KEY UPDATES FOR SUMMER 2021

Covid-19 Mitigation Plan
Summer 2021 FAQs

LOCATIONS

UPDATED FEB 2021: We’re setting up camp in 20+ locations in Summer 2021! Planning is well underway for an 8-week schedule that will include up to 24 sites with a goal of at least one location in each district of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Registration launched on Feb 1, 2021 for sites with finalized details. More locations will be posted below on a rolling basis as details for each site are finalized this winter/spring. Check back here for updates and, on behalf of our partner churches, thank you in advance for your patience as we work together to provide safe and faith-forming fun for your family this summer.

Press the “+” below to show site-specific details for each location and to register.

June 21-25

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 21-25

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 28- July 2

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 19-23

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 26-30

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 26-30

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 14-18

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 28-July 2

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 19-23

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 5-9

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 12-16

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 28-July 2

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 7-11

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 7-11

Hosted @ Hollydale UMC in partnership with Powder Springs First UMC

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 7-11

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 12-16

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 19-23

Hosted at White Oak Campground

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 14-18

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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July 12-16

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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June 21-25

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9-5:30 (Mon-Thu) 9-12:30 (Fri)

Rising 1st-6th

$150

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We’re setting up camp in 20+ locations in Summer 2021! Registration is underway for the sites listed here. Registration for our remaining sites will open as details for each site are finalized this spring. If you attended a Grow site in 2019 that isn’t currently listed as a finalized location, consider contacting the host church to inquire about current status for 2021.

Our Mission

SPIRITUAL GROWTH – develop deeper roots in your faith
SOCIAL GROWTH – learn to work as a team
INDIVIDUAL GROWTH – gain self-confidence as a loved child of God

Summer Theme

Grow is designed as experiential faith formation. Counselors plan each day’s activities with the theme of the day and week in mind – from chapel and Bible story time to archery and field games and everything in between. Each summer’s theme is based on professionally developed camp ministry curriculum that is age appropriate, based on scripture, and respectful of creation.

“The Site Directors and ELI Leaders were professional, creative, responsible,
and caring in their interaction with both the children and parents.”

– Grow Host Church

Two counselors and 3-10 campers (grouped by age) build relationships while experiencing camp together. All of camp is together for certain events such as chapel and lunch, then campers experience activities as a living group the rest of the day.

While most activities are open to all ages, only rising 5th-6th grade campers will participate in belayed tree climbing (pending tree availability). Certain activities are also subject to weather conditions in order to ensure safety.

Each of our Grow sites is customized to its particular church site and surrounding community. Dates, times, rates, contact info, available activities and “Water Day” experiences vary from site to site.

CONTACT

For questions about a particular Grow site, contact the site coordinator listed by location above. For questions about registration, email Ian (below) or call the North Georgia Camp & Retreat Ministries office at (706) 864-6181.

stephanie@ngcrm.org

Stephanie joined the year-round NGCRM team in 2015 as Director of Grow+ELI+Shoreline after having served on the summer leadership team for Grow’s sibling ministry, Glisson Camp & Retreat Center (’09, ’10, ’12, ’13) and then as a program director for Grow and ELI (’14, ’15). As Co-Director of Summer Ministries, Stephanie’s role with NGCRM now includes coordinating all aspects of our summer programming. Prior to her role at NGCRM, Stephanie taught high school science and Spanish in North Carolina and Georgia. Stephanie and her husband Ian live in Dahlonega and attend Dahlonega UMC.

cameron@ngcrm.org

Some people collect baseball cards; Cameron collects camp job titles, apparently. After multiple summers as a Glisson camper and then counselor in ’05, Cameron came back to camp in ’08 and never really left: Challenge Course Director in ’08, Program Intern from ’08-’09, Day Camp Director in ’09, Project Manager from ’09-10, Worship & Media Coordinator in ’11, Director of Communication & New Initiatives from ’11-13, and Director of Emerging Ministries from ’13 to ’15. Cameron now serves as Director of Communications for the NGCRM family of ministries (Glisson, Grow Day Camps, Experiential Leadership Institute, Shoreline Camps). Cameron is married to Britt who is a dietitian at DeKalb Medical. They live in Decatur with their children, Eli and Callie, and are active members of Decatur First UMC.