Parent Information

Thank you for the opportunity to work with your camper this summer!

Click buttons below for answers to some of the most common questions:
What is the Deadline to Register for Camp Pinnacle?
Registrations are on a first come, first served basis. To ensure the week you want, register early!  All forms and payments for June sessions are due on May 15, 2018, and all forms and payments for July are due on June 15, 2018.

How Do I register my child?
Choose any session type from the homepage and click “Register Now.” Create a parent Camp InTouch account using your email address and a password that you create. Remember this email and password combo because this is where you will login to your parent Camp InTouch account later to take care of all things related to camp!” Click here to create your parent Camp InTouch account and register your camper.

What is the Parent Camp InTouch Account?
Every parent has their own account where they can email their child, check out news from camp, and see up-to-date photos and videos from the summer.  Among many other things, you have the ability to email any photos to your friends and family, buy photos and other gifts directly from the website, and even spruce up a camper email with fun stationery or word games.

When is my Camper's Registration Complete?
Your camper's registration is complete when you submit all required forms and pay the full balance.  June campers’ forms are due May 15, 2018 and July campers’ forms are due June 15, 2018. 

My Camper Wants to Bring a Friend, How Can I Ensure They’ll be Cabinmates?
We want your camper to bring a friend too!  Registrations are on a first come-first served basis, so to ensure the campers are together in the same session, register early!

Each camper can request one cabinmate.

  • To ensure that your camper and her friend are cabinmates, ask your friend to put your camper down as her cabinmate preference.
  • Cabins are divided by ages and grades due to differences in maturity and overall development. If two girls of different ages want to room together, the cabin assignment will be based on the younger grade.
  • If an odd number of campers are coming with a group, we will place them in pairs with one group of three.

Who will lead my Child’s Cabin?
Two college-age staff members will be in a cabin with every 12-13 girls.  Our staff are hand-picked, godly young women who are walking with Jesus daily.  Each staffer has the desire to see girls come to know Christ personally, and grow in faith in Jesus.  Our staff also love to have fun and build lasting relationships with campers! Every staffer is certified in CPR and First Aid with the American Red Cross.

What Cabin and Unit is My Camper In?
Cabin Assignment: We typically assign cabins for each session at least one week before the session begins.  The sooner parents turn in their paperwork and payments the sooner we will be able to send out cabin assignments.  We will then send an email with your camper’s cabin and unit along with other information related to your camp session.

Unit Assignment: Color Wars is our big points-race between units.  Every summer, campers have a unique mascot and cheer for their unit, and battle other units to see who can win the most points and awards. Each unit has its own color and is generally divided by age.  Unit 1 (Blue) is 11-13 year olds, Unit 2 (Red) is 9-11 year olds, and Unit 3 (Green) is 8-10 year olds.  Grade and Cabinmate Request also help determine unit/cabin placement.

Why are camper forms required every year?
We are accredited with the AMERICAN CAMPING ASSOCIATION and have high standards to make sure we provide the safest and best experience for all campers.  Completing ALL required forms ensures we have the necessary information to serve your camper well.

If you are a returning camper, most of the forms re-populate with the previous years' information, making it quick and easy to update camper information.

What are the Required Forms?
We are an ACA accredited camp with high standards and desire to provide the best care for each camper.  Below is a list of the required forms and a brief description of each one.  Please note: When you complete this information online, specifically your Health History including the Immunization Record, the information will carry over to the following year. You need to click “continue” through the form and submit, but most/all of the information should be there from the previous year.

  • Activity Preference: The Activity Preference helps us organize your camper’s schedule for the week. Please enter seven activities and be sure to rank them in your camper’s preferred order. Activities are first come, first served.  The list of the optional camptivities are on the form.
  • Camper Profile: The Camper Profile helps us learn about your camper before she comes to camp. This form will help us prepare for her in the event she has physical limitations or any fears about staying away from home.  Please include a photo of your camper so that her cabin leaders can recognize her when she arrives.
  • Camper Release Form: The Camper Release Form combines a series of permissions from the parent.  By signing these releases, you the parent/guardian give your permission for our staff to use camp photos/recordings for promotional material and to treat your daughter in the event of an emergency. This form also clarifies who may or may not pick up your daughter from camp by comparing driver’s license numbers that you provide on this form.
  • Health History: The Health History provides us with the necessary information we need to help your daughter if there is a medical need. You will need your camper’s insurance card and shot record in order to complete this form. This is where you list her emergency contacts, healthcare provider, health insurance, medicines, allergies, mental/emotional health, and nutrition needs.  The Health History also includes her Immunization Record (shots). Our online registration process allows three options for parents to submit immunization information:
  1. In-key your camper's immunization dates into section six of the Health History This option is preferred because the information will re-populate for future camp seasons.
  2. Submit the Immunization Waiver found online under the Forms & Documents link in your account.
  3. Bring a copy of the immunization form to Camp Pinnacle on check-in day

