Programs & Activities

Programs & Activities

Summer Exploration Camp

Hiking, stream-stomping and bug-catching are a few of the key ingredients that have made Riverbend's summer exploration camp a sensation for almost 30 years. Our eleven-week program offers children the opportunity to unwind, explore nature and most importantly, have fun! Through nature study and investigation, games, crafts, hikes and more, our professional educators will guide your children in hands-on exploration and science-based learning that only nature can provide.

New for 2015!
At Riverbend, we understand that children’s interests and abilities change as they age and their mind matures. This year, we are breaking out our camps into three age categories, offering different themes to better meet the needs of children as they grow-up. Younger campers are focused on exploring their senses, strengthening their motor skills and working together; while older campers are ready to take on more challenges and apply their knowledge. To reflect their changing needs, we are offering programs that cater to each stage of childhood development

Camp Open House
Saturday, March 14th
10 am -12:00 p.m.
Camper Orientation
Saturday, June 6th
10am -12:00 p.m.

Camps for 3-6 year olds
Camps for 7-11 year olds
Camps for 10-13 year olds






Brochure: 2015 Summer Exploration & Adventure Camp



Register early:  Space is limited and sessions fill quickly!


Registration Policies

  • Tuition Balances must be paid by June 1, 2015. Any unpaid balances will be charged a $25 late fee.  Payments should be made online through your Active Network account.
  • Schedule Changes will be accommodated to the best of Riverbend's ability. However, many weeks are full by summer and changes may not be possible.
  • Cancellations/Refunds: Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.  If cancellations are made after June 1st NO refund will be given.

Parent Information

  • Camp Parent's Guide 2015
  • Riverbend is very much aware of the health issues associated with spending time outdoors. We are especially mindful of issues caused by ticks. Although we can not eliminate these threats completely, Riverbend does take steps to mitigate these issues. Please check out our Parent Guide for more information on Ticks & Lyme Disease and don't forget do a through tick check of your camper every night!



Riverbend's Summer Exploration Day Camp 
Week at a Glance 

  Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday
8:00 AM Extended
8:50-9:10 Camper Drop-Off
9:00 Group Get-to-Know-You Morning Circle: Time for songs, games and stories with everyone in camp.
9:30 Morning Circle 10:00 Morning Nature Lesson Activity Day Morning Nature Lesson Morning Nature Lesson
11:30 Lunch: Rangers at 11:30, Adventurers at 11:45, Explorers, Discoverers and Travelers at 12:15
12:45   Half Day Ranger Extravaganza
1:00 Half Day Ranger Pick-Up All Camp Activity 1:00-2:00
Hikes, Games, Crafts, Science Experiments and much, much more! Campers choose their morning and afternoon activities! Explorers and Discoverers on field trip all day.
3:00 Afternoon Circle: Campers end each day together, singing songs, hearing stories and playing games. Extravaganza 3:00 Parents Welcome
3:30 Camper Pick-Up
6:00 PM Extended Pick-up


Camp Jr. Volunteer
Community service is a great way for teens to develop leadership skills and gain vital work experience.  In 2010, Riverbend created our Camp Junior Volunteer Program to help local teens gain these skills.  Teens, 14 years and older, can apply to be a part of this wonderful program.  The program includes a four hour training and a commitment of three weeks of camp during the summer of 2015.  Those who are interested in applying should contact Kelly Myers at or download our Camp Junior Volunteer Program Application Form .





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