What Will She Discover This Summer?


At GPS Summer Camp, your daughter can spend her summer learning, playing, laughing, and meeting new friends. She can hone her skills in an already beloved sport or uncover a love for acting, dancing, diving, or even yoga. Regardless of the path she chooses, GPS Summer Camp is designed to help your daughter discover more about who she is and what she wants to learn. Whether she wants to come for a week or two or spend the whole summer with us, GPS counselors are poised and ready to provide her an unforgettable experience.

Summer schedules can be challenging to navigate at times, so we have made it easy to plan your daughter’s camp adventures. With half-day and all-day camps to choose from, you can be comfortable in knowing she will have a blast while she’s here.
    • Where A Girl Can Be A Girl


The journey to self-discovery starts at GPS Summer Camp!



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Meet Our Director


Summer Camp at GPS is a longstanding tradition for many families in our area, and this summer our children need it more than ever. I am thrilled to have the unique privilege of continuing this community offering along with adding new opportunities to best serve our campers. As a kid, my summers were spent in sports camps and playing outdoors until the sun went down. That same play-until-you-can’t-play-anymore spirit abounds here at GPS. And by “play,” we mean cook, dance, run, cheer, row, swim, paint, act, sing … Whatever makes your child happy, we have it here at GPS Summer Camp.

Our camp offerings allow kids to gain confidence from learning new skills, grow their interests and passions, and build friendships that help them flourish. While most of our camps are just for girls, we do host a few coed camps or suggest the myriad offerings at our brother school, McCallie. I don’t know about you, but I can’t WAIT for summer! I hope your child joins us for one or more camps this year.



Why Choose GPS Summer Camp for Your Girl?

At GPS Summer Camp, girls can:
Gain confidence 
Grow in their love of sports
Cultivate a passion for the arts
Embrace the outdoors
Build cherished friendships
Explore new ideas

    • Summer Your Way


Our Camps

Camp Information + Policies

List of 9 items.

  • + COVID Procedures + Guidelines

    GPS Summer Camp has created a set of procedures and protocol to promote a safe camp environment. We continue to monitor and update our COVID related policies by following guidance from the American Camping Association, CDC, and the Hamilton County Health Department. 

    HEALTH SCREENING
    Campers and staff will participate in a health screening each morning of camp. Screening will include symptoms questions and a temperature check.

    MASKS
    As mask guidance from the Hamilton County Health Department evolves, our mask policy will be evaluated. At this time, counselors will wear masks during drop-off and check-in. Coaches, staff, counselors, and campers will wear masks inside when 6ft cannot be maintained and outside when they cannot maintain proper social distancing. All campers must bring their own masks each day.

    COHORTS
    As is customary with GPS Summer Camps, our campers will remain in cohorts of no more than 18 with two counselors. Cohorts will remain socially distanced from other cohorts except during swimming. 

    SOCIAL DISTANCING 
    We will follow CDC guidelines for maintaining social distancing on and off campus.

    SICK SYMPTOMS PROTOCOL
    As is customary with GPS Summer Camps, if a camper shows illness symptoms, we will contact parents to pick up the camper within one hour. Campers must be symptom-free for 24 hours. The rest of the cohort will be closely monitored for COVID symptoms. 

    POSITIVE COVID TEST PROTOCOL
    If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, we will contact parents in that cohort. Campers in the cohort will be sent home for the remainder of the camp session.

    COVID-RELATED REFUNDS
    If a camper tests positive for COVID and the cohort is shut down, parents will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days attended. 

    VACCINES
    We will continue to monitor the recommendations and options for vaccination against COVID. At this time, we are strongly encouraging camp staff to get vaccinated if they are eligible.

    Participation in GPS Summer Camp Is Completely Voluntary
    • By voluntarily enrolling your child(ren) in GPS Summer Camps, you acknowledge and agree that you are assuming the risk of possibly contracting COVID-19 by you and/or your children.
    • Further, you acknowledge and agree that you are voluntarily  waiving any claim of liability against the school should you/your children contract COVID-19 as a result of participating in our summer programs.
    • Further, you expressly agree to hold the school harmless should  you/your children contract COVID-19 as a result of your and your children’s voluntary participation in GPS Summer programs.
  • + Can you explain the Fees + Payments?

    Payment:
    • Camp fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Campers may not attend camp without full payment.
    • After May 1, all payments are non-refundable. If cancellation is made prior to May 1, a refund of the amount paid per camp less $100 will be issued.
    • Registration on the first day of camp will incur an additional $25 fee.
    • Transferring from one camp session to another camp session will include a $25 processing fee.
    Prorated Fees:
    • To maintain the integrity of each session, campers may not register for part of a week. Camp weeks cannot be split. There are no prorated fees.
    Family Discounts:
    • A 10% discount is available for the second camper in a family.  
  • + Will lunch be served?

    Lunch will be served to all full-day campers. Any allergies or restrictions should be noted ahead of time.
  • + How do half-days work?

    Half-day camps run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Most half-day camps can be turned into a full day of fun with the addition of Camp Kaleidoscope, Bruiser Camp, or others!
  • + Can boys come to camp at GPS?

    Boys are welcome to attend a collection of our camps, such as Balance Studios’ Spark Camp, Mythical Creatures Camp, Superhero Training Camp, Film Camp, and Tennis Camp. If your son has interest in additional camp offerings, we encourage you to explore the options at McCallie School. For more information, visit mccalliesummercamps.com.
  • + Who leads camps at GPS?

    Most of our camps are led by GPS faculty and coaches who have years of experience teaching and coaching girls. Carefully curated experts are also brought on campus to enrich our offerings in certain areas, such as for our Safe Sitter Camps. And key to your daughter’s time at camp is the interaction and mentorship she’ll receive from her counselors—GPS students who appreciate the value of girl-to-girl connections and provide big-sister moments all summer long.
  • + Will there be before- and after-care?

    • All camps start at 9 a.m. Before-care will be available for half- and full-day campers beginning at 7:30 a.m. for an additional fee. 
    • Full-day camps end at 3:30 p.m. After-care will be available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. 
  • + How do drop-off and pick-up work?

    Drop off and pick up are conducted in the Front Circle of the GPS campus.
    • All camps start at 9 a.m. Morning drop off will run from 8:30-9 a.m.
    • Half-day camps end at 12 p.m. Pick up will run from 12-12:30 p.m.
    • Full-day camps end at 3:30 p.m. Pick up will run from 3:30-4 p.m.
  • + Can lessons be substituted for certain camp rotations?

    Swimming and tennis lessons can be substituted for morning rotations of Camp Kaleidoscope.

Questions?

Send an email to CampsClinics@GPS.edu


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