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The Journey Mindset

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As we journey through the 89th summer at Gwynn Valley, we’ve reached C session which brings forth a longer session…

Adventures in the Rain

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I always say that a rainy day at camp is better than a sunny day anywhere else, and the last few days have proven…

America Day at Camp!

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Hot and sunshine filled; time spent playing in the water; fireworks; BBQ picnics; everything bedecked in red, white,…

Growing Alongside the Natural World

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If you've ever visited Gwynn Valley, you can attest to the pure, natural beauty that consumes you here. The rolling…

Shining Into C Session

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Dear Parents & Friends, As we head right into the middle of our summer, many thanks for dropping off your…

International Day at Gwynn Valley - Mexico

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Greetings from Gwynn Valley!  With 24 of our staff this year being from Mexico, excitement and expectations…

Every Day is Special Day

As special as camp always is, the past few days have given a little something extra! The Summer Solstice on June…

Escaping the Heat with Riverside & B Session Begins!

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The first day of summer has arrived bringing with it a wave of heat and a fresh group of campers joining us for…

The Power of Firsts

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A joyful first session of camp has set the tone for summer here at Gwynn Valley. With programs dialed in, PFDs…

Camp: It's Like Riding A Bike

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   Children’s happy voices announce the coming change. It’s a transformation which happens every year on…

The Majesty of Sunsets at Camp

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One of my favorite daily rituals here at camp is rounding the corner on my way back to the office after Evening…

The Variety of Camp Life

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Dear Parents and Friends,  The sun is out, the clouds are fluffy and it’s another exquisite day here at Gwynn…

A Spectacular Start to Summer

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The morning light always shines brighter on Opening Day at Gwynn Valley Camp as counselors wake in anticipation…

Gearing Up for Summer 2024

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Spring has brought new beginnings, fresh greenery and staff to Gwynn Valley this month! The mill wheel turns, the…

Camp Helps a Child Develop a Powerful Identity

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We awoke this morning to rain and thunder which passed over us by 8:00 just in time for campouts to return to camp…

Growing Up, But Not Too Fast

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We had another beautiful morning today and by midday the sun was warm with some cloud cover and a lovely breeze…

What a Great Opening Day!

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What a great opening today with lots of new first time campers and many returning to Session E.  As I write children…

Having a Great Time!

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We have had a couple of wonderful days here at camp. When you’re having a great time, things tend to speed up…

Twilight Play and a Golden Glow

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In the deepening blue light of late evening, silhouettes of campers pedaling bicycles down the long Gwynn Valley…

International Day! Learning about the UK

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We have had a great start to our last three weeks of camp with lots of sunshine, blue skies,cool evenings and warm…

Life is Good at GV

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We just finished our Tajar Ball celebration and although it didn’t rain much today, it has been cloudy with some…

Simple Joys

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What a fun day at camp.  It was of course “special day” here where we don’t run normal programming and all…

Camp Ignites a Fire

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Great start to our C-2 / C Session yesterday.  The weather was perfect, good for traveling and dropping off C-2…

Terrific Young People!

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Our wonderful C-1 campers departed today and we are down to those terrific children who are staying at camp for…

Another Excellent Day at GV

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Yesterday was another excellent day here at GV as I spent the morning visiting program areas. As I traveled…

4th of July

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Wow -  the fun never stops here.  Yesterday was an unbelievable day as we celebrated the 4th at camp.  It was…

Winding Down the Session with the Tajar Ball

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The weather has been beautiful this week and today was no exception! It was our last full day of programming and…

An Almost Perfect Day!

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Yesterday evening, Hillside finished their day with stories about the Tajar acted out by their counselors.  Laughter…

Enjoying the Sunshine!

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Yesterday, we were still a little damp here at camp, but spirits were sunny.  I must admit that we’re all very…

Simple Joys

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Even though it rained today off and on, we went full on into program for our first full day of Session B. As I…

What a Fun Group!

