COVID-19 FAQ & Updates

We will continue to update this page with the most current information & news.

August 24, 2020

We are beginning to plan for our 2021 summer sessions. In order to develop plans and protocols so that we can operate safely in-person on Huntington and Shaver Lakes next summer, we are working with state, local, and federal health officials.

As we move forward, we are also meeting with camps that were allowed to operate and did so safely this summer to learn from them about what worked in preventing the spread of COVID in their camps. We are currently only enrolling to 75% of our usual capacity in anticipation of the requirements of those guidelines. For more information on 2021 enrollment, please see our 2021 Enrollment FAQ page.

We’re thrilled to be offering the Gold Arrow Teacher Academy to help teachers develop connected classrooms in this challenging time of distance and blended learning. We are happy to share our expertise in community building and fun with teachers.

Please check this page periodically for more information about our safety protocols and plans for Summer 2021 as they become available.

 

May 13, 2020

Regrettably, we have come to the heartbreaking decision to cancel our 2020 GAC sessions. We are sad to disappoint our campers, staff, and parents, because we know that many in our camp community have been looking forward to camp during this difficult time of loss. 

We’ve compiled some resources here to help you guide your campers as they process the sadness they are likely experiencing from having their lives turned upside-down from this pandemic.

In the coming days, we will send each family currently enrolled for 2020 an email with details about next steps, including your different roll over and refund options. 

View the video below to hear more about this difficult decision.

FAQ

Deposits and Refunds

Q: When will families currently enrolled for 2020 be notified about roll over and refund options?

A: During the week of May 18, we will send an email to each camp family outlining the various options and next steps.

Will you continue online programming this summer?

We are exploring different options, as we are finding that many campers and families are enjoying the Virtual Assemblies and Campfires we have been offering. We want to continue employing our camp staff and promoting fun, friendship, and growth for our campers even though we can’t physically be together.  Currently, we are offering a leadership program for campers completing 6th through 12th grade. Check out our online leadership programs here.

What if my camper was supposed to “graduate” (currently in 9th grade) this summer?

We know how important it is to some of our campers to have the closure of their final summer at GAC. For this year only, we have decided to allow this group of currently enrolled 9th grade campers to attend camp and graduate in 2021.  

2021 Enrollment FAQ

For questions regarding enrollment for Summer 2021, click here.