Before you arrive:
- Complete a parental release form. Help us prepare to give your child the best possible week by sharing joys, struggles, achievements and challenges. We need a completed form for all participating children and youth. Parents can complete the form online and will be prompted to sign it virtually after you hit the “Submit” button.
- Carefully read the confirmation email and electronic mailing from Junior Gathering in early June (JG Times and letter from group leader).
- Check out the Junior Gathering FAQs.
- Connect with other parents who have been to FGC Gathering before.
We need a completed form for all High School Program Participants, regardless of age.
Packing: What to Bring
- bathing suit & towel
- sunscreen (fragrance free)
- insect repellant (if you use it)
- labeled water bottle
- change of clothes
- sleeping bag/bedding if your child is sleeping on the floor of your room.
- helmet (if you bring bike, skateboard, scooter etc).
Additional items to bring for…
Oaks (rising 7-9th grade)
- alarm clock
- sturdy sandals/shoes
- long-sleeved shirts
- long pants
- watch/non-cell phone way to tell time
Think about bringing:
- music/musical instruments
- sports stuff to share (frisbee, soccer ball)
- Games to share without a screen (cards, board games)
*During group time you will not need anything you cannot share as a group, including video games & cell phones. Please leave those in your room.
Acorns (0-5 years old)
- stroller/carrier (if applicable)
- diaper bag
- necessary items (sippy cup, blanket, diapers etc.)
- rain jacket
- flip-flops/sandals that can get wet
- sneakers/shoes that tie on
- special toy/game/book for comfort
- photo of your child (Bring to Open House)
- you may want a portable crib/play pen for your dorm room.
*Label all thing with child’s name.
Open House & Orientation
Open House for Acorns, Sprouts & Pinetrees (birth-rising 6th grade)
Wednesday, July 6 – afternoon
This is a time for you and your child to meet the staff and other children. Coordinators will discuss plans and expectations for the week. Parents/sponsors will also indicate dietary needs and responsible adults with permission to sign out their child.
Orientation for Oaks (rising 7-9th grade)
Wednesday, July 6 – evening
REQUIRED for Oak participant and one parent/sponsor. Meet staff and other participants and learn about the guidelines and plans for the week. This is when Oaks will indicate their workshop choices.