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"Those first few days go so slowly and way too soon it’s almost over."  This was said to me by a child in passing…

This Is What Camp Is All About

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We’re in our second full day of Session A and we couldn’t ask for better weather and a great start to our summer.…

Another Wonderful Summer at Gwynn Valley

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And so it begins, another wonderful summer at GV on a beautiful opening day filled with long waited expectations,…

Tajar Ball

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We awoke this morning to the Tajar’s folly with all kinds of pranks in downtown GV.  There were so many things…

Do Something Difficult Everyday

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What a great start  to our last week of camp for our new campers who arrived yesterday for E session and for our…

The Simple Joys Abound

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What a great day here with beautiful breezy weather starting our morning.  Today we were starting our week with…

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

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It’s hard to believe we are halfway through D session. Time has really flown by here at camp, and we hope it…

Developing Strong Friendships

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As I write, my window captures our mountain’s silhouette of 5000 and 6000’ peaks, darkened by the vanishing…

What a Great Time We Have Had

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We just finished our Friendship Campfire for the three week and 10 day session.  What a great time we’ve had…

Sunday at Camp - What a Special Day

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Every Sunday at camp, when it’s not an opening day, is “Special Day” and today was very  special despite…

Camp Is About Connection

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We welcomed our new campers for C-2 today and got off to a rousing start to begin that session. For those of you…

An Almost Perfect Day

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It was an almost perfect day here at camp with great weather, a big rain during rest hour and everyone enjoying…

Another Busy and Beautiful Day at GV

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Here we are at the end of another busy and beautiful day. We had some rain early this morning but it stopped right…

Simple Joys at GV

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Our first full day at camp was pretty darn good.  We had a wee bit of rain just during lunch and it was over before…

A Golden Day of Summer

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Today was truly a golden day of summer! We have enjoyed cooler temperatures, a lovely breeze today and lots of…

Great Day to be on the Waterfront

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It’s been another great day at camp although hotter than usual.  We thought we might get some rain or a storm…

Great Opening Day!

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Opening Day for B Session was the best. Thank you for dropping off many returning campers as well as new campers…

That Silly Tajar

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Today happens to be a very special day at Gwynn Valley. It’s the Tajar’s birthday! No one knows for sure how…

Camp - the Perfect Recipe

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We had another great day here in the Valley with beautiful weather, brilliant blue sky, sunshine, and a lovely…

Off to a Great Start

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What a wonderful opening to camp we have had with lots of sunshine, cool weather, fun, and friendships being formed.…

Tajar Ball E Session

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We awoke this morning to the Tajar’s folly with all kinds of pranks in downtown GV. There were so many things…

Playing and Learning Outdoors

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We had a cool and misty day today with some light showers but we continued to have fun at all of our activities…

Opening Day of E - Final Week for Older Programs

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Great opening for E Session today; thanks so much for giving us a chance to host all the wonderful children who…

Tajar Ball!

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What a day!  Tajar Ball has just ended and the sun has just gone behind our beautiful mountains.  On nights like…

Building Resilience and Confidence

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We were watching the weather today here at camp and were fortunate to have a clear morning with no rain until rest…

Playing Outside, Growing Inside

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We’ve had beautiful and warm weather today with lots of blue skies and sunshine. The lakefront, pool, and hiking…

The Simple Joys of Childhood

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What a great day here at camp.  The weather couldn’t have been better with lots of sun and a brief shower right…

International Day!

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We had a great day at camp today and were fortunate to not get rained on during activity times. It was International…

Camp Is A Magical Place by Grant Bullard

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I hope you’ve all safely arrived either home or to your destination.  Opening day was great with cool nice weather…

The Land of Fun! By Grant Bullard

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Greetings from the land of FUN! The Tajar visited us last night and there was evidence of his mischief in Downtown…

Farm Campfire!

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We just finished our farm campfire (evening program) which was great fun with skits, baby animals, a band, stories,…

Cloudy Skies and Sunny Faces

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Though the threat of thunderstorms loomed over our valley all day, activities went on all day without a hitch across…

Reconnecting with Nature

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Today we began a new round of morning discoveries with our C & C2 campers. Campers were excited as they…

Simple Joys of Childhood by Grant Bullard

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We were sad to say good-bye to our C-1 session campers today but are so happy to have our three week campers from…

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July and hope you all have had the enjoyable day we’ve had.  Our day started with a bit of history…

Another Day of Opportunity

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Here at Gwynn Valley we are at the end of another busy and beautiful day. Although they were calling for rain,…

The Fun Doesn't Stop Even in the Rain!

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Wow and the fun doesn’t stop even in the rain!  Yes, it was a very rainy day today but fortunately, we were…

Making New Friends

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What a wonderful opening day with only one small shower early this morning and then lots of sunshine and smiles.…

Sad To Say Good-Bye

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What a great day here and I can’t believe the week has gone so quickly!  Isn’t that how it works.  When you’re…

Celebrating Australia and Argentina Day!

