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Ages 3 – Teens
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A summer of exploration, new friends, and adventure

That sounds like a summer at Riveredge! Beloved by generations of Riveredge Kids, a week of summer camp at Riveredge is an experience like no other.

“It was epic and I had the best time of my life.”

– Trailblazers Camper

From preschoolers to high schoolers, there’s something for everyone this summer at Riveredge and beyond. From wading in the river to look for crayfish to backpacking in the wilderness, the adventures at camp expand even beyond the borders of Riveredge.

We are always looking for volunteers that want to share in the adventure. If you enjoy time in the outdoors and working with children, sign up to volunteer! (We also have volunteers who are past campers… relive those great memories!)

“I’m always impressed by the quality of teachers chosen to lead camps. Their energy and dedication helped my child feel at home while at camp.”

– Parent of a Pathfinders Camper

What makes Riveredge Summer Camp Amazing?

450+ acres to explore
Hands-on, adventure-based days
Professional, engaging, and experienced staff
Adult to camper ratio of 1:7 or less!
Freedom to get dirty, swing from the trees, wade in the river…
Hands-on Extended care options for busy families
witnessing rarely-seen areas of the Riveredge sanctuary
Campers gain self-confidence and wilderness skills

CAMPS

Discoverers

Preschool (3-4 years old) with an adult

The Hunt for Nature Tracks
Session 1: June 13-16, 9:15-11:15 am, *T-F
Session 2: June 19-22, 9:15-11:15 am, M-Th
Session 3: June 26-29, 9:15-11:15 am, M-Th

Nature Connections
Session 1: July 24-27, 9:15-11:15 am, M-Th
Session 2: July 31-Aug 3, 9:15-11:15 am,
M-Th

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Pathfinders

(5-6 year olds)

Dare to Explore
Half day
Session 1: June 19-23, 9am-12pm, M-F
Session 2: June 19-23, 1-4pm, M-F

Leaping into Adventure
Full day
Session 1: June 13-16, 9am-4pm, *T-F
Session 2: June 26-29, 9am-4pm, M-Th
Session 3: July 10-13, 9am-4pm, M-Th

Go Wild!
Full day
Session 1: June 13-16, 9am-4pm, *T-F
Session 2: July 31-Aug 3, 9am-4pm, M-Th
Session 3: August 7-10, 9am-4pm, M-Th
Session 4: August 14-17, 9am-4pm, M-Th

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Trailblazers

(completed grades 1 or 2)

Journey into the Heart of Nature
Session 1:  June 19-23, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 2:  June 26-30, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 3:  July 10-14, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 4: July 24-28, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 5:  August 14-18, 9am-4pm, M-F

The Magic of Nature
Session 1:  July 10-14, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 2:  July 17-21, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 3:  July 24-28, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 4:  July 31- Aug 4, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 5:  Aug 7-11, 9am-4pm, M-F

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Explorers

(completed grades 3 or 4)

Eco-Adventure
overnight Thursday
Session 1: June 26-30, 9am-4pm M-Th
Session 2: July 10-14, 9am-4pm M-Th
Session 3: July 24-28, 9am-4pm M-Th
Session 4: August 7-11, 9am-4pm M-Th

Bioquest
no overnight
Session 1: June 19-23, 9am-4pm M-F
Session 2: July 17-21, 9am-4pm M-F
Session 3: July 31- August 4, 9am-4pm M-F
Session 4: August 14-18, 9am-4pm M-F

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Guardians

(competed grades 5 or 6)

Outdoor Survival Skills
no overnight
Session 1: June 19-23, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 2: July 17-21, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 3: July 31-August 4, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 4: August 14-18, 9am-4pm, M-F

Wilderness Awareness
overnight Thursday
Session 1: June 26-30, 9am-4pm, M-Th
Session 2: July 10-14, 9am-4pm, M- Th
Session 3:  July 24-28, 9am-4pm, M- Th
Session 4: August 7-11, 9am-4pm, M- Th

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Stewards

(completed grades 7 – 9)

Outdoor Adventures
overnight Thursday
June 19-23, 9am-4pm M-Th

Devil’s Lake Outpost Adventures
overnight Thursday at Devil’s Lake
June 26-30, 9am-4pm M-F

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Questers

(completed grades 7 – 12)

