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2018

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  • September

    The annual Grier Gala teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.

    Grier Gala Returns for 2018

    Grier is thrilled to announce the return of the Grier Dance Gala for the 2018. The annual event teams dance students and professional dancers and instructors for a week-long program that includes performances, workshops, college auditions, and scholarships. This year’s Gala takes place at the Grier School from November 5th through November 11th. It is an amazing opportunity for young students of dance to work with masters.
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  • August

    Where am I?

    Where Am I? A Campus I Spy Game Round 2

    How well do you know the Grier campus? Nestled on a forested Allegheny mountainside near the Little Juniata River, the scenic 320-acre Grier campus provides students plenty of space to explore in a secure environment. Students have access to over 10 main buildings, 11 dormitories and cottages, extensive stables and riding rings, athletic fields, and mountain trails. Have you been paying attention to the details? Test your knowledge with this "Where Am I?" photo game created by Grier Science teacher Mrs. Fernandes. There are twelve different photos; the answer will appear after each photo.
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  • See You in Summer 2019!

    Grier Summer 2018 staff wishes to say farewell to all our wonderful campers from both sessions. You amazed us with your creativity, kindness, and strength. You are each a one-of-a-kind Grier Summer Girl!  Thank you for the great memories and fun times. We loved sharing our summer with you. We hope to see you next year! 
     
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  • July

    Family Night Celebrates Success of Second Session

    Our second session Family Night will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018. While the Grier Summer staff members do not like to say good-bye to campers, it's always an incredible joy to see the culmination of what amazing things these Strong Girls have learned and created.
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  • Session Two Campers Arrive!

    Our Grier Summer team is excited to meet the campers joining us for our second session of Grier Summer!  We're thrilled to see that some Session One campers are staying on and can help show the new arrivals around.

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  • Dance is For Everyone!

    Campers participating in Grier Summer's dance classes learn choreographed routines which are performed before culminating gala event at the end of each session. Campers with all levels of experience can participate in Grier Summer's Dance Program.
     
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  • Celebrating the 4th of July

    Independence Day is always a fun day of celebration at Grier Summer. For our Fourth of July celebration, we'll paint faces in festive red-white-and-blue designs, enjoy a summer picnic, and then see a spectacular fireworks display at Central Pennsylvania's 4th Fest. 
     
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  • June

    Campers Take the Stage in Grier Summer's Musical Theatre Program

    Whether campers dream of dancing and singing their way across a Broadway stage or just enjoys the fun of performing, Grier Summer's Musical Theatre Program can offer every camper stage experience in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Building. This summer, the campers performed You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!
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  • Welcome, Campers!

    It's Opening Day and Grier Summer is so excited to welcome our first batch of campers who are joining us for Session One. Our counselors have been here at Grier Summer training and preparing for the campers' arrival. We are so happy to see so many familiar faces and so many new faces, too!
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  • Family and Friends Attend End of Session Events

    While the Grier Summer staff is sad to see our campers leave at the end of the session, it's always an incredible joy to see the culmination of what they've learned at our end of session Family Night. Our first session Family Night will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018.
     
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  • Grier Summer Artists Blossom

    During Grier Summer's Art Porgram, campers with any level of art experience explore a variety of mediums and techniques, some of which they may not have encountered in traditional art classrooms. Our highly trained art instructors stregthen budding artists' confidence while challenging them to innovate and explore.
     
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  • May

    Near and Far, Here and There, Grier Summer Campers are From Everywhere!

    Girls come from all over the U.S. and the world to attend Grier Summer. Meeting girls from near and far adds a wonderful richness to our camp experience. Non-native English speakers have plenty of opportunity to improve their conversational language skills through everyday camp activities and our English for Fun class.
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  • What to Bring?

    Are you wondering what to pack?  Grier Summer tries to simplify that by providing a general camper packing list. You can find this on the FAQs page or among the links listed below.
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  • See you soon at Grier Summer!

    When Do Campers Arrive? And other FAQs

    Do you have questions about Grier Summer?  The answers may be right at your fingertips. Turn the Parent Guide and FAQs page to get answers to the questions most often asked by parents and campers. This includes information about what to pack, when to arrive, what camp life is like, and more!
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  • April

    Fun Happens Every Day!

    Along with the daily classes in the arts and horseback riding, Grier Summer campers can fill their schedules with fun, enriching programming that includes: archery, creative writing, yoga, pool games, and theatre improv.
     
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  • March

    Dorm Life at Grier Summer

    Girls interested in Grier Summer often want to know what it's like to live at camp. Where do they sleep? Are there roommates? Latrines?  The answers to these concerns usually brings great relief: campers at Grier Summer live in furnished double-occupancy dorm rooms, complete with en suite bathrooms.
     
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  • 100 Days Until Camp Begins!

    It may be hard to believe, but there are only 100 days left until our first session of Grier Summer begins! We're looking forward to an exciting summer 2018!
     
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  • Campers Love the Grier Summer Staff

    Grier Summer's staff are often selected because they are enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, and dedicated. Our staff is comprised of employees of the Grier School along with individuals hired specifically to fill Grier Summer staff positions.
     
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  • Grier School Campus is host to campers during Grier Summer!

    Tour the Grier Campus!

    Are you interested in visiting Grier Summer?  Grier Summer is offering two opportunities for a complementary guided tour of the campus. Join Director Jennifer Pepperman on Monday, April 2nd at 1:00pm or on Sunday, April 8th at 11:00am.
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  • February

    Nights and Weekends: Exciting Times with Friends

    Some of the most exciting times occur on nights and weekends, where campers participate in group activities and trips that provide opportunities for relaxation, self-expression, and healthy bonding with friends and counselors.
    The Camp Director and staff plan activities for small, medium, and large groups during weeknights, such as: sporting events, crafting sessions, spa pampering, stargazing, water games, talent shows, and dance parties.

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  • Musical Theatre is a Hit at Grier Summer

    Grier Summer's Musical Theatre program offers girls who love to sing, dance, and/or act opportunities to enhance and showcase their talents. We encourage interested actresses, regardless of their native language or nationality, to join in the fun of our program and to learn and grow in the craft of theatre.
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  • Meet Grier Summer in the DC Area!

    Grier Summer will be at the KOJAM Summer Camp & Activity Fair at the Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner, VA on Saturday, February 10 from 11:00am-5:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet with camp directors and staff in person. We hope you'll come meet us at this free event.
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  • January

    Meet Grier Summer in Wilmington!

    Grier Summer will be at the Tower Hill School Summer Camp Fair in Wilmington, DE on Thursday, February 1 from 3:30pm-7:00pm.  This is a great opportunity to meet with camp directors and staff in person. We hope you'll come meet us at this free event.
     
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  • Learn About Grier Summer's Dance Programs

    Check out the video that highlights the dance program at Grier Summer. The quick video is a great way to get a feel for what campers will experience through our dance classes, which are available to dancers of all abilities, levels, and styles.
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