At Rolling River Day Camp, our goal is to “give ALL kids a world of good” during the summer in a caring and supportive camp environment. We offer several “Campership” programs designed for families who are in need of financial assistance.

Ben Applebaum Camperships

scholarships-Ben Applebaum was an owner/director of several tri-state camps and served as an extraordinary advocate for camping and youth development. Our Ben Applebaum Camperships are in his memory and offer partial scholarships to children who would benefit from the camp experience. Scholarship amounts are based upon income verification, as well as the child’s age and length of time your child will be attending camp. These Camperships are available upon review to those who:

  1. Click here to learn more about the 2016 campership program
  2. Click here to download the 2016 scholarship application
  3. Submit pertinent financial information for income verification from 2015
  4. If you are a first-time camper, please supply 3 written reference forms- Click HERE to download and print the campership reference forms

Application review begins during the month of March. Camperships are awarded after a review with the board and as soon as possible after the process begins.

Jonah Richman, Adam Cohen, Jordan Satin Honorary Camperships

Friendship…Loyalty…Pride…Spirit…Tradition. The true meaning of camp lived in the hearts of three local boys who heroically lost their lives while trying to save a fellow campmate. Within their short lives, these boys personified their extreme passion and feelings of comradeship that can only be developed through many years in a camp environment.

It is only fitting for us at Rolling River Day Camp to recognize Jonah Richman, Adam Cohen, and Jordan Satin’s heroic efforts, as well as their strong commitment to the basic philosophy of camping. These honorary camperships are awarded to two children, ages 5 years old to 7 years old through the Peninsula Counseling Center, an affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ health system. Camperships are awarded for the second four weeks of camp. The goal of this honorary campership is to be able to give a child the opportunity to take “the first steps of a journey” that will last a lifetime.

The Campmates Program Scholarships

The Rolling River Campmates Program awards full camperships to deserving children thanks to the generous support from local businesses and community fundraisers. Since our inaugural season in 1993, Rolling River has worked tirelessly to provide children with valuable summer camp experiences and these businesses also understand the importance of investing in our community’s youth. Campmates scholarships offer full tuition to campers selected by New Horizon Counseling Center therapists.  Scholarships are awarded based on financial and/or emotional need.  Click here to learn more about the Campmates Program!

Isabelle “Nanny” Goodman Memorial ScholarshipNanny Photo

Beloved mother of RRDC’s director, Mark Goodman and grandmother of Marissa, Ali and Jon Goodman, “Nanny” always strongly believed in the philosophy behind the camp experience. Sadly, we lost Nanny in August 2014 at the age of 84.  As a single working mother in the 1960’s, she was not able to afford a season of camp for her two children but found a camp director who opened his heart and offered her a generous scholarship. Because of this opportunity, Mark’s love for camp developed and the rest is history! In addition to Nanny being a driving force and such a strong influence throughout the 22 years at RRDC, it is only appropriate that we “pay it forward” to other families who would not be able to afford the benefit of camp.  This memorial scholarship offers a tuition-free camp experience for 1 boy and 1 girl in the Skipper Division (ages 2-5).