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FAQ | Gateway Students Camp 2023

FAQ | Gateway Students Camp 2023

Gateway Students Camp 2023 | FAQ

When and where will the camps take place?

Junior High Camp
February 24–26, 2023
Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center | Waxahachie, Texas

Senior High Camp
March 3–5, 2023
Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center | Waxahachie, Texas

What are the check-in and pickup times for students?
Check-in and pickup times are the same for both junior and senior high camps.
Check-In | Friday at 3–4:30 pm at the Gateway campus you registered with
Pickup | Sunday at 3:30 pm at the campus you are registered with

Where is check-in and pickup?
Southlake Registrants: The King's University | 2121 E Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092
Dallas Registrants: Dallas Campus | 12123 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75230
Frisco Registrants: Frisco Campus | 7125 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034
Grand Prairie Registrants: Grand Prairie Campus | 2404 N Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Justin* and North Fort Worth Registrants: North Fort Worth Campus | 4209 Basswood Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137
NRH Registrants: NRH Campus | 7501 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Plano Registrants: Plano Campus | 2801 E President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75074
Prosper Registrants: Prosper Campus | 4331 Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078

*Note: Justin Campus registrants check in and pick up at the North Fort Worth Campus. If you need to make special check-in/pickup arrangements for your student, please contact the campus you registered with.

Who can I contact if I need to make special check-in/pickup arrangements for my student?
Southlake Campus | Sarah Reyes | studentsslk@gatewaypeople.com
Dallas Campus | Jacob Nwangwa | studentsdal@gatewaypeople.com
Frisco Campus | Gunnar Geddie | studentsfrs@gatewaypeople.com
Grand Prairie Campus | Sean Hernandez | studentsgrp@gatewaypeople.com
Justin Campus | Landon Young | studentsjst@gatewaypeople.com
North Fort Worth Campus | Jacob Gonzalez | 817.552.7561 | studentsnfw@gatewaypeople.com
NRH Campus | Katelyn Meier | studentsnrh@gatewaypeople.com
Plano Campus | John Griffith | studentspln@gatewaypeople.com
Prosper Campus | Rebekah Painter | studentsprp@gatewaypeople.com

How can I keep up with everything happening at Gateway Students Camp?
We’ll be posting pictures, videos, and various information on our social media channels throughout the retreats. For updates, follow Gateway Students on Instagram and Facebook @GWStudents.

Can my student bring his/her cell phone?
To provide a distraction-free environment that helps students fully engage in the weekend getaway, all phones will be collected at check-in or during the bus ride to camp and returned to students on the bus ride home. If you need to contact your student in the event of an emergency, call 817.552.3600 and the emergency service will get in touch with a Gateway staff member at the retreat.

What if I need to contact my student at camp due to an emergency?
Call 817.552.3600 and the emergency service will get in touch with a Gateway staff member at the retreat.

My student wants to register for a different campus than the one he/she attends on Wednesdays. Is that okay?
You’re welcome to register with any one of the above campuses. The campus you register your student with will be the campus your student will ride the bus with and room with.

What items should my student bring with them?
Packing Checklist
◻ Bible, journal, and pen
◻ Money for the merch store (Items range from $15 to $55.)
◻ Towel, washcloth, and flip-flops for the shower
◻ Pajamas and plenty of undergarments
◻ Coat, hat, and gloves (for cold weather)
◻ Casual clothing (weather-appropriate)
◻ Sneakers or closed-toe shoes
◻ Pillow and twin bedding or sleeping bag
◻ Outfit for Tribe games on Saturday
◻ Deodorant
◻ Shampoo/conditioner
◻ Hairbrush or comb
◻ Body soap and skin care products
◻ Toothbrush and toothpaste
◻ Refillable water bottle

Will there be a parent info meeting?
There will not be an information meeting for parents. Please review the information on this FAQ page and reach out to your campus contact with any further questions you may have.

Do I need to fill out any waivers for camp?
Yes. The required waivers for camp are available when you register your student online.

How will students be arranged in cabins?
Students will be arranged in cabins according to campus and gender. There will be one leader for every 10 students in each cabin.

What will students do at camp?
Students will participate in small groups, informative and encouraging breakout sessions, and incredible worship services and have a chance to grow in their relationships with current friends as well as make new friends. Students will also engage in recreational activities through Tribes, a team competition, on Saturday.

What if my student has dietary restrictions, allergies, or a medical condition that would prevent them from attending?
Email us at gwsevents@gatewaypeople.com with details by January 5, 2023, and we will do our best to accommodate your student.

What does the registration payment include?
Registration includes transportation, lodging, meals, and activity costs for the duration of the weekend. Students are welcome to bring snacks or money to buy snacks and Gateway Students merchandise in our camp store.

Will financial aid be available?
Yes. Choose your campus to begin the financial aid request process.
Southlake
Dallas
Frisco
Grand Prairie
Justin
North Forth Worth
North Richland Hills
Plano
Prosper

Can I cancel my registration or get a refund?
All registration is nonrefundable. However, you may transfer your registration to another student from the same campus who is the same gender and in the same age range of the student who is no longer able to attend.

What are Tribe games?
Every year at camp, students participate in Tribe games. Each Tribe consists of male and female students from different campuses who are different ages and grades. It’s a time for them to connect, meet students from other campuses, and engage in friendly competition. We pick a theme and encourage our leaders and students to go “all out” wearing their team color or something that fits their team name (themes for this year’s camp will be sent to all registered students on February 16). For Tribe games on Saturday, we say, “The crazier, the better!” We’ve seen everything from tutus to face paint.

Your student will be contacted by their Tribe leaders the week prior to camp; tribe assignments are final and cannot be changed. Your student will still get to room with students from their campus and hang out and sit with their friends at mealtimes, during sessions, and during all other activities. If you see the wrong campus listed by your student’s name, email us as soon as possible at gwsevents@gatewaypeople.com.

Here are some ways you can help your student prepare for Tribe games at camp:

  • Once they receive their Tribe assignment, brainstorm fun ways they can show team spirit.
  • Find clothing that fits their Tribe name.
  • Repurpose or purchase inexpensive shirts or bandanas to decorate (Walmart and Hobby Lobby have great options under $5.)
  • Use puff paint, fabric markers, iron-on transfers, and more. Be creative—the possibilities are endless!
     

If you have any further questions about Gateway Students Camp, email us at gwsevents@gatewaypeople.com.