You’ve held a snake, or a turtle, or a tarantula, OR ALL THREE!
You know how to tie a figure 8 follow through with your eyes closed
Pisgah Slides is your favorite water park
You love to wake up where the rhododendron grow
We asked what makes you a Green Cove camper and this is what you said:
Making train wreck year round
Crossing swamp thang
I can test my limits
Ugly crying on pickup day
Everything that makes me miss it SO MUCH
Knowing all the friendship bracelet patterns
My favorite part of camp is ice cream on Sundays with friends
Independence, confidence, and my constant need to get back to the mountains
Having a semi-permanent Chaco tan
Throwing chocolate sauce all over people and then jumping in the lake to rinse off
I met one of my best friends at camp 25 years ago!
If you can make trainwreck or summer sandwiches like a pro
Ice cream on oties
3 day DuPont trip
I love the outdoors!
Being with my best friends for 5 weeks
Generations of campers in the family coming back again and again! Feels like a second home
Meeting the best friends and Tajar day!!
30 minute swimming test in the cold side
Crying at the last campfire
I can go sleeping in the woods for 5 days!
Crying HARD at final campfire
I love learning new things and making new friends every summer
Extravagant planning for Aide year
Sending your parents a blank letter so you can get ice cream on Sunday
Doing a backflip off the rope swing!
Making friendship bracelets
If you still make GORP!
Square dancing expertise and a set of lifelong friendships
I love camp so much! I try every activity and have been for 6 summers!!
Making the best friends!
Hiking in the back 40
Tailing someone as you sprint through the creek to find the Tajar
You can paddle a raging river
Swimming laps in the cold side
Otie’s knob is my favorite place, watching the sunsets, eating ice cream, and my bffs!
Waiting in line to get a pb&j
You know the true value of a #10 can
Singing Ash Grove on the way to Campfire!
Canoe trip overnights!
Loving Tajar Day!
Tajar Day is your favorite day of the year
You sing House at Pooh Corner to your kids at bedtime
Being a happy camper underneath the trees
You know all the words to Closer to Fine
Putting the plate with the candle into the campfire water
Jumping off the tower makes me go from feeling like a counselor to a camper!
Sleeping out in the woods
I’ve climbed mountains when I never thought I would make it up the first rock!
I leave my troubles at the bridge
You live for Tajar Day
You have eaten GORP off a rock beside a river
Having the confidence to know I can do alllll those skills I learned over 10 years ago
Cookies, cookies, listen while we sing to you
Short sheeting a bed!
Biking big downhill school
12 hour biking event!
Crunching lifesavers to watch sparks while camping out!
Telling stories from camp over and over until my friends beg me to stop
Counting down the days until you’re back in your favorite place with your favorite people
Sending love and best wishes from Tuxedo to everyone in our camp community. We love hearing campers past and present share what makes camp special, and how it’s affected your lives! You can share those thoughts and memories with us on social media, find us @campgreencove. You can also let us know what else you’d like to hear about from camp as we prepare for summertime!
Our Assistant Director is Ev Schwartz, who moved to North Carolina and joined our full time staff in 2019. Originally from Alexandria, VA, Ev grew up going to camp in the mountains of Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2016 with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Economics. After graduation, Ev was pursuing a Masters degree in Political Science when her love of outdoor education was rekindled. From there she worked for camps as a Head counselor, Head of outdoor living skills, and an outdoor learning center instructor. Ev is an avid believer in the potential of outdoor education to bring about positive camper outcomes, as well as the power of a small community of dedicated women to make a real difference in the world. In the summer she coordinates with activities to make sure programs run smoothly and trips are rewarding and safe. In Fall, winter, and spring, Ev travels to recruit campers and works hard to assemble the best staff team possible. Ev lives at camp with her dog Eddy and spends her free time hiking, climbing, caving, and doing just about anything to be outside!