Thank You for a Successful Summer 2020!

Marissa Allaben26 Aug 2020
A Message from the Directors:
As we reflect back on Camp 2020, all we can say is “WE DID IT”! Our entire Rolling River community rose up to the challenge to re-imagine camp in a safe way while still capturing the Rolling River Spirit. We not only accomplished this goal but had the BEST SUMMER EVER! Camp is what everyone needed- laughing with friends, playing in the sunshine, just having fun. A huge thanks to our amazing crew for your positive attitude and endless energy. To our camp families, thank you for your incredible support and ongoing excitement. A big thank you also goes out to the American Camp Association and the LICAPs team for guiding the way through this unique summer.  Anchors Aweigh until Summer 2021! – The Goodman Family

Rolling River’s successful summer made the news!

  • News 12– East Rockaway Day Camp Sees Zero COVID-19 Cases Throughout the Summer
  • Fox News– Camp Claims Zero Coronavirus Cases Among its 450 Campers and Staff this Summer
  • Long Island Herald– No COVID-19 Cases at Rolling River Day Camp in East Rockaway

Hear what our parents had to say about Summer 2020:

“Thank you for a fabulous summer! This was our first year at Rolling River and we couldn’t have been happier.  We were so impressed with the way you handled COVID.  You created a special environment for kids when they needed it the most.”

“Just wanted to send my thanks to the wonderful staff at Rolling River who helped make my child’s summer so special. Before camp started, she spent the spring in quarantine for three months with two stressed-out working parents. We worried whether we should keep her home for the summer, but we knew that she would get so much out of going to an outdoor day camp: necessary structure, new friendships, and exciting activities. The rules and regulations put out by the staff at Rolling River really put our minds at ease, and the results have borne out–zero cases of transmission, and an amazing first camp experience for our daughter.”

“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at rolling river for running camp this year! This was my daughters’ first year at camp there and she had a wonderful time. I am sure it was not easy to do and I just wanted to extend my appreciation to you all.”

“I wanted to send a note to thank you for such a great summer. From the first time we spoke I got the feeling that your camp was a very homey and family oriented place. That was evident throughout the entire summer. You planned as if every camper was your child. We were so impressed with how organized and seamless everything was, when we know this was the first time you had to do camp like this. We loved seeing the enthusiasm in the staff’s faces, dancing and joking, during drop off and pick-up. Thank you again for all of your hard work and dedication! Have a great school year. ”

“Thank you all for everything. I don’t know what life would have been had we not had our escape to normalcy everyday this summer.  You guys gave my daughter and I the gift of joy and happiness.”

“Thank you all for making this summer happen. I know it was a huge effort -bringing a sense of normalcy back for the kids was fantastic. You should all be very proud of what you accomplished!”

“I wanted to take a few minutes  to compliment you ALL on such an AMAZING JOB!!! Drop off and pick has great flow. I  see how much planning went into arrival and dismissal. I am so  pleased  with everything! I know  a lot of adjustments were made in order to make this summer happen.  I wanted to thank RR staff for the hard work and time spent to ensure the safety of all. It’s lots of fun to be greeted with smiles and dancing staff in the morning.  Even after your days in the heat, you are all still smiling at dismissal!!! As we both know, there is nothing better than seeing your child joyful and loving life! Thank you so much for everything and for making this summer such a success!”

“I have an overwhelming feeling of happiness and feel compelled to just share with you how unbelievably impressed, comforted, And in awe I am of your entire operation over at Rolling River Day Camp! This is my son‘s third year at your camp, And for the mom who swore she would never send her kid to camp, I want you to know it has been the best decision we have made. You’ve managed to make this overprotective mom feel very at ease in the hands of your staff. He always leaves there feeling happy and cared for , and that, is priceless to any parent! So just continue what you do best, and know that it is so very appreciated”

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