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 crafts, and gaining new knowledge. Tomorrow campers will enjoy their final day of discoveries and will continue to challenge themselves with am sign-ups next week! The weather was sunny and had brisk mountain air that made every activity even more fun.
In the afternoon, campers hiked to The Rock, participated in a one-match fire building challenge, and played tag-a-thon in sports to name a few! The weather was perfect and allowed for even more fun during the afternoon.
Mountainside participated in their third day of mini-adventures, with only one more mini to try, these campers will soon choose their final adventure! Young Leaders left camp early this morning to go rafting on the Nantahala River. This is a tradition for every Young Leader group and is always eagerly anticipated. Our Young Leaders arrived at Camp with hilarious stories, smiling faces, and a need for a well-deserved rest hour!
We were thrilled to welcome back our Riversiders from their adventure, climbing in Tennessee! These campers have spent the last four days camping in the woods and climbing up rock faces. They had an extra-special welcome back, as one of the campers had celebrated a birthday during the trip and had a cake for everyone to enjoy!
After a delicious dinner, campers had After Supper Activities, choosing from a variety of activities such as parachute games on the green, Thunderball, and friendship bracelets. This is such a wonderful time of the day as campers have their final burst of energy that they can get out in an activity of their choice. It’s a gift to see campers running around and laughing outside, these are the moments where the simple joys of childhood are easily cherished.
When the bell rang for the end of activities, campers lined up for campfire. Main Camp played Bingo and Trivia, they were quizzed in GV song lyrics, challenged to dance-offs for the counselors, and many more hilarious adventures. Mountainside had their own Twilight Play tonight, getting a chance to kayak on the lake, shoot archery, or make candles at crafts to name a few. Young Leaders also participated in a few Main Camp activities, getting their own evening at blacksmithing and pottery! While the rest of camp played, Riverside enjoyed a much deserved night of rest and relaxation. All around it was a great day for all, thank you for sharing your campers with us, we are so grateful for them each and every day!