Camp Rivervale 2016 - Elementary (June 12-17)

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 encoraged to arrive at 5 p.m. for celebration and checkout! Come and see how your child has grown in Christ throughout the course of one short week!

Outdoor Obstacles

One of the last activities campers will participate in is a low ropes teambuilding obstacle course. The course consists of obstacles such as a human teeter-totter and a minefield that each camper must pass through with the help of his or her teammates.

Breakfast: Ham, Egg & Cheese Croissant, Hash Browns, Milk and Juice
Lunch: Corn Dogs, Carrots, Tater Tots

Franks on the Fire

What camp is complete without dinner over over the campfire? Campers cooked their own hot dogs and marshmallows (with adult supervision of course).


Mighty, Mighty God

After a refreshing afternoon dip in the pool campers reunited for an early worship. Campers heard the story of the Good Samaritan and learned a valuable lesson about bullying.

I Can See Clearly Now...

After several days of rainy weather, the other half of our campers had a shot at the rock wall this morning!
alt Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Potato Smiles, Sausage, Cereal Bar, Milk and Juice
Lunch: Turkey Sandwiches, Potato Chips, Fruit, Lemonade
Dinner: Hot Dogs, Mac 'n' Cheese, Baked Beans, S'mores, Lemonade

Annual Camp Talent Show

Campers showed off their many talents, from their mastery of the piano and violin to singing, dancing and artistry. Look for clips from these talented kids in your end of the week video tomorrow.


Bead Bonanza

Another thunderstorm passed over Camp Rivervale today, but our counselors heroes saved the day with a fun activity! Campers filled peg boards with colorful beads and then ironed them tight to create a permanent design. Look for these creations in your camper's take-home bag!

David and Goliath

After learning about David defending his livestock with a sling last night, Sydney taught our campers how to use a similar tool: the slingshot! Campers also got experience with a bow and arrows under the watchful eye of our counselors and staff.
Biscuits and Gravy, Potatoes, Fruit and Cereal Bar, Milk and Juice

Grilled Cheese, Potato Smiles, Lemonade
Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cookies, Tea and Lemonade

As some may already know, God sent us a flood today. No worries, though, all of the campers are safe and playing indoor games with their counselors.

Rocking out!

Showing amazing courage, one team of campers climbed our 35-foot rock wall this morning despite the hot summer sun. The bravest of the bunch flew down our zipline to safety.

Parachute Shenanigans

After the rock wall, campers played parachute games like Shark Attack and Cat and Mouse.
alt Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, Hash Browns, Milk and Juice
Lunch: Cheeseburger, Fries, Corn, Lemonade
Supper:Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Spice Cake


alt Camp counselors received a well needed break around 6:30 and Rivervale Staff swept in to coordinate activities such as handkerchief tag and nine-square.

Arts & Crafts

In the afternoon the kids customized their very own Camp Rivervale bandannas and name badges. Imaginations ran wild and the results were both colorful and creative. Visit the camp gallery to view the artists working on their masterpieces!

Come on in, the water's fine!

Because temperatures will climb over 90 degrees this week, we've scheduled plenty of pool time for our campers to cool off. As an added bonus, Sydney, our head life guard, is giving free swimming lessons to a few lucky campers!

Real Life Superheroes!

In accordance with our Hero Headquarters theme, campers had a surprise visit from firefighters and even a helicopter rescue team! The Air-Evac Lifeteam flew in from Paoli to show our campers how they save lives every day.

Pancakes, Sausage Patties, Potatoes, Milk and Juice

Chicken Sandwiches, Mixed Veggies, Tater Tots and Lemonade
Taco Bar, Churros and Lemonade


Welcome Campers!

alt This week Camp Rivervale gives a warm welcome to our first official group of campers! This week, students will be making great use of our facilities, using everything from the rock wall to the swimming pool.
alt Campers are already getting closer to God and each other through our family style meal setting at lunch and supper.

Supper: Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Corn and Homemade Brownies