Campers can bring their mom, dad, or other adult family members to base camp for an adventure-filled few days. Explore the Preserve on Mentor Hikes with our Senior Mentors and trained naturalists. Laugh, learn, and challenge yourselves with archery, canoeing, and other camp activities. Plunge into GRP traditions - from reverent council fires to irreverent Ortman and Scrappy antics. Throughout the weekend we will hike some of the favorite GRP trails, explore various camp activities, and come together for meals, evening programs and free time. Unplug, slow down, and play in the woods.
Dates and registration info coming soon!
The Parent Child Weekend is just that: time with your mom or dad experiencing camp! It 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 camp, and feel right at ease when they decide to return on their own for a summer session.
Rookie Weekend aims to create a classic GRP camp experience centered around inclusivity and respect. We hope to have aunts and nieces, grandfathers and grandsons, as well as fathers with sons or daughters and mothers with daughters or sons. In short, while the weekend is focused on getting new campers comfortable with camp, the whole family is invited. If you have a unique family situation or any questions, please let us know.
Tickets are $450 for an adult + child pair and $200 for additional children. Registration is open for children who are five to twelve years old. Once you fill out the registration form, Catherine 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 in May!
This weekend is open to campers or future campers five to twelve years old. If your camper is older than twelve and you really want to come, please contact us.
GRP is foremost a place of inclusivity and respect and we recognize the special bond between adults and children. That is why we are excited to open up Rookie Weekend to aspiring campers and any combination of siblings and adults. All GRP Alumni, campers, future campers, or anyone who wants to find out more about GRP are welcome. While we know the whole family might like to come, we encourage you to make this a special weekend for just you and your camper. If you have a unique situation or any questions, please let us know.
The official arrival time is 5-6pm on Friday, May 3rd. 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, May 5th. 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.
Your family will be staying in your own cabin, included in the ticket price.
There is a place on the registration form to request to share a cabin with friends. How we handle this may need to change throughout the year given health guidelines and restrictions. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
While we are beyond excited to see so many friends of GRP gathered together for the weekend, please leave your pets, worries, work and electronics behind. Part of our mission is to disconnect from the rest of the world and reconnect with nature and we hope that we can all support this goal together.
We suggest packing the following items PER PERSON: