Summer at Riverside… are you ready for an adventure?  Our New Summer Camps have been designed for the hands-on, imaginative child ready to embrace summer and the beauty, majesty and creativity it offers as a fresh landscape for learning.

Each camp is unique and meant to inspire and enliven the hearts of the young with a spirit of adventure and creativity.


Film Camp

Boys and Girls will enter into the world of a brand new Riverside episodic film series. The enchanting grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate are a perfect setting for all sorts of imaginative story ideas for film.

Monday – Friday
June 24 – 26
9:00am – 12:00pm
June 27-28
Ages: 10-15
Cost: $200
20 spots available

Folk Camps

Intermediate & Advanced Folk Lessons for boys & girls in the musical traditions of American Folk Music, and dramatic vignettes based on narrative roots of American Folk music. One week of Folk Music and Drama that will inspire young musicians, and help them develop their musical skills and steep them in the story of America’s Songs.

Folk Camp I – Advanced Minstrels
Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Uke, Bass, Banjo, Harmonica
June 17-22 9:30am-2:00pm
Ages: 8-14
Location: Mayslake Peabody Estate
June 22 – Performance at the Riverside Folk Festival
Cost: $300 per student

Folk Camp II – Intermediate Minstrels
July 8-12
Ages: 8-14
Location: Mayslake Peabody Estate
June 12  – House Performance
Cost: $300 per student

Naturalist Storyteller Camp

Boys reconnect with nature and find their creative voice through a storytelling experience inspired by the natural world. Together they will learn the art of naturalist sketching and storytelling based on the books of Brian Jacques and through artistic projects rooted in story, poetry, & the fine arts.

Monday – Friday July 1-3 9:00am – 12:30pm Ages: 7-12 Cost: $200 20 spots available

Ranger Camps

The Riverside Ranger Camp is an outdoor adventure experience that will guide your son along the adventurous pilgrimage to heaven. During his stay at Riverside’s Big Rock Land he will experience brotherhood through outdoor adventures, imaginative storytelling, and prayer.

  • Camping
  • Riverside Obstacle Course
  • Fishing, Archery, Shooting
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing
  • Epic Games
  • Creative Work Project
  • Imaginative Learning Workshop: The Rangers of Middle-Earth
  • Storytelling, Ballads
  • Imaginative Prayer: Entering into the Gospel scenes with imagination
  • Adult & College Counselors

Ranger Camp I

June 3-7 (June 8th pick up)
Ages 12-14
Sleep over Camp – 5 days, 4 nights (Mon-Friday)
$450 (early sign ups)
$500 on and after April 1st

Ranger Camp II
June 10-14
Ages 8-11
Day Camp – 5 Days Monday-Friday
$350 (early sign ups)
$400 on and after April 1st

Adventure Theatre

Boys and girls take to the stage to perform classic and original Riverside productions. Our young actors experience the wonder of theatre, and grow in friendship by entering into adventurous and imaginative narratives.


 The Adventures of Prince Peter the Pirate, An Original Riverside Pirate Musical

This summer, experience an original swashbuckling Riverside play about pirates, the high sea, and true nobility.

Learn more & Register on our Theatre Page at Rside.org/theatre