Riverbend Experience Grades 1-8

The Riverbend Experience:

Where campers entering 1st through 8th grades explore, grow and gain confidence! During the day, each group rotates through seven different activities and has many new experiences. There are days packed full of fabulous activities and fun for kids; this is the place to make new friends and life-long memories! Campers are grouped together by the grade they will enter in the fall. Click here to see a typical sample weekly schedule.

Each day begins and ends with group assembly where our Camp Directors lead the groups in traditional and new camp songs. Click here to listen and sing along.

Campers spend the day in all-boy or all-girl groups (8th grade group is co-ed) with others in the same grade. Each group has two experienced counselors leading them. Our group head counselors are teachers or older college students who have worked at Riverbend before. Our group assistant counselors are college students, many of them former Riverbend campers themselves!

The Riverbend Experience is where kids will enjoy age-appropriate activities including things like team sports, arts & crafts, swimming, outdoor adventures like high-ropes, zipline, canoeing, and much more! Our staff of experienced instructors leads the groups and teaches all sorts of crafts, sports, performance and outdoor activities. Click here to take our Camp tour and see just some of the amazing activities we offer.

Swimming is an important part of each day at Riverbend, with group instruction each morning and a “free” swim in the afternoon. Four days a week after lunch, campers can also participate in and explore their favorite club activities where they can pursue individual preferences or enjoy free play in areas all supervised by counselors. Click here to see typical 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grade and 4th - 8th grade club options.

Campers entering 4th and 5th grades choose their own afternoon schedules twice a week in our tracking program.  Campers entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades choose their own individualized afternoon schedules three times a week with "SuperChoice."

One of the high points of the summer for campers entering 4th-8th grades is our exciting overnight camp-out, here on the grounds of Riverbend.  All campers enjoy two fabulous cookouts each summer, with BBQ burgers, hot dogs and other picnic treats.

Camp-wide special events like carnivals and guest performances are highly anticipated and enjoyed by Riverbend Experience campers and staff alike!