2024 Special Events Guide

Marissa Allaben20 May 2024

Each summer, campers look forward to our creative special events, shows and dress up days.  This year is no exception and we have an amazing lineup of events!

In order to prepare for dress up days, many parents have asked for a list of event dates and recommended dress up ideas (goodbye late night visits to Party City!).  See below for this comprehensive list for Summer 2024.  Remember, all dress-up days are optional (if your camper does not want to dress up, they should come in a Rolling River shirt). Check out our 2024 Special Events Amazon Storefront Here!

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*Campers and CITs should wear a regular camp t-shirt any day that is NOT a special event day.  If your camper is going on an off-campus trip on a dress-up day, they must wear or bring an un-altered camp shirt that day.

2024 Special Event Days and Activities:

  • Wednesday, July 3- Red, White & Blue Day- Dress in your most patriotic red, white and blue outfit.  Get ready to meet Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty to answer USA trivia questions.
  • Monday, July 8 – Spirit Week Begins! Picture Day- Wear a clean, un-altered Rolling River shirt.
  • Tuesday, July 9- Spirit Week, Pajama Day Come to camp in your coziest Pajamas!
  • Tuesday, July 9- Mariner Roller Skating- Bring your skates for a fun roller skating event with the Mariner Supervisors
  • Wednesday, July 10- Spirit Week, Backwards Day- Get ready for a silly day at camp and wear your clothes backwards!
  • Thursday, July 11- Spirit Week, Olympics Day- Celebrate the 2024 Summer Olympics at the Riva! Dress up like an Olympic athlete or in clothing representing your group’s country for the day! Country assignments will be emailed at the beginning of the summer.
  • Friday, July 12- Song & Plaque Day- Campers will receive an email with their recommended costume for their Song & Plaque presentation.  Each group will perform their group song and present their 2024 plaque.
  • Friday, July 19- Candy Land Day- King Kandy is taking a trip to transform camp into a real life Candy Land! Dress up like your favorite character from the Candy Land: King Kandy, Queen Frostine, Lord Licorice, Mr. Mint, Princess Lolly or as your favorite candy! Skippers will visit Candyland Jr. with a chocolate fountain, bumper cars, bounce houses and more. Our 1st through 8th Grade Campers will play an interactive Candy Land themed Game Show.
  • Friday, July 26- Carnival Day- Campers must wear bathing suits and make sure to have flip flops or swim shoes at camp. The entire camp will be transformed into Carnival grounds complete with inflatable slides, rides and additional activities.
  • Friday, August 2- Star Wars Day- From a galaxy far, far away, the force is taking over Rolling River! Dress up like you’re part of the Star Wars team and get ready for an action packed day! Our Lower Camp (Skippers – 2nd Grade) will watch an interactive Jedi Training Show to master their skills to help save the galaxy. Our Upper Camp (3rd Grade – Navigators) will fall under the power of Jedi mind tricks with an illusionist show by Elliot Zimmet.
  • Tuesday, August 6- Skipper Event- Interactive Farm Show for our Skipper Campers. No Dress Up for this day!
  • Friday, August 9- Fairytale Friday- Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All Rolling River Campers are invited to the royal event of the summer! Wear your favorite princess dresses, prince costumes, or fairytale character costume. All campers will attend our special “Rolling River Aqua Ball”, complete with a bounce house, photo booth, and water cannons.
  • Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16- Color War! Once you know your camper’s team (blue or white), they may dress up each day in their team color or in a costume that represents their team name. The week will culminate with Color War Sing (Kindergarten and up), the much-anticipated ending that features 3 songs per team (cheer, march and alma mater) as well as the presentation of the team banner and plaque.
  • Wednesday, August 21- Last Day of Camp- Wear a Rolling River shirt and bring sharpie markers so campers can sign each other’s shirts with well wishes.  Do not wear your special 2024 giveaway shirt that day since we will be signing shirts.

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