As every school day comes to a close, it means we’re one day closer to being back at camp. And what an exciting summer it is going to be!
This summer we’ll all gather on the banks of the Greenbrier to celebrate the place we all love the best. It’s truly amazing to be a part of something that has been fostering the growth of strong, independent, and kind women for 100 years.
As we begin to pack our trunks, I want to encourage us all to pause and take a deep breath, recognizing and acknowledging that you’re about to take part in a momentous summer.
In true ‘Ghany spirit, we will once again be supporting an organization in Greenbrier County through our annual ‘Ghany We Will Give campaign.
‘Ghany We Will Give is a way for campers, counselors, and alumni to give back to the Greenbrier County community for their years of hospitality. Since the program’s inception, we’ve collected everything from feminine hygiene products to canned food to animal care items for organizations such as the Family Refuge Center, WV Helping Hands, and the Greenbrier Humane Society, to name a few.
Now in the program’s eighth year, we’re honored to be working with Communities in Schools of Greenbrier County (GISGC) whose mission is to “surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” By serving all 13 schools, 100% of all donations made to GISGC stay in Greenbrier County to support its students.
Since we aim for 100% participation, our hope is that every camper, counselor, alum, and visitor will bring a few items to donate as they arrive to camp on their Opening Day or for our Big 100th Bash or other visit. Please use the following list as a guide when choosing your item(s):
- Pencil boxes – plastic
- Pencil pouches – fabric
- Composition notebooks
- 3 Ring-binders (1 ½ – 2 inch)
- Trapper Keeper style binders
As a native of Lewisburg, West Virginia, there is nowhere I love more than home, and I want to personally thank you in advance for your support. Please email me should you have questions about the program.
With much gratitude,
— Laura K. Gorsuch, ‘Ghany We Will Give Chair, Camp Alleghany for Girls