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GSSP Daily Schedule

Day in the Life of a Camper

student eating breakfast
8:00 a.m.

The most important meal of the day, breakfast. All campers are welcome to attend breakfast, for those campers who do not attend breakfast they should arrive at the dining hall by 8:20 a.m.

For students who receive medication in the morning, all medication is kept in the health office, but for meals, there is a satellite office in the dining hall. 

camper and teacher
8:30 a.m.

Classes start for the day. Campers will take four 45-minute classes Monday- Friday. Families chose from a list of 15 classes, including: Reconstructive Language, robotics, drama and so much more. Classes are small, with no more than five to a class to ensure students are getting the classes they need. 

two girls walking outside on campus
10:10 a.m.

After two of their four classes, campers head to assembly to meet as an entire group. Every week assembly has a new theme that camp leaders create a lesson on. After assembly students get a break including a snack. 

camper using computer in class
11:35 a.m.

Campers head to their last two classes of the day. We always recommend doing a mix of classes for your child. When you register your child for camp you will get a course selection form to rank your top classes. The earlier you turn that in the more likely you are to get your top classes. 

student outside walking to lunch
12:25 p.m.

Time for lunch! Every week, campers are assigned to a new lunch table with counselors supervising ensure campers are eating balanced meals and are socializing with other kids. 

If your child has any dietary restrictions or food sensitivities, the Health Office will communicate with our dining hall staff to ensure there is something for everyone. 

Student hanging outside
1:00 p.m.

Before the fun part of camp begins, students get a one hour break to go back to the dorms and change, hang out and recharge. 

For families interested in doing extra tutoring or music lessons this one hour break is used for those. 

Campers who are signed up to be academic day students only, are picked up at the dismissal of lunch. 

2:00 p.m.

On Monday of every week students pick their afternoon activities (AICs) for the week. AICs run from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a break half way through. Camp counselors are assigned to specific activities and help organize the event and supervise.  Activities include, slip and slide, arts and crafts, basketball, reading and more. 

5:00 p.m.

At 5:00 p.m. our full day campers can head home, while our boarding students get some free time. Counselors most days try to organize events or bonding activities for their groups, while other days campers use that time to shower, change or just relax. 

campers at flag pole
5:45 p.m.

It's time for flagpole!!!! During flagpole, campers are chosen by their counselors and recognized for honoring the camps four pillars, kindness, honesty, respect, and hard work. After lowering the flags, the competition starts with who has the best cheer, dance or poem, whoever has the best gets to dinner first. 

6:00 p.m.

After working up an appetite at flagpole students head for dinner and have a seat with their counselors and the rest of their groups.

7:00 p.m.

Every night an activity is planned for the whole camp or certain groups. Group nights include; movie night, spa night, and mini golf. Evening activities for the whole camp include: slip and slide kickball, talent show, carnival night and casino night. 

10:00 p.m.

After a long day, our campers are wiped out. Around 10:00p.m. they head to bed and get ready to do it all again tomorrow.