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When it comes to summer day camps, there is an incredible wealth of options, including sports camps, art camps, school camps, etc. Each of these camps has benefits for children. However, summer day camp programs are more prevalent among children and their parents. They provide unique adventures to campers and matter in a way that differs from regular summer activities.

To make summers memorable for kids, R.A.D. Camps bring you a fun-filled summer day camp adventure. During our Summer Day Camp Program, we take the children to over 50 unique adventurous summer camp destinations in Bend, Oregon.  

Read here about the importance of summer day camps.

An Alternative To Traditional Summer Camps

Since not all parents feel their children are sleep-away campers, day camps are a perfect alternative to the traditional summer camp experience. They provide a structured environment for children to learn and grow while allowing them the freedom to play and explore the nature around them. Summer day camps offer a variety of activities and experiences for children to enjoy during the day. Returning home daily saves children from separation anxiety and homesickness.

Many camps include sports, arts and crafts, and nature-based activities. Some also offer specialties such as horseback riding or fishing. Most importantly, summer day camps allow children to make new friends and have fun in a safe and supervised environment. Summer day camps can be an excellent way for children to learn about different cultures and experience new things.

Provide Teachable Moments

Kids can explore their world and learn new things at the summer day camp in a safe and nurturing environment. Camp provides teachable moments for children to learn about themselves, others, and the world around them. Through experiential learning, kids try new things, make mistakes, grow and understand themselves and those they interact with.

At summer day camps, the camp guides develop a curriculum based on curiosity and the interest of the young campers. Through group activities and creativity, campers develop personal connections with each other, these skills help them throughout their lives.

Ability To Control And Express Emotions


At summer day camps, children encounter adventures filled with challenges never before. This encourages them to work with peers and group members to find solutions to overcome obstacles. They use their skills and creativity to solve problems and win games. At times, they have to accept the undesirable results of a game. This enables them to learn to accept things out of their control.

Each of them will come across a situation where they succeed or fail. They learn to feel and express the emotions associated with success or failure. Summer day camp teaches them the experiences they can draw on throughout life. The social and emotional learning fostered by summer day camps is essential for them.

Encourage Positive Risk Taking

A summer day camp can be a child’s first experience away from his parents. It allows children to learn how to make new friends, take care of them, and maintain their belongings. Campers try new activities they might not have thought about before and push themselves outside their comfort zones. Supportive camp guides build bonds within the campers and urge even the youngest campers to take positive risks, which helps them grow and learn. Camp also strengthens a child’s ability for complete independence later in life.

To give your children a perfect opportunity to spend quality time outdoors, enroll them in our R.A.D. Camps summer programs. Our summer day camp programs are located in Bend, Oregon. We offer multiple fun-filled trips for children to the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests. Our motto is “no child left inside.” We connect children with nature through fun-filled activities.

​For more information, visit our website, contact us, or call us at (541) 410-7258.


Chance is the owner and CEO of R.A.D. Camps in Bend, Oregon. He attended R.A.D. Camps summer programs as a kid and loved it so much he bought the company!