Red Oak, a not-for-profit private camp, is proud of its mission to develop children’s inner strengths through outdoor adventure. Red Oak offers day and overnight camp options for boys and girls, and shorter sessions for many programs.
Red Oak, Red Barn and Chincapin Camps excel locally with their ability to offer a wide variety of exciting age-appropriate opportunities for boys and girls. All campers develop self-reliance and leadership skills, while investigating nature, and building new friendships. The camp boasts a newly completed climbing tower and zip line for developing advanced climbing skills, in addition to their challenging ropes course. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities, including archery, backpacking, canoeing, climbing, tennis, swimming, as well as the opportunity to develop interests in science and camp crafts under the guidance of our experienced staff. Chincapin campers enjoy advancing through their horseback riding program.
Red Oak's Teen Travel Camp is a residence/trip camp for boys and girls ages 11 to 16. This program provides a fun, outdoor adventure experience that promotes growth, responsibility, and a solid work ethic. Campers are challenged to work together, develop outdoor leadership skills, practice eco friendly camping, and function autonomously as they embark on short climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, caving or backpacking trips, depending on the selected session. The program is designed so campers can participate in one or more sessions, and each session focuses on different skills. During each session, campers are taught general camping skills, including outdoor cooking, trip preparation and packing, and low impact camping skills.
Red Barn is a day camp for boys ages 7-12. Each day the boys participate in fun but challenging outdoor activities, which include archery, canoeing, fishing, hiking, low ropes course, softball, swimming, outdoor science, crafts, wood crafting skills and more. Campers select from a wide menu of activities, and are encouraged to try all activities. Swimming lessons are mandatory.
Chincapin is a day for girls ages 7-12. The girls’ camp program includes the same challenges of climbing, rappelling, backpacking and canoeing activities as the young men’s’ programs, as well as archery, canoeing, fishing, hiking, low ropes course, softball, swimming, outdoor science, and crafts. Chincapin campers receive riding and horse care lessons 4 days a week. Chincapin's instruction focuses on safety, an appreciation of the sport, good riding form, and care for the animals.
Red Oak now also offers several other one week programs, including our Co-Ed Adventure Day Camp for boys and girls 7 to 12; the Chincapin Equestrian Extension Week, which features a week of riding lessons for girls 8 to 15; and our Girls Out of State Adventure Trip.
Activities and Features
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Climb and Rappel Ropes Course Backpacking Hiking Rock Climbing Caving
Horseback Riding General Horseback Riding English
Competitive Events Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition
Individual Sports General Individual Sports Archery Riflery Tennis
Team Sports General Team Sports
Water Sports Instructional Swimming Recreational Swimming Canoeing Fishing Kayaking Sailing
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts Woodworking
Miscellaneous General Miscellaneous Actvities Color War Mountain Biking Environmental Leadership Skills
Other Activities Work Program at Holden Arboretum Overnights for Day Camps Outdoor Cooking Teen Travel Teen Leadership