Keeney’s Knob Hike

Keeney’s Knob is the highest point in Summers County, West Virginia.  The city nearest to Keeney’s Knob is Alderson, WV.  For a challenging experience, the Seniors hike to the summit, sleep under the stars, and return to Camp the next morning.

Keeneys Knob Hike II
Beginning the Hike.
Keeneys Campsite
Campsite
Keenys View
The view from the top.

The Big Blue Water Slide

Finding Thunder Eggs

A Thunder Egg is a rare concretion of iron ore found in Muddy Creek, a tributary of the Greenbrier River.  We took a Sunday morning hike to Muddy Creek to search for this elusive Thunder Egg.

Thunder Egg 1 Thunder Eggs

Playday at Camp Alleghany

Dancin’ and Movin’ and Groovin’ to the Music

2015 PlaydayOnce again the Intermediates and Seniors from Camp Greenbrier traveled afar to meet the Camp Alleghany girls.   After a delicious meal and vigorous welcome songs from the Ghany campers, all the campers, boys and girls, headed to Alleghany’s Play Hall to sing, jump, dance, shout and get to know one another.  The music was loud and spirits ran high; a perfect evening for all!

The Wren Family

Wren CollageThe newest members of the Camp Greenbrier family, is a whole household of Carolina Wrens.  They are not in a tent, but in a birdhouse on the top of the Old Bell pole outside the Mess Hall.

AC’s – Future Counselors

In their last year prior to being eligible for Camp Greenbrier’s Leadership Academy, boys fifteen years old are given responsibilities at camp.  The AC’s or Assistant Counselors, are allowed to stay in a tent without a counselor, and they may be asked to stay with a tent full of younger boys at rest hour or after taps, while that tent’s counselor is off duty.

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All AC’s are given jobs around camp.  Some sort the mail and deliver it to the Mess Hall, while others sort and deliver packages at mealtime.  Others wash the camp vehicles or clean the bus after boys, dirtied by climbing or caving, have ridden in it.  Five AC’s work in the Jigger shop, serving snacks to the younger boys twice daily.  One helps to maintain the camp garden; and others work for the office, running errands around camp.

The boys have a choice in their assignments, but whatever jobs they may have, the AC’s are taking the first step towards assuming leadership and responsibility.

Independence Day 2015

Independence Day 2015
FloatOn Saturday we celebrated Independence Day.  In the morning, we walked into the town of Alderson to watch the 4th of July parade.  The parade had wonderful floats, marching bands, antique cars, and much, much more.
Fireworks 4th of JulyLast night after dinner, we went back into town to watch a fantastic fireworks display that lasted for almost an hour.

After the show, we returned to Camp and the comfort of our beds.

Obstacle Course Record Set

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince the 2015 camp season began, two campers have set records in track.  William Harvie has broken the Midget Obstacle course record by 11 seconds, completing the course in 54 seconds, and Mason Timberline completed the Junior Obstacle course in 54 seconds, beating the Junior record by four seconds.

Congratulations, William and Mason!!!