Our one-week traditional camping program is designed to offer a well balanced schedule of activities to suit the interests of any young person. Traditional Camp is suited for younger and older campers and offers fun and challenges as campers "venture into the unknown." Campers are organized into age-group based divisions.
Each division has programs and activities suitable for that age group. This offers the best "all round" camping experience to create fun, exciting and memorable time that will have a profound impact on any young persons life. Plus, you can connect any traditional camp session with any other camp session with no stayover fee!
Traditional Daily Schedule
Each morning campers participate in instructional activity periods. Campers are grouped by age in order to make the activity as challenging and developmentally appropriate as possible. Instructors maintain the highest level of safety and follow a standard activity lesson plan; standards established by national organizations (the American Red Cross, the National Riflery Association, the American Canoeing Association, the Camp Horsemanship Association, the YMCA, etc.) are followed where appropriate. Activity goals include making the activity interesting and fun for the camper; helping the camper develop and refine skills in the activity area; and encouraging the camper to set goals and challenge themselves.
Standard morning activity selections include Swim Lessons, Springboard Diving, Canoeing, Kayaking, Field Sports, Western Horseback Riding, Archery, Riflery, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Arts and Crafts, Pottery, Wood working, Drama, Rock Climbing, Challenge Course, and Nature Adventure. In addition to the traditional offering of standard activities, the talents and interests of the staff are drawn upon to offer new and unique activities each year.
Afternoons provide the opportunity for the cabin group to play and work together in the natural beauty of our mountain setting. Afternoon cabin activities might include: a hike to a special location at camp such as Rainbow Falls or "Pretty Place"; a free swim in Lake Rotary; working together to complete the requirements for "Cabin of Excellence"; developing team work via the Group Challenge and/or High Ropes; playing sports such as soccer or softball; or any of a dozen other fun and exciting group building activities. Afternoon schedules are planned by the cabin counselors and focus on giving the cabin group the chance to enjoy each other and cultivate friendships that will last a lifetime.
Evening programs provide opportunities for fun, new experiences and inspiration. Each night there is a program for the interaction of the cabin group, the division group, or the entire camp. Some nights offer events for small group bonding with the others in a camper's cabin. Other nights bring the entire camp together as one large family: talent shows; group games like Capture the Flag or Revenuers & Moonshiners; or fun filled campfires with songs, skits, sharing and special memories. Finally, the last part of each camper's day is spent in the cabin just before lights out. This time is used for campers and counselors to go over the days events or discuss topics of interest. Inspirational vespers help put closure to the end of each camper's day and adds a very special meaning to camp for everyone.
In-Camp Adventure Day
The in-camp Adventure Day showcases what Camp Greenville campers have known for almost 100 years - we are a premiere hiking and wilderness camp with over 1600 acres of nature to explore. The in-camp Adventure Day offers a time for campers to choose an on-camp activity to experience all that nature has to offer. This includes longer all-days activities, like hikes around camp and into Jones Gap State Park, wilderness survival skills, map and compass use, and more.