River Way Ranch Camp prides itself on taking the extra time and effort to group our campers in age divisions that encourage the development of friendships and memories to last a lifetime!
This is just one of the reasons why River Way leads the pack in California summer camps.
Our Buckaroos are bunked eight campers to a cabin, with two counselors per cabin. Buckaroos participate in activities as a cabin group and are accompanied by their counselors at all times. Our program staff helps our “Bucks” select a schedule of their choice, while ensuring they are introduced to a variety of activities that are designed to fit their interest and abilities. This is a wonderful age to first experience one of the top sleep-away adventure camps in California. It gives our younger campers the security of being with their counselors, as well as the opportunity to bond and make lifelong friendships. Buckaroo counselors are carefully selected and trained to work with first-time camper concerns.
Rancheros are encouraged to develop skills in activities of their choice and are able to design their own activity schedules. With four different activity periods each day and our exciting Outcamp trips, Rancheros gain a unique sense of strength and independence. Friends may sign up to take activities together—offering an outstanding opportunity to develop healthy attitudes and participate together in sports, trips, team-building, and special events. Program schedules are flexible here.
Our older, more responsible campers, Seniors have all the flexibility of arranging their own activity schedules. As a Senior, campers can specialize in any activity, such as Paintball or Ropes Course, by signing up for the same activity in back-to-back activity periods. In addition to special “Senior Only” activities, Senior Day may include White Water Rafting on the Kings River, the Senior Dinner and Dance, and Senior Outcamp. This co-educational program challenges teenagers and gives them an opportunity to develop social skills with many new friends.
Campers In Action Program
The AP Program will not only prepare your teen to work with children, it also includes workshops to strengthen organizational skills, teaching techniques, motivational training and team building. The program is designed for teens ages 14-15. Each participant may progress at their own pace, eventually acquiring the skills necessary to move into the CIT Program, should they so desire. No prior camp knowledge is necessary. We will teach your teen everything he/she needs to know so that they have the best chance at being successful. Other valuable training sessions include conflict resolution, benefits of praise, breaking through personal barriers, team building and increasing self-esteem. To find out more information on this program, please Click Here
River Way’s CIT program has established a reputation for being one of the finest training summer camps to experience in California. The CIT learns to work with children and participates in workshops that foster teamwork, build organizational skills, and learn different teaching techniques. The CIT program is a natural progression onto our paid Junior Staff. Skills taught in the CIT program include: Teaching toward success and Behavior Modification, Teambuilding, Goal Setting, and Introduction to First Aid and CPR – For more info, Click Here