10 reasons why you should choose RVR for your child's next Maryland summer camp experience:
10) Quality Staff —
Each year RVR interviews over 400 applicants to form just the right team
of 140 committed, passionate, caring staff members. We also travel 5000 miles
to 10 colleges to meet potential staff. Once hired, our summer staff
experiences RVR's "Hands On Training" Week, where they experience
camp scenarios, are fingerprinted and background checked, and CPR & First Aid
Certified. As you can tell, finding and training summer staff is very serious
to RVR. From the 1st day of summer camp until the final second of the last week
our staff is ON! You will not find a more committed, caring group of counselors and staff!
Hear what our staff says about working at RVR >>
9) Safety —
One way to guarantee fun is to prioritize safety. RVR adheres to the highest
standards in the camping industry. RVR is
ACA accredited, State
Health Department certified, all of our adventure elements are inspected annually
and exceed ACCT standards,
our horse program is led by a CHA certified instructor,
and we are a CCCA member.
Also, our supervision ratio exceeds that set by ACA. We strive to
ensure that the camp experience is both fun and safe.
Read more about our commitment to safety (read less)
8) Time Tested —
Since 1952, RVR has been on the forefront of the camp experience. But age
doesn't equal old fashioned — we intentionally prepare each program to be relevant to
today's camper. We've had the privilege of serving over 100,000 students
in our summer camp program alone and while the programs have changed,
the story has remained the same: "best summer of my life!"
7) Awesome facilities and grounds —
You will experience the beauty of creation when on the 500 acre campus. Also, we never consider our facilities to have "arrived". There are always property updates, upgrades, and even overhauls in order to offer our guests the best experience possible. Take a virtual tour of our facilities >>
6) Real Food!
RVR redefines camp food. It's not frozen, reheated, or out of a can; it's fresh
and made from scratch! You won't find this quality of food at many restaurants,
much less ...read more
at summer camps. Our food service staff loves what they do and do it
well. Warning: campers may turn their nose up at mom's cooking when they return home... sorry.
Hear our philosophy of food service >>
5) Unique experiences for all type of adventure seekers —
Where else can you go where you can ride horses, play paintball and archery
tag, challenge yourself on a double decker ropes course,
ride the longest camp zipline in America, ...read more
climb one of three climbing walls, ride the giant swing, (and the list goes on)?! RVR adventures
are unforgettable and unique. Additions are made each summer to maximize every camper's enjoyment -
at RVR we don't settle, we continue to better the experience every year.
See our activities in action >>
4) Christian and Inclusive —
So many parents desire to have the values they believe reinforced in their children,
especially as they get older and more independent. At RVR, we are committed to
supporting parents by ...read more
effectively communicating the timeless, life-changing message of God's love through Jesus
found in the Bible...and doing it in a non-confrontational, non-manipulative and
relevant way. Even if you're not a Christian or person of faith, you'll love the
creative and clear way it's taught at RVR. Regardless of spiritual background,
everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
3) 100% unplugged —
When kids take a break from media they rediscover their creative powers!
They experience real emotions, real friendships, and real conversations.
This often forgotten and misused "realness" can be regained
in an unplugged environment. Most campers express the relief they feel when
removed from the pressures and influences of social media, texts, video games,
Netflix and the internet. In only a week you can see the freeing effects of
living life unplugged!
2) Our guests love us!
Don't just take our word for it, listen to what our customers are saying:
— “RVR has thought of everything to make the camp experience fun and safe!”...read more
— “My son lights up every time he talks about all the activities he did while attending camp.”
— “Our family doesn't just like RVR, we love RVR! It's like one big happy family!”
1) Transformed lives —
Something happens in the life of a camper when they experience RVR in all its fullness. It's a combination of all of the above that works together to not only transform a camper's summer, but their life!