2021 Registration Details
New Colorado Families: Enrollment Application opens Wednesday, December 2, 2020
When the world changes, we need to change with it.
COVID-19 certainly brought plenty of disappointment but hidden amidst the carnage of 2020 was an opportunity for Geneva Glen. An opportunity to better align our programs to our community, to make our policies more transparent, and to serve our camper community in the best way possible.
We’ve been hard at work making small but significant changes so that everyone can hit the ground running in 2021. Here are a few of the changes we’ve implemented for the benefit of our camp family, along with an overview of all things summer 2021 at Geneva Glen.
Sessions, Dates, Rates
Seedlings & Stardust
June 4 - June 6, 2021
entering 1st & 2nd grade
Myths and Magic
June 7 - June 11, 2021
entering 2nd-4th grade
June 13 - June 26, 2021
entering 3rd-11th grade
June 27 - July 10, 2021
entering 3rd-11th grade
New Family Registration
We invite you to join the Geneva Glen Camp family!
Thank you for your interest in Geneva Glen Camp! The following information will explain enrollment for the 2021 season. We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce our program to your family. We strongly believe in the invaluable benefits for children as they grow in the trust and joy of the natural world.
The application window for Veteran families, out-of-Colorado families, and new Alum families is October 5 - 9. New in-state families can apply on December 2, 2020.
Please complete our Information Request Form to receive the link to the enrollment application in December and familiarize yourself with our registration details below.
Veteran Family Registration
Summer 2021 & Winter Workshop 2020
The 2021 summer application is available at www.genevaglen.org/enroll.
10:00 am (Mountain time), Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9
Application window for veteran, new alum, and out-of-Colorado families - you may apply at any time during this window to be included in the first applicant pool.
You can check to make sure you remember your CampInTouch password at www.genevaglen.org/forms. This is the same email and password you will use to login into the application. There will be a spot on the application to add siblings of veteran campers.
New alum and out-of-Colorado families
You will be prompted to create an account and password
Please familiarize yourself with our registration details below.
Other Helpful Links
An amazing summer at Geneva Glen starts with your application.
As a reminder, we have a 3-step process: a camper applies for a summer program, we register them based on the criteria explained below, and then the camper enjoys a great Geneva Glen experience.
Apply (camper) Register (Geneva Glen) Enjoy (Yay!)
New Application Date
To provide campers, their families, and our dedicated staff more time to prepare for the excitement of summer 2021, we will begin taking applications on October 5th.
Registration occurs when we take an applicant and move him/her into one of our summer programs.
Like previous years, we use two criteria to determine the order in which we register applicants for our summer programs.
- First, we look at a camper’s application date. All campers who apply between October 5th and October 9th will be pooled together. All subsequent applicants will be given an exact day/time application stamp.
- Second, within each applicant pool, we then register applicants based on their previous years at Geneva Glen (“years at camp”). When there are multiple applicants from the same immediate family, we use the ‘years of camp’ of the most tenured applicant. Sorry parents, your years at camp don’t count.
Here is an example of how our registration process works: If two campers both applied between Oct 5-9, and one camper has 7 ‘years at camp,’ and the other has 6 ‘years at camp,’ the 7-year camper will be registered first.
We continue this process to fill all of our great summer sessions, and we will use this same process to build our wait list.
Plea for Flexibility
Formal health guidance and projections continue to change moment by moment. Add in the uncertainty of how individual families will make decisions for summer 2021, and there is a lot of uncertainty. Will we be able to operate at full capacity? Will we see record applications? At this point, it’s impossible to tell.
In the face of this uncertainty, there is only one thing we can all do to prepare for the unpredictable—and that’s be flexible.
This includes being flexible in your application by indicating all sessions you would potentially attend.
We promise to do our very best to accommodate every applicant’s wishes, but with limited spots (like every year) added flexibility will help us best serve our community and meet whatever external guidelines that may be in place at that time.
New Session - Seedlings & Stardust!
You asked for it, and you got it!
