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Summer Camper FAQ

Can I be in a cabin with “friends”?

We can almost always have you in a cabin with a same gender friend if you are in the same Division, as long you and your friend request each other on the registration forms.  We group the cabins by our division ages – Division 1 ( 2nd-4th grade), Division 2 (5th and 6th grade), and Division 3 ( 7th-9th grade), Division 4 (10th-12th grade).  We also try to limit the number of friends in any one cabin so that there won’t be problems with cliques or some campers being excluded.

What types of activities are offered?

Camp Greenville offers a wide variety of programs including swimming in Lake Sudie, canoeing and kayaking, lots of arts and crafts, rock climbing, target sports, a great high ropes course, a zip line, sports and games, fort building, teambuilding, and hiking/outdoor skills.  Some activities are restricted to certain ages for safety reasons.

What is the daily schedule?

7:00am-Wake up

7:30am- Early Morning Activities

8:30am- Breakfast

9:00am-Cabin Clean up

9:30am- Morning shine

9:45-12:45pm- Cabin activities

1:00pm-Lunch

1:45-2:45pm- Rest Hour

3:00-5:00pm- Truddy Time

5:00pm- Rendezvous and Cabin time

6:00pm-Dinner

7:30-Evening Program

8:30pm- Slow songs and vespers

10:00pm- Lights out

What are the cabins like?

The cabins are fun places where you, your cabin mates, and counselors will live.   We have three different villages of cabins: the Ridgetops, the Lakesides, and the Adventure Cabins. Base camp use the Ridgetop and Lakeside cabins, which have electricity, heat, hot water, toilets, and private, individual showers. The Adventure Camp uses our Adventure cabins that have running water, toilets, and electricity.  Shower houses are nearby that have private, individual shower stalls.  No cabins have air-conditioning – it is not needed due to the cooler weather up on the mountain but most campers would recommend a bunk fan.

How late do I get to stay up?

After the fun evening programs (campfires, packout, capture the flag, etc.) end, you head back to your cabin to get ready for bed and vespers. Vespers is a time to talk about the day, think about what you’ve learned, and set goals for the next day. After vespers, you’ll go to sleep sometime between 9:30 PM and 11 PM, depending on your division.

What kind of food is served?

Each meal has great food like you get at home. Breakfasts always have good cereals, juice and fruit, plus eggs,pancakes, or French toast.  Lunch is great stuff like grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, soft tacos, etc., plus a complete salad bar and fresh fruit bar. For dinner, we offer things like as chicken legs, spaghetti, turkey, etc., along with vegetables and a salad bar.  After dinner you get dessert!  In addition, you get a snack in the middle of the afternoon for three days of the week.

What can and can’t I bring to camp?

Camp is an active place where you are outside having fun, playing sports, and doing amazing things.  You can bring things like books, board games, cards, cameras, flashlights, and other fun stuff, plus any sports equipment you like.  If you bring a mountain bike for the adventure program, it can be used only on the adventure trips and not in camp.  Since you’ll be so busy, you won’t have time for I-pods, game boys, cell phones, etc.  Cell phones don’t get signal at camp anyway, so they are useless.  Don’t bring things like water balloons, fireworks, skateboards, knives or any type of weapon.  Of course, any type of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drug is NOT allowed.

What are the weekly themes for this summer?

Every Friday night we have a themed dinner in the Dining Hall to celebrate the session.  We encourage campers and staff to dress-up for this special occasion.  The weekly themes will be posted as soon as they are decided.