Volunteer Weekend

April 21st – 22nd, 2018

Register for Volunteer Weekend

We are excited to invite alumni of many ages and stages — former campers, current or former parents, staff, and families — to join us for a weekend of service and community as we prepare for another summer of fun and magic on the Preserve.

Volunteer weekend is for all GRP alumni who want to return to camp for a weekend of unbargaining service and help open camp for the season! Working as a team, we will clean and open the cabins, lodge, trails and get GRP ready for school programs and summer camp. This is a great time to gather a group of Alumni friends or to meet other GRP Alumni and to spend a unique weekend at GRP giving back and helping us prepare to welcome a new group of campers.

The weekend will begin Saturday morning and end Sunday afternoon. In exchange for your hard work, we will be providing housing on base camp, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We will also have a fire, songs, and s’mores on Saturday night to reward ourselves after a hard day’s work.

This weekend is designed for our Alumni who are 18 years or older. In order to register, please complete this form, you will then hear back from Catherine to confirm your registration. Registration is limited so sign up soon. We hope to see you there!


Do I need to be a GRP alum to attend this weekend?
Yes. However, if you have questions about this or a unique situation please contact

How old do I need to be to attend Volunteer Weekend?
18 or older.

Do I need to bring my own food?
Since you are spending your weekend giving back to GRP, we will provide all meals while you are here Saturday-Sunday.

Is there a limited number of people that can come?
Yes. Please sign up ASAP before the spots fill.

What time do I need to arrive?
Please plan to be at camp by 9:00am on Saturday, April 21st.

What time do I need to depart?
Please plan to depart after lunch on Sunday, April 22nd.

What if I have already registered, but my schedule changes and I can no longer come?
Please notify as soon as you know you can’t come. This way a spot will be open for someone else.

What is the schedule for the weekend?
We will all meet at the Lodge on Saturday morning. From there we will divvy up the tasks that need to be accomplished throughout the weekend. The schedule and tasks will depend on the number of people that sign up and their preferences.

How do I get to camp?
We are unplugged at camp! GPS and cell service is nonexistent on the Preserve, so please use the driving directions found on the bottom of our home page or (click here).

Can I stay at camp?
Yes! We will be sleeping in the freshly cleaned cabins Saturday night.

What if I need to arrive Friday night?
We understand that the drive to GRP may be long for some people. If you need to come on Friday night please indicate this on the registration form and Catherine will be in touch to figure out those details.

Can I bring my dog?
While we are beyond excited to see so many friends of GRP gathered together for the weekend, please leave your pets, worries, work, and electronics behind. Part of our mission is to disconnect from the rest of the world and reconnect with nature and we hope that we can all support this goal together.

What should I bring?
Assortment of clothing that you do not mind getting dirty
Warm sweater or jacket
Rain jacket
Water bottle
Sleeping bag