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15 green summer camps

By: Julie Knapp on May 4, 2010, 7:09 a.m.
colorful painted bricks on rustic barn with names, phrases

Photo: Gwynn Valley

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Gwynn Valley: Brevard, N.C.

With gathering eggs, growing popcorn and learning about the web of life on the agenda, it’s no surprise that this 320-acre overnight camp for kindergarteners through 8th graders is making major efforts to be green. Along with recycling, composting, using CFLs and installing low-flow shower heads, Gwynn Valley serves 70 percent homegrown food from its own farm — including beef — and heats 70 percent of the camp’s hot water with fallen or dead trees found on the property.