DIRECTOR OF CAMP PROGRAMS

nonnie thompson preuss

404-626-6881

DIRECTOR OF CAMP ADMINISTRATION

claudia alexander haney

954-822-5807

Camp Riva-Lake

1281 Riva Lake Road | Winchester, TN  37398

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CAMP RIVA-LAKE IS A PROUD MEMBER OF

  PERFECT TEN MEDIA GROUP

 a summer tradition

since 1922

Affectionately known as "Dear," Mrs. Rutland oversaw Riva-Lake for many years, until her death in 1952. Dear's long-time assistant, Sis Byrd, immediately took over as director.

 

Riva-Lake has always had a reputation as a first-class summer camp and was well known throughout the South for its outstanding riding program.

 

In 1922, Camp Riva-Lake was founded by Mrs. William Rutland on the banks of the beautiful Elk River in Middle Tennessee.

Through the years, Riva-Lake operated under the loving guidance of Nona Rutland, Kit Pillow, Milbrey Black, Lawrie Canale Peyton and Caroline Jones Silva, who came to Riva-Lake as campers and counselors, and stayed to pass on the Riva-Lake experience to generations of campers. This tradition carries on today, with co-Camp Directors Nonnie Thompson Preuss and Claudia Alexander Haney. Nonnie is a former camper and both Nonnie and Claudia are former counselors, eager to contribute their many talents as they guide our beloved Camp Riva-Lake and a new generation of CRL campers.