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GRP Family Camps

About GRP Family Camps

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 two family camps this spring!

Family Camp: Friday, April 30th - Sunday, May 2nd

Rookie Family Camp: Friday, May 14th - Sunday, May 16th

Idea behind the Weekends

Family Camp is for all Alumni and current camper families who have been needing more GRP in their lives - haven’t we all?!? Come back to camp and introduce the GRP experience to new family members. Relax in the front field, go on your favorite hike, and enjoy being back “home.”

Rookie Family Camp 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.

Both weekends provide the perfect opportunity to experience GRP, either for the first time or as a seasoned camper. If you are a new GRP family, but your calendar does not align with the Rookie Family weekend, you should still join us for our Alumni Family Camp, which will still provide ample opportunity to experience GRP and get your camper ready for camp.

How to Enroll

Register here!

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, 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 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.

Covid Specific Information

We ask that all participants be tested within 3 days prior to arrival and have proof of a negative test result upon arrival. We also ask that family members quarantine at home, with the exception ofgoing to work, school, and other essential activities for 10 days prior to the weekend. Families will be asked to fill out a covid symptom questionnaire daily for 10 days prior to arrival.

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.

  • A Covid release statement and specific safety protocols will be sent out before your arrival
  • Families will be housed together on one side of our cabin buildings.
  • Families will be asked to complete a covid pre-screening checklist before arriving at camp and will go through screening before entering camp.
  • Families agree to report any Covid symptoms if they experience any 14 days after the program.
  • Families will be assigned a table and/or area for eating in order to maintain social distancing.
  • All cabins will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after the weekend; families are to clean and sanitize their accommodations during their stay.
  • Proper social distancing and hand washing should be practiced by family members.
  • During evening programs, families will be given a designated spot that is at least 6ft away from other groups.
  • When interacting with people outside of the family unit, we ask participants to wear a mask.
  • Activity areas and equipment will be properly sanitized between participants from different families.
  • All GRP staff will be screened daily.

We are still in the process of building a plan specific to our program and our community. We will also 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.

Questions about GRP Family Camp Weekends