Mariner Division (Grades 1-4)

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Rolling River is a wonderful environment for elementary school age children to grow and develop. Our Mariner division includes campers from grades 1-4. Rolling River’s meticulous and spacious facilities enable all Mariners to experience every activity that we offer throughout each week.

We are big enough to offer unsurpassed programs in day camping, yet small enough for the children to receive the attention that they deserve. Whether the kids are on our many fields and courts, on stage in a theatrical production, or creating a project at “Specialty Cove”, Mariner campers are always BIG FISH IN A SMALL SEA!

Our Mariner division allows campers to:

  • improve their swimming ability with 2 swims daily
  • develop skills at their own pace
  • learn team play and sportsmanship
  • explore their specific interests and talents & take healthy risks
  • choose a hobby twice a week to further explore their favorite activities

Our specially designed program provides children an opportunity to participate in everything that Rolling River has to offer so that they can make knowledgeable choices as their program becomes more elective and hobby-oriented in the future.


Mariner Division Activities

Creative Arts

  • Arts and Crafts at Crafts Creek
  • Ceramics at Pottery Pier
  • Music and Puppetry at River Country
  • Interactive drama at Hidden Treasures(1st grade only)
  • Theater Arts at The Sea Breeze Theater with an evening show that families are invited to attend
  • Woodworking at Hammerhead Haven
  • Lanyard, beading and jewelry-making at Loading Dock


  • Swimming- instruction & free swim daily
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball/Newcomb
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Miniature golf at Lagoon Links
  • “Gaga” and other big group games
  • Intramurals/ athletic leagues
  • Intercamp tournaments
  • Climbing Walls at The Sea Cliffs
  • Martial Arts at The Mooring
  • Dance & Movement at Ocean Motion
  • Gymnastics at Tumbling Tides
  • Fitness Fun in the Multi-Porpoise Building- 9 Interactive Nintendo Wii Stations for Wii Sports, Wii Fitness, Dance Dance Revolution, Rockband, Skillnastics and more.
  • Yoga taught by professional yoga instructors from Breathe N Flow Yoga

Additional Activities

  • Boating at The Rolling River Marina
  • Nature at The Coral Reef
  • Cooking at The Galley
  • Creative play at The Sandbar and
  • Pebble Beach playgrounds
  • Sand Playground

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  • Carnival
  • Magicians
  • Interactive Game Shows
  • Petting Zoos
  • Puppet Shows
  • Musicians
  • Interactive story telling
  • Fun-filled field days
  • Themed days such as Western Day, Halloween Spooktacular, Space Day, Circus Day etc.
  • Rolling River Spirit Week featuring Song and Plaque presentations
  • DJ Dance Party
  • Steve Max Simon Sez
  • Lou Del Bianco “Around the World” and “Respect” shows
  • Court Jesters
  • Interactive Roller Skating Show
  • Rolling River annual “Color War”
  • And Many More!

mariner-trips-2014Mariner Division Trips

At Rolling River Day Camp, we believe that off-campus experiences enhance the program, and teach our campers social skills and team-building skills. Supervision and safety are paramount on all trips to outside sites. In addition to sending the groups’ regular counselors, we provide an experienced trip Supervisor, a camp nurse and additional staff to lower the counselor-to-camper ratio. Prior to the day of the trip, we give our parents a detailed itinerary and other information pertaining to the excursion. For optional overnight trips, the Director leads a comprehensive meeting with all of the campers and staff before the trip embarks reviewing the itinerary, code of conduct, camper expectations and other necessary details.

Below are some of the exciting, fun-filled and educational places our Mariner girls and boys have visited in the past:

  • experience an optional overnight trip to a sleepaway camp at Brookwood or Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut

Enjoy a variety of age appropriate off-campus trips:

  • Pump It Up
  • Bellmore Theatre
  • Fun Station
  • Westbury Theater
  • Fun Zone
  • Long Island Children’s Museum
  • Adventureland
  • Hall of Science
  • Q-Zar
  • Crow’s Nest Mini-Golf
  • Bowling
  • Sportset

rrdc-mariners-3Sample Mariner Schedule (Ages 6-9)

  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Arrive at Camp
  • 9:15 – 9:30–Cast off for an exciting day (line-up)
  • 9:30- 9:45 – Pebble Beach Playground
  • 9:45 – 10:45 – Cabana and Instructional Swim
  • 10:45 – 11:15 – Martial Arts
  • 11:15 – 11:45 – Cooking
  • 11:45 – 12:15 – Sport (eg. Basketball or Softball)
  • 12:15 – 12:45 – Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:15 – Ceramics
  • 1:15 – 2:15 – Cabana and Free Swim
  • 2:15 – 3:00 – Hobbies
  • 3:00 – 3:15 – Snack
  • 3:15 – 3:45 – Wii Room- Fitness Fun
  • 3:45 – 4:00– Reeling in – It’s time to go home (line-up)
  • 4:00 – 4:15 – Depart to Buses