We exist to join with local churches in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The First Camper program is designed for local North Georgia United Methodist Churches that haven't had a child or youth from their congregation attend summer camp at Glisson in more than five years. Our goal is to encourage families and churches to re-engage with Glisson as a ministry resource. This program is distinct from our Campership Fund. It is not needs-based and does not use donated funds to underwrite the awards.
How It Works: Glisson provides $410 to be awarded by the Senior Pastor of the church that has had no one from the congregation attend Glisson in the past five summers. The church advertises Glisson to its membership. Families register for summer camp and pay the deposit. The pastor then may award the full amount to a single camper from her or his congregation or may divide the award among as many campers as register. Camper families are responsible for any remaining balance due.
Steps To The Process:
If your congregation hasn't had a camper attend Glisson in the last five years, we'd love to make it as easy as possible to reconnect with your church! Questions? Email Lacey or call the Glisson office (706-864-6181).