Summer Programs

Card Camp

July 8 – July 12, 2019 // 9AM-3PM //  Grades 4-8
Cost: $275 for the week

Card CampAt our camp, participants will develop academic and social skills in the context of the popular game Magic: The Gathering. Daily experiences will incorporate mission-based practices and ideas including circle work, mutually-enhancing relationships, student-led learning, cooperation, and integrated experiential learning.

This program will take place on the Ridge and Valley Charter School campus in Guide Bradley’s classroom spending as much time as possible playing outdoors in the courtyard and the shade of the trees.

Register by June 1

Sibling discounts available – $25 off additional child
Guide Bradley and Guide Tyler

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Little Nature Lovers

June 24 – June 28, 2019 // 9AM-1PM //  Ages 4-6
Cost: $225 for the week

Berry pickingJoin us in meeting like minded families who love nature. The program will model the gentle rhythm of Ridge and Valley Charter School’s kindergarten classes that so lovingly nourish the child’s developing coordination, cooperation, and creativity. Days will include crafts, cooking, exploring and yoga. Each day we’ll discover a new beautiful place in nature: the natural open spaces and trails near our school and around the Paulinskill River. Our time together will be spent primarily outside in the beautiful summer sun with water play on and around the 16-acre facility of the Ridge and Valley Charter School campus.

Register by June1
Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount: $25 off if you Register by May 1

Sibling discounts available – $25 off additional child
Guides Alyssa, Sundae and Tyler

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Skateboarding Camp

June 24 – June 28, 2019 // 9AM-1PM //  Completing Grades 3-8
Cost: $250 for the week

Skateboarding Camp

Are you or your child looking to have fun and learn more about skateboarding? We are offering a week-long day camp this summer. Daily instructional workshops and skate groups will be organized by the guide to help skaters of all ability levels learn new tricks or gain comfort with the basics. Participants will have the chance to practice and learn skills in a supportive and enthusiastic environment.

All participants must bring a skateboard, helmet, a water bottle and a bag lunch each day. Other safety gear is recommended but not required.

Register by June 1
Guide Bradley

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Adventure Camp

June 24 – June 28, 2019// 9AM – 1PM //  Grades 1 – 3
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July 8 – July 12, 2019// 9AM – 1PM //  Grades 1 – 3
Cost: $225 for the week

A sampler of Ridge and Valley adventures geared towards creative and fun kids entering grades 1-3. Adventure Clubbers will explore activities like garden gnoming, eco-art, creek-side water fun, hiking, cooperative games, team building, dramatic play, silly sports, and brain games. All activities are led by RVCS guides certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid. Don’t miss out!

Register by June 1
Guides Kris, Krissy, and Dagmar

Questions? Contact Guide Dagmar Wojcik:

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Hula Hoop and Acrobatics Camp

July 8 – July 12, 2019 // 9AM-12PM //  Ages 8-14 (Or with instructor’s permission)
Cost: $200 for the week


Hula Hoop and Acrobatics camp will guide students into developing new skills such as hula hoop tricks, gymnastics, acrobatics, and yoga. Students will work on building their individual skills as well as work in partnerships and groups to create a multi-leveled performance.

The students will develop a choreography that can be utilized in conjunction with some form of activism. The hope is for the performance to tell a story. Some ideas for a theme include “the story of the Universe,” “water is life,” or “all life is sacred”. Depending on the age of the students, we can potentially work ideas such as climate change or other important issues into the show.

Register by June 1
Guides Jessie and Maggie

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Midsummer Workshops

July 15 – July 19, 2019 // 9AM-3PM //  Grades 1-8
Cost: $270 for the week

July 22 – July 26, 2019 // 9AM-3PM //  Grades 1-8
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Join Guides Kris, Ieva, Krissy, Kasey, Ty, Julia, and Dagmar for

Workshops will take place on Ridge and Valley’s beautiful campus, as well as the Paulinskill Trail.

Throughout the day, kids entering grades 1-8 will enjoy workshops including gardening, eco-art, water fun, hiking, nature exploration, tai chi, coyote mentoring, field sports and games, live action role play, and more! Kids are divided into age appropriate groups led by RVCS Guides certified in Wilderness First Aid & CPR.

Register by June 1

Questions? Contact Guide Dagmar Wojcik:

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Exploring Our Wild: A Six Week Writing Workshop for Adults

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM // 6/25, 7/9, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 //  Adults
Cost: $275 (includes a copy of Writing Wild)


Love nature? Always wanting to find time to write? Join Jen and Kris in this nature-inspired writing workshop! We will live as writers, dreamers, and creatives playing with words and sensory experience to explore nature connection, personal discoveries, and well-being. Each participant will be provided a copy of Tina Welling’s Writing Wild and we’ll turn to this work to read, discuss, and explore the activities offered by the author. During each session, we’ll engage in book club conversations, writing experiences, and sharing our writing with the group. We plan to meet on site at RVCS and at various off-site locations, including White Lake, Blair Creek, Dark Moon, Spring Valley Preserve.

Register by June 1

Questions? Contact Kristine Tucker ( or Jen Ross (

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