- What time does camp begin/end?
Camp hours are 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Drop off runs from 8:15 am - 8:45 am and pick up runs from 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm. We do not offer extended hours at this time. back to top
- Do I need to pack a lunch for my child?
Yes, please pack your child's lunch in an insulated bag with an ice pack Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we have pizza day and lunch is provided for all campers. Our camp Canteen does offer snacks for campers to purchase, but lunches are not available. Our Canteen adheres to a no nut policy, and we would encourage families to do the same when packing their lunches. Please provide a refillable water bottle for your child every day. back to top
- How do I communicate with the camp?
You can reach our Camp Executive Director, Hannah Laible, by calling 678-575-7391 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. back to top
- My child is not a swimmer/strong swimmer. How will he/she be supervised during lake time?
There will be am minimum of two certified lifeguards, on duty at all times. Counselors will also accompany their campers when they are in the lake. All campers are required to wear provided life jackets. back to top
- What is your policy on behavior problems?
Parents will be contacted if there is a continuous problem of non-participation in the program, bullying, stealing, telling off-color stories or using such language, or any other behavior that detracts from the Christian and wholesome environment Kerusso wishes to provide. Profanity and cut-downs are prohibited. The use of alcohol, non-prescription drugs, or tobacco in any form is not permitted by campers or staff. Poor behavior on the part of the camper could lead to his or her dismissal from camp. back to top
- How are campers grouped for the week?
Campers are separated by gender and age/grade. D1 (Grade 1-2) and D2 (Grade 3-5) both follow an 8:1 ratio though their schedules vary. Please keep this in mind if you have a buddy request for a 2nd and 3rd grader, the older camper would be placed in the younger group. back to top
- Where do I drop off my child on Monday morning?
It is our goal that campers become engaged with our staff and counselors the minute they arrive at camp. Parents/guardians will pull through to a designated area and a staff member will meet you at your car to go through check in. From there, they will accompany the camper to the welcome area where they will be introduced to their counselor. It is important for us to personally welcome your camper and answer any questions you have, so please be sure to allow for extra time on Monday morning's welcome. All other mornings, campers may be dropped off. back to top
- What do I do in order to pick up my child early?
Although we understand that absences will happen, we ask that you help us to make your child's camp experience great by limiting absences during the week. Please plan doctor's visits and other appointments for times when your child is not attending camp. If you must pick up you camper early, please contact us at least 2 hours prior by emailing us at email@example.com. Please note that early pickups need to occur before 3:45pm. back to top
- What do I do if my child has special needs?
Although Camp Kerusso desires to accommodate all children, we, unfortunately, are not able to accommodate children with special needs who are unable to function within our camp structure. Please contact our Camp Executive Director, Hannah Laible, with any questions. back to top
- What should my child wear to camp?
Please dress your child for outdoor play since we do play hard and get dirty. Each child should also wear tennis shoes; open-toed shoes are not allowed. A hat is also helpful item to protect your child from the sun. Please apply sunscreen to your camper before drop-off as well. Campers will receive one T-shirt for every 2 weeks of registered attendance, up to a maximum of 2 T-shirts per summer. Campers will receive their T-shirt on the Tuesday of the week. If your child has already received their T-shirt from a previous week, please be sure they wear it on Tuesday, as that is group photo day. They can wear their camp t-shirt any day of the week. back to top
- What should my child bring to camp?
Each child should have a backpack that will hold all personal belongings. Other items needed are: towel, swim suit, sun block, re-fillable water bottle, money for canteen items (optional), lunch in insulated lunch bag including an ice pack. Please write your child's name on all items that come to camp. back to top
- Can I attend some of my child's camp activities during the day?
Yes, parents are invited to attend the camp assembly each Friday that their children are camping with us. The assembly is a time for parents to see camp in action and learn what the camp week was all about. If you are interested in visiting our camp while it is in process, please contact our Camp Director to set up an appointment. back to top
- How do you hire your staff members?
We have a very thorough screening process to ensure we are hiring the best possible summer staff to care for our campers. We hire students who have been evaluated based on an extensive written application, personal interview, and feedback from three references. back to top
- What are the payment options for registration?
1. Pay in full.
2. Pay a deposit at the time of registration and the remaining balance by 2 weeks before the start of your week of camp.
3. Apply for scholarship should there be a need within your family. back to top
- Is there a flexible payment option?
Yes, there is! You can pay a deposit at the time of registration and then log in to your account to make payments up until due date.
For example, a person registers for camp for $199. They can pay $79 to save their spot and have more than ten weeks to pay the balance of $120. They could chose to pay $10 a week to pay it off! This shows how affordable camp can be and how registering early can benefit your family. back to top
- What is the cancellation policy?
We will cancel registrations for a $25 administrative charge through March 31st. Beginning April 1st, we will retain the full deposit fee ($79) per camper, per week. We will waive the cancellation fee if you transfer your camper's registration to another available week. We will not be able to issue refunds or transfer registration within two weeks of the scheduled camp date except in documented cases of camper illness, injury, or a death in the immediate family. back to top
- What do I do if my child becomes ill before camp?
If a child is ill and must cancel attendance, a doctor's note and receipt along with a cancellation request in writing (letter or email) must be submitted to Camp Director. back to top
- Can my child make a buddy request?
Yes, buddies can be requested. Part of the positive experience of our camp is the ability to meet new campers and we would encourage you to not specify a certain person as it may not afford campers this opportunity for possible growth. You may, however, make one request per camper by inserting the name on the online registration form. We will try to honor requests if campers are of the same age or grade level and the same gender. Children not in the same grade should be no more than one grade apart in school. The request must be mutual before we consider it. Inserting more than one name may result in no request being granted. We make every effort to accommodate all requests, but buddy requests are never guaranteed. back to top
- Can changes be made to my child's camp date or buddy request?
All changes must be requested in writing and must be made at least 2 weeks before the camp week will begin. There is no charge for any changes. We will do all we can to satisfy buddy requests, however we cannot guarantee your camper will be with his buddy, especially if requests are made after our initial groupings are completed in February. back to top
- What is the spiritual emphasis?
Our camping program focuses on creating a positive Christian environment in order to help build strong character in the lives of young people. It is a place to have fun, make friends and learn more about God. We will openly promote who God is and share Biblical truths from God's Word each and every day at camp through worship, music, prayer and devotions. However, we respect each individual camper's right to make their own decision regarding this important spiritual matter. Every staff member is a follower of Christ and will model Jesus-like character. back to top
- What happens during Bible time?
Campers spend time each day learning about Bible figures, the truth of God's Word, and the hope we have in Jesus Christ. back to top
- What is GracePointe Church's denomination?
GracePointe Church belongs to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA is a relatively young denomination, having been formed in 1973. The PCA is committed to the infallibility and authority of the Bible and the primacy of the Great Commission, with our roots in the truths of the Reformation. For more information, refer to www.gracepointeforsyth.org. back to top
- What time is your church service?
We meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am at 1315 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming. back to top
- SUMMER 2020 -
June 22-24 KERUSSO X-TREME
Cost will be $199 for each week of camp (including KERUSSO X-TREME)