Open to current 4th graders.
June 21-23 (overnight camp) at Look Up Lodge, Travelers Rest, SC
$125 ($60 per child after first registration)
*Financial assistance available upon request from your campus Children’s Director.
Registration is now closed.
Where do I check my child in? All of check-in will take place at our Grace Church Pelham campus Friday, June 21 at 1:00pm.
Where do I check my child out? All check-out will take place at our Grace Church Pelham campus Sunday, June 23 at 2:00pm.
What do I need at check-in? Please have your completed liability form, insurance card, picture ID, child’s gear, and any medications and/or necessary items.
What do I need at check-out? Please have a picture ID to check your child out.
Where will my child be staying? Look Up Lodge provides suitable accommodations for our leaders and campers with showers, bathrooms, and bunk beds in each cabin.
Who will keep my child safe? A minimum of two volunteers will be assigned to each group of campers from their home campus.
Is there a nurse on site? Yes, your child will be cared for by a licensed pediatric nurse that will address any concerns that arise. You will be notified should an emergency arise with your child.
In the event of a family emergency, who do I contact? Please contact your campus Children’s Director.
Where is the camp? 100 Look Up Lodge Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690
What will my child need to bring? A detailed packing list will come out at the beginning of June.
What will my child be learning about? It’s All Good – teaching from the life of Joseph and how God works all things for good.
What else will my child be doing during the weekend? In addition to small group activities, there will be fun games and free time activities (swimming, canoes, paddle boats, canteen, giant swing, zip line, water slide, etc.)
What can I do to best prepare my child for the weekend? Pray with them about what God would reveal to them and talk through your/their expectations of the weekend.
What if I need to pick my child up early from camp? Contact your campus Children’s Director to coordinate that with you and for you.
What if someone else is picking up/dropping off my child at check-in? Contact your campus Children’s Director to coordinate that with you and for you.
How will my child get to camp? Grace Church uses a chartered bus service that is coordinated and monitored by staff.
How will my child be assigned to a group? Assignments will be based on the campus service and class they attend.
What if something comes up and my child doesn’t make it to the weekend? Partial refunds may be provided in the event of special circumstances. Coordinate this with your campus Children’s Director.
Can I help to sponsor a child to go camp? Absolutely! There are numerous situations that arise where families can’t provide all of/or a portion of the weekend fee. All donations are appreciated. Please contact Shannon Foster for inquiries on how to donate ([email protected]).
How can I best follow up with my child on what they learned and experienced during the weekend? You will be receiving a parent guide on follow-up at the end of June.
What should I expect my child to bring home? Dirty clothes, souvenirs, and plenty of great memories.
Can my child bring a phone with them to camp? Please keep all phones and devices at home. We will provide your campus director’s contact information prior to the weekend.
Can my child’s friend who doesn’t attend Grace sign up for camp? Of course! They will use the same registration link to sign-up.
What if my child loses something during the weekend? A special lost and found will be set up at our Pelham campus for 14 days following the weekend. This lost and found is not accessible without coordinating with our Central Children’s staff. If you need an item please email [email protected] to help coordinate.
What if my child has questions after the weekend that I do not feel equipped to answer? Campus Children’s Directors are ready and available to assist your family in addressing these questions and would consider it a privilege to walk alongside this with you.
- What Do I Do At Check In?
- Leader check-in will open at 12:30pm on Friday 6/21 at Pelham campus. This is to help leaders have a 30 minute head start on campers checking in and allow them to get settled on their assigned bus, ready to receive kids starting at 1pm. Note: if you cannot be at check-in at this time and/or between the normal check-in period of 1-2pm, please notify your campus ministry director.
- What Do I Do When We Arrive At Camp?
- Leaders will lead their cabin in getting gear (luggage) from bus and head to assigned housing (will be shared with you at check-in). Groups should unpack and settle in. Primary leader reports to leader meeting as scheduled while other group leader(s) continue helping group settle into housing area.
- How Should I Supervise My Group Over The Weekend?
