Why is working at Green River Preserve different form working at other camps?
Everything! GRP has a unique community of staff and campers. At Green River Preserve, campers and staff are their “Best me at GRP!”
Each camper cabin has 2 counselors and up to 7 campers per camp session. Our 3 to 1 camper to staff ratio provides counselors with the opportunity to truly mentor their campers.
Group Learning Projects: During our 2 and 3 weeks sessions campers are able to build on the skills they have learned at camp as well as explore some of their interests in a more in-depth way through Group Learning Projects. Group Learning Projects are day long special projects or adventures created by our staff. GLPs change from year to year. Some previous GRP days include: climbing Big Bradley Falls, a musical theatre workshop at the Flat Rock Playhouse, tubing the Davidson River, fly fishing the Green River, creative writing at the Carl Sandburg house, Appalachian Folk Art Day, making leather journals, collecting native plants and vines to weave baskets, painting murals or buses, and many more!
Campout: During the 2 and 3 weeks sessions, each brother and sister cabin group is led by their counselors on a two night, three day campout. Counselors assist campers in packing their pack with their gear and supplies and head out to Green Rivers’ various campsites. GRP is a Leave no Trace partner. Counselors teach their campers the low impact camping ethics of this program and the joys of being outside amongst friends.
Opening and Closing Campfires: These campfires are reverent times for GRP and are held on opening and closing nights of camp sessions at the Upper Council Fire. Campers enjoy the company of their camp friends and learn about time honored Green River Preserve camp traditions including Chief Seattle’s letter, the Woodcraft Laws, camp songs, and staff stories and readings.Request Information