For the past twenty years, summer roads led to Warren and River Run Camp. In the spring of 2002, dear friends and dedicated volunteers helped us remove milking stations from our barn, brush hog a path through the hay field to the waterfront and build a swim float to put in the river. River Run Camp was launched!
The memories of all those summers are sweet and abundant. Intense games of Sprout Ball and Capture the Flag, passionate matches of Ruler of the Water Mat and Mafia on the water trampoline, and Senior Week sing-offs and late-night whipped cream raids have created life-long remembrances for the hundreds of campers and amazing staff members who have been part of our community.
However, we always knew that this day would come. It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to you and announce the closing of River Run Camp. It is bittersweet for us as we excitedly look forward to summer opportunities that will become available to us. And yet, we will miss the depth of genuine experiences, words, moments, and joys that we’ve shared with children, parents, and staff throughout all these years.
As we reflect on it all, we are deeply appreciative for the inspiring staff members, engaging and playful campers and loyal camp parents who entrusted their children to us over the last 20 years. We are overflowing with heartfelt gratitude for so much and to so many with whom we have shared this journey. We will miss you.
Summer at River Run Camp includes plenty of opportunity for fun, recreation and relaxation in the best spirit of an old time summer camp experience.
Our big barn provides large, open space for creating imaginative art and traditional camp crafts from wood burning projects to experimenting with batik. There is room to choreograph dances, produce talent shows and make music. Campers can “hang-out” in the barn playing foosball or ping-pong, listening to music, playing cards, or curling up on the couch to read.
The playing field offers space for team sports, tetherball, capture the flag, and group challenge games. The six acres surrounding the farm provide opportunities for hikes, campfires, and environmental explorations.
Wide, deep and clean, the St. George River is a wonderful place to swim. Just down the hill from the barn, counselors certified in water safety, First Aid and CPR supervise the waterfront area. Our quiet, protected cove offers a great place to cast a line, while the slow current makes it an excellent spot to launch a kayak trip or just float down the river in a tube.
Jane Funk and Stuart Finkelstein are lifetime camp enthusiasts who grew-up as campers and summer camp counselors. They both spend their winter skiing, traveling and walking their camp dog Weezie after retiring from teaching at Camden-Rockport Elementary School where Stuart taught 4th grade and Jane taught math. This is their 19th summer playing and paddling at River Run Camp.