As of right now, we are anticipating a return to normal operations including RAW Camp. We will however, be responsive to the requests and recommendations of health agencies and governing bodies. We are purchasing forehead / in-ear thermometers to check campers coming in, and will have hand sanitizer available and required before entering camp grounds. Depending on the situation come June, we may close the gym as a program area. We will no longer provide water cups at camp. Campers will be required to bring a personal water bottle to refill throughout the day. We are considering purchasing a bulk order of high quality nalgene bottles for sale with the camp logo to this purpose. We are, and will continue to monitor this situation closely and will act according to best practices given by the appropriate health agencies.
Overnights are an additional offering in 2020 which will be hosted right after camps ages 8 and up from Friday into Saturday morning. Tents and equipment will be provided except for a sleeping bag and personal items such as flash light and toiletries. Dinner and breakfast will also be included. Space will be limited by sleeping arrangements appropriate for gender and age. Overnights are an additional $60
Campers attending for more than one week will receive a $15 discount for each additional week.
Camps run from 8:30am to 3:30pm with aftercare available until 5pm. Aftercare signup options are included on the registration form and are an additional $50.
After much demand, Family Camp will be a first time offering in 2020. Come out and enjoy RAW with your children and family from 5:30pm - 9pm. Each evening we will provide a dinner from local caterers, activities designed with full families in mind, and guided eco-tours of the farm.
RAW Leaders Camp
June 8 to June 12
$400 For Youth ages 13 and up
RAW Leaders takes our 13 and up campers and provides them with a summer long leadership experience. Leaders week will be chock full of training similar to what staff receive with an emphasis on team building and empathic leadership skills. Also included is an overnight paddling trip on the Hocking River. Upon completion of this week, participants can come back out for free as a Counselor in Training (CIT) for all camps 12 and under (5 additional weeks) to have fun and assist in delivering camp to the next generation.
Young Warriors Day Camp
June 22 to June 26
$200 For youth ages 6 – 10
Young Warriors Day Camp is an introduction to the RAW experience, featuring movement and martial arts, survival and outdoor living skills, sword fighting, obstacle courses, gardening and cooking skills, arts and crafts, and outdoor fun and adventure. This is a great week for young campers to acquaint with RAW and what we do, as well as expand their comfort zone and enjoy the natural world we live in.
RAW Eco Warriors Camp
June 29 to July 3
$200 For youth ages 6 - 10
RAW Eco Warrior Camp is five days of fun outside participating with nature through exploration and hands-on learning. Participants will engage in farm life, interacting with livestock and preparing food outdoors. They will learn about ecosystems, identify and use plants, discover interesting animals and their habitats, and enjoy playing in creeks and ponds. Of course there will be slip and slides, sword fights, and all the fun of RAW camp.
RAW Young Adventure Camp
July 6 to July 10
$250 For youth ages 6-12
After some training, guidance, and preparation, participants embark on a series of mini adventures, including scavenger hunts, wilderness treks, and role playing adventures involving swords, obstacle courses, martial arts, and survival skills. Young Adventure week will include an off camp trip where campers will enjoy a one hour horseback ride.
RAW Teen Adventure Camp
July 20 to July 24
$250 For youth ages 12 and up
Teen Adventure is getting an overhaul this year, and we are implementing a skills based curriculum that will see the older campers learning hard skills to take into the outdoors. In addition to the classic camp games, we will be offering instruction on wilderness first aid, map and compass skills, and other outdoor adventure basics. included in the Teen Adventure Camps will be off camp day trips.
RAW Survivors Day Camp
July 27 to July 31
$200 For youth ages 8 - 17
RAW Survivors Day Camp offers all of the fun and adventure of the traditional RAW camp with a focus on survival and naturalist skills. Learn tracking, medicine making, plant and animal identification, fire starting, orienteering, traditional crafts, shelter building, and more.
Women of RAW
August 3 to August 7
$200 For girls and young women ages 6 - 12
Women of RAW is an all female offering designed with community feedback and input to empower girls and young women to take advantage of their natural surroundings. In addition to the environmental education and just plain fun of other camps, we are partnering with Stuart's Opera House to teach music lessons all week long, and we are also having Cheryl Cesta come out to teach women's empowerment self defense.
See the Columbus Dispatch Story on Women of RAW Here
August 10 to August 14
$250 For youth ages 8 - 12
RAW Splashdown takes campers into the drink for the hottest month of the year. Classics like greasy watermelon football will come into play as well as building rafts, basic assisted rescue in the water, and much more. Also included will be a field trip to the Lake Snowden water park for fun in the sun on giant inflatables and lake shore jams.