Sports and playing are a big part of your child’s development at Rolling River and our commitment to excellence in athletics shows. We are constantly upgrading and maintaining our outstanding facilities. Rolling River boasts acres of manicured natural grass fields and lighted courts for the enrichment of our campers.
The facilities have all been designed to provide the safest and best learning environment for our campers. By combining a small camp population with an abundance of fields and courts tailored for all ages, we provide the perfect setting for all campers to play and learn.
Rolling River’s extensive and diversified Athletics program includes the following sports:
Rolling River’s athletic facilities include:
All of Rolling River’s facilities have lights for night use.
Our staff’s dedication and professionalism provides a creative, instructional and safe environment for children to play and learn. The entire program is overseen by Rolling River Director Mark Goodman, who holds over 30 years of experience in teaching physical education, athletics and health, and is headed day-to-day by a supervisor of athletics with a physical education background. The Athletics supervisor and staff members lead athletics activities and provide support for our group counselors.
Depending on a camper’s interest, Rolling River has offered mini-camps or daily clinics in a variety of sports. Hobby periods (when campers select their own activities) also provide an opportunity for children who want more athletics to spend extra time on the fields and courts. Private or semi-private lessons in various sports are offered before and after camp upon request.
The campers’ athletics activities are designed to:
Our daily instructional and recreational programs are created so that all children can participate. “Winning the game” during these activities is a low priority. All campers are given the opportunity to experience every sport Rolling River has to offer. This is accomplished with a carefully designed progression of skills. The supplies and equipment that campers play with are age appropriate to maximize safety and success.
Rolling River offers competitive intramural leagues for girls and boys entering 2nd grade and older. 1st graders participate in a beginner intramural program which focuses on game rules and playing together as a team. This program includes many of the games mentioned above, as well as novelty games, relays and more. We encourage campers to write articles, make posters and create cheers which can add to a team’s point total and lead to a championship. These creative options enable all campers to become an important member of their team.
Intercamp games and tournaments provide the most competitive athletic competition and are only for those campers who wish to participate. Rolling River has been instrumental in developing these programs with other day camps in the area.