Roaring Brook Camp for Boysbased on 1 reviews (review)
Camp Directors - Update this ListingCamp Location: 480 Roaring Brook Rd, Bradford, Vermont, 05033, United States
Session dates: June 24-July 7, July 8-Aug 4, Aug 5-Aug 18, June 24-Aug 4
Cost (range): 850.00/week
Contact Person: Drs. Candice L. and J, Thayer Raines
300 Grove St. #4
Rutland, Vermont, 05701
For over 40 years, Roaring Brook Camp has been devoted to teaching outdoor sports and skills, Vermont primitive crafts and conducting expeditions by backpack and canoe. Whitewater rafting, mountaining biking, rock climbing and kayaking trips are also offered. Activities include survival training, rock climbing, ropes course, tyrolean traverse, rappelling, blacksmithing, primitive woodworking, leatherwork, fly-tying, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, archery, marksmanship, outdoor living skills, fitness, timber sports and, sport orienteering. Two, four and six week sessions are available for boys ages 9-16.
Self-reliance, resourcefulness and and the will-to-achieve in life center the camp\'s philosophy. This a small family-style camp with only 40-45 campers per session and staff members over 21 years old. Located on a 650-acre forest preserve with a 15-acre trout stocked lake, Roaring Brook is an ideal setting for boys who wish to experience a fun and exciting outdoor adventure. Come join us!
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Reviewer: CampDad from
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great facility and activities. The counsellors were great. The camp director is very strange. My son enjoyed himself but the director reprimanded him for not being "serious" enough. When I went to pick him up, the director pulled me aside and said my son said something "very inappropriate" at the last bonfire. My son said (and confirmed by his cabin counsellor), "I'm really thankful I lost 5 pounds and I look forward to stopping at the first McDonalds and gaining it back." Wow, what a terrible thing to come out of a 13 year old boy's mouth. Apparently the director expected him to say something deeper and meaningful. According to my son most of the counsellors were telling the campers to ignore the director and have fun despite his attitude. I'm not trying to be too defensive, and I understand the need to maintain order. But having spent many years as a youth coach, young boys say goofy things sometimes. One other point, the "cabins" are unscreened lean to's. The mosquito bites can be terrible.
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