One month from right now, we’ll be at Camp! One month!
Group Leaders: If you haven’t already submitted photos or scans of your release forms (and other forms if you need them), log into your ACTIVE account and get on it! Seriously, it will make your first 30 minutes at Camp so, so, SO much easier. Imagine getting out of the van after a long drive, standing in line for as little time as possible, and getting into your cabin for a quick rest before lunch on Monday at Camp. Let’s be honest, that would be a little bit of the Not Yet in the middle of the Already.
…Yes, I just dropped some Kingdom Theology in reference to uploading your release forms. But I don’t think I’m too far off.
Seriously, though, it will make life easier if you get the forms in now. If you uploaded your forms last year, you know what I’m talking about. It’ll take a little time, but that’s a little time in your nice, air conditioned office, sipping tea or coffee, listening to new jams on Spotify and not standing in line in the Georgia heat!
We’ve been able to pull a few kids off of the waitlist as we’ve had cancellations. Right now, we’re having to give priority to adult volunteers for groups that didn’t have any leaders registered when we went to the waitlist. We’re going to bring every Camper we possibly can, but we also want all of our Campers to be safe. Part of that is sticking to our policies about the number of adults in cabins, on teams, and helping on Clear Team.
We also know that being in limbo on the waitlist is tough for those that need to make other plans. So, here’s the deal: If you or your Camper is on the waitlist and you want to be taken off so that you can make alternate plans, email us and let us know. We’ll cry a little inside, but we’ll put the Camper’s name on a list for a special pre-Early Bird period for 2018!
If you want to stay on and don’t mind getting a call as late as the Friday before Camp, then you don’t need to do anything! We’ll take people as spots open up, so you can keep your place in line.
Again, anyone still on the waitlist after Camp will be given pre-Early Bird access to register for Camp Vineyard 2018 as well.
Hey, adults coming to Camp, if you’re new or it’s been 2 years, you’ll be receiving your link to the MinsitrySafe training soon. In the meantime, watch our videos in Counselor World and download the Volunteer Manual from the link in your registration email to get ready! We’ll be making phone calls to the new leaders soon. It’s just a short interview to be sure we have you in the right job at Camp – after all, we want you to have as much fun as the Campers do!
That’s it for now. We’re hard at work at Camp HQ, putting the finishing touches on our tenth year of Camp Vineyard! As always, if you have questions, contact us. See you in a month!