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 build on their skills. Some campers enjoyed expanding their knowledge in Jr. Lifeguards, some challenged themselves climbing the tower, and others spent a morning at the farm, picking veggies for meals and playing with the baby animals. I was talking to a camper today about how much she loves the opportunity to choose the activities she does. I think it’s such a special part about camp that we can empower our campers to discover what they enjoy and take the opportunities provided to challenge themselves in new ways. 

Our Mountainsiders were able to challenge themselves today on their second day of mini-adventures! These campers get a chance to test out 4 of the 5 adventures to better make their own choice for which adventure they will choose later in the session.

Riversiders have enjoyed their second day of the climbing adventure. We surely miss them at camp but can’t wait to hear their stories when they arrive back on July 4th! 

Young Leaders had a busy day, spending the morning helping out with discoveries on Main Camp. During rest hour they were able to play and lounge on the Lake with the Water Mat. After a full morning, they stretched their leadership muscles in one of their first Leadership Seminars for the session. 

With so much excitement happening around the World Cup, we do something that we don’t often do, and showed the semi-final game today as an afternoon signup. There were so many campers and staff cheering on both the US and England, you could hear the cheers all over camp when the final score came through. Sunday will certainly be a special day knowing that the USA will be making it to the finals!

In other exciting news, we welcomed a crew of videographers to camp today who are busy helping us create new promotional videos to show to prospective campers and staff members! They will be visiting for several days throughout the session and will capture the moments that make camp so special. Today they were busy interviewing staff members and some campers about their favorite things about camp. It was so great being able to listen in and hear all of the wonderful ways camp has shaped so many individuals’ lives. 

As I’m writing this, while the sun is setting and campers are enjoying their respective fire times with cabins or listening to Tajar Tales in the lodge. I’m so grateful for the full and exciting days that camp provides, thank you for sharing your campers with us. Keep an eye out for more excitement this week as we prepare for the Fourth of July and Special Day!