Fort Roller Cadets Sleepaway Camp

The Fort Roller Cadets sleepaway camp program is the perfect introduction to overnight summer camps at RVR. This program is designed specifically to meet the needs of these younger campers by fostering friendships with other campers and establishing rapport with our trained, certified staff. The unique blend of group games and personal challenge activities will allow campers to grow in individual confidence and group dynamics. These young campers will stay in the barracks in Fort Roller. Sound rustic? Think again! They'll love the themed buildings but enjoy the comforts of modern amenities like in air-conditioning and in-cabin bathrooms, all just steps away from our Hilltop Hall dining facility. This is sure to be a location and experience they'll treasure!

RVR understands that younger campers need to be nurtured. That’s why we go to great lengths to hire counselors that are "wired" just right for this age group, and prepare a program that is a perfect balance of fun, rest, and faith lessons (sample schedule below). Have kids older than 7-9? Learn about RVR's other weeklong Maryland summer camps!

Daily Schedule & Camp Activities

The number one question campers ask is “what will I do during the week?” Glad you asked. The sample schedule below lays out a typical week. A day is broken into three parts: morning, afternoon, and night.

During the morning activity time, Cadets will interact with other Cadet campers participating in age appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, archery, low ropes course, pool time, and staff led pony-rides. The goal of this time is to allow campers to connect with co-campers and challenge themselves with new experiences.

The afternoon time offers further new experiences. They'll stick together with their bunkmates and counselors as they explore a different engaging part of campus, Frontier Town, where they'll have access to an indoor gym, gaga, the creek, game room, and RVR's camp stores (Craft Shop, Wagon Wheel snack shop, and Tradin' Post merch). Then they'll head back up the hill for a special daily activity.

Evenings include a lively dinner meal time at Hilltop Hall with the other Fort Roller programs, a service with songs, skits and stories/lessons, and yet another special daily activity before winding down for the night.

Daily Schedule subject to change

☼ Morning

  • 8:00 Wake-up
  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Teepee/Cabin Clean Up
  • 9:30 Activity Period
  • 11:30 Cabin Time
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Free Time in Frontier Town

☾ Afternoon

  • 3:00 Rest Time
  • 4:00 Activity Period
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 6:45 Evening Service
  • 7:30 Small Group Time
  • 8:00 Evening Activity
  • 9:30 Curfew

Camp Activities Include:

  • Archery – Learn the art and technique of shooting a bow and arrow.
  • Pool Party and Pool Games - Need we say more? :)
  • Zip Line Ride - a chance to try one of RVR's best known activities!
  • Group Games - get that energy out and work as a team.
  • Themed Mealtimes - even mealtimes should be fun, right? ;)
  • Campfire* - nothing beats this traditional camp staple.

Other Activities May Include:

  • Playground and Treehouse w/ slide
  • Arts & Crafts

*weather permitting

Fort Roller Cadets Registration

For: Boys and Girls
Age: 7–9 Years Old (recommend completed grades 2-3)
Housing: Fort Barracks
Weeks Offered: Weeks 1–7 (view calendar)
Length: Sunday-Friday (5 nights)
Cost: $890 per week

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