Green and Gray: A highlight of the summer at Brant Lake Camp is our traditional ‘Green and Gray’, a four consecutive day competition that all campers and most of our counselors take part in. Unique to Brant Lake Camp, and a tradition dating back to 1917, is the concept that once a new camper is chosen in our special opening ceremony, he will always be that color for the rest of his life. Hence—“once a Green always a Green– and once a Gray always a Gray.”
Green and Gray, as we position it and oversee it, is a competition that represents the highest form of sportsmanship and respect for the opponent, something that seems to be lacking in today’s sports environment. During Green & Gray, the normal camp routine is suspended and the two teams participate in exceptional well supervised games and athletic events. Seeing to it that teams are as balanced as possible by group is a key task of the Key Staff and Directors. All groups and ages compete against their peers and at their ability level with all games of equal value in the point totals. Believe it or not, our Rope Burning contest is one of the most exciting and enjoyed events.
The thrill of G&G is more in the playing than anything else– and is something every camper eagerly awaits all summer long. From the surprise breaking of the event, whose date, time, theme and location, is a closely guarded secret, to the closing ceremony, it is an unforgettable and fun experience.
Green and Gray is truly the culmination and showcase of all the developing skills, teamwork and sportsmanship we strive for all summer long at Brant Lake Camp.