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Rookie Day

It’s never too late to try camp!

If you’re considering an overnight summer enrichment program for your family, consider Rookie Day!

We offer a one-day, one-night experience for new campers to see if GRP is the right fit for them. Children can take the first step to become an overnight camper while parents spend the day exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Upon arrival, both parents and campers will gain a sense of place through a tour of our base camp, discovering where campers sleep, eat and play. Once parents depart for the day, experienced Mentors and Counselors will introduce “Rookie” campers to the foundations of the GRP program, including a beginner hike, afternoon activities, and special camp-wide traditions. For those new to sleepaway camp, campers can also spend the night with their new friends in a cabin, learning to fall asleep to the sounds of the forest. At the end of their time with us, campers will walk away with confidence and excitement for camp life, ready to enroll in a full-length session.

And for every camper who enrolls in our Rookie Day program, we’ll apply the cost of Rookie Day to the tuition of your first full-length session at GRP!

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Rookie Day Sample Schedule

Day 1 – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

10:00 – 10:30a Welcome!
11:00a Orientation & Camp Tour
12:30p Lunch – Parents Depart
1:30p Mentor Hike
3:25p Activity 1
4:15p Activity 2
5:15p Free Time
6:00p Cabin Time/Costume Closet
6:30p Dinner – Pirate Night
7:30p Evening Exploration
8:45p Day Campers Depart
9:30p Rose, Bud, Thorn

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 13, 2019

7:20a Wake Up
7:50a Breakfast
8:30a Cabin Cleanup & Packing
9:05a Pioneer Cabin
10:00a Parents Arrive
10 – 10:30a Checkout – Camp Store Open

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For the Big Kids

While your child is dipping their toes into the Green River Preserve experience, treat yourself to a tour around one of our area mountain towns. Whether you enjoy great food and drinks, outdoor adventure or an indoor spot to relax, a day trip to nearby Brevard, Hendersonville, or Asheville will sooth your soul. Each town’s office of tourism website is full of ideas to help you plan your visit. Brevard even has its own site devoted to camper parents! Head over to this link to plan your trip.