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Camp News

Update on COVID-19 plans for 2021

Welcoming a New Year As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, we are all hoping for a healthier and better year. COVID-19 has challenged all of us and taught us to live with constant change and unpredictability. At Gwynn Valley, we have been busy establishing protocols, policies, and potential changes to our camp […]

Giving Tuesday!

Please consider a donation to the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation. “As I write to you, I cannot find adequate words to say what is in my heart. I love my kids the way all mothers do. I feel inadequate not being able to give them the experiences that can enrich and change lives. Just when […]

A Leap of Faith

We need camp more than ever! As we plan, prepare, work on changes, and dream about Gwynn Valley, we hope you will take a minute to enjoy this video depicting a day in the life at camp.

New beginnings for our director, Maggie

Dear Gwynn Valley Families,  We hope all of you are healthy and well as we move through these challenging times and hope for a better and healthier 2021. Here at camp, we are enjoying the fall season with crisp, cooler days and evenings, and lots of changing colors. Hopefully, you are getting outside and enjoying […]

Joyful surprises at Family Camp 2020

Dear Gwynn Valley Campers, Parents, and Friends,  2020 was the first summer in Gwynn Valley’s 85 years that we did not host a traditional camp program. We really missed our campers and staff and all the JOY that normally fills our valley and makes summer feel like summer! As you know – every challenge brings […]

Climb to new heights!

When you think about getting outside of your comfort zone at camp, climbing is often the first thing people think of. Getting 50 feet off the ground makes most people feel a little nervous, which is honestly probably a good thing when you think about it! Even if you know intellectually that we have safety […]

Mountain Biking is good for the body and soul!

As we settle into new school routines (and navigate all the challenges that come with school in the midst of a pandemic!), we want to share this reminder of camp. If your lives are like ours, we bet most of you are spending hours and hours each week in front of screens for virtual school, […]

A Virtual Visit to the Farm at Gwynn Valley

We hope you are finding ways to enjoy your summer. We really miss all of our campers and we know you miss us too. Here’s a little video about our farm program, highlighting some of our animals. We hope you enjoy this little virtual visit to the farm!

Registration is Open for Gwynn Valley Family Camp 2020!

We are excited to offer a new way to experience the magic and wonder of Gwynn Valley Camp as a family! Although guidelines, restrictions, and recommendations  by the CDC, ACA, NCDHHS, and our county would have limited our ability to operate our traditional summer camp program while fulfilling our mission, we do feel we can […]

Somewhere South

At Gwynn Valley we LOVE celebrating local agriculture and honoring food cultures both locally and from our international staff around the world! For this reason, the Bullard family has loved watching Vivian Howard’s new show “Somewhere South” on PBS. Watching this series, we learned so much about other people and their food traditions across the […]