Upper Camp, Ages 8-14          

The Diamond Ridge Upper Camp provides a unique and innovative program for our older campers, ages 8 through 14. Each camper selects a 'major', either in Athletics, Creative & Performing Arts or Outdoor Adventures. Three one-hour periods each day are devoted to specialty activities within the selected 'major'. As young people mature they begin to acquire specific interests. Our Upper Camp provides the perfect opportunity to further develop those interests and gain new ones! Campers are able to select two activities within their 'major', plus one activity from another 'major', if they elect to do so.  

In addition to a 'major', each camper also selects a 'minor' that is comprised of a 40 minute daily activity period. While a camper’s 'major' remains the same for the entire session, his/her 'minor' is selected on a daily basis. Some popular 'minors' include Pickle Ball, Home Run Derby, BBK, Belay Instruction, Rocketry, Improv, Origami and Tie-Dye T-Shirts.


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Athletics Specialties

Our athletic program challenges the campers in a competitive setting, while offering a high level of instruction in a given sport. Our staff is comprised of high school and college level coaches and players. The coaches at Diamond Ridge foster a positive and goal-oriented environment for our athletic majors. Campers are grouped by age and ability. So, if you are trying to make your school basketball team, learn field hockey for the first time or just become a better soccer player, we will help you achieve your goals.

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Camp Games (Gaga, Prison Dodgeball, Tennis Baseball, etc.)
  • Female Athletics (Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey)
  • Girls on the Move (Aerobics, Yoga, Zumba)
  • Flag Football
  • Leagues
  • Soccer
  • Street Hockey
  • Tennis


Creative and Performing Arts

In this program, campers learn to express their imagination as a Creative & Performing Arts 'major'.  Campers may select different medias to work with depending on their interests.  Our instructors are experienced teachers who guide campers into improving existing talents, developing new skills and encouraging creative thinking in all activities. The variety of specialties allows campers to broaden and refine their artistic abilities.

  • Camp Glee
  • Camp Show
  • Ceramics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Photography & Design
  • Fiber Arts
  • Jewelcraft
  • Just Desserts
  • Modelcraft
  • Painting the Masters
  • Printmaking
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Robotics and Engineering
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre Arts
  • Video Production


Outdoor Adventures 

Campers discover the world around them within our Outdoor Adventures Program.  Our 33 acre campus includes wilderness trails, a creek, a 3 acre lake, archery range and a low/high ropes course. The activities enable campers to develop new skills, while appreciating the outdoors.

  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Nature
  • Orienteering
  • Pond Study
  • Low Ropes Course
  • High Ropes Course
  • Survival Skills
  • Team Building


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