E Session Ending and A New Year Begins!

Dear Parents & Friends,

Thank you for a great ending to E Session and our summer.  We had a wonderful time with your children and thanks for sharing them with us.  Soon you will receive a link to an evaluation that we are hoping you will participate in.   We are collaborating with Clemson University to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of our camp programs and to better understand your perspectives as parents.  In addition to learning about your child’s camp experience, we also want to gain greater insight into how parents today are making decisions for their children.  We hope that this information will help us continually improve our camp programs and services. Your feedback is important. We appreciate you taking the time to help us keep Gwynn Valley an outstanding program.

I’d like to recognize my staff and leadership team on the outstanding work they performed this summer.  Everyone finished strong and 2015 will be a summer to remember.  What makes camp special is our staff and the work they do.  Your children will have fond memories of camp and I think they will remember their counselors the most. It’s the most important aspect of the work we do; making sure we hire good people to work with our campers.  As we finish up our summer and you embark onto the next chapter of school and fall activities have a great year and come by if you’re ever in our area.  Camp takes on a whole new appearance in the other seasons.  This was our 80th summer here at camp and as E Session ends, so begins another great year.  We look forward to preparing for our 81st summer in 2016.

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. We know you will hear stories and songs as the weeks go by and that the camp experience will become a great memory. Placed in the hands of a mature staff a camper really gains 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!