Classes for Camp Riverbend are offered for children ages 12 months (by June 1, 2018) through 8 years (children currently attending 2nd grade). Older Elementary children may be considered for enrollment if space allows.
PLEASE NOTE: The schedule for Camp Riverbend 2018 will be different than in years past. Please refer to the session dates below.
We will offer 2 Sessions during Camp Riverbend 2018:
Session 1: June 18-28
Session 2: July 9-19
ATTEND ONE OR BOTH SESSIONS!
Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. All ages attend the same schedule.
Teachers will provide creative age-appropriate activities in a loving, Christian environment. Camp Riverbend will be full of nature and discovery activities which will encourage higher thinking and problem solving while promoting positive social interactions in a safe, caring environment. Activities will include indoor center play, outdoor play and recreation, story time, creative movement and music, which will include simple tumbling, imaginative play, obstacle courses, non-competitive games, songs, body movement and an introduction to rhythm instruments. Chapel will be held weekly for children ages 3 and older. Special activities will be planned for the children including splash days, picnics, special guests and a pizza & popsicle party.
What to Bring
Parents are responsible for providing a nutritious snack and lunch each day. Jarred baby food and bottles will not be permitted in any age group. Toddlers should bring finger foods and be able to drink from a spill proof cup. Children should also bring a labeled water bottle each day to stay well hydrated on the playground. Riverbend Christian School reserves the right to limit or ban any food, such as nut products or foods considered to be choking hazards, on a class by class basis. Provide disposable diapers for non-potty trained children and at least one change of clothes for children up to 4 years. Depending on enrollment, children under age 2 may nap during the camp day, so please be prepared to provide blanket, lovey, pacifier or other items needed for nap time. Please put sunscreen on your child before bringing your child to class, as teachers are unable to apply it. Label every item your child brings to school with a permanent marker. Please dress children in comfortable clothing in which they can manipulate. All walking children must wear closed toed shoes (no flip flops or sandals).
Children CURRENTLY attending elementary school will be a part of our Science Camp. Our school-aged children will be introduced to a wide variety of experiments and wonders. From glow in the dark discoveries to mentos geysers to quicksand, your child is sure to learn something new this summer. Ms. Brown and Ms. Rachel have created an awesome curriculum that the children enjoy year after year, as many have attended science camp for multiple years in a row. There are design challenges and competitions and lots of interactive games and activities. We will once again have two science classes which will work together on various experiments and activities. Children entering kindergarten in the fall are not eligible for science camp.
Registration for Camp Riverbend 2018 will begin on February 20 for current families. Current families (one or more child in the family is enrolled and currently attending a class at RBCS) should plan to register by Friday, March 2 to ensure their child's placement.
Beginning March 5, registration will open to our 2nd priority group. Those who have enrolled for Fall 2018, have attended Camp Riverbend in the past and/or are an Official Riverbend Church Member may register beginning March 5. Once available, registration packets will be posted here or available at the school office. All forms and required payment will be needed in order to secure your child's spot, including all emergency and health forms.
RBCS will be closed during the week of March 12-16 for Spring Break. Upon re-opening on March 19, registration will be open to the general community.
Registration for available openings will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. To secure your child's spot, all required paperwork must be complete including health and emergency forms and full payment/deposit must be made. Please note - some age groups fill up quickly. It is recommended that you collect your child's vaccine records and have them ready so that all paperwork is complete when submitted. Feel free to e-mail or call us to find out if there is space for your child before submitting forms (be sure to include date of birth so we can provide accurate information). Once classes begin filling, we will start wait lists for those age groups. There will be no fee to be added to a wait list.
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Tuition & Fees
Tuition for Camp Riverbend 2018 for the same child attending BOTH sessions is $500. To attend either Session 1 OR Session 2, the tuition is $300. At the time of enrollment, $300 per child is due to secure placement. Any remaining camp balance, if any, is due in full by Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
In the event of withdrawal, the $300 deposit minus a $50 processing fee per child will be refunded if the school office is notified in writing by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. If a child is withdrawn from camp after May 1, no refund will be given.
There are no fees to be added to the camp wait list.
Drop off is at the classroom at 9:00 a.m. Pick up is promptly at 1:30 p.m. Late charges may apply if children are not picked up by 1:30. There are no refunds or discounts for unplanned absences or planned missed camp days.
A registration form, emergency and health forms are required for each child attending Camp Riverbend. If your child is currently enrolled at Riverbend Christian School, we will transfer your child's records automatically. The 2-page registration form is due at the time of enrollment. If your child is not currently enrolled in our program, health and emergency paperwork will also be required in order to enroll.
All spots are offered first come, first serve. Feel free to contact us to find out if there is space for your child. The updated registration packet will be provided below when registration is near.
During our camp program, we hire teenage aides to assist the lead teachers in the classroom. Teenagers are never left unattended with the children but are there to help with classroom activities and retrieve art and resource supplies. The campers really enjoy having a "big kid" in their classroom. Priority in hiring will be given to aides who can work both sessions of the camp program.