Clubhouse (for preschoolers and kindergarteners)

The Clubhouse is a wonderful introduction to the summer camp experience for campers aged three, four and five years old. Our youngest campers participate in arts and crafts, sports, cooking, nature, swimming and other fun activities geared to their age and ability to encourage growth, confidence and learning.

Three-Quarter Day Programs for Three and Four Year Olds Our youngest campers may come 3, 4 or 5 partial days a week and experience all the fun of Camp Riverbend! Our Three-Quarter day is 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Activities include include daily swimming lessons, sports, crafts, cooking, canoeing and nature. Campers must be toilet trained.  Click here to see a sample 3/4 day schedule.

Full-Day Program for Four and Five Year Olds Children entering their last year of preschool (and ready for a full day at camp) or entering kindergarten attend our regular full-day, week-long program.  Click here to see a sample full day schedule.

All our Clubhouse campers are in co-ed groups in a designated area of the camp built just for them. Everything is kid-sized, right down to the chairs and the athletic field, so they are right at home and comfortable. Specially trained counselors keep them happy, secure and active all day long. Each day begins and ends with group assembly where our camp directors lead campers in traditional and new camp songs.

Three counselors supervise about 16 boys and girls in each Clubhouse group; smaller groups have two counselors. The head group counselors are teachers with experience in early childhood education. The assistant group counselors are college students who really enjoy being with young children. We nurture our Clubhouse campers with lots of individual attention and age-appropriate fun and exploration. The Clubhouse daily schedule alternates between quiet and dynamic activities and includes a rest time after lunch. Swimming is an important part of each day, with group instruction each morning and a “free” swim in the afternoon for splashing around and having fun. Three-quarter day campers have “free” swim 2 or 3 times a week.