Each summer hundreds of parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles visit us at Green River Preserve to drop off a camper. Often, they ask if they can stay, too! This year we can finally and emphatically say “Yes!”
GRP is hosting Sons & Daughters weekend Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th, 2018. Campers can bring their mom, dad, or other adult family member 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.
We designed this weekend for adults and campers across a wide range of experiences. It’s the perfect opportunity for returning campers to really show Mom or Dad their summer home. This is also a great way for younger siblings and first-time campers to experience 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.
Sons & Daughters 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. As mentioned above, the majority of cabins this weekend will be single gender with adult/child pairs but we will have co-ed cabins as well to accommodate father/daughter and mother/son pairs. If you have a unique family situation or any questions, please let us know.
To enroll, please fill out the registration form. Tickets are $450 for an adult + child pair and $200 for additional children. Registration is open for children who are five years and older. 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 years and older.
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 Sons & Daughters weekend to any adult and child pair. 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 4th. 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 6th. 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.
You will be staying in a cabin with your camper. If your pair includes multiple genders, we may house you in a co-ed cabin.
There is a place on the registration form to request to share a cabin with friends. Please keep in mind that you are renting Beds, not cabins. We cannot guarantee that all cabin requests will be fulfilled, but we will do our best!
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: