Entries by Molly Hurd

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A Perfect Final Day of D!

Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful final day of camp! We started the morning with our very last sign-ups of the session for Main Camp. Campers were offered activities like flag football, making campfire apple crumble with camping skills and nature, and trail riding with horses (to name a few). We also had a […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 […]

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B Session Closing Day 2019

Dear Families & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our B Session today! We’ve had a wonderful time with your children and will carry lots of good memories from this incredible two week session.  For those of you that have arrived home we hope that your child’s experience has captured all the magic […]

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A Fantastic International Day!

Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful day we had at camp! Every Tuesday we have an International Day to celebrate staff members who live all over the world. Today we celebrated our staff from South Africa as well as Turkey. We started the day off with a delicious Turkish breakfast and got to hear […]

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A Fantastic Summer Solstice!

Dear Families and Friends, Another wonderful day has passed here at Camp Gwynn Valley! Today is the Summer Solstice and we celebrated our extra long day of sun with play, exploration, and fun! We started the day with a delicious breakfast that included homemade scones, scrambled eggs, and fruit! There’s nothing quite like waking up […]

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Enjoying the Natural Wonders of Camp! B Session 2019

Dear Families and Friends, What a wonderful day here at Camp Gwynn Valley! Our first full day of B session was an absolute blast, filled with a morning of discoveries and afternoon sign-ups. In our Main Camp discoveries, campers  were able to make hair pins in the Blacksmithing, go creek hiking around camp, and pick […]

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B Session Opening Day 2019 – A Fun Filled Day!

Dear Families and Friends, Today was a wonderful day at camp! With the opening of B, the sending off of Riverside on their second adventure, and the final day of MS1A, there was so much to do! We saw many familiar faces as well as some new ones as we greeted our Main Campers this […]

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Sunshine and Smiles – A Session 2019

Dear Families and Friends, After several rain showers the last few days, a warm sunny day was greatly appreciated by all. We continued with our third day of Main Camp discoveries where campers were able to build on the skills they were introduced to two days ago in activities such as weaving, climbing, and horseback […]

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The Simple Joys of Camp

Dear Families and Friends, As our first full day of A session comes to an end, I’m reflecting on the day we’ve enjoyed as a camp community. We often say at camp that the days feel long but the weeks feel short and this day is no exception. It’s amazing how many incredible activities and […]