Hello Camp Summers Friends,
We have made important improvements to the camp this fall! We are constantly thinking about how we can make our campers stay more enjoyable while keeping the rustic and peaceful feel of the camp. We just completed the dining hall and cabin rewiring project. We added additional night lighting and electrical outlets around the camp grounds. We removed many dead trees along the parking lot, cabins, and around the council circle. With the help of a friend, we finished sealing and painting the outside of the bath houses brown. We cut brush along the river and fences. We painted and graveled the council circle. All of the buildings has had fresh coats of paint including the flag pole and volleyball poles. We finished installing the exhaust fans in the dining hall in the hopes it will make our hard playing campers more comfortable (cooler) while eating. We repaired the crumbling chimney and added a new mantel in Boys Cabin 1. We irrigated and reseeded the fields.
Fall is over and we look forward to spring so we can continue working on our list of improvements so the camp will be ready for our users. We seen a substantial increase in cost of two of our essential utilites as well as food costs in 2011. We continue to investigate ways to add additional revenue in the hopes that our budget will balance soon.
Please keep our camp in mind for any events that we can add to our schedule for next year! We still have the week of August 13, 2012 open for rental! We will be sending out contracts soon. As always, I look forward to seeing you at Camp Summers!
Sandy Turner, Director
Hello! Camp Summers Friends! This has been a great week for the Greenbrier Baptist Youth Camp! It was extremely warm early in the week, but today was wonderful! The breeze was gentle most of the day. The church youth groups that make up GBYC played many games that included some water balloons. The annual football game between the counselors and the campers was great fun! The softball game is tomorrow! Ms. Iona's "tea" keeps the teams hydrated for this competitive game! I will miss this camp, but I always enjoy Monroe County 4-H. They will arrive on Monday morning. The Cox family will have their family reunion on Saturday! So you can see, we still have a bunch going on at Camp Summers! Call me if anyone is interested in a pool party. We still have some time available for August!
I'll see you at Camp Summers!