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.  




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 or by calling the office at (706) 864-6181.

"This was my 5th or 6th year and I have even more fun each summer! Thank you for making me feel safe and at home at Camp Glisson."

2013 summer camper