Camp Information + Policies

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  • + 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.
CONTACT US
Email us at campsclinics@gps.edu or call us at 423.634.7623 
with questions or to be added to our mailing list.

Student/Camper Conduct

Summer program attendees are expected to comply with generally accepted standards of behavior. Students or campers who interfere with the learning, enrichment, or pleasure of other students or campers may be dismissed from the program without refund and will forfeit the option of reenrollment. A student or camper possessing or using any illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco products will be dismissed from GPS Summer Camp without refund.