Closing Day C, C-2 – Happy Trails!

Dear Parents & Friends,

Thank you for a great ending to our C, C-2 Session today.  We’ve had a wonderful time with your children and will carry lots of good memories from those that were here for the 10 day and the 3 week session.  Soon you will receive an evaluation via email, sent to you by the camp and we hope you will take the time to fill it out and send it back.  This provides us with feed back to help make our program better.  The eval will come through a service called Constant Contact.  They will not solicit you in any way and you get only one correspondence from them.  We use their services and design the form here at camp.  We appreciate you taking the time to help us keep Gwynn Valley an outstanding program.

Two pieces of business to further note:  For those of you that purchased a flash drive for pictures for Main Camp C and C-2 session, we realized that you don’t have all the days on the one drive and therefore don’t have all the pictures from the session.  Please let us know if you purchased a flash drive of Main Camp pictures from C & C-2 Session and we will forward the remainder of pictures to you on an additional drive via mail.  Also, I’m putting up some video of our paddling trip yesterday to the Green River with our Main Camp Kayakers.  It should be up no later than tomorrow morning.  If you were on this trip, I know you’ll want to see it.


For those of you that have arrived home we hope that your child’s experience has captured all the magic of what camp can be.  The picture above pretty much sums it up.  I took this just after breakfast this morning as they were at their cabin meeting spot awaiting parents arrival.  This group of boys from Primavera is an excellent example of coming to camp making friends and having a great time.  In my minds eye this crew will one day be working with the next generation of campers and coming back to GV as staff.  Bright, enthusiastic, motivated and ready for whatever comes their way.  Some of them are sporting their SURVIVOR headbands from the activity they participated in.  They survived at GV in fine form and gained a lot of confidence and independence along the way.

We know you will hear stories and songs as the weeks go by and camp becomes a great memory.  Placed in the hands of a mature staff a camper really gains a good bit from “playing outside which produces growing inside”.  From all of us, thanks again for a great session.  Wonderful children, great staff and the Simple Joys of Childhood at Gwynn Valley!  Hope to see you next year!