Welcome to the Summer of 2018!
Summer is here, and we are excited to welcome campers for our 85th summer of friendships, fun, and growth!
Our 2018 theme is Find a Friend. We’re focusing on all aspects of finding, making, and keeping good friends.
Need some last-minute reminders about how to prepare for camp?
• Visit our Parent Resources page for additional helpful information as you make your final preparations for camp.
• Countdown for Camp helps busy parents remember what to do NOW so that your camper and you are ready when camp starts!
• Want to take a look at the Summer Calendar?
• Read about our Dance Themes?
We have lots of resources for our new camp families here. Check out the video and be sure to call or email us with any questions you have!
Photos and News
Get a head start on keeping up with camp photos and news so you’re ready when your camper is with us:
• Photos are available using your My GAC Login (Online Community –> Photos)
• Latest News
• Blogs: GAC & Sunshine Parenting
• GAC App (pilot year!)
Parent Resources from Sunshine Parenting
Camp Director Audrey “Sunshine” Monke’s shares research and tips about summer camp, social skills, and parenting at her Sunshine Parenting website.
Here are a few posts and podcast episodes you might find helpful:
Episode 37: Tips for First-Time Camp Parents
Episode 10: Homesick and Happy with Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
5 Fun Ideas for Letters to Campers
Our two-week sessions are mostly full for the summer of 2018, but we still have availability in our super fun one-week Mini Camp program at the end of August as well as our teen Outdoor Leadership Course (OLC). Check out the 2018 Session Schedule and enroll soon! Check current availability here.
Priority enrollment for our returning camp families begins on August 1, 2018. For our new camp families, enrollment opens on September 16, 2018.
If you’re new to GAC, welcome! Give us a call at 800-554-2267 so that we can answer any questions you may have. You can also watch a video that gives you an overview of what we’re all about and even come visit us for a tour this summer! If you would like to join our mailing list and receive information about camp and upcoming events, please click here to complete an online inquiry form, email us, or call our office at 1-800-554-2267 ex. 0.
On Target Magazine
Have you received your copy of On Target, our magazine for camp families? There are some excellent articles about screen time, grit, and communicating with your children, as well as an excerpt from Jessica Lahey’s The Gift of Failure. Click here to request your copy now!
The GAC POG-Cast
Have you listened to the GAC POG-cast? Each episode features an interview with a camper or staff member discussing topics related to our philosophy and core values. Download an episode and listen with your kids on the way to camp to get some “GACspiration.”
See you at GAC!