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As I woke up early this morning to the sound of rain, I thought about our Mountainsiders all out on adventures…

Another Beautiful Day in the Valley

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The weather has been beautiful this week with crisp, cool mornings, warm afternoons, and lots of blue sky. They…

Twilight Play Makes the Day

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Today was another chilly morning at Gwynn Valley as the sun crested over the mountains. Breakfast was a huge…

A Beautiful "B Day"

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Tuesday, June 15th dawned bright and with a refreshing mountain-crisp edge. Breakfast was burritos with egg, fresh…
B Session Opening Day! With one session of Main Camp under our belts we had a great opening day for B Session. …

The Week Has Flown By!

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It’s been a full day at camp and unfortunately the last full day of Session A.  We just finished our evening…

It's been a beautiful day!

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It was another beautiful day at camp with the perfect mix of clouds and sun.  Our day started off with homemade…

Camp empowers young people

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Camp empowers young people! It was an early morning for Riverside as they grabbed breakfast at 8:00 and headed…
Girls Jumping in Lake

Opening Day of Camp 2021

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Dear Parents and Friends, Wow! We have been waiting two long years for today and what a great day it was at…

A Full Last Day of E!

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Dear Parents & Friends, Another day has ended here at GV and we’re about to end our E Session and summer…

Free to be you and me

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Dear GV families and friends,  The blue skies were totally uninterrupted today at Gwynn Valley, which…

Mountainside has returned!

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Hello, families and friends! Guess what! There’s a guest author for today’s Gwynn Valley news! Allow me…

What a DAY!

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Dear Parents & Friends, It’s been an incredibly beautiful day in the mountains.  I was not at camp…

Celebrating sunshine and friends from afar!

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God aften Gwynn Valley families and friends!  Every Tuesday throughout the summer, campers and staff celebrate…

First Full Day of E

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Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, Today was the first full day of E session and what a day it has been! We…

Sunshine in the Smiles of Our Campers

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Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, We hope you all have reached your homes or the place you are staying for…

A Perfect Final Day of D!

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Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful final day of camp! We started the morning with our very last…

Festive Days and a Little Haze!

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Dear Parents & Friends, My guess is some of you watch our weather here on most days.  We had threatening…

An Amazing Costa Rica, Argentina, and Mexico Day!

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Hola Familias y amigos,  Today was international day at camp and we were fortunate enough to learn about…

Time Flies When You're Having Fun at Camp

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Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, It’s hard to believe we are halfway through D session. Time has really…

A Truly Magical Special Day

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Dear Parents, Families, and Friends, Today was Special Day at camp, and the last one of the summer. For Special…

A Great Day to be a Camper!

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Dear Families and Friends,  Every day is a great day at Gwynn Valley, and today was no exception. We started…

A perfect day at GV for all!

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Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful day at Gwynn Valley! Today was filled with adventure and…

A magical GV day wraps up with Twilight Play

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Dear Parents and Friends, I'm not sure how your day was back home, but here at camp... Today was practically…

Another Perfect Day at Gwynn Valley

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Dear Parents and Friends, Our morning started out very cool with temps hovering around the mid 50’s. Everyone…

A Magical UK Day!

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Dear Families and Friends,  What a day! Today was International day at camp and we spent it learning…

The First Full Day of D

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Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, Today was the first full day of D session, and what a full day it was. Campers…

A Perfect Opening of D Session!

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Dear Families and Friends, Today was our opening day of D and what an incredible day it was! Skies were blue…

Sunny days and sad goodbyes!

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Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, It’s hard to believe that we are already at the closing night of C session!…

Making Memories!

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Dear Parents & Friends, We just finished our Tajar Ball celebration and the skies cleared just before the…

Twilight Play, Adventures, and More!

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Dear Families and Friends, We have enjoyed another great day at camp! Campers worked hard on their final…

A Farm Filled Day

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Dear Parents, Family, and friends, Each day is important and fun at Gwynn Valley but today really seemed to…

Moon Landing Special Day!

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Dear Families and Friends, ​ Today was another SPECIAL day here at Gwynn Valley. Each Special Day has…

A Great Day at Camp!

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Dear Families and Friends,  ​What a great day we had here at Gwynn Valley! With plenty of activities,…

A Wonderful Day for the Books

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Dear Parents, Families, and Friends, It’s been another fun filled day at camp. Our campers started the day…

New Zealand and Spain International Day!

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Dear Families and Friends,Kia Ora and Hola! Today was International Day at Gwynn Valley and we were able to learn…

C-2 Opening as C Dances On!

