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Summer Camp

Hiking, stream-stomping and bug-catching are a few of the key ingredients that have made Riverbend's summer camp a sensation for more than three decades. Riverbend campers aren’t afraid to get a little dirty in our weekly program that runs from mid-June to Labor Day. Children have fun as they connect with nature and build upon skills and knowledge. Our qualified and enthusiastic educators (some who were campers themselves!) guide children in hands-on nature exploration and investigation, games, crafts, hikes and more. Your child’s favorite summer memories await!

Program Descriptions: Ages & Pricing

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Tadpoles: Ages 3 - 4

(Half Day 9 am - 12 pm, includes time for lunch)

  • Tadpoles will explore nature through activities that engage the 5 senses and encourage curiosity.
  • $240 per week/per child

Rangers: Age 4

(Full Day 9 am - 3:30 pm)

  • Rangers will create and imagine through hands on science activities and nature exploration.
  • $415 per week/per child

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Adventurers: Ages 5 - 6

  • Adventurers will explore natural habitats and conduct investigations to discover something new.
  • $415 per week/per child

Explorers: Ages 7 - 8

  • Explorers will experiment in nature and embark on a field trip to a local natural area.
  • Optional campfire cookout on Thursday night each week.
  • $425 per week/per child (includes 1 field trip and 1 evening cookout)

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Discoverers: Ages 9 - 11

  • Discoverers will practice new skills, hike to new places, enjoy a field trip, and sleep under the stars.
  • Optional campout on Thursday night each week. 
  • $450 per week/per child (includes 1 field trip and 1 overnight campout)

Navigators: Ages 10 - 13

Overnight eXcursion CAmps

  • Navigators will enjoy an action-packed adventure, traveling to new places on uniquely themed field trips and overnight tent-camping experiences.

  • Includes food and lodging for 4 nights / 5 days
  • $850 per week/per child

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2020 Camp Theme Descriptions

Stream Stompers

Peek under rocks in the stream and dip net in the pond to discover the creatures that live in Riverbend’s aquatic habitats. Explore the amazing adaptations aquatic creatures have to live in these wet and wild places!

Caring for Creatures

Become an animal keeper and help Riverbend care for our resident reptiles and amphibians. Learn how to protect wildlife at Riverbend and in your own backyard!

Wilderness Survival

Take a hike, build shelters, tie knots, and learn skills to become a wilderness survivor! Explore what all living things need to survive in the wilderness.  

Ages 3-4: Wilderness Wonders

Take a hike, build shelters, and learn about life outdoors. Explore the wild wonders of Riverbend!

Messy Science

Become a Nature Scientist and build your own science experiments in nature. Ask questions, make observations, investigate and get messy!

Planet Protectors

Recycle, upcycle, plant a tree! Do all these and more to become planet protectors and help Riverbend think of new ways to protect planet Earth.

Camp's Greatest Hits

Enjoy one last summer adventure, jam-packed with all of our greatest hits! Enjoy the most-loved games, experiments and nature activities from summer camp at Riverbend.

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Teen Volunteers Needed!

Educators-In-Training Volunteers are important helpers at Riverbend's summer camp. If you love kids and spending summer days outside consider applying to become an EIT to develop your leadership skills and positively impact younger children. Riverbend has six openings every summer for energetic, motivated students to assist with our camp program. EITs must be able to volunteer for a minimum of the three weeks over the course of the summer.

EITs will assist lead and assistant educators with group management, daily activities, modeling of appropriate behavior, and providing nurturing support of campers. They will participate in game playing, nature exploration, field trips, and more. EITs work primarily with our youngest campers and are a vital part to the success of the program.

Click here for a full job decription.

Are you interested? To apply, please fill out the application and submit here for consideration. 

           2020 Camp Week Schedule 

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Camp Hours: 

Monday through Friday: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Tadpoles: Half Day: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Extended Care Options Available:

We offer extended care that covers 8:00am - 6:00pm daily.  Cost is $125 for the full week or $35 per day. 

Quick Registration

Registration opens December 1st

Register early: Space is limited and sessions fill quickly!

To register a new camper, please click here. To access your existing online account to pay balances, update camper information, or review your purchase click here.

Registration Policies

  • Tuition Balances must be paid by June 1, 2020. Card used at time of registration will be automatically billed on June 1st.  Payment plans are available 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.

  • *Special note* All children must be potty trained to participate in Riverbend's summer camp program.

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For more information please contact

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Peter Sturtevant

Education Programs Coordinator