Camp Happenings

Why should KIDS have all the fun at Camp Riverbend?


Each year parents tell us that they would like to spend a day playing at camp. 
Family Camp day
Family Camp Day is that day!  It's a day for parents (and kids too) to enjoy many fun Riverbend activities, including high ropes, archery, canoeing, cooking, lanyard, gaga, a barbecue lunch and more! 

Saturday October 25, 10 am -1 pm, rain or shine

This event is free but only open to families who register for the 2015 season by October 25.  That's also the last day to take advantage of our

RSVP required.  Hope you can join the fun!



Check out our 2014 summer of fun:


June 30: Welcome Week



July 7: Give-A-Get-A Week   

July 14: Rainbow Week   

July 21: Around the World Week   

July 28: Treasure Hunt Week   

August 4: Summer Olympics Week   

August 11: Decades Week   

Plus Wacky Wednesdays, drummers, giant pancakes, talent shows, game shows, parades, barbecues, carnivals,

 banners and more!

Click here for more details

  subject to change   


Choosing a camp for this summer?  Come visit us this spring
We are happy schedule a private tour for your family most weekends or after school.  Contact us to schedule your visit.  Most tours last about 30 minutes.


A Riverbend family wedding!

On April 5, we celebrated the wedding of Evan Cheng (Jill’s son, former camper and counselor) to Sarah Sharkey.  We are so happy as our family grows!

What's new at Riverbend for 2014!
Clubhouse Zip Line
Now our youngest campers can experience the thrill of ziplining.  We've added a special zipline area just for children currently in nursery school.  To start, they climb up to the "treehouse" where the zipline starts. All campers, at all ages, wear a safety harness and helmet while on a zipline or high ropes element.
Then they zip down the line to the other raised platform, where a counselor is waiting to catch them,and unhook them from the line!

A new miniature golf course!
Check out these cool obstacles.  Fore!

Why should kids have all the fun at Camp Riverbend?  
Highlights from Family Camp Day on Saturday October 26!  Parents and campers joined us for a lovely fall day of high ropes, canoeing, archery, pumpkin decorating and baking! 



Want to try our yummy Apple Pockets at home?  Here is the recipe:

1 box of refrigerated pie crusts, softened
2 cups diced, peeled apples
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Unroll pie crusts on a work surface and cut each crust into quarters. You will have 8 wedged shaped pieces of dough.

Mix apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Put a bit of this mixture on top of a piece of dough, then fold the dough over the filling.  With a fork, crimp the edges to seal. The filling should completely covered by dough.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Cut several small slits in top to allow steam to escape while baking.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool until the pocket can be safely picked up.  Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Makes 8

For a special touch, brush the top of the pockets with water and then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar before baking.

Want to get adventurous?  Try making the filling with a mixture of apples and pears… add raisins or dried cranberries…. add nutmeg!



Check out what’s new and improved at

 Camp Riverbend for the summer of 2013!



Legoland on the Passaic: Camp Riverbend is creating our very own LegoLand for this summer. We have buckets and tubs of Legos and Mega Bloks, which will stay in the Legoland cabin. It’s a great place for groups to go for a PIY or for our amazing Lego clubs to meet!



The Cookout Pavilion: Replacing a bubble tent, our Cookout Pavilion is currently under construction this month near karate and the high ropes course. It gives us much more room for cookouts, and another comfortable and roomy indoor space for rainy days! 


 3rd Grade Late Nite: More fun for campers as they grow up at Riverbend. Once during the summer, rising 3rd graders will stay late at camp for an afternoon of extra swimming and games, followed by dinner and a campfire with s'mores, songs and a fun campfire story to top off the evening. Parent pick-up at 7 pm.