How do I Access Required Forms?
Please follow these directions below:

  1. Go to the Camp Pinnacle Parent Log-In by clicking here.
  2. Log-in to your account using your e-mail address and password.
  3. After you log-in to your account, click on the Forms & Documents link next to the yellow box and pencil icon.
  4. Click on each form title in the first column to complete and submit each form.  Form due dates are May 15, 2018 (June sessions) and June 15, 2018 (July sessions).

My Camper is a Returning Camper…Do I need to complete the Required Forms?
We are happy that your camper is returning!  Some of your camper information will re-populate every year (such as the Camper Application and Health History/Immunization Form). You only need to click “continue” through the form and submit.  Note that some forms, such as the Activity Preference, will NOT re-populate, as they are specific to each camp season.

What are My Payment Options?

  1. Check or Money Order.  If you chose this option, your camper is marked as “applied” in our system.  Please give us 2-4 business days to manually enroll your camper into her session.  Once she is enrolled, we’ll send you an email with further instructions to complete the registration process.
  2. Credit/Debit card.  If you chose this option, your camper was automatically enrolled!  You will have immediate access to Forms & Documents in your parent Camp InTouch account and can complete the registration process as soon as you wish.

How Do I Pay My Balance Online?
You need a credit card saved on file in order to pay online.  Please follow these directions below:

  1. Go to the Camp Pinnacle Parent Log-In by clicking here.
  2. Log-in to your account using your e-mail address and password.
  3. After you log-in to your account, click on the Financial Management icon
  4. If you do not have a credit card on file already, click “Add a Credit Card” to enter in your credit card information.  Please note: your credit card information must back the name and address on the “Billing Information” in your Parent Camp InTouch account.
  5. Click on the button that reads “Make Payment” to enter the amount you wish to pay.

How Do I Pay My Balance by Check or Money Order?
Send check or money order to:
Camp Pinnacle
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

In the memo, please designate that the payment is for “Camp Pinnacle Fee.”  Please include a note with the camper’s name and camp session.  If one check is paying for multiple campers, please include a note that lists each campers’ name, camp session, and how much each camper should receive from the check.

What if a third party is paying for all or part of my camper’s registration?
If a third party is assisting with payment, it is the parents’ responsibility to follow-up with that party to ensure payments are made on time.  Please choose "Other" as your payment option when you apply.  Make sure you communicate with the third party about due dates!

Are scholarships available?
Scholarships are available on a limited basis and on a first-come, first-served basis.  To apply for a camp scholarship, please download the Camp Pinnacle Scholarship Packet.  All campers are expected to contribute a minimum of $25 to their camp registration fee.

What is Camp Pinnacle’s Refund Policy?
Any refund request must be in writing and mailed to Georgia WMU at 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 (or email pinnacle@gabaptist.org). The $25 deposit made at application is a non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made 30 days before the camp reservation date will receive the total refund minus the $25 non-refundable deposit fee. Cancellations made between 15 and 29 days before the camp reservation date will receive half of the camp fee minus the $25 non-refundable deposit fee. Cancellations made 14 days or less before the camp reservation date and no-shows receive no refund. Substitutions are allowed when registration is complete.

What does each camper need to bring?
Download the Camper Packing List - click here

Where is Camp Pinnacle located?
Pinnacle Retreat Center is a year-round facility and ministry of Georgia WMU&WEM.  Go to the homepage to see the map and get directions to Camp Pinnacle.

What are the drop-off and pick-up times for camp?
Please DO NOT arrive prior to the time listed. We are located on a curvy mountain road and it is unsafe to park along the road.

