We appreciate your help in making our program possible. Your role this week is vital, and how you carry out the responsibilities will affect the students’ experience. The following information will provide guidance for you as you take on the task of counseling a group of students.
The main purposes of the Genesis Account ministry are:
1. To guide students into a new or deeper relationship with God.
2. To provide a high-quality educational experience that will open students’
eyes to God’s creation.
3. To facilitate the growth of deeper relationships between students and
Our job is to take care of the details and program so that you can spend the week focusing on your students. Your involvement is essential to our program’s success.
At Genesis Account, we believe this statement describes an important aspect of our program. Treating each student with respect and as an adult; showing each student he/she is important is one of the greatest ways we can communicate God's love for them. As a counselor, we encourage you to engage students during classes, cabin time, activities and meals.
Our programs are founded on Romans 1:20, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead," When we take a few days to disconnect from the world and study God's creation, we get to see a unique aspect of our Savior. We study God as creator, designer and maker.
While Genesis Account programs are conducted at "camps," it is still considered "school." Students are expected to conduct themselves just like they would while on their own campus. This means we don't allow pranks, food eating competitions, etc. There will be many recreational activities for students to participate in.
We know that diet is important to parents. To be meet the requests of schools we keep sugar to a minimum. Please don't bring any excess of sugar products for students. Ask your school leadership any questions you have concerning these products. At certain camp facilities, Snack Shops or Coffee Shops are open for guests. During those occasions, the school administration will determine the limit for students (usually 1 drink and 1 candy).
We are glad to accommodate for most dietary needs you or your student might have. Please make sure to indicate any food allergies or special needs on your registration form.
If your student has dietary needs requiring you to send food with them we are glad to store it near the kitchen. It will be available during meals.
We understand diet is an important part of your trip. If you have any questions, please contact us.
We ask that students leave cellphones at home or with their teacher.
One of the benefits out outdoor education is allowing students to become emerged in the subject matter. We believe that disconnecting from technology allows participants to connect more deeply with Creation.
Public use phones are available in the camp office for emergencies. You are encouraged to send students mail, ask your school official for the address.