WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT COVID-19?

We’re glad you asked. Here’s our latest update: Covid-19 Mitigation Policies & Procedures

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Our Cancellation Refund Policy is largely the same as in recent years, with a key distinction being the addition of a section covering what happens if Grow decides to cancel sessions and/or programs to ensure camper and staff safety. See our policy below, which is also included on our Registration Waiver page:

MORE THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CAMP SESSION

• Notice of cancellation must be received by a Camper Coordinator in writing (email or postal mail).

• Refund will be the amount paid minus the deposit (deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable).

• If camp fees are not paid by the Friday prior to your camper’s check-in day, your registration may be canceled and opened up to a waiting list.

WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR CAMP SESSION

• There will be no refund for cancellation within 30 days of the camp session.*

• *Medical Exception: Full refunds will only be given if, prior to the camp session, a Camper Coordinator receives a signed doctor’s note within 3 days of the cancellation.

DURING/AFTER YOUR CAMP SESSION

• No refund will be made for any reason after the start of your camp session.

IF YOUR SESSION IS CANCELLED

• If Grow is unable for any reason to offer the camp session for which your camper is registered, we will offer a full refund of any deposit and/or fees paid toward that session.

WHAT IMPACT WILL COVID-19 HAVE ON ACTIVITIES & DAY TRIPS?

If you haven’t already, please review our Covid-19 Mitigation Page, which covers a multitude of adaptations we’re making to Grow’s programming which will include the modification of large group activities/contexts such as games during check-in and check-out, morning and afternoon chapel, and increased spacing during lunch and snacks. Furthermore, out of an abundance of caution and desire to mitigate spread and/or exposure, we have suspended offsite day trips for Summer 2021. We’ve been hosting on-site “Water Day” experiences at locations too far from a viable day trip destination for multiple summers now, and are looking forward to being able to offer a safe and fun water play day at all locations.

WILL THERE BE A GROW LOCATION NEAR ME THIS SUMMER?

In order to account for the level of detail involved in running day camps safely during a pandemic, we have reduced our overall capacity of Grow locations from up to 6 sites per week down to 3 sites per week. While this will limit our reach, we are confident this scaling down will afford each site more than sufficient staffing support to provide safe and faith-forming fun for day campers this summer. Even with fewer sites, our target remains to host at least one site in each district of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

As for whether or not specific locations from previous summers will be part of our Summer 2021 schedule, each of our partner churches is in a unique context. Accordingly, some of our partner churches from previous summers have been able to finalize details, while others are still pending confirmation but have reserved a date, and others have opted out for 2021. We thank you in advance for your patience as we work in concert our partner churches. 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.

WHY DO THE IMAGES ON THIS WEBSITE LACK MASKS/SOCIAL DISTANCING?

We’ve adapted nearly every aspect of how we’ll operate camp this summer – we just don’t have pictures or videos of it yet. We are in the process of updating the text across the pages on this website to match our updated practices and policies. Beyond that, please note that the pictures and videos found on this site were taken during or before Summer 2019 and therefore may or may not reflect our adapted practices and policies for Summer 2021.

WHAT IS A LIVING GROUP?

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.

DOES EVERYONE DO EVERY ACTIVITY?

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.

ARE ALL GROW SITES ALIKE?

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.