a tradition of Teamwork & Sisterhood
Riva-Lake Girls participate in a variety of activities with other girls their age, which may include: horse-back riding, swimming, tennis, sailing, canoeing, archery, crafts, dance and woodslore. Campers attend 4 different activities per day, which keeps each day exciting and challenges the girls to learn new skills. Campgrounds include riding facilities, tennis courts, a multi-use activity court, sports fields, a Playhouse for indoor activities and a private cove with a one-of-a-kind floating pool and boating docks.
Every camper is part of a team which enriches the bonds of CRL sisterhood and fosters teamwork.
We strive to keep a low camper-to-counselor ratio to allow our girls to learn in an intimate environment that builds independence, personal growth, and life-long friendships.
Riva-Lake is staffed with a wonderful, committed, trained group of counselors and senior staff who are dedicated to making each camper's summer experience a fun and memorable one. Camp Co-Directors Nonnie Thompson Preuss and Claudia Haney have been part of the Riva-Lake family since the 1970's, and are thrilled to keep the Riva-Lake tradition going strong.
Our counselor staff is made up of young women who have been hired for their experience in their selected fields and for their skills in working with children. Campers live in cabins with one or two counselors and are supervised by the counselors in their daily activities. Our staff also includes a resident camp nurse to ensure the health and safety of our girls.
Riva-Lake is an “unplugged” camp. In today’s hyper-connected world, we feel strongly that a break from devices enables this generation to forge authentic connections not only with those around them, but the nature surrounding them and the moments they are experiencing.
first bell (wake up)
second bell (get ready for breakfast)
third bell (be at the flagpole)
cabin inspection bell
open swim or
other open activities
first blinks munchkins
lights out munchkins/first blinks juniors
lights out juniors/first blinks seniors
lights out seniors
milk & crackers
Join our Riva-Lake Family!
Campers are enrolled through local representatives, former alumnae, and friends of the camp. For more information, please contact us.