Navigators (Grades 5-8)

The Rolling River Navigator Division includes campers entering grades 5 – 8 and the outcome for Navigator campers is to embark on a voyage of exploration.  The Navigator Division is the perfect combination of a traditional summer camp experience and exciting travel program.  This popular program sets the standard for creativity in day camping by allowing campers to explore their personal passions both on and off-campus.


Navigator campers are placed in groups based on their incoming grade and gender.

  • Group sizes range from approximately 22-30 campers.
  • Each group is assigned a dedicated, adult head counselor and 2 or 3, college-aged assistant counselors.
  • All Navigator head counselors possess a NYS Commercial Drivers License and are responsible for transporting groups to off-campus activities and local day trips.

Off-Campus Trips

As Navigators progress through the Division, they earn more independence and responsibility to explore off-campus activities.

  • All Navigator groups travel on a full day trip every Tuesday and Thursday and a half day trip on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Our diverse travel calendar features a variety of age-appropriate and popular locations such as Splish Splash, Bronx Zoo, Dorney Park, Fishing, Rye Playland, and more.
  • Campers also have the opportunity to attend an optional overnight trip to exciting locations such as Hershey Park, Lake George, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and more. We also offer an optional Broadway Show in New York City.

On-Campus Activities

Our on-site Navigator schedules include camp favorites in sports and the arts well as opportunities for customized intensive, hobby, and choice periods.

  • Navigators receive a combination of scheduled group activities and customizable elective periods.
  • Scheduled periods often offer a choice between an athletic, creative arts and/or technology activity.
  • Exclusive 6 week Intensives Program which focuses on in-depth instructional lessons and clinics run by coaches, teachers and Specialists.
  • Optional swim and/or boating periods 2-3 times per week.
  • All Navigators also engage in a popular co-ed Intramurals recreational sports program and weekly special events.
  • Click here for the 2024 Intensives Program selection booklet.