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
Register early: Space is limited and sessions fill quickly!
Riverbend's Summer Exploration Day Camp
Week at a Glance
|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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Camp Junior Volunteer Program Application Form .