Sons & Daughters Weekend

Come experience the magic of GRP with your child!

Register for Sons & Daughters Weekend

Each summer, hundreds of parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles visit us to drop off a camper. Often, they ask if they can stay, too! This year, we can finally say “yes!”

GRP is hosting a Sons & Daughters weekend Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th, 2018. This weekend is designed for parent and child to experience camp together. Explore the Preserve on Mentor Hikes with our Senior Mentors and trained naturalists. Laugh, learn, and challenge yourselves with archery, canoeing, and other camp activities. Plunge into GRP traditions, from sacred songs to Ortman and Scrappy. Unplug, slow down, and play in the woods.

GRP is foremost a place of inclusivity and respect and we recognize the special bond between adults and children. That is why we are excited to open up Sons & Daughters Weekend to any adult and child pair. This is a weekend for fathers to spend time in the woods with daughters, mothers and daughters to unplug and try new activities together, and aunts to explore camp life with nephews. While we know the whole family might like to come, we encourage you to make this a special weekend for just you and your camper. If you have a unique situation or any questions, please let us know.

We designed this weekend for adults and campers of all levels of experience. It’s the perfect opportunity for returning campers to show mom or dad their summer home, and it’s also an easy way for younger siblings and first-time campers to experience GRP with family right there with them. Future campers can meet our directors and staff, learn their way around camp, and feel right at home when they decide to return for a summer session.

To enroll, please fill out the registration form. Tickets are $450 for an adult + child pair and $200 for additional children. Registration is open for children who are five years and older. Once you fill out the registration form, Catherine will contact you within three business days to confirm registration.

We are thrilled to invite you to enjoy GRP with us, for what will be a special weekend filled with connection, joy, and memories. We hope to see you in May!

FAQS

How old does my child have to be to attend?
This weekend is open to campers or future campers five years and older.

Who can attend Sons & Daughters Weekend?
GRP is foremost a place of inclusivity and respect and we recognize the special bond between adults and children. That is why we are excited to open up Sons & Daughters weekend to any adult and child pair. All GRP Alumni, campers, future campers, or anyone who wants to find out more about GRP are welcome. While we know the whole family might like to come, we encourage you to make this a special weekend for just you and your camper If you have a unique situation or any questions, please let us know.

What time do I need to arrive?
The official arrival time is from 5-6pm on Friday, May 4th. Please check in at the Back Field via the Opening/Closing Day entrance. If you plan to arrive at a later time, please contact with your estimated arrival.

What time do I need to depart?
Please plan to depart between 2-3pm on Sunday, May 6th. If you plan to depart at an earlier time, please contact with your estimated departure.

What is the schedule for the weekend?
Stay tuned! We will send you a detailed schedule prior to your arrival at camp. Our goal is to recreate a regular camp day at GRP as best as we can.

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! Lodging is included in your ticket price.

Where will I sleep?
You will be staying in a cabin with your camper. If your pair includes multiple genders, we may house you in a co-ed cabin.

Can I share a cabin with friends?
There is a place on the registration form to request to share a cabin with friends. Please keep in mind that you are renting BEDS, not cabins. We cannot guarantee that all cabin requests will be fulfilled, but we will do our best!

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?
We suggest packing the following items PER PERSON:

Assortment of clothing, good for layering
Warm sweater or jacket
Hat and gloves
Rain jacket
Sturdy hiking boots or trail shoes
Wool socks
Underwear
PJs
Bathing suit
Water shoes (ex. Chacos, Tevas, Keens)
Water bottle
Flashlight
Sunglasses
Towel
Toiletries
Sleeping bag
Pillow
Daypack for Mentor hikes
Camping chair (if desired)