Navigator Division (Grades 5-8)

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Rolling River’s Navigator program for late elementary and middle school aged children sets the standard for creativity and diversity in day camping. The Navigators include campers from the 5th through 8th grades. This program exposes youngsters to a wide variety of creative arts, sports, other unique on-campus activities and special events.

In addition, Rolling River’s exciting off-campus trip program gives kids the chance to experience a wide array of options. As the campers get older, there are more opportunities for personal choice ensuring fun-filled learning experiences in their areas of interest. Our annual overnight trips are optional and if a child does not join the overnight campers, he/she attends camp for the scheduled day trip or other planned activities. As many Navigators say, “there is no reason to ever leave Rolling River”. Whether their love is for athletics, the arts, or exploring new sights, a Navigator will thrive with their friends and counselors in a program that gives the campers something new to look forward to every summer.


On-Campus Fun

Creative Arts

  • Arts and Crafts at Crafts Creek
  • Ceramics at Pottery Pier
  • 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 the Loading Dock


  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball/Newcomb
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • European Handball
  • “Gaga”, boxball and other big group games
  • Baggo
  • Intramurals/Age group athletic league

Movement Activities

  • Martial Arts at The Mooring
  • Creative play at Pebble Beach playground
  • Dance and movement at Ocean Motion
  • Swimming (see Aquatics section)
  • Yoga taught by professional yoga instructors from Breathe N Flow Yoga

Additional Activities

  • Fitness Fun in the Multi-Porpoise Building- 9 Interactive Nintendo Wii Stations for Wii Sports, Wii Fitness, Dance Dance Revolution, Rockband, Skillnastics and more.
  • Boating at The Rolling River Marina (see Boating section)
  • Nature at The Coral Reef
  • Cooking at The Galley

navigators-on-campus-2014Off-Campus Activities

Here are some examples of the exciting and interesting places that our Navigators have visited in the past:

  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Miniature golf
  • Golf driving ranges
  • Racquetball
  • Ice skating
  • Roller skating
  • Laser tag
  • Rock climbing
  • Movies/IMAX
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • County Park pools and Water Slides

navs-2014Day Trips

At Rolling River Day Camp, we believe that off-campus experiences enhance the camper’s program, as well as teaching them social skills and team-building. Supervision and safety are paramount on all trips to outside sites. Therefore, 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 related information pertaining to the excursion. For 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 Navigators have visited in the past:

Fun In The Water

  • Mountain Creek Water Park
  • Wildwater Kingdom
  • Splish Splash
  • Camel Beach Water Park
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Canoe Trips
  • Beast Boat

Amazing Amusement Parks

  • Six Flags
  • Dorney Park
  • Rye Playland
  • Adventureland

Batter Up At Baseball Games

  • Mets/Yankee games
  • Brooklyn Cyclones
  • Staten Island Yankees
  • L.I. Ducks

Indoor Amusements

  • Boomers
  • Country Fair
  • Dave and Busters
  • Pump It Up
  • Aviator- Innovative Sports Complex

Kids Love To Explore

  • Planetariums
  • Museums
  • Aquariums

And More Fun-Filled Destinations

  • Jeckyl & Hyde
  • Mars 2112
  • Beach Trips
  • Comedy Clubs
  • County Parks
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Go-Karts
  • Broadway Shows
  • The Sands at Lido/DJ Parties
  • Medieval Times
  • Blue Man Group
  • Cirque de Solei

rrdc-navigators-3Overnight Trips

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

  • Lake George, N.Y.
  • Hershey Park, PA.
  • Washington D.C.
  • Ocean City, MD.
  • Boston, MA.
  • Williamsburg, VA.
  • Lancaster, PA.
  • Busch Gardens
  • White Water Rafting
  • Six Flags Amusement Parks
  • Whale Watching
  • Club Getaway – Kent, CT.
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Dude Ranch
  • Mystic, CT
  • Lake Compounce Amusement, CT


Sample Navigator Schedule

(For A Full Day In Camp When Not On A Trip)

  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Arrive at Camp
  • 9:15-9:30 – Cast off for an exciting day (line-up)
  • 9:30- 10:30– Hobbies- Choice of approx. 15 activities
  • 10:30– 11:00 – Choice of either Sport (eg. Hockey) or Arts (eg. Ceramics)
  • 11:00– 11:45 – Computer
  • 11:45 – 12:45 – Cabana and Instructional Swim
  • 12:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
  • 1:15– 2:15 – Intramurals/Sports Leagues
  • 2:15 – 3:15 – Cabana and Free Swim
  • 3:15 – 3:30 – Snack
  • 3:30 – 3:45 – Loading Dock
  • 3:45 – 4:00– Reeling in – It’s time to go home (line-up)
  • 4:00 – 4:15 – Depart to Buses