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Youth Programs

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Earth Heroes

Our Earth Heroes program focuses on exploring and learning about our beautiful urban forests and streams through hands-on science, creativity, games, and environmental discovery.

2-hr sessions, once per week
Drop-off and pick-up is in Forest Hill Park
Cost is $120 for the 4-week program / $150 for the 5-week program

February/March 5-week program:
  • Thursdays (6-9 yr olds)
    • February 24th – March 24th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    • If a session gets rained out, the make-up day will be held Thursday, March 31 (same time).
April/May 4-week program:
  • Thursday mornings (6-9 yr olds)
    • April 21st – May 12th, 9:00 – 11:00 am
    • If a session gets rained out, the make-up day will be held Thursday, May 19 (same time).

If there are still open spots in a class that has already started, contact us at riversidecamps@gmail.com about joining us for the remaining weeks – we’d be happy to prorate the class for the weeks that are left.

Please review our COVID-19 policies at the bottom of the page.

Tree Climbing

Activities include ascending into the tree's canopy, limb walking, giant swings, and various other climbing elements. Kids take turns climbing (harnessed in and belayed by an instructor) while the rest of the group does activities, nature exploration, and creative games.

2-hr sessions, once per week
Drop-off and pick-up is in Forest Hill Park
Cost is $120 for the 4-week programs / $150 for the 5-week programs

February/March 5-week programs:
  • Mondays (9-12 yr olds)
    • February 21st – March 21st, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    • If a session gets rained out, the make-up day will be held Monday, March 28 (same time).
  • Thursday mornings (6-9 yr olds)
    • February 24th – March 24th, 9:00 – 11:00 am
    • If a session gets rained out, the make-up day will be held Thursday, March 31 (same time).
April/May 4-week programs:
  • Tuesdays (9-12 yr olds)
    • April 19th – May 10th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    • If a session gets rained out, the make-up day will be held Tuesday, May 17 (same time).
  • Wednesdays (6-9 yr olds)
    • April 20th – May 11th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    • If a session gets rained out, the make-up day will be held Wednesday, May 18 (same time).

If there are still open spots in a class that has already started, contact us at riversidecamps@gmail.com about joining us for the remaining weeks – we’d be happy to prorate the class for the weeks that are left!

Please review our COVID-19 policies at the bottom of the page.

COVID-19 Protocols for Youth Programs Spring 2022
  • This year, we are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination must be provided by February 15, 2022 (see instructions in the Forms section of the enrollment process). Up until February 15, you may complete the enrollment process without uploading proof of vaccination.
  • We will do touchless temperature checks at drop off. Please wait until your child has their temperature checked and is signed in at the beginning of every day. Anyone with a temperature over 100º F will not be able to attend until a negative COVID-19 test result or doctor’s note is provided.
  • Please monitor your child for symptoms of illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell…) and email riversidecamps@gmail.com as soon as possible if any symptoms are noticed. Do not attend the program if your child or anyone in their household has symptoms of illness. Days missed due to illness will be prorated.
  • We will sanitize hands whenever necessary.
  • We will be outdoors the entire time – drop-off and pickup will be in the park where the program will take place. We will not be transporting the kids in buses.
  • Everyone will be expected to maintain 6′ of distance whenever possible. Masks will be worn within close proximity (to check safety gear, for example).

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