Camp Rivervale 2016 - Elementary Camp (June 26 - July 1)

Camp Photo Gallery

Follow the button below to open the event photo gallery. You will need to have your password that was handed out to you during check-in. If you have lost your password, please contact the camp office at (812) 849.6824; you will need to verify your identity and connection to a camper in order to retrieve the password.


Parents are reminded to be at Camp Rivervale before 5 p.m. this evening for pickup and a final celebration. The celebration will include concessions such as cookies and lemonade, as well as a presentation of the final video that depicts all the fun campers had this week.

Back to the Drawing Board

Campers spent the morning making there last camp craft with wooden boards, cloth and glue. The end result was a wall hanging that will be sent home with your camper this evening!
Breakfast: Croissants, Ham, American Cheese, Egg Patty, Potato Triangles, Continental Bar*, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Milk
Lunch:White Bread, Cheese, Smiles, Salad, Oranges and Apples, Lemonade
Dinner: Thin Crust Pizza, Salad, Sugar Cookies, Lemonade


Weenee and Marshmallow Roast

Traditionally, campers at Rivervale enjoy a self-cooked meal over an open fire on their last night at camp. Under close supervision campers roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for S'mores. Tonight campers will return to their cabins for a final night of rest before celebration at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Playtime, All the Time

After dinner, campers played Gaga Ball and Nine Square in the Air while our staff prepared for them a special surprise.

Rollin' on the River

Another group of elementary campers took advantage of the beautiful week we're having here at Rivervale and got into canoes, some for their first time! At the dropoff point, campers were in the water in no time and made it back just in time for lunch.
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Sausage Links, Smiles, Syrup, Continental Bar*, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Milk
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Breast, Hamburger Buns, Tater Tots, Cheese, Corn, Salad, Peaches, Lemonade
Dinner: Lasagna Roll- Ups, Spaghetti Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese Bread Sticks, Italian Green Beans, Salad, Brownies


Technical Update

It has come to the attention of Rivervale's staff that some parents are having trouble accessing the photo gallery for this year's Drama Camp. I am pleased to report that these issues have been resolved. Please click here and log in with the password you were provided to view your child's gallery.

We Love Our Counselors!

Right before the sun went down here at Camp Rivervale our elementary campers decided to show our counselors just how much they love them. . .with shaving cream and puffcorn!

Splashin' About

The mighty White River wasn't enough water for these campers, so they returned to the pool for a mid-afternoon swim. (The water is much cleaner here, anyway!)

Straight and True

Watch out boys! Some of our female elementary campers learned how to use bows, arrows and slingshots this afternoon. There were more than a few bullseyes!

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Campers took on the White River, Camp Rivervale's namesake, in canoes this morning. The weather was cool and the current was slow, the perfect conditions for a sightseeing trip of our beautiful Indiana forests.

Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage Patties, Crispy Cubes, Syrup, Continental Bar*, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Milk
Lunch:Hamburger/Cheeseburger, French Fries, Salad, Grapes, Lemonade
Dinner: Chicken Legs and Thighs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Chocolate Cake, Lemonade

C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E Song!

After dinner, the elementary campers gathered around the campfire and sung songs like "Father Abraham" and "I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N". Some fearless campers even found new friends in the form of a frog and a centipede.

Crafty Campers

During one rotation, campers visited our Standiford Resource Center to participate in some counselor-led crafts. Many children made name tags personalized with photos and creative designs. When there was some time left over in the rotation, campers rendezvoused outside for a quick game of Simon Says.

Breakfast: Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Tater Tots, Continental Bar*, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Milk
Lunch: Sliced Turkey, White or Wheat Bread, Swiss Cheese, Potato Chips, Applesauce, Lemonade
Dinner: Taco Bar, Churros, Lemonade

Annual Amazing Race

From the rock wall to the Tabernacle and even old Oak Tree Shrine, campers scattered across the grounds looking for clues to the final treasure: a lesson about the purity of the Lord from leader Peggy.

Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy w/ Sausage, Tater Tots, Continental Bar, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Milk
Lunch: Sliced Turkey, White or Wheat Bread, Swiss Cheese, Potato Chips, Applesauce,Lemonade
Dinner: Taco Bar, Churros, Lemonade

Fun in the Sun

After a long adventure in the hot sun, elementary campers reunited with the younger half of the group to take a refreshing dip in the pool.

God's Green Earth

After lunch, campers explored every nook and cranny of Camp Rivervale on a nature walk. Jessica, our nature guide for the week, led the campers down some of Rivervale's most beautiful trails.

Rocking Out!

Several of our campers were able to try their luck on Rivervale's rock wall this morning. It was many of the little one's first time so high off of the ground! Never fear, though, they are all secured with special harnesses.

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Shredded Hash Browns, Continental Bar*, Orange Juice, Milk, Apple Juice
Lunch: Corn Dogs, Tater Tots, Carrots, Apples, Oranges, Lemonade
Dinner: Hickory- Smoked Pulled Pork, Wedge Cut French Fries, Broccoli Cuts, Salad, Spice Cake

Swim Tests

Campers were ecstatic to receive their colored bands Sunday evening. These band grant campers access to the different sections of our pool all week long!


Parents checked their children in with our counselors around 3 'o'clock this afternoon. The process went off without a hitch, with campers moving quickly through medical and luggage checks and straight onto the grounds to participate in some camp activities!

Soups on!

After playing outside, campers refueled with chicken nuggets, corn and french fries. There are no carbonated drinks here at Camp Rivervale, but campers can enjoy a glass of our freshly-made tea or lemonade. For information on each day's meals, keep an eye out for the menu section on future posts!