Frequently Asked Questions
Can I visit the camp before I come?
Is Gilmont going to take good care of my child?
Yes! We understand the great responsibility parents entrust to us and we work very hard to make camp a safe place. Our counselors are screened through lengthy interviews, background checks, and references. Gilmont has a camper: counselor ratios of 1:6 so that our staff can easily supervise and get to know all of our campers. We also spend 10 days before summer thoroughly training our staff in efforts to ensure that each camper has the best and safest week of camp possible.
What ages does Gilmont serve?
During the summer months Gilmont serves campers each week starting at age 6 and up to 17. In non-summer we serve people of all ages!
Where will I be staying and what kind of bathrooms do you have?
You will be in a cabin with campers of similar age. Our cabins have air conditioning, bunk beds and showers. If you sign up for Adventure Camp you will be staying in our tree houses that have bunk beds. Toilets and showers are in the nearby bathhouse.
Do younger kids room with the older kids?
We have designated cabins for each camp; however, due to the breakdown of campers registered in some weeks, there may be two age groups in one cabin.
Can my child stay in the same cabin as his friends?
You bet! We allow one camper to put in a request to room together. We have campers that come year after year and communicate with other campers about the week and the camp they plan to come to!
Is Gilmont a non-profit camp?
Yes. Gilmont is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Are scholarships available?
What if we must cancel?
We understand that complications arise and that you may have to withdraw you or your camper from a registered program prior to the start of an event. The initial $75 deposit is non-refundable and will not be returned to you. Cancellations made more than 30 days before the start the event will receive a full refund (less $75 deposit). No refund will be given for cancellation made fewer than 30 days from the start of the event. The amount paid may be rolled over to another week within the same camp year. If you or your camper are asked to leave camp because of either breaking the camper covenant or choose to leave for any reason, the event fee will not be refunded. Requests for refunds due to illness will be considered by the Executive, Associate, and Program Director on a case-by-case basis.
I’m not Presbyterian. Can I attend Gilmont?
Certainly! Though Gilmont's history is Presbyterian, almost half of our campers are not Presbyterian, some do not have a faith tradition; and, some of our campers may be from other faith traditions. We only ask that all campers participate in the Bible study, worship and small group discussions that are part of Sessions 1-4 of the Gilmont Summer Camps. The Great Gluten Escape (GGE) at Gilmont Camp is the exception. GGE is unique, in that it was founded as a project for a Girl Scout Gold Award, in partnership with a community nonprofit organization out of Dallas for children who are gluten intolerant. Community building and peer support are the core of the GGE camp and a unique theme is chosen for this camp each year. Gilmont sees all of the camps as important parts of our ministry and fulfilling our mission for people to grow in mind, body and spirit by experiencing God's love.
Can I email my camper?