Greystone's Greatest Hits

When you think back on your time at camp, what do you remember? Every decade has its most beloved food, its favorite overnights, its coveted levels to pass in particular activities. As you reminisce about your time at Greystone, check out these memories and events during these Greystone decades:
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Favorite Activities in the 1920s

  • Canoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Dance (Aesthetic and Folk)
  • Theatrics
  • Bible
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1920 Swimming Levels

The original swimming levels in the 1920s included: Minnows, Sunfish, Sharks, and Whales.

1930s Banquet Cup Awards:
Land Sports
Water Sports

Trips taken in the 1930s:
Bus trips to Biltmore
Overnights to Lake Lure
Horseback trips to town
Hiking at Mt. Mitchell

1930s Canoe Fleet:
12 Old Town Canoes
4 Rowboats
Large Fishing Boat
Johnson Sea Horse Speed boat

Favorite 1930s Landsports:
Ring Tennis

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1940s Facility Improvements:

  • Installed a loudspeaker system
  • Purchased new docks
  • Expanded the Infirmary
  • Enlarged the Dining Hall
  • Refurbished the Counselor’s Hut
  • Added new cabins
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Favorite 1940s Evening Programs:

  • Stunt Night
  • Odds vs. Evens Basketball Game
  • Quiz Program and “Shadow Party”
  • Dance Nights (all girl dances and boy-girl dances)
  • Book Night
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Favorite Foods of the 1950s:
French toast
Homemade rolls
Peaches with hard sauce
Chocolate and lemon stacks
Faye’s fried chicken

Banquets in the 1950s:
1951: Land of Oz
1952: World Flight
1954: Alice in Wonderland
1956: Under the Sea
1959: The Circus Comes to Greystone

1950 Favorite traditions:
Flag Ceremony
Lighting candles
Singing “The Lord’s Prayer”
Councl Fire
Being a Table Girl
Challenge Day

1950s Facility Improvements:
Canoeing dock rebuilt
Sand beach enclosed
New cabins built
Purchased property named “High Acres”

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Coveted Clubs in the 1960s:

Campers could gain admittance to these highly sought after “clubs” by passing levels and completing other tasks specific to each department.

  • Canoeing: K-Nu Club
  • Riding: Heads Up, Heels Down Riding Club
  • Riflery: Silver Bullet Rifle Club
  • Fencing: The Greystone Band Of Musketeers Fencing Club
  • Sailing: Commodore’s Wheel Club
  • Pioneering: Hiker’s Club

Popular 1960s Activities

  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Ring Tennis
  • Archery
  • Fencing
  • Riflery
  • Tennis
  • Riding
  • Watersports
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Play Productions in the 1970s:

  • 1971: Music Man
  • 1973: H.M.S. Pinafore
  • 1975: Wizard of Oz
  • 1977: Cinderella
  • 1978: The Pale Pink Dragon
  • 1979: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Pickers’ Songs

In the 1970s, Greystone girls enjoyed singing these songs (as well as many others) as part of the newly formed hillbilly band Pickers:

  • Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?
  • Big Jim Folsom
  • Snap, Crackle, Pop
  • Here We Are at Camp Again
  • We’ll Be Back

1980s Facility Improvements:
Track and soccer field added
Swimming pool built
Gynmasium constructed
Greystone barn rebuilt
White Hall renovated

Favorite 1980s EPs:
Greystone Squares
Christmas in July
Parable of the Strings
Amy Grant’s surprise concert
Five Year celebration

JimDaddy’s Goal Setting:
Write it down
Assemble a team
Devise a plan
Identify obstacles
Set a time limit
Focus on the results

Food Faves in the 1980s:
Chicken divan
Chocolate and lemon stacks
Gutter sundaes
Taco in a bag
Sunday fried chicken

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1990s Carnival Parade Themes:

  • Libby’s Garden Party
  • In the Refrigerator
  • At the Circus
  • Disney
  • Under the Sea
  • Seasame Street

Morning Assembly Songs of the 1990s:

  • Big House
  • Walk in the Light
  • Life is Precious
  • Let Us Pray
  • Cover to Cover
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Activity Additions of the 2000s

  • Metal Jewelry
  • Diving-well pool for Synchronized Swimming
  • Glass Beads and Glass Fusion programs
  • Dog Camp
  • Fitness Center air conditioning
  • Ropes Course with 600-foot zipline
  • Waterpark additions of a big slide and trampoline
  • Greystone Gazette literary magazine
  • Golf green and driving range
  • Nature center expanded for “Fowl Play” program

Favorite EPs of the 2000s

  • Cabin Lip Sync
  • Decades Dance
  • Carnival
  • Corn Roast
  • Derby Day
  • Watershow
  • Banquet