Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We've tried to answer questions that we hear often but if you don't see the answer to your question, feel free to call 616.399.3150 or email us.

When will Camp Geneva begin taking registrations for the coming summer?
Camp Geneva begins taking registrations the first week of January. If you are unable to register online, please call our office at 616.399.3150.
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How can I register for summer camp?
See information on how to register.

How soon should I register?
As soon as possible after registration opens! Some of our weeks fill up by the end of January. You can check availability to see which weeks are still open here
 
What is GENEVA's policy if my camper needs to arrive late?
  • GENEVA will only accommodate late arrivals which are health related or family emergencies. If families anticipate not being able to arrive on time, they will be encouraged to register for a different session. 
  • We reserve the right to cancel the registrations of children who do not show up and have not notified us by noon on Monday. 
  • Cancellations will be subject to GENEVA’s cancellation/refund policy.
  • Rationale for this policy:
    • Much happens in the first few hours of camp with implications ranging from personal comfort, to cabin bonding opportunities, to state licensing regulations. For these reasons, regardless of your camper's comfort or experience level with camp, it's important that they arrive near the start of the camp session.
 
What is GENEVA's policy if my camper has a conflict and needs to leave for a period of time during the camp session?
  • GENEVA will only accommodate camper absences which are health related or family emergencies. If families anticipate arrival conflicts or conflicts due to sports or otherwise during the camp session, they will be encouraged to register for a different session. 
  • We reserve the right to cancel the registrations of children needing absences during the week for reasons other than health or family emergencies.
  • Cancellations will be subject to GENEVA’s cancellation/refund policy.
  • Rationale for this policy: more info

What is GENEVA's policy if my camper has to depart early?

  • We strongly discourage early departures.
  • Rationale for this policy
    • The end of the camp session is designed to wrap up the week and transition campers back into their daily routines. It is filled with debriefing conversations, picture signing, and other closing activities that are significant in the child’s experience. If you must pick up your child early, please contact the office to discuss the most opportune time.

I’m going into 6th grade and my friend is going into 7th grade. Can we come together?

Each week is designed for specific grades levels, so we require that you come during a week appropriate for your grade. Since 6th graders are at GENEVA Shores and 7th graders are at GENEVA Pines, it won’t be possible for you to come together.

Can I list 2 bunkmates on my registration form?
View additional information regarding our bunkmate policy.
 
Really want to be with your friends? Check out our Fill a Cabin or Day Camp Group option.
 
How does GENEVA’s scholarship program work?
Read how it works
 
Do I register by the grade I'm in now, or by the grade I'm going into in the fall? 
Register by the grade you are entering in the fall.
 
Can my child attend two different sessions?
  • Registration is limited to one session per child. Exceptions are made for children entering 3rd or 4th grade who may register for a session of Day Camp and a session of Shores because of the program distinctions. 
  • Rationale for this policy: Most sessions fill up and we want to be able to offer a camp experience to as many children as possible. Also, much of the programming is repeated from week to week within each program as we utilizes the same Bible study curriculum, crafts, and activities. This repetition of programming means a child is left comparing weeks rather than growing from a new and different experience.
What is your camper to counselor ratio?
  • Day Camp - 8 campers/counselor
  • Shores - 10 campers/counselor for full weeks and 10 campers/1 counselor and a CIT (Counselor-in-Training) for 3-day camps
  • Pines - 10 campers/counselor
  • High School Camps - 8-10 campers/counselor
Will I get a confirmation?
Yes. more info

I have a child with Special Needs. May he/she attend camp?
At Camp Geneva, we enthusiastically pursue opportunities to welcome campers with special needs into the experience. more info
 
My child has food allergies? Can you accommodate that?
Yes! Camp Geneva is blessed to provide food service through partnership with Creative Dining Services. As instances of nut, gluten, dairy, egg, and many other allergies and sensitivities becoming more common, this relationship offers expertise in nutrition and the ability to navigate many special dietary restrictions with confidence. more info
 
Does GENEVA accept names on a waiting list if the week I want is full?
Yes. See more information on wait list procedures