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GRACE

CHRISTIAN

ACADEMIC SUMMER CAMP

WE ARE MANY, WE ARE ONE

Everyone is welcome at Grace Christians Academic Summer Camp. Located in the heart of Savannah, for campers ages 5-12 years old. 

Grace Christian is dedicated to encouraging campers to be creative and independent individuals, to develop strong teamwork skills, and most importantly to have fun. Our academic summer camp provides campers with a safe, supportive community in which they can feel comfortable trying new things, embarking on new adventures, and developing camp friendships that will last a lifetime.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE FOR SUMMER 2021

2021 Registration

Once your registration form is submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

In addition to registering online, a $75.00 registration deposit must be made at our front office.

CAMP CALENDAR & EVENTS

WHY CHOOSE US?

Our summer camp program provides an exciting summer with tremendous opportunities for your child to experience different academic activities.  We combine academic work by engaging your child's mind along with hands-on activities in order for students to learn fully and have plenty of fun! Campers will  build skills, explore interests, and actually enjoy learning!

 

In addition to the academic portion, each child will have an opportunity to learn biblical principles that will build Godly character. 

Whether your camper loves reading, creative writing, art, or is more the thoughtful type, we’ve got something for everyone. At GCA, we offer many diverse activities. Each day is filled with, Bible stories, outdoor games, crafts, and lots more. 

 ACTIVITIES

When it comes to your children, their safety means everything to us. That’s why we always strive to create the best possible environment for every child that attends our summer program. We meet or exceed health and safety standards to ensure our campers can enjoy a carefree summer of fun.

SAFETY

Our staff to camper ratio is always age-appropriate. So, you can rest assured that there will always be a staff member nearby to address your child’s concerns. We recruit only the most qualified staff members. After a thorough screening process, our team undergoes rigorous training to prepare them to serve, teach, guide, and care for each and every camper. All staff is CPR/First Aid trained and certified should any emergency situation arise.

 CAMP STAFF

FAITH BASED

At GCA, we are dedicated to helping children and youth dive into their relationship with God. Learning faith, just like learning a language, is best done through an immersion experience. At GCA Summer Camp, campers will be immersed in scripture, song, and Christian community. 

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OFF-SITE TRIPS & HORSEBACK ADD-ONS

 Throughout our summer camp we will partner with Faith Equestrian to provide an equestrian base learning objective to students who are struggling to read. Our goal is to motivate students in the reading process by using a live animal.

  • Get kids excited about reading!

  • Increase Literacy in 1st grade classrooms

  • Provide a literacy resource for 1st grade teachers

  • Create a positive association between stories of animals and reading

  • Provide a safe educational and interactive opportunity with an animal in a classroom

  • Provide an opportunity for inner city youth to visit with and learn about horses

  • Increase motivation to read

  • Create lifelong reading skills

  • Create an interest in the horse industry

  • Increase parental involvement

  • Create measures to document outcomes of the program 

WHAT WE OFFER

Our math and reading program will help prepare students for the upcoming school year. We focus on developing the following skills: 

Reading Grades 1-3

  • Phonological awareness

  • Phonics

  • Vocab

  • Critical Thinking 

  • Comprehension Literature

  • Comprehension Informational Text

  • Writing(Penmanship or Cursive)

Reading Grades 4-6

  • Vocab

  • Critical Thinking

  • Comprehension Literature

  • Comprehension Informational Text

  • Writing (Penmanship or Cursive)

CAMP GRACE COVID-19 RESPONSE

Wellness Screening

  • Health Checks – Daily health checks will need to be completed by each family prior to coming to camp. Please make sure you answer all the questions on the form (daily). Those without complete health checks each day will need to complete them at a health station on site. While temperature and symptom checks don’t provide 100% assurance that a student is not infected with COVID-19, these health checks do allow for any student presenting with symptoms to be isolated. 

  • Parents should ensure that children’s vaccinations are up to date (if possible). 

