Entries by Ezekiel Cochrane


Returning Staff – Connecting Camp and Careers

We spend a lot of the off-season reading applications and interviewing prospective candidates. Finding folks who are passionate about nurturing and teaching children in the outdoors is one of the most important things we do. And one of the most exciting parts of this work for our year-round staff is getting to hear from our […]


Camp – A Place to Learn and Grow

Camp has always been a place for our campers to grow. Away from the comfortability of home our campers cultivate both resilience and independence. Campers are free at camp to choose what they wish to pursue and our non-competitive program builds a community around them to support them in the endeavor. From trying new things […]

Tajar Tales with Andy

We hope that our wonderful camp community is faring well all across the globe.  Today we want to share a little treat that comes to us all the way from New Zealand.  Please enjoy this rendition of the Tajar Tale “A Noise in the Kitchen” read to you all by our very dear friend Andy […]

Tajar Tales with Daniel and Lauren

Today we are sharing two Tajar Tales read to you by our friends Lauren and Daniel who have worked at Gwynn Valley for many years and grew up as campers here before that. You might recognize them as the 2019 Head Counselors of Hillside and Brookside. For those who haven’t met the Tajar, well he’s […]

Gwynn Valley Coloring Pages

Do any of our camper families out there have a case of the Mondays? I don’t know about ya’ll, but one of the simple joys that never fails to brighten up our day is… coloring! Attached are some photos taken from iconic locations around camp and then rendered into color-ins with a free to use […]