  • For full-week camps, Check-In is from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday of the camp week. Parents are invited to join campers at 11 a.m. for Closing Ceremony in the chapel on the last day of the camp week (Friday).
  • For Mom & Me Overnight and Mom & Teen Overnight, Check-In begins in the afternoon on Friday and the weekend concludes Saturday by noon.
  • For Mom & Me Two-Night, Check-In begins in the afternoon on Thursday and the weekend concludes Saturday by noon.

Download Sample Schedules - click here

How Can I Contact my Camper?
Camp Stamps are the best way to communicate with your camper during the camp week. You can purchase Camp Stamps online and communicate in two ways: One-Way Email or Two-Way eLetters.

How To Use Camp Stamps:

  1. Click here to login to your Camp InTouch account.
  2. Navigate to “Online Community” and select “Email” to email your camper.
  3. “Camp Stamps” are required to send emails to your child. 1 CampStamp = 1 email and any unused stamps roll over from year to year.
  4. A credit card must be on file to purchase Camp Stamps.

Please note: When you choose eLetters (or click the box indicated ‘yes, I want a response to my email’) you will be charged an additional CampStamp.  With this option, a blank form will be included in your email so you your camper can write a response.  A staffer will email that response back to you as soon as the camper hands it in.

You can also write to your camper. Please note: letters sometimes arrive late, or are lost in the mail.  The best way to ensure communication with your camper is to take advantage of CampStamps! 

Address For letters:
Camp Pinnacle
Camper Name, Cabin Number
P.O. Box 767
Clayton, GA 30525

How Can Others Contact my Camper?
You can create a Guest Account so that family and friends can also email your camper.  Guests can read news and view photos of your camper.

  1. Click here to login to your Camp InTouch account.
  2. Scroll down and click “Guest Accounts”.
  3. Input your guest’s information.
  4. Check the box next to your camper's name to give your guest the ability to send emails.
  5. Click “Create guest account.”  Your guest will receive a confirmation email.

When will I be notified if my camper is ill or injured?
If a camper is ill and/or injured beyond a minor scrape and/or it requires a stay in the infirmary for more than an hour, parents will be contacted at the numbers provided.  If the medical personnel determines additional attention is required, parents will be contacted and the situation will be discussed so the parents' wishes are carried out. In cases of an emergency, 911 will be called and the parents will be notified.

What if I Have Trouble with the Online Process?
CampMinder, our vendor for online registration, works best using Google Chrome: Download Google Chrome for easier access and better compatibility in the future.  If you continue to have problems, please contact our office at 1-800-746-4422, ext. 324 or call CampMinder at 303-444-2267 and follow the prompts for Parent Support.

Special Needs, Dietary Restrictions, and Lice Check 
It is our desire for every child to attend camp; however, please understand that we are not equipped to care for the girl who has an emotional, mental, or physical disability that would prevent her full participation in the camping program. At our discretion, Camp Pinnacle may be required to hire additional staff and/or purchase special equipment to provide the appropriate and necessary level of supervision for such girls, for which Camp Pinnacle must be reimbursed. The child’s family and/or another independent source of the family’s choice will be expected to reimburse Camp Pinnacle for the expenses of additional supervision and assistance.

Please complete the Health History and Allergy List within your Forms and Documents if your camper has special dietary needs. Please provide complete details about your camper’s food allergies so we take the best care of your camper.  You can give information on the Health History and the Camper Profile.  If your camper's allergy is life-threatening or requires an Epi-Pen, please also communicate with the Camp Director prior to the beginning of the session at tferrell@gabaptist.org or 770-936-5329.

On Mondays of each week-long program, campers must check-in before moving into their cabin.  Campers go through 3-4 stations, including Lice Check.  A staffer checks each girls' head before sending her to the next check-in station.  Unfortunately, if any camper has nits or lice found in her hair, she will be sent home to be treated.  If a camper can get treated and be cleared with a doctor's note, she can return to camp that week.  If the camper can not get cleared, we will work with her parent/leader so that she can return to a different session when she's had more time for deeper treatment.

I Have More Questions, Who Do I Contact?
If you have additional questions, contact us at 1.800.746.4422, ext. 329 OR 770-936-5329.  You can also email pinnacle@gabaptist.org.  If you would like to see photos of camp and stay updated, click here to like us on Facebook.