Programs & Activities

Programs & Activities

School ProgramsField TripsRiverbend On The RoadNature ClubsCampsYear Round Exploration CampSummer Exploration Camps

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:

Year Round Camp 2017-2018

September 21-22: 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!

November 7: 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 22: 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, and forage delicious bounty in our aquaponics green house!

December 18-22: Winter Break 1
Nature’s Winter Superheroes

Delve in to the super “powers” plants and animals have adapted in order to thrive in the winter, including tracking, migration, and hibernation!

December 26-29: Winter Break 2
Little Einsteins

Learn about chemical reactions, conduct exciting experiments that ooze and bubble, and reveal the mysteries behind some of nature's weirdest creatures!

January 15: MLK 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.

February 16 & 19: Presidents' Day
Go Green Team

Welcome to Riverbend’s Green Team! Our mission is to care for the planet by learning, experimenting and adopting sustainability practices such as recycling and composting.

March 23: Spring Break
Fins & feathers & claws—oh my!

Fins & feathers & claws—oh my! Spend the day learning about the differences between animals that spend time in the water, in the sky and on land—and create your own creature, too!

March 26-30: Spring Break
Springtime Investigation

Riverbend is abuzz with changes and new life! Come put your detective skills to the test as we investigate the wonderful world of spring.

April 2: 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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