Camp Policies


Glisson is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).  ACA LogoWhat does that mean?  The ACA is a leading authority in youth development which focuses on improving the quality of camp experiences in safety, health, staffing, service, leadership, and discovery.  ACA accreditation involves a rigorous analysis (up to 300 standards) to ensure a camp's operations meet and exceed industry standards.  Simply put, ACA accreditation means Glisson is serious about keeping campers safe and healthy, providing properly-trained staff and leadership, and offering quality and age-appropriate activities to ensure campers have an excellent camping experience.  For more on what it means to be ACA-accredited, visit the ACA's "About" page or view their "Standards-at-a-Glance" document.

In addition to ACA standard policies, Glisson has a few registration-specific policies worth taking note of:
 

Cabin Mate Request Policy
These policies have not changed since last year, but will continue to be enforced.  The following conditions must be met to honor any cabin mate request:
  • Both campers must be registered for the same camp program and same age group, during the same week
  • Both campers must request each other (groups of three or more cannot request each other) If a “triangle” has been requested, the campers will be placed individually.
    • Why don't you allow more than one cabin mate request?
      • Glisson programs operate using a small-group camping model, which in most cases is employed using a Living Group setup.  This Living Group of up to 12 campers does almost everything together during the week, which quickly forms strong friendships.  Our experience has been that when a group of three or more friends is placed in a Living Group it increases the chance that other campers feel left out.  Additionally, meeting new friends and having new experiences with them is a critical and exciting element of camp ministry which sets a camper's week at Glisson apart from the rest of his or her summer.  For more on this topic, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or the Village page.
 
Transfer & Cancellation Policies

TransferAfter registering, campers may transfer to a different camp session for a $25.00 fee prior to 30 days before the opening day of their initial camp session.  No transfers may be made less than 30 days prior to the session. 

Cancellation: The following guidelines apply to refunds:
·        For cancellation up to 30 days before camp, refund will be the amount paid minus the deposit.
·        There will be no refund for cancellation within 30 days of the camp session.
·        If camp fees are not paid by May 1st, your registration will be canceled and the next available person on the waitlist will be offered the spot. 
·        All fees paid will be forfeited if camper does not check-in on the Sunday of his/her camp session or chooses to go home.  

 

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON AFTER THE START OF THE CAMP SESSION

 

If you have any further questions about these policies or any other camp policies, feel free to contact Glisson's Director/Manager, Bradley McEntyre, at bradley.mcentyre@glisson.org or by calling the office at (706) 864-6181.
 

"Our son looks forward to camp all year long. He is already asking when he will be going back. We are so appreciative of the amazing job you do with our special kids!"

Anne, parent of a 2013 Sparrowwood camper