Pictured Rocks Backpacking and Canoeing Trip
off-site
Saturday, July 8 – Friday, July 14
(We will meet at Riveredge at 7am on Saturday, July 8  and return by 8pm on Friday, July 14)
Pre-Trip meeting:  Tuesday June 27@ 6:30pm
Pre-Trip packing party: Friday July 7@ 6:00-7:30pm

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Expeditioners

(completed grades 8 – 12)

Sylvania Wilderness Canoe Trip
off-site
Saturday, July 22 – Friday, July 28, 2023
(We will meet at Riveredge at 7am on Saturday, July 22  and return by 8pm on Friday, July 28)
Pre-Trip meeting:  Tuesday June 27@ 6:30pm
Pre-Trip packing party: Friday July 1@ 6:00-7:30pm

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Garden Wonders

(options for 6 – 12 year olds)

Garden Delights
6-8 year olds
Session 1: July 31-August 4, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 2: August 7-11, 9am-4pm, M-F

Digging Deep
8-10 year olds
Session 1: August 7-11, 9am-4pm, M-F
Session 2: August 14-18, 9am-4pm, M-F

Culinary Creations
10-12 year olds
August 14-18, 9am-4pm, M-F

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Parent or Grandparent and Child Day Treks

Day adventures for the entire family! Register on our events page to find a trek that’s right for you!

Parent / Grandparent Treks Offered throughout the Summer:

Tree Climbing

River Rambling

Geocaching Adventure   

Kayaking Horicon Marsh   

Tubing the Milwaukee River

Check out Treks on our Event Page

Online Registration

Registration for the Nature Journeys Summer Camps will be taken through our online registration system.

When registering, make sure you have all the medical information (insurance, primary doctor, medication, etc.) handy for the child you are registering. You will have to fill out a medical information form during the registration process. Online registration will close the Wednesday before the week of a camp. Spaces may still be available at that time, call 262-375-2715 for availability.

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Extended Care

Before and After Care for Summer Campers! Riveredge is happy to provide before & after camp extended care for our full-day campers. Our programs allow campers to spend just a little more time exploring Riveredge with earlier drop off and later pick up. Camp counselors will encourage your camper’s imagination through games and activities and they will have plenty of time for free play in our natural playground. Drop off as early as 7:30-8:45am and afternoons 4:15-5:30pm.

Fees: $50 for am and pm (full week); $30 for either am OR pm (full week); 

$10 per care period per day

Payment is due two weeks prior to your child(ren)’s camp week.

Extended Care Registration

Membership Discount

Riveredge Membership starts at $40 and discounts on camps range from $20-$30 based on the camp. That means that a basic membership nearly pays for itself on day one and still provides many other benefits all year round!

Multiple Camps/Children Discount

If you register for multiple camps (they can be for the same child or different children), you will pay the normal fee for the first camp and receive a 10% discount off of each additional camp.  Please note, in order to receive both the multiple camps and multiple child (i.e. signing up 2 children for 2 camps apiece) discount or the multiple camps for a single child in the same registration, you must pay 50% of your registration cost and contact Riveredge directly at 262-375-2715 to have the remaining balance adjusted.

Payment

50% of camp fees are due at the time of registration. Full payment for all camps is due by May 1st. You may make payments on your account at anytime through the online registration system using your log-in information. If full payment is not received by May 1st, we can not guarantee that your child’s space in camp will be held.

Switching Camps

If you’d like to move your camp registration to another camp session, we are happy to accommodate those requests if space allows. Each date change is subject to a $30 fee. Please contact Riveredge directly at 262-375-2715 to make a date change request.

Waitlists

Riveredge camps are popular and fill quickly!  Waitlist will be formed when camps have reached their capacity.  It is very beneficial to put your name on waitlists as spots do open up due to family scheduling conflicts.  There is no fee to put your child on the waitlist.  If a space becomes available, you will be contacted via email.  You have 48 hours to confirm the spot and pay the deposit.  If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, a call will be made and you will have an additional 48 hours.  If the office does not hear from you, your child will be removed from the waitlist.  Timing will be at the discretion of the camp director.

Cancellations

Registrations may be canceled up to 30 days prior to the week of your camp to receive a refund of registration fees minus a $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel less than 30 days before your week of camp, refunds are only given for medical reasons and family emergencies. These refunds are also subject to the $50 non-refundable deposit.

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