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Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been a great day to open our C-2 Session and thanks for bringing your children…

C-1 Closing...C Session, MS2, RS2 and YL2 march on!

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Dear Parents & Friends of C-1 Campers, C-1 Closing Thank you for a great ending to our C-1 Session today!…

The Last Full Day of C1

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Dear Families, Friends, and Loved Ones, It’s a wrap on another day here at Gwynn Valley, and what a…

A World Cup Special Day

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Dear Families and Friends, What a special day we had at Gwynn Valley! Today was Special Day here at camp,…

Another Gorgeous Day at Gwynn Valley

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Dear Parents, Families, and Friends, It’s been another gorgeous day for the books! The sun was out all…

The Layers of Friendship!

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Dear Parents and Friends,  It’s hard to top July 4th at camp but darn if we didn’t do it today. …

A Fantastic Fourth of July!

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Dear Friends and Families,  Happy 4th of July! What an incredible day we had celebrating Independence…

Twilight Play, Adventures, and an Inspection!

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Dear Families and Friends, ​Another great day has passed at Gwynn Valley and what a full and exciting…

A Great Day at GV!

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Dear Families and Friends,  Every day at Gwynn Valley feels like the best day, and today was certainly…

A Fun Filled First Full Day of C and C1

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Dear Parents, Family, and Friends,  What an amazing first day of our C and C1 session. We had a great opening…

A Great Opening Day! C Session 2019

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Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful day we had at camp! Today was our opening of C and C1, MS2,…

B Session Closing Day 2019

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Dear Families & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our B Session today! We’ve had a wonderful time…

The Perfect End to an Amazing Session

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Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, The final night of B session is here at Gwynn Valley. It has been an…

A Great Day Shared on Two Wheels!

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Dear Parents and Friends, Tajar Ball has just finished on this beautiful Wednesday night and a few of the older…

A Fantastic International Day!

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Dear Families and Friends,  What a wonderful day we had at camp! Every Tuesday we have an International…

We're all superheroes here at GV!

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Dear Families and Friends, Today was an incredibly special day at Gwynn Valley… it was our very first Special…

Another Beautiful Day at Gwynn Valley

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Dear Parents and family, It was another beautiful day at Gwynn Valley. Everyday is filled with the joy of…

A Fantastic Summer Solstice!

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Dear Families and Friends, Another wonderful day has passed here at Camp Gwynn Valley! Today is the Summer…

The FUN Never Stops and There's More!

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How do you spell fun at camp?  All capitals, right! FUN! I see it everywhere I look and it’s like waves…

What a Way to Celebrate Australia

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Dear Parents and Families, What an amazing day! We had our first International Day here at camp and it was…

Enjoying the Natural Wonders of Camp! B Session 2019

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Dear Families and Friends, What a wonderful day here at Camp Gwynn Valley! Our first full day of B session…

B Session Opening Day 2019 - A Fun Filled Day!

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Dear Families and Friends, Today was a wonderful day at camp! With the opening of B, the sending off of Riverside…

Sunshine and Smiles - A Session 2019

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Dear Families and Friends, After several rain showers the last few days, a warm sunny day was greatly appreciated…

Another Great Day

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Dear Family and Friends, Another great day has passed at Gwynn Valley. Each day brings more fun and excitement…

The Simple Joys of Camp

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Dear Families and Friends, As our first full day of A session comes to an end, I’m reflecting on the day…

Opening Day Session A - 2019

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Dear Parents and Friends, We hope you are safe and dry back in your home or maybe on the way to your next destination. …

Tajar Ball and More at GV!

Dear Parents & Friends, We awoke this morning to the Tajar’s folly with all kinds of pranks in downtown…

Welcome home Mountainside + Riverside!

Dear Families and Friends, Here we are at the end of another wonderful day at Gwynn Valley! One of the biggest…

A Day on the River Makes for a Perfect Day!

Dear Parents & Friends, What a great day on the river with Mountainside.  I left camp this morning at about…

Beautiful Morning As We Start Our Second Day of Discovery!

Dear Parents & Friends, We had another beautiful morning here again today and by midday, the sun was rather…

First Day of Discovery and Cruising at 6000' !

Dear Parents & Friends, What a day here at GV.  The weather started out beautifully this morning as we…

E Session Opening!

Dear Parents & Friends, Welcome to E Session and hope your travels home or wherever your destination was…

A Little Rain Can't Dampen Our Spirits!

