Wait List Information

Wait List Information

Wait List Information:
Check Availability
If the first choice of session is full, please choose the wait list option for that session.
A couple screens later in the online registration, you'll have a chance to tell us if you have a 2nd and 3rd choice. Even if your first choice appears to be open, it's still a good idea to give a second and/or third choice. As fast as registrations come in, it's impossible to keep the availability up-to-date all the time. If you give a second and/or third choice, we can hopefully put you in there. If you wait until you receive your email saying you were placed on the wait list and then call to give us another choice, that session may have filled up in the meantime too. 
If you check "Yes", you will see this:
When we receive your registration, if we are able to get you into your first choice, we will do that and send you a confirmation.
If your first choice is full but there are openings in your second choice, we'll put you into that session.
If you first and second choices are both full but there are openings in your third choice, we'll put you into that session.
If we put you into your second or third choice, we will also put you on the waiting list for your first choice only if you check "yes" to the last question. If you check "no", we'll assume you are fine with the session you were assigned to. 
If we are not able to get you into any of your choices, we will send you an email indicating that you are on the waiting list. 
Frequently asked questions about waiting lists:
How will I know if I’m put on a waiting list?
If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified by email.

What about my bunkmate? Will he/she be put on a waiting list too?
Bunkmates are always kept together. If there is only one opening left in the session you want, both you and your bunkmate will be put on the waiting list.

If I’m placed on a waiting list, when will I know if openings become available?
If we get a cancelation and you are next on the waiting list, we will contact you. Again, we keep bunkmates together, so if there is only one opening, we will call somebody who registered to come alone, even if your registration was received earlier. If you are willing to come without your bunkmate, let our registrar know so she can note that on your registration. It may increase your chances of getting in.

If I’m placed on the waiting list, what does GENEVA do with my payment?
If you paid with credit or debit card, we won’t charge your card unless you get in. If you paid by check, we will hold the check until we are certain you won’t get in or until you ask us to return it.

If I’m placed on a waiting list, what are my chances of getting in?
That’s hard to say because we never know how many cancelations we are going to get. We do have a lot of cancelations and sometimes if we have cabins and staff available and the wait list is long, we can expand capacity. Sometimes we get cancelations just a week before camp begins. Sometimes we even have no-shows at check-in, in which case we may call and offer the spot to someone on the waiting list, so it’s a good idea to keep your calendar open for the session(s) you are on the waiting list. Last year we were able to take over 600 campers from our waiting list.

Can I call GENEVA and find out where I am on the waiting list?
Because of the amount of activity in the waiting list (we are adding and/or removing names daily), we are unable to tell you exactly where you fall on the list. 

If I decide I don’t want to take my chances that an opening will occur in the week I want and decide to attend another camp, should I let GENEVA know?
Yes, please email us or call 616.399.3150 so we can remove your name from the list and return your check (if you paid by check).