Summer Camp Program
Wondering what our summer camps include? Learn more about a day at camp here!
Packing & Dress Code
Here's your packing list!
- Bible, notebook, pen/pencil
- water bottle, flashlight, sunscreen, bug spray
- sleeping bag or twin sheets, blanket, pillow
- toiletries (including soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- 2 towels, washcloths
- swimsuit, jacket or hoodie, casual/sports clothes for activities, clothes for evening services (see "What's the dress code?" below)
- closed-toe shoes (required), sandals/flip-flops (recommend for showers/lakes)
- spending money (for gift shop and snack shop - You can add it to your store account online, before you arrive!)
The following are not allowed at camp: alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, weapons, ammunition, fireworks, electronic devices (phones, mp3 players, etc.), gum, drinks, snacks
Women’s/Girls’ Dress: For evening services, casual dresses or skirts (with slits no higher than the knee) or loose-fitting pants are required. At other times, loose-fitting fashions that reach at least halfway to the knee are appropriate. Low-cut tops (front or back) are not permitted. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis.
Men’s/Boys’ Dress: For evening services, collared shirts and either nice jeans or khakis are required. T-shirts and shorts that reach at least three-fourths of the way to the knee are appropriate at other times.
We recommend $50 of spending money for a week of camp. Before you arrive, you can add money to your child's store account here. You can also top off their account with extra money during the week. You'll have the option to get any remaining balance refunded at the end of the season.
Spending money is not required. However, campers can find water bottles, T-shirts, hoodies, journals, and much more at our gift shop. They will also love buying snow cones, lattes, or other snacks at Cornelius Cafe!
Food, Lodging, & Activities
Our girls' lodge provides a friendly, comfortable place to stay. Each large room houses up to 8 campers, plus a counselor. A mattress, shelving, towel bars and coat hanger hooks are located at each bed. The lodge is air conditioned, keeping the temperature nice and cool even when it's hot outside. A central restroom is easily accessible via a hallway.
Each connected pair of boys' lodge rooms provides beds for up to 9 campers, along with their counselor. Each room has a private bathroom, along with shelves, a towel bar, and coat hanger hooks for each camper. Each room is air-conditioned, keeping the temperature nice and cool even when it's hot outside.
Check-in & Check-out
For all Junior and Teen camps, check-in is on Sunday at 4pm.
When you arrive, you'll finish checking in, meet with our health center staff to drop off any medications, and can walk with your camper to their cabin. (Dinner will be provided for campers later on Sunday evening.)
For all Junior and Teen camps, check-out is on Friday at 5pm.
When you arrive, a staff member will greet you and verify your ID against our list of approved drivers. You can then drive to the main parking lot, where your camper will meet you.
Safety & Communication
Be sure to follow Camp Sunrise on Facebook so you can see the pictures we post throughout the week. We'll do our best to post photos every other day.
While campers are not allowed to have personal phones with them, family and friends are welcome to write to campers. Please address mail to 1427 Slate Mine Road SE, Fairmount, GA 30139. Be sure to include the camper's name on the envelope and mail it by Tuesday so it has time to arrive at camp.
Parents are welcome to call camp at 706-337-3394 in case of a family emergency, and we can put their child on the phone to talk with them. Campers are also welcome to call home on a camp phone in case of emergency.
We work hard to ensure your camper's health and safety throughout their stay at camp. Everything from swim tests to staff training to reminders to stay hydrated are all involved in keeping your child safe. However, even in the rare event of an injury or illness, our staff are prepared to take good care of your child.
First aid: A staff member is on duty at the Health Center for each week of camp. They are prepared to deal with anything from medication and minor scrapes to a medical emergency. You will receive a call about any significant injury or illness.
Illness: If your child has a fever or illness while at camp, you will be notified and will need to pick up your child from camp as soon as possible.
Insurance: In case of accident or illness, your family insurance will be relied on to cover necessary expenses.
We strongly recommend that campers be fully vaccinated before attending camp. Campers and staff are NOT permitted at camp if they have had a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or had symptoms of any sickness, in the 48 hours before their camp session begins.
Registration & Fees
Yes! We believe every child should experience the life-changing impact of camp, but camp isn't cheap. If you're unable to pay full price, we have full and partial Camperships available to help. To request a Campership, simply contact us with the week of camp you're interested in, and what amount of Campership funds you will need.
A deposit of $50 is required when you register. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks before your camp session begins. If you haven't already set up automatic payments, you have a couple of options for paying any remaining camp fees:
- You can pay via credit card online, via an email we'll send you a few weeks before camp begins.
- You can pay via check when you arrive at camp for check-in. (No cash, please.)
Switching weeks - After you've registered, you may switch weeks of camp within the same summer at no charge, for any reason, as long as there is space available.
Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel due to a personal or family emergency, we will refund all camp fees other than your $50 deposit. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for other reasons.
Camp Sunrise maintains high standards of Christian conduct. Uncooperative or noncompliant campers are subject to dismissal.
Don't see your question answered here?
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