Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are excited about having your child attend Genesis Account Outdoor School. Our staff desires that each student feels welcome and involved with the program to gain the most out of his/her experience. Following are a few items that will help to make your child’s time with Genesis Account the most profitable.
Prayer for your child is strongly encouraged and will help set the stage for optimal learning and growth during Outdoor School. The program focuses on integrating environmental sciences with the Christian lifestyle, and we would be honored to have you pray for the students, teachers and chaperones attending, as we also are doing.
Preparation for Outdoor School can be started in the home as well as at school. Encouraging a mindset that this field trip is an extension of school as opposed to a summer camp experience will be helpful for your student as well as their teacher. Attention to forms, deadlines or meetings set up by your school will make the planning process run more smoothly.
Clothing and shoes of the proper type will make a huge difference in the comfort experienced by your child while attending Genesis Account. Please refer to the Equipment List for Outdoor Education, keeping in mind that layering clothes is essential, a rain poncho is often a great idea (just in case...), and closed-toe shoes help keep your child’s feet safe on the hiking trails. Check with your child’s teacher for any school dress codes that will be extended to Outdoor School.
Mail to students is available at many locations. All mail should be sent week prior to Outdoor School and addressed as follows:
Students name and school name
We are glad to accommodate for any 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.
Student Housing Information
Our affiliated outdoor education programs serve both private faith based schools and public schools, often at the same time. Therefore, our cabin leaders will fit the gender demographic of the student campers. Biological women will be cabin leaders in female student cabins and biological men will be cabin leaders in male student cabins. Schools will decide which gender cabins are appropriate for their students, and other special accommodations are made available upon request. Genesis Account serves all our customers with the utmost respect and excellence in hospitality as is expected by our growing and diverse clientele.