25th Anniversary Celebration Recap

By Sandy Schenck

25th Anniversary CelebrationThis summer Green River Preserve celebrated its Silver Anniversary – 25 Years of Summer Camp. A celebration was held at camp on June 30th, 2012. The afternoon was filled with camp tours, activities and games, the camp store and hugs, kisses, and fond memories.
 
An estimated total of 250 people were in attendance for the celebration; including summer staff, three week campers, TBX and Blue Ridge Expeditioners, alumnae (campers and staff) and GRP board member, Marla Adams.

After a festive cookout in the Lodge, guests and campers gathered at the lower council fire for a wonderful evening of stories, singing, dancing, drumming and tales of when we were campers.

Senior Mentor, Hawk Hurst, served as the master of ceremonies for the campfire. Cheers from the crowd echoed through the valley as Senior Mentor, Star Ellis, concluded the campfire with one of his legendary stories.

Following the campfire, an amazing fireworks display was presented on the front field. Orchestrated by program assistant, Harrison Boyd, the fireworks were a sight to see. They were fabulous! As Sisters, Brothers drifted over the front field, once again, camp bid all a good night.

The greatest gift in this celebration was the sheer joy of knowing that thousands of campers have shared the GRP journey. The myriad of relationships – campers, staff, and families will live on for generations and that’s a good thing! 

To view more photos of the celebration visit our album on Facebook