- You are the authority for your group throughout the weekend. You provide structure and cohesion to the group. Each leader should know where every child is at all times. Groups should stay together throughout the weekend. If the group wishes to do some separate activities, a leader MUST be with each part of the group that breaks out.
- What Do I Do If I’m Having Behavioral Issues With A Child In My Group?
- We would love to say you won’t have issues with any child but that is not always the case. It is a privilege for the children in your group to be at camp. Provide clear expectations at the start of the weekend and stay consistent. If you need guidance or assistance in dealing with an issue that arises, please connect with your campus ministry director or their designee.
- What Is The Bathroom Rule For The Weekend?
- Leaders and children should NEVER be in a bathroom or shower area at the same time. If a situation arises where a child needs assistance in one of these areas and this rule must be broken, a second leader MUST assist.
- Should I Ever Be Alone With A Child?
- A leader should NEVER be alone with a child. This is both for your protection as a leader and the child’s safety / protection. You can speak one on one with a child but this should NEVER be behind a closed door or out of the clear sight of others.
- What Do I Do At Meal Time?
- Eat with and connect with your group. It is tempting to go sit with leaders you may know from your or another campus but meal time is a key time to see how conversations and activities are impacting the group. You decide where the group sits and get them cleaned up and back out the door on schedule.
- What Do I Do During Big Group?
- Sit and participate with your group as much as possible. You will be tired as the weekend goes on but its very important that your group sees you engaged and involved.
- What Do I Do During Small Group?
- Discussion questions are in the participant booklet. These questions are designed to stir up discussion and not to be any kind of “test” for the group. Use some, use all, its your call. The key is getting deeper even in a 4th grade brain. If you find discussion getting deeper and you only get one question completed, that is still a WIN! Note: If a child shares something that concerns you or you do not feel equipped to address, please connect with your campus ministry director or their designee so they can assist you.
- Where Will I Get Weekend T-Shirts For My Group?
- Your campus ministry director / designee will get these to your group Saturday afternoon and they should be worn Sunday all day, including trip back to Pelham.
- How Much Water Should The Children In My Group Drink?
- Everyone should be hydrating with at least 8-10 glasses of water each day. Hydration starts before the need for water arises so we recommend at least 4 glasses consumed before lunch in preparation for hot afternoons and an additional four glasses before dinner. Leaders must set the example for proper hydration and regularly keep an eye on the hydration of their group.
- What Do I Do If A Child In My Group Has An Injury, Illness Or Becomes Sick / Where Can I Find The Nurse During The Weekend
- We have a pediatric nurse on call at all times day/night should the need arise. She will be staying in lodge rooms directly underneath dining hall and she will also be at all meals and big group gatherings.
- What Is The Process For Administering Any Medications Over The Weekend For A Child In My Group?
- Unless specifically instructed by the nurse, all medication will be held and dispensed by the nurse according to prescribed directions. If you have any questions regarding this for the weekend you can connect with your campus ministry director or the nurse.
- Who Are The Overall Leaders In Authority Over The Weekend?
- Each campus ministry director is responsible for the leaders and children from their campus throughout the weekend. Central leadership is responsible overall for the programming and operations of Camp Grace Weekend.
- What Does My Group Do At Saturday Free Time?
- Activities will be available all around camp. The group can either stay together or break up for different activities. A leader must be with each part of a group if it breaks up.
- What Does My Group Do In The Event Of Severe Weather (heavy rain, thunder, lightning)
- Keep everyone calm and immediately take your group to the nearest covered shelter and wait out severe weather. Please then connect with your campus ministry director or their designee by phone (# listed in guide).
- What Do I Do If I Have A Child Missing From My Group?
- This is where we stress again the importance of the group staying together / keeping a leader for each smaller group if breaking up. This should not be occurring if we are all following this rule. Should this happen though, immediately notify your campus ministry director or their designee to assist you.
- Where Will Lost And Found Be Located During The Weekend?
- Lost and found will be located at the chapel in back pew area. Left behind items are a certainly a hallmark of any camp experience. Help your group as best you can by reminding them to look around before leaving any location and ensuring they have all their items. If they have a back pack or carry bag of any kind, encourage them to utilize it.