About

Camp Life

Campers are assigned to a unit of 6 to 10 girls the same age. At least two staff members are assigned to each unit. Each unit sits together for meals. Roll call and announcements are before lunch. Weekend activity times vary, with breakfast at 9am and lunch at 12:30pm.

Fifteen minutes is alloted between activities for transition time for traveling from place to place and changing clothes if necessary.

At Grier Summer, girls stay busy with programming and fun activities throughout their day. Recreational Campers get to pick from a variety of activities to fill their four activity periods. Campers in an Intensive Program spend three of their four activity periods immersed in a single concentration but still get to fill one activity period with something they pick – maybe something new to them or an activity just for fun. After lunch, we have some leisure time built in to help campers transition into the afternoon. We find this time helpful especially for our campers in intensive programs. During leisure time, campers can decide what they need individually; options such as swimming, siesta, composing a letter home, catching up on laundry, crafting will be available daily.

By 9:45 p.m., campers are back in the dormitories and getting ready for bed. Exact times for lights out depend on the campers' age and the activities of the day. However, all campers must be in their rooms at 10:45 pm.

Sample Daily Schedules

Recreational Camper

List of 14 items.

  • 7:45 AM

    Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM

    Activity Period 1
    Drawing
  • 10:15 AM

    Activity Period 2
    Pottery
  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch
  • 12:30 PM

    Leisure Time
    Rest, freshen up, do laundry, and optional group activities.
  • 1:40 PM

    All-Camp Community Meeting & Announcements
  • 2:00 PM

    Activity Period 3
    Pool Games
  • 3:30 PM

    Snack time
    Snacks available at the Colonnade or Barn
  • 3:45 PM

    Activity Period 4
    Modern Dance
  • 5:15 PM

    Unit Activities
    Shower, relax, catch up on unit chores, swim, and prepare for evening activities.
  • 6:15 PM

    Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM

    Evening Activities
    All-camp evening activities may include small or large group activities, such as camp fires, team games, crafts, sport clinics, and night swim.
  • 9:15 PM

    Unit Activities
    Night time slow-down.
  • 9:45 - 10:30 PM

    Bedtime
    Bedtimes are staggered, depending on age of the camper.

Intensive Program

List of 14 items.

  • 7:45 AM

    Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM

    Activity Period 1
    Riding Lesson 1
  • 10:15 AM

    Activity Period 2
    Riding Lesson 2
  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch
  • 12:30 PM

    Leisure Time
    Rest, freshen up, do laundry, and optional group activities.
  • 1:40 PM

    All-Camp Community Meeting & Announcements
  • 2:00 PM

    Activity Period 3
    Equine Studies
  • 3:30 PM

    Snack Time
    Snacks available at the Colonnade or Barn
  • 3:45 PM

    Activity Period 4
    Creative Writing
  • 5:15 PM

    Unit Activities
    Shower, relax, catch up on unit chores, swim, and prepare for evening activities.
  • 6:15 PM

    Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM

    Evening Activities
    All-camp evening activities may include small or large group activities, such as camp fires, team games, crafts, sport clinics, and night swim.
  • 9:15 PM

    Unit Activities
    Night time slow-down
  • 9:45 - 10:30 PM

    Bedtime
    Bedtimes are staggered, depending on  age of the camper.