but by several of our counselors on horseback, shouting traditional Cherokee greetings! As all of the cabins excitedly went down to meet for breakfast, […]

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Twilight Play, Adventures, and an Inspection!

Dear Families and Friends, ​Another great day has passed at Gwynn Valley and what a full and exciting day it was! We started our morning enjoying the cool mountain air. It’s always a pleasure waking up to fog over the lake and then watching it dissipate as the sun rises higher in the sky throughout the […]

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A Great Day at GV!

Dear Families and Friends,  Every day at Gwynn Valley feels like the best day, and today was certainly no exception! On Main Camp, we spent the morning enjoying our B Day Discoveries! This was a chance for our campers to dive into two of their chosen activities and they will get two more days to […]

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A Fun Filled First Full Day of C and C1

Dear Parents, Family, and Friends,  What an amazing first day of our C and C1 session. We had a great opening day with campers choosing what Discoveries they wanted to do, and today they found out. Discoveries are various activities around camp where campers will alternate between their four chosen program areas. Unlike the afternoon […]

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A Great Opening Day! C Session 2019

Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful day we had at camp! Today was our opening of C and C1, MS2, RS2, and YL2 sessions! With an influx of campers and parents, camp felt full and everyone’s excitement was palpable. There were cheers and hugs as campers eagerly learned what cabin they will be in […]