Entries by Shelley Heath

Former staff, Jordan Siragusa, honored on Ellen

Jordan Siragusa, a former head counselor here at camp, was recently on Ellen!  She’s a huge fan of Ellen Degeneres and was honored for her amazing work as a first grade teacher at a title I school.  Ninety percent of the student population at Montclaire Elementary School, in Charlotte, NC  are high poverty students.  Jordan […]

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How to Deal with Pre-Camp Jitters: Anxiety & Excitement as Two Sides of the Same Coin

Feeling anxious?  Instead of trying to calm down, try renaming the feeling as excitement.  These two emotions actually feel the same physiologically, your heart beats fast and cortisol surges.  The difference lies in how we conceptualize that feeling.  Both feelings indicate that uncertainty lies ahead: excitement indicates it’s something to look forward to, while anxiety indicates it’s something to be feared.  When we do anything for […]

Now accepting On-line Payments!

We are so excited to be able to offer the convenience of making payments on-line!  Go to our Applications and Forms page to make a deposit or payment for your camper!  We can accept payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) or by electronic check.  A fee will be included with your payment.  We […]

Day Camp Applications coming soon!

For those of you who are eager to get your child or grandchild into Day Camp, we have a special surprise this year!  We have been working hard to be able to offer on-line registration for Day Camp.  We will mail out Day Camp applications early this week (because we will still accept hard copies), […]

A home show presentation near you..

Gwynn Valley Camp is on the road!  Our camp shows are hosted by camper families and are for returning campers, alumni, and anyone interested in learning about camp.  These gatherings are a great way to speak to others who have attended camp and an opportunity to meet one of our Directors.  Come find out more […]