Dear Parent and Friends, I just returned from campfire with a slight drizzle overhead.  We’ve had rain throughout…

Chasing Raindrops!

Dear Parents & Friends, My guess is most of you have been watching our weather the past couple of days. …

Bikes, Boating, & Climbing Beta!

Dear Parents & Friends, We had a great day on the Tuck today with Riverside.  Leaving camp this morning…

Breezes, Clear Skies and Full Lives!

Dear Parents and Friends, What a great day here with beautiful and breezy weather today.   When you’re…

Sunshine Brings Out the Best and We Play All Day!

Dear Parents and Friends, We have had a beautiful and action-packed day here in the Valley! The weather was…

Twilight Play Is the End to a Perfect Day!

Dear Parents and Friends, What a great day here at camp.  The weather couldn’t have been better with lots…

Better Weather Ahead But Still The Fun Quotient Exists!

Dear Parents and Friends, Our day was cool this morning with a rain shower just before rest hour today.  The…

Australia Day at Camp!

Dear Parents & Friends, G’day Mates and today was Australia here at good ole GV.  The whole day was mixed…

A Day of Discovery and More!

Dear Parents & Friends, It’s been a great first day of program here at camp and we’ve had good weather…

Opening Day of Session D!

Dear Parents & Friends, I hope you’ve all safely arrived either home or to your destination.  Opening…

Session C and C-2 Closing!

Dear Parents & Friends of C and C-2 Campers, Thank you for a great ending to our C and C-2 Session today.…

Tajar Ball and Adventurers Return!

Dear Parents & Friends, Tajar Ball just ended and the sun is down on a wonderful GV day.  In a matter of…

Twilight Play is a Blast!

Dear Parents and Friends, It is a beautiful sunset here tonight and as you can guess that made for a great day. …

World Cup and More!

Dear Parents & Friends, Vive la France and congratulations to the French nation for winning the World Cup…

The perfect day at Gwynn Valley!

Dear Gwynn Valley Parents and Friends, Today was another perfect camp day! Campers continued to build skills…

First Day of Discovery!

Dear Parents & Friends, Welcome to another day of GV news and what’s happening at camp.  Certainly way…

Opening Day of C-2 and Off to a Great Start!

Dear Parents & Friends, We welcomed our new campers for C-2 today and got off to a rousing start to begin…

C-1 Closing and C Marches On!

Dear Parents & Friends of C-1 Campers, Thank you for a great ending to our C-1 Session today. We’ve had…

Last Full Day of C-1 was Spectacular!

Dear Parents & Friends, It was a glorious day here at GV and as I write the silhouette of the mountains…

"Spacial" Day Was a Beautiful Day Here at GV!

Dear Parents & Friends, What a day we’ve had…. hot and beautiful weather with a breeze all day long…

July 4th and More!

Dear Parents & Friends, Hope you’ve had a wonderful 4th of July!  We certainly have and it’s been a…

World Peace in Our Hands Here at Camp!

Dear Parents & Friends, Another great day at Gwynn Valley and a bit hot but a good day to stay wet.  No…

No Rain Today and We're Off and Rolling!

Dear Parents and Friends, Our first full day of C, C-1 Session was excellent.  We had cool temps today and…

C Session - Opening Day!

Dear Parents and Friends, Thanks for a wonderful opening day and hope that drop-off went well for you and family. …

Final Full Day of B Session!

Dear Parents and Friends, We just finished Friendship campfire and everyone is headed back to their cabin. …

Tajar Ball - Mountainside / Riverside Return!

Dear Parents and Friends, Another cool morning gave way to afternoon showers but a wonderful day again at camp. …

Celebrating Poland and Ireland!

Greetings from Gwynn Valley! Every Tuesday we celebrate a different country or group of countries, and this…

Camps Values and How It Changed the Monkey Kingdom!

Dear Parents & Friends, Happy Sunday to all and here at camp it was “Special Day”, which always bring…

Building Bridges in Many Ways!

Dear Parents & Friends, A spectacular day here at GV with typical early summer weather, low 80’s and a…

Summer Solstice!

Dear Parents & Friends, When was the last time you milked a cow or goat or fed a baby calf?  For many of…

Celebrations and Dignitaries Make a GV Appearance

Dear Parents and Friends, Lots of sun and some rain were a part of our day here at GV.  A thunderstorm rolled…

First Full Day of B Session and Off to a Great Start!

Dear Parents and Friends, I can just barely see the outline of the mountains as camp settles into our quiet…

"B" Session Opening and More!

