Rockwood Adventures was launched in 1991 as an alternative to both a traditional day camp and a residential camp. This exciting travel program is planned for teens entering 6th - 9th grades in the upcoming school year and is designed for those campers who want to experience a wide variety of activities, while being away from home.
Session A: July 6 – July 15
Session B: July 20 – July 29
The goal of our Rockwood Adventures program is to find the most fun and exciting activities and locations so that our teens are busy all day, every day! We visit locations in advance of the summer to guarantee that our campers have security, comfort, and cleanliness wherever we go…and no surprises. We travel in a luxury motorcoach, driven by a professional driver. Our bus features video screens, outlets to charge electronics and lavatories.Explore
We carefully screen and select all staff members at Diamond Ridge. All senior counselors in Lower Camp are mature adults with experience supervising young people. Many of our counselors are educators and sport instructors. The Diamond Ridge staff prides themself with the highest level of safety and supervision for our campers.
Campers, entering grades 6th through 9th, can choose from one 5-day and two 10-day trips to travel for up to 5 weeks. They can also choose a combo program with day camp at Diamond Ridge.
You do not need to live in the Bucks County area for your teen to attend Rockwood Adventures. You just need to be able to drop your teen off in Jameson on the first day of the trip by 8:30 a.m. and pick them up on the last day. Before and After Camp Care is also available as early as 7:30 a.m. on the drop-off day and until 6:00 p.m. on the pick-up day.
Many campers are new each year with lots of returners, too. Some campers come with friends while others come alone. We work to get campers to meet each other. In the late Spring, each camper completes a Welcome Form which tells us about their hobbies and interests such as music, tv shows, sports, etc. which helps in matching the teens to place them in rooms and on the bus with campers of a similar age with similar interests.
It’s not just about the activities … it’s about what we call “life skills”. Learning to be independent, compromise, take care of their belongings, manage their spending money, make new friends, try new things, be on time, manage their phone use and other electronics, share space and responsibilities on the bus and in the hotel room and make good decisions. The learning takes place without ever interrupting the fun for a minute!