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  • Can I tour the campus before I book a retreat?
    Of course. Please give us a call to schedule a tour. Depending on the groups we have on campus some areas may be restricted to access.
  • Where do I go when I arrive?
    - If you are a group leader, come to the admin building’s main lobby by the flag pole and meet one of our guest service representatives. - If you are a member of a group, please ask your group leader(s).
  • Do I need to sign a waiver?
    Yes. Every individual attending an event or spending the night at the Garden Valley Retreat Center / JAMA Global Campus must sign a waiver.
  • Can I bring my pet with me?
    Only service animals are allowed on the property. Please inform us if service animals will be present.
  • Can I smoke or drink alcohol on campus?
    No. GVRC/JGC is an alcohol-free, smoke(including vape and cigar)-free, and drug-free facility/campus.
  • When are check-in and check-out times?
    Usual check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM, unless otherwise agreed to in advance.
  • Is there WIFI?
    We provide free guest wifi. Please connect to JAMA Guest and the password can be found in most of the buildings. No wifi at the GYM.
  • Can I receive a mail/package?
    In case you need to get a mail while you are here, please write the address as below. JAMA Global Campus Attn: [Your name] (Your Group) 22392 FM 16 W. Lindale, TX 75771
  • Can my group use the pool?
    Yes, our pool is open late May to late Sept and there will be a fee. We require a lifeguard or two to be present depending on the size of your group. If you don’t have a licensed lifeguard, we can arrange that at cost.
  • What forms of payment does GVRC/JAMA accept?
    We accept cash, checks or credit card for payment.
  • Does GVRC/JAMA provide linens?
    Yes, we can provide linen sets at $15/person, which includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, thin blanket, a pillow, a pillow case, and a bath towel. Most groups choose to bring their own.
  • Do you provide a camp nurse?
    No. We strongly encourage over night groups to have their own nursing staff, in case of medical emergencies.
  • What are the facilities like?
    GVRC is located in a rural area with about 150 acres of woods and rolling hills, with a large open lawn, swimming pool, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball court, campfire area, and pond. We have 3 dormitories that can house up to 500 people; two studio rooms with private bathrooms; a separate dining hall with over 300 seats at a time; an admin building for meetings and a gym as an activity center. All buildings have heating and air conditioning, and plumbing.
  • Contact Information
    Phone: (903) 804-4016 E-mail: Address: 22392 FM 16 W., Lindale, TX 75771
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