  • Parents should consider the purchase of a thermometer so that daily health screenings can quickly and easily be completed at home prior to coming to camp. In addition to this we will also do a temperature check before entering the building. 

  • Students and staff should not come to camp if they have any symptoms related to coronavirus. Students who develop symptoms while at camp are isolated and should leave camp as soon as possible to go home or seek medical help.

  •  Students who show signs of illness or have a fever will be supervised in a space well removed from the rest of the other students. The teacher will contact parents to arrange for immediate pick-up of the sick child. Please make sure all emergency contact information is updated. 

  • Students and employees that are ill should follow the public health guidelines for returning (must have a doctor's notice or will not be allowed to return to camp.

  • Students and staff must quarantine for 14 days if diagnosed with COVID-19. Only those cleared with a doctor’s notice will be allowed to return to camp.

EXPERIENCE

In 2020 we were prepared to successfully run safe, effective, and fun programming.

GCA Summer Camp ran for six consecutive weeks in June/July of 2020. We required masks and set social distancing protocols in place. We offered activities in all of our classrooms and were able to have indoor lunch with plenty of room between tables, as well as enhanced cleaning measures.

The experience of running these programs put our safety procedures into practice. With months of successful programming during the pandemic under our belt we are confident in our ability to run safe, effective, and fun programming during the upcoming 2021 summer.

CLEANING & HAND HYGIENE

  • Every effort should be made to limit face touching.

  • Handwashing should happen regularly. Students should wash hands with soap and water after each restroom use, before eating, and always after sneezing or coughing. When soap and water is not available, students should use hand sanitizer.

  • Hand sanitization will be required upon each entry to a building. 

  • Hand sanitizer will be placed at all entrances and common areas and in each classroom. Classrooms will be stocked with hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning supplies for sanitation of tables between each class.

  • Frequently touched areas and restrooms will be cleaned regularly. 

  • Students’ use of the restroom will be focused on reducing groupings to avoid gatherings and groups congregating.

  • To the extent possible, students will be instructed to observe distancing guidelines when playing outside.  

  • There will be comprehensive cleaning at the end of each school day.

MASK GUIDELINES

Based on current health guidelines, all staff at school are required to wear masks.  We strongly suggest that students wear masks especially when social distancing is not possible. 

Facemasks help limit the spread of germs. When someone talks, coughs, or sneezes they may release tiny drops into the air that can infect others. If someone is ill, a face mask can reduce the number of germs that the wearer releases and can protect other people from becoming sick. A face mask also protects the wearer’s nose and mouth from splashes or sprays of body fluids.

 

Students should bring two of their own clean masks to school every day labeled with their name, though there will not be supplies of masks available for those who need them. Please instruct your child on proper removal and disposal of face masks. (Please see guidance below.) Additionally, we recommend a more breathable buff or athletic mask for P.E. 

It is strongly suggested that younger students use a face shield. This will minimize the touching of a cloth mask (which contaminates the mask). 

We anticipate that wearing masks is going to be difficult for some students.  We will work with students in case of any medical concerns that may prohibit them from wearing a mask when social distancing is not possible. 

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FEES &FORMS

Summer Camp is provided for students ages 5-12 at the following location: 77 C West Fairmont Ave. Savannah, GA

Payments are accepted in the form of Visa or Mastercard

Operation of Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Fee : $75.00

Weekly Fee: $130.00

Late Pick-Up Fee -$10.00 every 10 minutes late

Parents must fill out any additional paperwork at our front desk before beginning summer camp.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30-9:00 Arrival
9:00-9:10 Prayer
9:10-10:00 Bible
10:00-10:15 Snack Time
10:15-11:00 Arts/Diy Projects
11:00-11:45 Reading
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Math
1:30-2:30 Outdoor Activities
2:30-3:00 Creative Writing
3:00-4:00 Dance/Music/Drama
4:00-4:45 Games
4:45-5:30 Dismissal
 

*Summer camp calendar is subject to change*