Based on popular demand, we are adding an exciting new session to summer 2021 to cater to the exact needs of our youngest campers. This new 3 day/2 night session is called Seedlings & Stardust and it will take place June 4th-6th, 2021.
Seedlings & Stardust is a wonderful and whimsical introduction to Geneva Glen for rising 1st and 2nd graders. It focuses on exploring the wonders of nature, introducing campers to iconic Geneva Glen games and activities, and simply learning how fun it is to be a sleep-away camper. Learn more about this exciting program in our Seedlings & Stardust video.
Complete Session Dates
The addition of Seedlings & Stardust also provides us with an opportunity to ‘age-tune’ our other sessions to ensure all our campers have a session that’s perfect for their age and familiarity with Geneva Glen.
|Seedlings & Stardust||entering 1st & 2nd grade||June 4-6, 2021|
|Myths & Magic||entering 2nd-4th grade||June 7-11, 2021|
|American Heritage||entering 3rd-11th grade||June 13-26, 2021|
|Knighthood I||entering 3rd-11th grade||June 27-July 10, 2021|
|Knighthood II||entering 3rd-11th grade||July 11-24, 2021|
|World Friendship||entering 3rd-11th grade||July 25-Aug. 7, 2021|
A camper’s total payment depends on their session, but to make it easy the payment schedule is the same for all summer sessions.
A complete payment schedule for each session is outlined in the table below.
|Payment||Due Date||All 2-Week Sessions||Seedlings & Stardust||Myths & Magic||Trainee|
|Payment 1||February 1||$800||$166||$300||$2000|
|Payment 2||April 1||$800||$166||$300||$2000|
|Total Tuition Paid||$2400||$498||$900||$6000|
Camp Closure Policy
While we've always had a closure policy, it unfortunately took the limelight in 2020. We also modified that policy mid-pandemic to make it even more camper-friendly. And while we hope we never have to use it again, here are the details of our closure policy.
In the event any of our sessions are unable to open due to world events, natural disasters, global pandemics, or any other reason, Geneva Glen will refund all program payments except for each registrant's non-refundable deposit (please see these amounts in the chart above). Quite frankly, keeping these deposits helps ensure the long-term survival of Geneva Glen in what would be very difficult times.
Similarly, if a session is forced to close after it has started, Geneva Glen will refund each camper one-half of their tuition. If we are forced to close after a session has begun, we’ve already spent tuition dollars stocking the pantry, hiring staff, building programing, opening and equipping cabins, and completing everything else that goes into running a successful session. Refunding half of each camper's tuition is our way of helping families out in what would be very bad circumstances.
|Camp Closure||Amount Refunded|
|Prior to session start||All tuition paid less deposit|
|Closed on 1st day of session or later||Half of tuition paid|
That’s what happens if Geneva Glen is forced to close. Now what happens if a camper needs to cancel their registration?
Camper Cancellation Policy
Things happen. We understand.
If a camper cancels their registration up until January 31, 2021, all money paid is fully refundable, minus a $100 processing fee.
Cancellations received on February 1, 2021 or later, the portion of tuition that is refundable depends on exactly when a camper cancels their registration, and this refund schedule is outlined in the table below.
This sliding refund scale exists because of the reality that, as summer approaches, we have increasingly made investments in anticipation of each camper attending and we must cover those costs for the health and longevity of Geneva Glen.
See the chart below for our complete refund schedule.
|Cancellation Received||Amount Refunded|
|On or before January 31||Full refund less $100 processing fee|
|February 1 through March 29||Full refund less the deposit|
|March 30 until start of session||Refund of half tuition|
|Start of session or later||No refund|
12th Grade Campers
One question we have received is whether or not Geneva Glen will change its policies to allow rising high school seniors to attend summer programs in 2021. While we wish we could accommodate that request, our facilities simply do not have the capacity to allow for that change.
While many of our 2020 programs were cancelled, we have a plan to save Winter Workshop! While it won’t look exactly the same as previous years because of our limited number of heated cabins, we expect to have details of our ‘Winter Workshop With A Twist’ available online by November 1, 2020.