Pre-Arrival Info


Parents:  We would like to make the final steps of your camper's check-in process as simple as possible.  Below you will find the following helpful information:

We are excited you are sending your camper to Glisson, and look forward to seeing you and your camper very soon!

Check-In Form


Check-in Form
Download Check-in Form

Please Note:  All campers need to have a completed Check-In Form prior to arrival.

The Check-In Form to the right needs to be downloaded, completed and signed by the camper parent before arrival.  This form will be required for you to check into camp.  If you are not bringing your camper and another family is bringing your camper, please complete the form and send it with your camper.

Campers whose forms, payment or registration are incomplete in any way will be directed to stop by the Welcome Center to complete their registration.  Campers who have medication to check-in will be directed to stop-by the Infirmary on the way into camp to complete their registration.

 

Health and Safety Information


IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS SPECIAL MEDICAL ATTENTION, PLEASE CONTACT THE CAMP STAFF BEFORE REGISTERING TO CONFIRM THAT OUR MEDICAL STAFF AND SUMMER STAFF ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING THE SAFEST CAMP EXPERIENCE.  IT IS OUR DESIRE THAT EVERY CHILD HAVE A CAMP EXPERIENCE; HOWEVER THERE ARE LIMITATIONS TO THE MEDICAL ATTENTION THAT WE CAN PROVIDE.  IN THE EVENT THAT A CAMPER HAS ALREADY REGISTERED AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CAMPER AFTER REVIEWING THE HEALTH INFORMATION, WE WILL CONTACT YOU AND WILL REFUND ANY MONEY THAT HAS BEEN PAID. 

Prescription or necessary, routine medications will be dispensed by the health manager, only from the original package or prescription bottle.       
Over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies will be provided for participants.  DO NOT send over-the-counter medication in your campers bag.

HEALTH CHECK:  All campers will take part in a visual/verbal health screening at check-in to ensure that they are free from indicators of illness or communicable disease or injury that may prevent them from participation at camp.  We will do a temperature check for all campers, if the camper has a temperature of 100.0F or higher, your camper will not be allowed to stay at camp.  The camper can return during the week if the temperature is 98.6 for at least 24 hours. 

PARENTS WILL NEED TO TURN IN CAMPER CHECK IN FORM. CAMPERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAY AT CAMP WITHOUT A COMPLETED FORM.

Glisson provides limited, secondary accident coverage for each camper from arrival to departure.  Campers should supply any Health Insurance information online during registration.  Our secondary insurance does not cover camper illness while at camp.

HEALTH CARE:  Glisson has a well-equipped and professionally staffed health center available 24 hours each day.  Prompt attention is given in any accident or injury.  Parents are notified if the camper requires medical care off-site.

FOOD SAFETY:  Our camp kitchen facilities are inspected and fully approved by the Georgia Department of Health and Environmental Control. They hold the highest rating for food preparation, general health and safety, water supply, and sanitation.  Balanced meals are served to campers daily.  Healthy snacks are available to campers in the camp store.
 

Do Not Bring List


  • Cellular phones, smart phones and pagers
  • Snacks
  • Firearms or other weapons
  • Sheath knives
  • Fireworks
  • Pets
  • Alcohol or Tobacco or illicit drugs of any type
  • Music playing devices (AM/FM radios, iPods/MP3 players, CD/Tape players)
  • Non-prescription or illicit drugs
  • Two-way radios (walkie talkies)
  • Personal sports equipment (bikes, bows, skates, skateboards, climbing gear, etc.)
  • Video games of any type


Prohibited items found at camp will be taken from campers and held in the camp office until the end of camp.  Campers using tobacco, alcohol or drugs at Glisson will be sent home.  The camp cannot be responsible for loss of or damage to personal property.

Senior high campers driving themselves to camp will be required to park their vehicle at the Welcome Center lot after moving into the cabin.  The camper will be required to relinquish his/her keys to the staff person on duty at the Welcome Center during check-in.

Want a "What To Bring List?"  Check out the Summer Camp Forms page and select the packing list for the program your camper is attending.

 

Arrival Info


  • Village Check-in will begin with our welcoming you in your vehicle beginning at 3:00pm on opening day of each session. 
  • Vehicles will be lined up on the road outside of camp, so please do not arrive before 3:00pm.  Arriving around 3:45 will minimize the amount of time you will wait in your car.  
  • Mini Camp Check-in will begin with our welcoming you in your vehicle beginning at 3:00pm on Wednesday(Mini Camp 1) or Sunday (Mini Camp 2)
  • Outpost Check-in will begin at 4:00pm on the opening day of each session. 
  • Sparrowwood will begin at 5pm on Sundays.

The registrar will contact any Village or Outpost campers who have not arrived by 5:00pm and Sparrowwood camper by 6:00pm. Please arrive on time to ensure your camper's experience begins with his or her peers.  If you do not plan to check-in for the camp session for which you registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we might contact those on our waitlists.
 

Departure Info


For all full-week campers and families: New in 2017: Closing celebration begins at 12 noon on Friday (more info).  Gates will open at 11:30am. Parents check campers out with counselors following celebration. Do not bring pets to celebration.

For mini campers and families: Closing celebration begins at 12 noon Friday for Mini Camp 1 and 4pm Tuesday for Mini Camp 2. Gates open 30 minutes prior to celebration. Parents check campers out with counselors following celebration. Do not bring pets to celebration.  

Please do not request early, late or midweek departures. To ensure the best possible experience for campers, our small group format is reliant on keeping the “Living Group” intact all week. Shortened stays at camp disrupt not only the experience of the departing camper, but the experiences of all campers in his/her small group.
 

Mailing Your Camper


Mail is very important to your camper.  Write soon, often and cheerfully.  We will encourage your camper to write at least once.  It is helpful if you send addressed, stamped envelopes with notepaper or postcards with your campers. We discourage the sending of care packages.  If you or other relatives send care packages, PLEASE DO NOT SEND FOOD TO YOUR CAMPER. Please do not send cash or other valuables. 

We rely on the postal service to receive letters for your camper.  For that reason, we cannot guarantee timely delivery of your mail, however we will do our best to see that your camper receives mail as it arrives on site. 

Send postal mail to the following addresses as appropriate:

Camper's Name/Camper’s Cabin/Camper's Counselor
c/o Camp Glisson
690 Camp Glisson Road
Dahlonega GA 30533

Emailing Your Camper


You may send email to your camper through our online Parent Communicator service.  The instructions for setting up your Parent Communicator email will be given to you during check-in on Sunday and will also be emailed to you on Sunday Evening.  Your account cannot be set up until after your camper arrives at camp and is issued a cabin assignment. Parent Communicator Email and Photo Service

  • Your messages are printed out at 9:00am (any email sent after that time will be delivered the next day) and delivered with postal mail during rest time each day.  Your camper will not have access to a computer and cannot respond to email, but printed messages will be delivered to your campers.

Daily Picture Postings


Parent Communicator also provides a service for viewing and downloading pictures.  Each day of Summer Camp, our photographers take pictures of what's going on at camp and post them online.  They are highly motivated individuals who strive to include every camper at least once during the week.  They cannot, however, guarantee a picture of every camper, every day.  The day's pictures are loaded late that night and are typically available for viewing and downloading the next morning. 
 

"It was great! It was my first year, and I was very happy that I got to do some amazing activities. I was a little scared on the high elements course, but I did it (and I am glad I did)!"

Emily, 8-year-old camper