Hiking, stream-stomping and bug-catching are a few of the key ingredients that have made Riverbend's summer exploration camp a sensation for 35 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 2017!
Summer Camp 2017 Registration Opens December 1st!
Registration opens December 1st!Register early: Space is limited and sessions fill quickly!
To register for camp weeks click the "NEW" or "RETURNING USER" buttons. To access your online account to pay balances, update camper information, or review your purchase click the blue "ONLINE ACCOUNT" button.
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|
Educators- In- Training Volunteers have been a very important part of the success of Riverbend's summer camp. Our goals with this program is to create confident leaders, role models, and caring staff and community members for many years to come. Riverbend is looking for six energetic and motivated students between the ages of 15 and 18, to assist with our summer camp program and have a positive impact on the lives and education of younger children.
Educators-In-Training will spend their time observing and assisting professional educators and assistant educators with group management, daily activities, modeling of appropriate behavior, and providing nurturing support of campers. In addition, volunteers will get to participate in activities with the children, including games, nature exploration, field trips, and more. Volunteers work primarily with our youngest campers and are a vital part to the success of the program.
Teens who are accepted into the program must complete the following requirements:
EIT’s perform a vital role in Riverbend's summer camp program. Depending on the EIT’s time and growth in the position there will be potential for increased responsibilities throughout the summer including but not limited to check in and check out, leading an Activity Day program, and planning and implementing lessons. Basic duties include:
Thank you so much for considering joining Riverbend’s growing summer camp community! By taking part in our EIT program, you will build your resume, gain valuable leadership experience, meet new people, and have a fantastic summer outdoors!
Riverbend recently received an extremely generous pledge of $150,000 from friends Nick and Dee Adams. One-third goes directly to our annual fund, but only if we are able to raise $50,000 in new and increased gifts. Help Riverbend BUMP IT UP with a gift this season....
Visit our summer camp page to see the exciting camp themes and adventures.