Recreation. Adventure. Development.
"No Child Left Inside"
R.A.D. Camps explores a different location each weekday of the summer, with 59 unique summer adventures in Deschutes and Willamette National Forests and an occasional State Park. R.A.D. Camps is designed to give kids, ages 7-17, the opportunity to explore pristine and exciting places while learning about their natural surroundings. R.A.D. Camps emphasizes fun, free play, camaraderie, and an appreciation for the natural world. All R.A.D. Camps will be accompanied by a Wilderness First Responder and a professional Lifeguard.
A typical day consists of meeting at Harmon Park at 8am and driving to the day’s destination in the RAD Van. Once at the trailhead, kids put on their backpacks and head down the trail to identify plants and animals. The group will participate in outdoor games, swimming, fishing, eating lunch, and exploring the area. A main focus of the program is to teach kids to appreciate and respect the environment while leaving no trace. After having the time of their lives, the campers will head back to the RAD Van for the ride home.
"We love R.A.D camps! It has been an amazing experience for our son Alder. He is getting out and enjoying some of the most beautiful places that Central Oregon has to offer. There is nothing better then your kid spending the day hiking, swimming, caving and making new friends including frogs! R.A.D. Camps have created a wonderful outlet for kids to experience things they might not have ever experienced before. We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful program and we look forward to getting "RAD" every summer!"
Summer Camps Bend, OR