Escape to the mountains for a restorative weekend of camp fun at Green River Preserve with your family or pod! Explore the Preserve on Mentor Hikes with our trained naturalists. Relax by the lake or in hammockville with a book. Laugh, learn, and challenge yourselves with archery, canoeing, and other camp activities. Plunge into GRP traditions - from reverent council fires to making s’mores around a fire. Throughout the weekend we will hike some of the favorite GRP trails, explore various camp activities, and gather at a safe distance for evening programs. Unplug, slow down, and play in the woods.
We are excited to offer one family camp this spring!
Rookie Family Camp: Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1st
Are you or your child camp-curious? Wanting to try-on our camp before committing to a summer session? We invite you to escape to the mountains for a fun-filled weekend this spring at Green River Preserve with your family and friends! Over the course of 3-days you can explore the Preserve with our trained naturalists, relax in hammockville with a book, or challenge yourselves with climbing, archery, canoeing, and other camp activities. We’re excited to offer a taste of the GRP experience for the whole family!
Rookie Weekend is the perfect opportunity for younger siblings and first-time campers to try sleep away camp alongside the comfort of family. Future campers can meet our directors and staff, learn their way around the Preserve, and feel right at home when they decide to return on their own for a summer session.
Tickets are $1000 for a family or group of 4 and $200 for each additional person. Registration is open for the entire family or group pod. Once you fill out the registration form, Hayne will contact you within 3 business days to confirm registration.
We are thrilled to invite you to enjoy GRP with us for what is certain to be a special weekend filled with connection, joy, and memories. We hope to see you and your family this Spring!
It has been a difficult year in a myriad of ways, and we want this weekend to be accessible to any family who wishes to come. Please reach out to us if your family would like to attend but the cost is prohibitive.
Please stay tuned to this page for updated COVID protocols as we get closer to the weekend.
We are following continually refined government and American Camp Association guidelines, and appropriate measures to ensure a safe and fun-filled weekend outdoors. Your cooperation in Covid safety protocols is essential to making this weekend a success.
We will have to do a bit of watching and waiting to see what levels of restrictions are necessary given the environment and guidelines we receive in the spring. Even so, we do know the general shape of what our specific plan will aim for. We know that we will be using all of the best practices developed this year. We greatly appreciate your patience and flexibility.
Rookie Weekend is open to all family members. We do ask that at least one adult accompany children throughout the day. If a child is too young for an activity, one adult can remain with them and not participate.
Rookie Weekend is open to anyone who wants to come to camp! Due to Covid-19, we are only housing 1 family group or pod per cabin side. If you have formed a pod with a family (or 2) and want to form a group of 4 or more with them for this event you can. Cabins have 9 single beds.
Parents and guardians are expected to monitor their family members during their stay for Covid-19 symptoms and must notify a camp director as soon as possible if anyone is symptomatic. If someone in your family begins to show symptoms, we ask that your family quarantine in your cabin until you can make arrangements to go home.
The official arrival time for Rookie Weekend is between 5 - 6pm on Friday. Please check in at the Back Field via the Opening/Closing Day entrance. If you plan to arrive at a later time, please contact with your estimated arrival.
Please plan to depart between 2-3pm on Sunday. If you plan to depart at an earlier time, please contact with your estimated departure.
Stay tuned! We will send you a detailed schedule prior to your arrival at camp. Our goal is to recreate a regular camp day at GRP as best as we can for Rookie Weekend.
Your family will be staying in your own cabin, included in the ticket price.
Since each family will have their own cabin side for Rookie Weekend, the weekends will be capped at 16 family groups.
While we are beyond excited to see so many friends of GRP gathered together for the weekend, please leave your pets behind.
We suggest packing the following items PER PERSON: