Grier Summer art activities provide opportunities for creative express with instructional guidance.
Dancers of all ability levels and style interests will improve their skills and expand their dance repertoire by attending Grier Summer.
Girls who love to sing, dance, and act will find opportunities at Grier Summer to showcase their talents.
Although Grier Summer has a long tradition as an English program, Western riders may also enjoy honing and refining their skills through our program.
Summer at a Glance
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Years of Operation
Grier Summer Camp has been in operation since 1975.
Countries & States
Grier Summer campers are diverse. During the past two summers, girls from 18 different states and 12 different countries have attended Grier Summer.
Acres of Campus
Grier Summer is located on the scenic wooded campus of the Grier School, located in the Allegheny Mountains of Central Pennsylvania.
Horses to Ride
Grier Summer boards 60 horses each summer for Grier Summer Campers’ use. These horses range from the quietest of horses up to high level show-jumpers.
Hours of Activities
Grier Summer offers campers 70 hours of camp-wide programming per week.
Camp instructors and counselors nurture campers during their time at Grier Summer.
Grier Hopeful to Resume Summer Camp in 2023
On Friday, November 5, 2021, Grier Head of School Mrs. Gina Borst shared an update about Grier Summer Camp 2022 with families. In her letter, she conveys the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Grier Summer Camp based on the latest information from all relevant local, state, and national authorities regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Mrs. Borst noted that during this time, camp faculty continue to plan and develop exciting experiences for the campers once Grier Summer can resume operation.
Grier Summer Remains Closed for 2021
In a letter shared today with families, Grier Summer Director Jennifer Pepperman announces that Grier Summer will not open in 2021.
IEA Names Coffelt-Wood as New Zone 11 Hunt Seat Administrator
The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has recently named Grier Riding Director and long-time equestrian coach, Chrystal Coffelt-Wood as the new IEA Zone 11 Hunt Seat Administrator. The Hunt Seat Zone 11 area includes Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey. Coffelt-Wood will replace outgoing Zone 11 Administrator, Emily David, who will continue to serve as the Zone Administrator for Dressage, a rapidly growing IEA discipline.
A Return to Grier Summer in 2021?
Campers, we missed you this summer, but we know that canceling our 2020 Summer Sessions was the right decision for everyone's safety. Many of us want to know what Grier Summer 2021 will look like. At this point in time, with so much still uncertain, we aren't ready to announce yet what the next season of Grier Summer will look like, but we hope we can share that information with you in the near future.
Communicating Camp Closures & Decisions to Children
We know that many campers have been looking forward to attending Grier Summer. For some, this summer would have been the continuation of a tradition, while others might have been looking forward to their first sleep-away camp experience. With an array of games to play, activities to enjoy, and close friendships to develop at Grier Summer, the announcement of this season’s cancellation may be difficult to swallow.
Letter From Camp Director
Dear Grier Summer Camp Community,
It is with love and sadness in our hearts and safety and wisdom on our minds that I announce that Grier Summer will not be offering a 2020 camp season.
While we had hoped to be able to put together a shortened and enjoyable camp experience in July - local, state and national guidelines have led us to conclude that this is unwise. While we were prepared to make many adjustments and changes in order to make a camp season happen as it has for 45 consecutive years, the reality of COVID19 is that there are still too many safety concerns for us all to be together this year.
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