Session C-1 Closes and C Keeps on Rolling!

Dear Parents & Friends,

As our C-1 session campers left today we still have our C session campers rolling right along and having signups all day today.  Mountainside started their training days today to get ready for adventures next week.  They chose their adventures a couple of nights ago and each group is using this time to prepare and work on skills.  The MS group will all head out on Sunday as will Riverside on their next outdoor component.  Riverside is out paddling this week and ran the Tuckaseegee today and should be on the Nantahala tomorrow.  The Tuck to the Nanty is a good stepping stone and it’s easily within their reach.  We can’t wait to hear the stories from their adventures and look forward to having them back in camp.

Creek hikes and tubing were the order of the day for some of our waterfront activities.   A creek hike is a fun exercise and today was no exception.  Our creek is spectacular as you ascend to the upper reaches of our property.  You feel like you’re out in the middle of the national forest but you’re only just few hundred yards from camp.  We always take a lifeguard on the trip even though the pools are barely 4 feet in most places.  Along on any trip is a radio (or cell phone if farther away), a first aid kit, an epi pen and staff qualified in first aid and CPR.

This afternoon at the the Mill they were making corn flower to put in cookie dough ice cream for later this week.  The horses got their daily workout in the ring and out on our many trails.    Bikers stayed in the cool shade of single track trails today and campers were seen making Kumihimo with their feet in the creek.  Our SUP boards have gotten a lot of use this summer and all we need are some waves.

For those of you that still have children in camp, tonight is special.  We had ice cream on the Green and showed a movie in the Lodge.  The movie is a throwback of Finding Nemo since Finding Dory just came out.  It should be an early night and then up in the morning regular time and off to activities for those C campers.

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 hope 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 child’s life is expanded by “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! For those with children in our C Session stay tuned for the latest news and hope you’re having as much fun as we are.

PS  For those of you who haven’t seen all the videos we put up during C, C-1 – here they are:

Session C Beginnings

Teachable Moments

C,C-1 Highlight Reel