A Typical Day at GRP
7:20 AM: Wake Up Bell
Help your campers get up on the right side of the bed and to breakfast on time.
8:40 AM: Cabin Clean Up
Tidy your cabin so the Cabin Fairy may award you the cleanest cabin award! Assist your campers in packing for their daily Mentor Hikes.
Campers and staff depart for daily Mentor Hikes. Each morning counselors are assigned and rotate through mentor hikes, the farm, camp projects, or a free morning.
1:30 PM: Rest Hour
A counselor’s favorite time of day!
2:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Activities Periods 1 – 3
Counselors are assigned to different activities depending on their skills and preferences. Each counselor will either lead or assist in one or more of GRP’s 20+ activities.
5:10 PM: Free Time
Campers enjoy free swim, fly fishing, field games, quiet reading, camp store, or board games. Staff is assigned and rotates through different free time areas each day. Staff also attend weekly staff meetings when not assigned to free time coverage.
6:00 PM: Cabin Time
Counselors check in with their campers, monitor shower time, or facilitate a quiet time. If a themed dinner is planned, counselors assist campers in preparing for it. Remember to bring your favorite pirate digs and best tacky party shirt!
7:30 PM: Evening Programs
One of the highlights of the camp day and a great way to bring the entire camp community together in a community-wide activity. Be sure to bring your running shoes for predator prey, capture the flag, or staff hunts. Creativity abounds when planning for the variety show, contra dances, or council fires. Costumes and musical instruments are welcome at camp!
9:00 PM: Cabin Time
Remind your campers to brush their pearly whites and shower if they did not have time earlier.
9:15 PM: Rose, Bud, Thorn
This is the GRP way of putting closure to a fun camp day. A camper’s rose is their highlight of the day; their bud is what they are looking forward to tomorrow and their thorn is their least favorite time of the camp day. It is a wonderful way for your cabin family to share with each other and say good-night.
9:30 PM: Tuck in
Early to bed, early to rise!