Programs & Activities




Programs & Activities

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At Riverbend, we understand that school days off for children are not always work days off for parents!  From Rosh Hashana to Spring Break, Riverbend takes the pressure off parents and engages their children during the various school holidays.  Our year-round exploration camps offer a relaxed combination of hands-on activities, including hikes, stories, crafts, science experiments and free exploration.  Flexible and low-key, our program meets the needs of busy parents while providing children the perfect place for holiday fun.

General Information

Ages: 4-11
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.(extended day option from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Campers will need to bring:

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather (a change of clothing for particularly cold weather or wet days is recommended)
  • A bagged lunch
  • A water bottle

 

Fees and Registration Information

Daily Fee: $75/day for non-members
Extended before and after care (8- 9:00 am & 3:30- 6:00 pm) $20/day
20% Discount: Family Plus Members

To register:

 

Payment options:
checks (payable to Riverbend), cash or credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard or Discover)

Dates and Themes:


October 3-4: Rosh Hashana
–Gone Buggy: No backbone? No problem! Let’s explore the fascinating world of bugs as we travel around Riverbend’s ecosystems in search of everything from leopard slugs, to millipedes, to butterflies!

October 10: Columbus Day
–Nature Explorers: Campers will spend the week exploring Riverbend’s forests, meadows, ponds, and streams in search of the animals that call our preserve home. While rolling over logs, using sweep nets in the meadow, and splashing in the stream, campers will learn what it means to be a respectful and environmentally conscious explorer in this day-and-age.

October 12: Yom Kippur
–Foliage Frenzy: Just in time for the beautiful change in season, campers will uncover the many gifts of trees. We’ll learn how we and our fellow animals depend on trees for oxygen, food, shelter, and so much more!

November 8: Election Day
–Animal Election: While parents head to the polls campers will participate in their own democratic election! Join us as we delve into the skills and adaptations of animals and elect the best critter to represent Riverbend!

November 23: Day before Thanksgiving
–Forest Feast: What’s for dinner? That is the question of the day! Whether plants, meat or both, everyone has to eat! Join us as we examine skulls, meet live animals, dissect owl pellets, and learn more about who is eating whom.

December 19 – 23: Winter Break #1
–Frozen Foragers: Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean animals have to stop searching for food! Discover which animals stick around Riverbend through the season and how they forage for food. Campers will also learn about animals outside of Riverbend that live in arctic conditions and how they make the most of their snowy habitats.

December 27-30: Winter Break
–Terrific Trackers: Have you ever wondered how animals survive the winter? Discover the wonder of winter as we search for signs of animal life, look for tracks in the snow, go bird watching and learn about amazing winter adaptations.

January 16: MLK Day
–Little Einsteins: From foaming explosions and sticky slime to aye-ayes and glowing fish, this week is all about weird and messy science! We will learn about chemical reactions, conduct exciting experiments that ooze and bubble, and reveal the mysteries behind some of nature’s weirdest creatures!

February 20: Presidents’ Day
–Red Barn Animals Keeper-for-the-Day: Ever wonder what it’s like to care for the animals that live in the red barn? Join the experts as we feed, clean, groom and exercise Riverbend’s special residents.

March 27-31: Spring Break
–Wilderness Survival: Are you interested in learning how to survive in the wilderness? Join us as we spend the week in the woods learning the basics of how to start a fire, build a shelter, navigate with a compass and map, collect water from leaves, and so much more.

April 10-14: Spring Break
–Wilderness Survival: Are you interested in learning how to survive in the wilderness? Join us as we spend the week in the woods learning the basics of how to start a fire, build a shelter, navigate with a compass and map, collect water from leaves, and so much more.

 

 

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Latest News

11.28.2016

Help Riverbend Bump It Up!

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....

12.05.2016

Summer Camp Registration now OPEN!

Visit our summer camp page to see the exciting camp themes and adventures.

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