Interested in sending your child to a sleep-away camp? Thank you for considering River Way Ranch Camp, a premier residential summer camp catering to campers ages 7-16 years old by offering traditional and specialized programming to meet the needs of campers of different backgrounds and interests. Below are a handful of readings and videos that we encourage you to view as you prepare your camper for camp and decide on a summer program for your child. We look forward to speaking with you.
Please feel free to contribute any helpful articles or links you may come across, email: Inquiry@RiverWayRanchCamp.com.
Sun protection is a top priority at River Way. Read Pale Girl Speaks perspective on finding a good sunscreen option for your child at summer camp. CLICK HERE to read more.
The Benefits of Sending Your Child to Summer Camp
Watch Doctor Madeline Levine’s keynote speech from this year’s Western Association of Independent Camps conference on the values of summer camp CLICK HERE.
How Can You Tell Your Child is Ready for Camp?
Enjoy this video by Bob Ditter, a well-regarded child, adolescent and family therapist from Boston, Massachusetts, CLICK HERE.
Check out this all inclusive handbook, a must read for every parent, CLICK HERE.
Summer School and Summer Camp
Read an American Camp Association article published by educator Lance Ozier to learn more about the advantages of Summer School verses Summer Camp for your child. To read this article, CLICK HERE.
My Daughter went away to Summer Camp and Changed
CLICK HERE to read journalist John Dickerson’s article and story of the adventures and growth of his daughter when she went to sleep-away camp.
Take Camp Skills to School
Your camper will acquire skills at camp that he/she can bring with them when they return to school. Watch this video by the Executive Chief Officer of the American Camp Association, Peg Smith, to learn more about what skills camper’s commonly gain when participating in a camp experience. To watch this video, CLICK HERE.