What is a Day Camp?
Day camps are learning and engagement programs that offer multiple recreational activities to children between 7-17. A typical R.A.D. Camps day starts in the morning and ends in the late afternoon. Some "day camps" also run in the evening, like our HooDoo Night Skiing. Day camps keep children engaged for most of the day, and children go back to their homes after a fun-filled day.
The duration of day camps is usually similar to the average school day period. Day camps focus on teaching children different skills and, at the same time, allow them to explore diverse natural settings and have time for free play.
Our R.A.D. Camps offer multiple outdoor activities for children, which include Summer Camp, Hoodoo Night Skiing, and After School Programs in the beautiful National Forests that surround Bend, Oregon. The purpose of these activities is to get children outside and allow them to connect with nature.
We help kids develop an appreciation and understanding of our natural environment and how we all play an essential role in protecting nature's sensitive ecosystems. At R.A.D camps, children not only engage in free play, fun, and camaraderie but also learn a great deal about the environment.
Our programs teach children the following major components of environmental education:
Teaching children environmental stewardship is an integral part of the R.A.D. Camps experience and our programs encourage the following.