What should I wear? On a warm day, it will mean something comfortable such as a t-shirt and athletic shorts. For our cooler days in the spring, being on the water or high in the air can be deceptively cool. Please be sure to bring one or two synthetic (anything that is not cotton) long sleeve shirts every day so you can stay comfortable and have a great time. Campers are required to bring a change of clothes for the RIVERSPORT Rapids experience and all on water activities. Parents should send their camper to camp as if they were going to the swimming pool; a towel and shoes that can get wet. Closed-toed athletic shoes or sandals with a heel strap are required for all activities, shoes or sandals that can come off in the water are not allowed during the rapids adventure. Shoes such as water shoes, “Chaco” style strap on sandals or old athletic shoes will work great. We also recommend a hat and sunglasses for protection from the sun.
What should I expect? During their week at camp your campers will experience everything the Boathouse District and our facilities have to offer. Weather permitting campers split their week between the newest attractions at the Oklahoma River including RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater rafting, the SandRidge Sky Zip across the Oklahoma River, the SandRidge Sky Trail adventure course, Rumble Drop 80-foot free fall, the Youth Zone and the tallest dry slide complex in the United States with our two 72-foot tall spiral slides and tandem drop 30-foot racer slides. We have fun learning water safety and paddling skills in an assortment of recreational and racing kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards and dragon boats. If we have a rainy day we’ll play indoor games, experience indoor rowing fitness activities and row in our state of the art dynamic rowing tank.
What should I bring? You want to make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, a water bottle, a full change of warm active clothes and a towel. If you are taking part in a full day camp you will need to bring a lunch, half-day morning and afternoon Adventure Campers will not need to bring a lunch. A small healthy snack will be provided to all campers. Many of the activities at the river put you very close to the water or very high in the air. Please don’t bring anything down to the river that you don’t mind ending up at the bottom of the river! We will have a secure container to keep all of the campers’ belongings and lunches in. This container is located outside; under the SandRidge Youth Pavilion so please do not pack a perishable lunch unless it is self-insulated. Also, we discourage campers from bringing valuables especially expensive electronics to camp.
Where am I going? Campers meet and are picked up daily from the SandRidge Youth Pavilion front desk, located beneath SandRidge SkyTrail in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, at 800 RIVERSPORT Drive, OKC, OK 73129.
How does pick-up and drop-off work? When you arrive at the SandRidge Youth Pavilion, please check in at the front desk where your campers’ coach will sign them in. Please make sure you are on time each day, all morning campers drop-off should occur as close to 8am as is reasonably possible but our camp staff is on site beginning at 7:30am. Between 8-8:15 am campers prepare for their day, go over plans with their camp coach and get to know each other better around the SandRidge Youth Pavilion. Afternoon campers should arrive as close to 12pm as possible, similarly, we will get going at 12:15pm. If you will be arriving late, please call so that we can make arrangements to retrieve your camper from you when you arrive.
Pick-up occurs right where you dropped off your camper but outside and behind the SandRidge Youth Pavilion for easier pick up during congested hours, at 12pm or 4pm. If you need to retrieve your camper a little early or are running late yourself please call and let us know!
What paperwork needs to be completed? Each camper needs the following paperwork completed to take part in camp. Parents please plan on coming in the first day with your child to ensure all paperwork is complete during the initial check in.
- 2017 RIVERSPORT Info and Medical Form
- 2017 OKC RIVERSPORT Waiver
Who will be coaching the camp? Our experienced coaching staff, which handles all of our RIVERSPORT Adventure Camps are the best qualified and most fun in the business! Our coaches all take pride in being creative insuring your campers experience is rich, exciting and one of a kind!
What happens if it rains? Even if it’s raining or very windy, we will still meet and have fun! Always show up for camp unless the camp coach has notified you earlier in the day of alternative plans.
Have additional questions? Email us or call (405) 552-4040.