GAP Year Program 

FAQs

So, high school is over, but the next phase of your life has not yet begun.  A year without Camp Gailor-Maxon is unacceptable. The GAP year program may be for you!

 

Who should apply for GAP Year program?

This program is current High School graduates who will be responsible and respectful and are willing to grow individually as part of the CGM team.


Why participate in GAP?

Participating will give you skills you need both for college and to be a Gailor-Maxon counselor. Participating will also give you a good idea about whether or not you want to be a counselor.

What is the cost of the GAP program?

The camp fees are exactly the same as Camp I: $575, and all of the same discounts (early bird, sibling, referral, and clergy family) apply.

What special programming is offered?

Along with the regular CGM activities, this group will receive training in faith formation, team building, child development, leadership, first aid and CPR, planning and organizational skills. GAP participants will also have an opportunity to help plan and lead a morning chapel program and an afternoon or evening activity.

Will I still see my friends who are younger?

This program will be during Camp I. GAP participants will live in the cabins, have meals, participate in morning Chapel and in many of the afternoon and evening activities with the rest of the Camp I campers.

Will I get a counselor position for Camp II or III?

GAP year participants will be campers during Camp I, preparing to accept volunteer counselor positions for Camp II and/or Camp III - as enrollment requires and space allows. Acceptance into the GAP year program does not guarantee a volunteer counselor position, and the number of positions available is dependent upon how may campers register. Finally, acceptance for counselor positions this summer for Camp II or III does not guarantee being hired for next summer. On the other hand, if there isn’t room for you as a counselor this summer, you should still apply for next summer.


Do I have to complete the GAP program to apply to be a counselor next summer after a year of college?

No, you do not have to have completed the GAP program to be considered for a staff position.  But we do think the GAP program will help you decide if you want to be on staff and will help you be a better counselor.

If I do qualify for a counselor position, how can I tell you which week works for me?

Please mark on your application which week will work better for you.

Will I be paid as a counselor for Camp II or III?

Your room and board will be paid, but you will not receive a cash stipend for this year.

Ready to apply?

Click here to go to the online application.

 

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