A camper’s home away from home while at camp is the cabin. Cabins are nestled in a wooded area and divided into Girlsville and Boysville. Campers live in single gender cabin groups of up to seven campers and two counselors. Each cabin is a wooden duplex structure with screen windows and contains a central bathroom. Campers sleep on bunk beds and each evening the campers will fall asleep to the night sounds of spring peepers, crickets, and whippoorwills.
A mentor group is a camper’s core group during summer camp. It is a coed group of approximately twelve campers who are within two to three years of one another and are of similar hiking ability. If a camper is unable to be in a cabin group with a buddy, being in the same mentor group will result in the campers spending most mornings together exploring the Preserve.
Afternoon activity classes are comprised of campers across the ages. Activity instructors typically incorporate everyone’s learning styles and development into a combined lesson where all campers must learn to engage and cooperate with campers of various ages and stages. This also allows for campers with knowledge in the specific activity area an opportunity to teach and assist those less experienced campers.
Most evening programs are camp-wide events where all campers and staff participate alongside one another.
Campers frequently want to be in the same cabin with a friend. We are open to honor such requests when mutual, provided the campers are of the same grade and age and the assignment does not result in an excessive number of campers from the same city. Requests should be made on the camper’s application.
Please be patient and understanding. We make every effort to honor bunk requests but they are not guaranteed. Cabin assignments are difficult; sometimes we make a mistake and sometimes there is no way of providing what you request. Be prepared to be gracious if we cannot accommodate your request. Cabin placement is just one part of your camper’s experience and meeting new people is strongly encouraged. Please trust that we always have your camper’s best interest at heart.
Is GRP right for your child? Check the list below as the following are expectations that all campers are held to during their time at camp. With over sixty camps in our area, if we are unable to serve your child’s needs, we can certainly recommend a program nearby that can. If your child is not able to do any of the following, please give us a call to discuss whether GRP is the right fit.