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FAQs | Gateway Students Camp 2020

When and where will the camps take place?
Senior High Camp
Friday–Sunday, February 28–March 1, 2020
Lakeview Camp & Retreat Center | Waxahachie, Texas

Junior High Camp
Friday–Sunday, March 6–8, 2020
Lakeview Camp & Retreat Center | Waxahachie, Texas

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 are the check-in and pick-up times for students?
Check-in and pick-up times are the same for both junior and senior high camps.

Check-In | Friday at 4 pm (at the Gateway campus you registered with)
Pick-Up | Sunday at 3:30 pm (at the Gateway campus you registered with)

Campus Addresses
The King’s University | 2121 E Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092 (Southlake Campus registrants)
Dallas Campus | 12123 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75230
Frisco Campus | 7125 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034
Grand Prairie Campus | 2404 N Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
North Fort Worth Campus | 4209 Basswood Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137
NRH Campus | 7501 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76182

If you need to make special check-in/pick-up arrangements for your student, contact the campus you registered with.

Campus Contacts
Southlake Campus | Laura George | 817.552.3768 | studentsslk@gatewaypeople.com
Dallas Campus | Matt Washington | 469.801.7230 | studentsdal@gatewaypeople.com
Frisco Campus | Michelle Mueller | 469.238.1000 | studentsfrs@gatewaypeople.com
Grand Prairie Campus | King Kramer | 972.314.9094 | studentsgrp@gatewaypeople.com
North Fort Worth Campus | Jacob Gonzalez | 682.223.6064 | studentsnfw@gatewaypeople.com
NRH Campus | Austin Stevens | 817.552.5876 | studentsnrh@gatewaypeople.com

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 also room with.

Will parents receive any updates throughout the event weekend?
We’ll be posting pictures, videos, and various information on our social media channels throughout the retreats. For updates, follow Gateway Students on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @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 items should my student bring with them?

Packing Checklist:

◻ Bible, journal, and pen
◻ Money for the merch store (Items range from $15 to $35.)
◻ 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
◻ Black or camo outfit for surprise after-party on Saturday night
◻ Deodorant
◻ Shampoo
◻ Hairbrush or comb
◻ Body soap
◻ Toothbrush and toothpaste

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 a 1 to 10 (leader to student) ratio in each cabin.

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.

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 and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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 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.

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 21). 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.