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Health Preparedness

Updates on Coronavirus

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We are making smart preparations for a healthy season of camp. Being prepared is our specialty!

Part of that preparation is diligently following the developments around the coronavirus and the impacts our communities are seeing. This page is here to update you on how GRP is moving forward through this evolving situation.

As of April 1, we plan to operate all summer programs as scheduled. We know that many outcomes are possible, and to a large extent what summer looks like depends on how the situation evolves through April. Our plan is to move forward with our normal schedule, and then reevaluate and update our community on May 1st.

To help ease worries about finances, we have extended our final tuition payment deadline to May 1st. Our withdrawal policy is also extended to May 1st. The policy is listed at the bottom of our Dates & Rates page. We are hopeful that we will get to have summer camp as normal this year! Please join us in envisioning this hopeful future and stick with us.

Finally, we want to share that we feel our mission – connecting children to nature – is more important than ever in this time. That’s why we are committing to provide educational and inspirational content for our campers throughout the spring and summer no matter what. That includes at-home games and activities, virtual campfires and mentor hikes, as well as videos and blogs.

With our traditional income sources under threat from COVID-19, we need your help to keep this programming up. In fact, we need your help to keep the lights on! Can you make a tax-deductable donation today to help us inspire our campers and give them hope? Please consider donating at the link below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 828.698.8828 or email us at

Thank you, and stay well!

To read more about medical care at camp, as well as policies for tuition and withdrawals, please visit this link to download our parent handbook.

For more information about COVID-19, we recommend you visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.