Dear Parents and Friends, Opening Day for B Session was awesome.  We had cool weather in morning fading in…

Farewell to Session A and Video Recap!

Dear Parents and Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our A Session today. We’ve had a wonderful time…

A Great Session to Start Off the Summer!

Dear Parents and Friends, It is just after our Friendship Campfire which is always on the last night of the…

A Sunny Tajar Ball Day!

Parents and Friends, We have some catching up to do and it’s been a wonderful day, starting with a little…

Partnering With Others!

Dear Parents and Friends, Another super day at GV brought more sunshine than we anticipated.  It was supposed…

Playing Outside and Growing Inside!

Today was a great start to our regular days here in session A.  We started our Morning Discovery Activities and…

Opening Day A Session!

Dear Parents and Friends, Welcome to Session A and another great year of Gwynn Valley.  We had a wonderful…

E Session Campers Were the Icing on the Cake!

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our E Session yesterday. We’ve had a wonderful…

Last Full Day Was Spectacular!

Dear Parents and Friends, We just finished our Friendship Campfire for Session E.  What a great session it’s…

Celebrating the Tajar's Birthday and A Great Day At Camp!

Dear Parents & Friends, We awoke this morning to the Tajar’s folly with all kinds of pranks in downtown…

Camp Community reunited to celebrate New Zealand & South Africa!

Dear Parents and Friends, Today was a very special day at Gwynn Valley. We celebrated the countries of New Zealand…

Rolling On the River!

Dear Parents & Friends, I’m back at camp after a great day on the river with Mountainside.  I left camp…

Weaving Your Way Through Camp - So Many Opportunities!

Dear Parents & Friends, Even though it started a little rainy this morning during breakfast, our day was…

We Only Get Wet Skin Deep!

Dear Parents & Friends, It takes more than a little rain to dampen our spirits here at camp.  All activities…

Opening Day of E Session!

Dear Parents & Friends, A cool morning turned into a warm day as we opened E Session.  Many thanks for…

Last Awesome Day Of A Great Session!

Dear Parent and Friends, As I write, it’s almost dark and just a wisp of red is in the western sky.  Campers…

The Tajar Makes Folly On His Birthday!

Dear Parents and Friends, Today we awoke to the mischief of the Tajar.  He moved tables around, boats upside…

Where the Wild Things Are at GV!

Dear Parents & Friends, As I write, Mountainside is walking back from the Hunt Farm where they found out…

A Special Day In So Many Ways!

Dear Parents & Friends, An absolutely beautiful day again here at camp as we held our Special Day for Session…

Golden Days of Summer

Dear Parents and Friends, Today was a perfect summer day! Although the weather was cloudy for some of the day,…

Twilight Play - A Camper Favorite!

Dear Parents and Friends, Our day started much like the past few days with a cool morning followed by a warm…

A Cooler Day and Wonderful Evening!

Dear Parents and Friends, Our day was sunny, bright and warm and with our shade, water activities and fun quotient…

It Was UK Day At GV!

Dear Parents & Friends, Today is UK (United Kingdom) Day here at good ole GV.  The whole day was mixed…

Growing With Each New Experience!

Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been a beautiful day here, a little warm but no rain or thunder storms which…

Opening Day D Session!

Dear Parents and Friends, Thank you for bringing such a great group of campers today.  We’ve had a great…

C, C-2 Closing and Video!

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our C, C-2 Session today. We’ve had a wonderful…

A Wonderful Way to Spend Our Day!

Dear Parents & Friends, We just finished our Friendship Campfire for Session C, C-2.  At campfire we honored…

Happy Birthday Tajar!

Dear Parents and Friend, Greetings from the land of FUN! The Tajar visited us last night and there was evidence…

Viva El Mexico!

Dear Parents & Friends, We are celebrating Mexico Day here at camp today.  Our morning started off on the…

A Special Day inspired by Dr. Seuss!

Dear Parents & Friends, Every Sunday at camp, when it’s not an opening day, is “Special Day” and today was…

Farm Campfire and a Beautiful Day!

Dear Parents and Families, It was a hot and sunny day here today and we began with clear blue skies without…

It Was Indeed a "Special Day"!

Dear Parents & Friends, What a day we’ve had…. hot and beautiful weather with a breeze all day long…

Imagination at Camp - Powerful!

Dear Parents & Friends, It was an almost perfect day here at camp with great weather, a short shower during…

A Great American Day and More!

Dear Parents & Friends, Wow and the fun never stops here.  Yesterday was an unbelievable day as we celebrated…

Happy 4th of July!

Dear Parents  and Friends! We hope you've had a wonderful 4th of July and just finished our annual Fireworks…

Session C, C-1 Opening!

Dear Parents & Friends, As folks arrived this morning it was clear that most of our families and campers…

Trips Out and Ending on a High Note!

Dear Parents and Friends, We just finished Friendship campfire and during dinner it rained for the first time…

One Day in a Most Excellent Week!

Dear Parents & Friends, Campfire is over and it’s been a truly cool mountain day.  Our morning temps…

Special Day is Truly Special!

Dear Parents and Friends, It was Special Day at GV and it was just that.  We got a little extra sleep in this…

Saturday at GV and More to Come!

Dear Parents and Friends, We just wound down from Mountain Dancing in the Lodge and had 6 cabins join us for…

Gold Rush at Gwynn Valley!

Dear Parents and Friends, Today was truly a golden day of summer! After the recent rain, we enjoyed every moment…

Nary a Raindrop Today!

Dear Parents and Friends, It was a great day a camp today with nary a raindrop in sight.  The temperatures…

A Few Showers and a Great Day!

Dear Parents and Friends,   It was a cool start to our day today and one that makes us all appreciate…

Session B Opening Day!

Dear Parents and Friends, Opening Day for B Session was the best.  Thank you dropping off many returning campers…

The Tajar's Birthday!

Today happens to be a very special day at Gwynn Valley. It’s the Tajar’s birthday! No one knows for sure how…

A Little Sun, A Little Rain!

Dear Parents and Friends, We had a beautiful morning here at camp and the afternoon was filled with some showers. …

Sun, Shade & Water = Fun!

Another great day here at camp started a little cloudy but the sun broke through early afternoon.  Even when it’s…

Day Two - Discovery and More!

Dear Parents and Friends, Another great day with beautiful sunny skies today at GV!  We started our Discovery…

Opening Day "A Session"!

Dear Parents and Friends, We hope that you’ve either had a safe journey home or at another destination of…

E Closing and End of Our Summer! :(

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our E Session today.  We’ve had a wonderful time…

Plenty of Sunshine & Adventure Return!

Dear Parents & Friends, What a gorgeous day here at Gwynn Valley! We started with some rain, but the clouds…

A Simpler Life at Camp!

Dear Parents & Friends, We must be living right here at GV.  We have had another good weather day today…

Good Weather and Climbing High!

Dear Parents & Friends, Believe it or not we dodged the weather forecast again today.  It was a beautiful…

Opening Day of E Session!

Dear Parents & Friends, Welcome to Session E and welcome back to those who have children attending our 3…

D Session Closing - See You Next Year!

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our D Session yesterday.  We’ve had a wonderful…

Tajar Ball is Always a Highlight!

Dear Parents and Friends, Today we awoke to a foggy and cool morning.  It was nice until ole Mr. Sol came up…

The Dragon That Ate Gwynn Valley!

Dear Parents and Friends, Another splendid day at GV and time is flying.  It’s hard to believe that we are…

You've Got a Friend At Camp!

Dear Parents & Friends, It’s been a gorgeous day here today.  The temps were about 10 degrees cooler…

Special Day and New Video!

Dear Parents & Friends, We just finished our Sunday Service here at camp after another perfect GV day. …

Just the Right Amount of Rain!

Dear Parents and Friends, We have had a beautiful and action packed day here in the Valley! The weather was…

Camp Is All About the Simple Joys!

Dear Parents and Friends, Our day started much like the past few days with a cool morning followed by a warm…

Twilight Play and Alternative Fishing!

Dear Parents and Friends, Our day was sunny, bright and warm but with our shade, water activities and fun quotient…

Opening Day of D, MS3 and RS3!

Dear Parents and Friends, From my view, opening day for Session D was smooth.  There are always a few kinks…

C, C-2 Closing and Thank You!

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our C, C-2 Session today. We’ve had a wonderful…

Tajar Ball and All His Mischief!

Dear Parents and Friend, Greetings from the land of FUN! The Tajar leaves lots of mischief around the center…

"I Still Call Australia Home"

Dear Parents & Friends, Another beautiful day at camp dodging the weather around us and we were lucky to…

A Well Rounded Day of Imagination!

Dear Parents and Friends, Here we are at the end of another fabulous day at Gwynn Valley! The day started off…

Setting Sun and Rising Moon Over Oz!

