Lower Camp, Ages 3-7
Our Lower Camp at Diamond Ridge provides a well-rounded experience for our younger campers in a warm, nurturing and caring environment. The camp program is comprised of a wide range of activities that allows our campers to explore and develop new interests and skills.
The daily schedule offers a varied mix of SWIM, TEAM SPORTS, ARTS, NATURE, AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. All campers participate in T.E.A.M. (Teaching Excellence in Aquatic Methods) Swim and Fun Swim on a daily basis. Our Athletic Program includes instruction and play in basketball, T-ball/softball, soccer, tennis, street hockey, gaga, newcomb, lacrosse and more. Campers are exposed to a broad variety of activities in our Arts Program that include cooking, arts & crafts, ceramics, jewelcraft, showtime and more! The Outdoors Program allows campers to participate in nature, boating, fishing, archery and low ropes course activities.
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 athletic instructors. The Diamond Ridge staff prides themself with the highest level of safety and supervision for our campers.
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 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.
Rockwood Adventures Teen Travel
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.
There are a number of options planned to suit varying summer schedules. This summer, we will have two 10-day trips and two 5 -day trips. A "combo program” is also available here at Diamond Ridge Day Camp with a minimum of 2 weeks of day camp combined with 1- 5 weeks of Teen Travel. Campers may also combine travel with a minimum of 3 weeks of day camp at Sesame/Rockwood, our sister camp located in Blue Bell. Campers for the combo option must be within our regular day camp transportation areas or provide their own transportation to and from the appropriate camp.
Please contact the camp office to discuss your location to see if transportation to and from your area is in our regular camp transportation area, or if you will need to drop your teen off to start and end the trips at Sesame/Rockwood Camps in Blue Bell. PA.
Our travel this summer is throughout the eastern and midwest United States. Our Rockwood Adventures Teen Tour Director visits locations in advance to see that our campers have security, comfort and cleanliness wherever they go! We travel in a luxury motor coach bus, featuring video screens and restrooms and driven by professional drivers.
The campers bond into a great group, making new friends and sharing the best of times. They learn to function as a part of a team, develop independence and learn how to share group responsibilities. Best of all, the learning takes place without interrupting the fun for one minute!
The proven success of our program has everything to do with great staff. Our Director works year-round to plan the program and meets with new campers and their parents prior to the beginning of the camp season. At that time, we review the activities and the very important set of guidelines to ensure that all campers enjoy their experience and have a great summer.
The summer staff, chosen for their experience in working with children, includes counselors and the Director. We provide staff training and orientation, which are specific to the needs of a travel program.
The tuition includes meals, admissions, accommodations, duffel bag and group and individual photos. Spending money and required uniform shirts are not included. Transportation is included and is curbside-to-curbside in some areas (if in a combo program at Sesame/Rockwood) and central pick-up locations in Bucks County and Huntingdon Valley. You may also choose to drive your teen to and from the start of the trips at Sesame/Rockwood Camps in Blue Bell and will receive a self trans credit.
We would be happy to discuss the program and available options for your teen with you. Contact our Director at the Sesame/Rockwood Camp office 610-275-2267.
WHEREVER THE FUN IS...WE'RE THERE!!! That's right, we work all year to find engaging and fun attractions, places to eat, things to see and do just for our teens!
• Atlanta, to tour the CNN Studio, visit the Georgia Aquarium, Martin Luther King Historic Site and World of Coca-Cola, ride the tram and watch fireworks and a laser light show at Stone Mountain Park and throw a football at the College Football Hall of Fame
• Niagara Falls, to experience Cave of the Winds, ride the Maid of the Mist and jetboat on the Niagara River
• Toronto, to explore the CN Tower observation deck and take a tour of the Rodgers Centre (home of the Blue Jays)
• Boston, to see "Shear Madness" at The Charles Playhouse and take a whale watch cruise
• Washington, D.C. to visit the Spy Museum, a Smithsonian Museum, the National Zoo and tour the D.C. monuments
• Tennessee, for the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, the Incline Railroad and Rock City
• So much more!
We will also check out the rides at one of many amusement and water parks including King's Dominion, Carowinds, Six Flags New England, Busche Gardens Williamsburg and Canada's Wonderland.
Our teens have an awesome time on Rockwood Adventures Teen Travel, because we know where the fun is... all day... every day... all summer!