Camp Greystone — still standing strong for Christ

April 2016 - Feature Article
by Deena C. Bouknight

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April 2016 - Feature Article

Libby Miller, poised and articulate at 78 years old, spoke last spring at a women’s day conference at her home-away-from home, Camp Greystone. Founded by her grandfather, the late Dr. Joseph Sevier, the Christian summer camp for girls tucked snugly into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains has been in existence since 1920. The camp gained international attention when Life magazine published a lengthy photography essay in the August 25, 1941 issue.

Now approaching its 100th birthday, Camp Greystone has not only weathered more than half a century of modernistic societal alterations, it’s more committed than ever to pointing the next generation of young women to the truths of Jesus Christ.

In an era when girls ages 7 - 17 are bombarded by a barrage of instant messages, news, photos, and videos, Camp Greystone is an oasis where water, horses, sports, and drama provide the sensory overload. The 150-acre campus, situated just outside of Asheville, N.C., consists of cabins, an equestrian center, pools, a dance studio, a gymnasium, an archery range, tennis courts, a fitness center, a lake, and a high ropes course. Boredom is seldom an issue during the four, varying-time-frame sessions that begin on Memorial Day weekend and end sometime in August.

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