Dear Parents & Friends, Here we are at the end of another beautiful and action packed day at Gwynn Valley!…

C-2 Opening on a Perfect Day!

Dear Parents & Friends, We welcomed our new campers for C-2 today and got off to a rousing start to begin…

"Special Day!"

Dear Parents & Friends, What a day at camp!  It was the perfect day to get wet and our “special day”…

Your Child on Nature!

  Dear Parents & Friends, Sorry for not posting a blog yesterday.  I was on a day off and frankly…

Many Teachable Moments!

Dear Parents & Friends, Another great day at Gwynn Valley and we’re just experiencing a little front that…

The Song of Camp!

Dear Parents & Friends, Another warm and beautiful day here at GV.  The mornings are wonderful and by 10…

Only the Beginning!

Dear Parents & Friends, Happy 4th of July and hope you all are enjoying your time off today.  Our day started…

Opening Day C/C-1 !!

Dear Parents & Friends, A cool morning turned into a warm day as we opened C/C-1 Session.  Many thanks…

Closing Day B Session!

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our B Session today. We’ve had a wonderful time…

Piglets, Pizza and Pillowcases!

Dear Parents and Friends, What a great day here and I can’t believe it’s gone so fast this week.  Isn’t…

Happy Birthday Tajar!

Dear Parents & Friends, Another great day at camp with sunny hot weather!  Today we awoke to some major…

Rocks, Roots and Kiwi's!

Dear Parents & Friends, I spent a good portion of my day with the Mountain Bikers in Dupont riding just…

Special Day for B Session!

Dear Parents and Friends, It was Special Day at GV and it was just that.  We got a little extra sleep in this…

Servant Leadership

Dear Families & Friends, It has been another sunny, gorgeous day here at Gwynn Valley! Campers were busy…

Ice Cream Makes Any Day a Great Day!

Dear Parents and Friends, It’s been another great day at camp.   With the good weather we hit the trails…

Challenge by Choice and More!

Dear Parents and Friends, We just finished our first International Day of the summer and celebrated England. …

Cool Weather and Cool Counselors!

Dear Parents and Friends, Day two of Session dawned bright, cool and beautiful and our temps were chilly this…

B Session Opening Day!

Dear Parents and Friends, Opening Day for B Session was the best.  Great cool weather in the morning was the…

Closing Day A Session!

Dear Parents and Friends, It's hard to believe that our first session of the 2016 summer has already ended!…

Happy Birthday Tajar!

Dear Camper Families & Friends, Today happens to be a very special day at Gwynn Valley. It’s the Tajar’s…

Rain Is Good!

Dear Parents and Friends, We finally got some relief with rain just before dinner tonight.  It really rained…

Opening Day Summer 2016 A - Session!

Dear Parents and Friends, What a day at GV!  Opening day for the summer was hot but wonderful.  I just returned…

First Day of Discovery!

Dear Parents & Friends, A great day at GV started early and cool this morning.  Many campers and staff…

E Session Opening Day!

Dear Parents & Friends, I hope most of you are safe and sound at home or perhaps at your alternate destination. …

Closing Day D Session!

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our D Session today. We’ve had a wonderful time…

The Tajar's Birthday!

Dear Parents & Friends, Tajar Ball has come to an end here at GV and it was total fun had by all involved. …

Kiwi Day Today!

Dear Parents & Friends, Welcome to New Zealand Day.  We were met at breakfast by Gandalf the Wizard and…

Counselor Spotlight!

Dear Parents & Friends, It’s been a great day at camp and that’s not unusual.  You know staff really…

Special Day at a Special Place!

Dear Parents & Friends, It’s been a fun and beautiful day here at camp.  As you may or may not know Sunday’s…

Another Day of Opportunity

Dear Gwynn Valley Familes and Friends, We are happy to report that our dining hall was full again this morning!…

Twilight Play, after playing all day!

Dear Camper Families and Friends, We had a beautiful and hot summer day here at Gwynn Valley! In the morning…

Great Opening Day!

Dear Parents and Friends, Your arrivals and drop-offs went very smooth this morning.  Our D session started…

Thank You All for a Great Session!

Dear Parents & Friends, Thank you for a great ending to our C, C-2 Session today. We’ve had a wonderful…

Tajar Ball!

Dear Parents & Friends, It’s the Tajar’s birthday here at camp.  Everyone knew it this morning when…

UK Day !

Dear Parents & Friends, Today was UK Day here at camp and as you may know, every Tuesday we celebrate our…