The last three months have been filled with fear, worry and sadness but also a sense of togetherness, reflection and joy. The staff at Camp Gilmont has spent this time taking care of the camp, but also eagerly anticipating the day that the gates could be unlocked and campers and families could return to this place that they love so much! On May 18, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared that camps could reopen on May 31, so since that time our staff has been busy putting together a plan to safely reopen Camp Gilmont.
In our planning, we have kept Isaiah 43:19 at the front of our minds.
“See I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”
We recognize that after this time of pandemic, social distancing, staying at home, cancellation of activities and so many other disruptions to what we thought was “normal” that life may never be the same. We are looking ahead to the future and the new ways that may become “normal”. Camp is no exception. This summer will not be normal, but we recognize the importance of being present in God’s creation, disconnected from the business of life and being still. For these reasons, there will be changes this summer. We hope you are excited to come to Camp this summer and experience all that is being planned for you!
Camp Gilmont is an accredited American Camping Association camp. Because of this, we have always been upheld to a higher standard and this summer will be no different. In our planning, we are consulting with the ACA, CDC and the Texas State Department of Health to make sure we are continuing to provide the safest and cleanest environment for our campers and families. You can learn more about our Health and Safety Plan here.
This summer, our Summer Camp Staff will be spending 2 weeks in training and preparation for your arrival. The next two weeks will be spent with 4 sessions of Family Camp. We are excited to present this as an option for families who need a place to retreat after being at home the last few months. Or maybe you aren’t quite ready to send your camper to camp, and would like to experience what camp has to offer as a family. After Family Camp, we will be offering 2 weeks of Summer Camp. There will be some changes to the original camp schedule and we will be unable to offer some of the specialty camps that we normally would. After Summer Camp, Great Gluten Escape will be offered for campers that have Celiac Disease or a Gluten intolerance and need a place to experience camp in a safe environment. We are thrilled to share more about all of these offerings by clicking on one of the links below!
ALSO! You may want to add some outdoor fun to your summer at home - Gilmont is partnering with Fercliff Camp and Hopewell Camp for CAMP IN A BOX!
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If you have any questions please contact us!
(903) 797-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org