The campus covers about 100 acres in historic Rhinebeck, NY. Pictured here is Main Building, which houses an indoor gym, the dining hall, bathrooms, and a campers' lounge. The mural on the side was painted by campers.
Projects can be whatever campers conceive. This mural was conceived and created over the entire course of the camp season in 2015.
A birds-eye view of the campground.
We encourage campers to express themselves through art. As a result, campers create beautiful murals all over the campground.
A camper built gazebo sits atop Cabin Hill, surrounded by Art, Drama, Hiking, and Projects Cabins,
The Clinton pond. The pond is surrounded by trails which continue into the woods beyond.
Being away from a city has its benefits - the stars at night are spectacular.
Campers sleep on cots in wooden-platform canvas tents like these.
ETSY group visit with Marisa Hall (CRS ‘06, ’10, ’11)
Before the 2017 camp season started, incoming campers visited with CRS alumni. In this photo, a group of campers visited a 2006, 2010-11 camper at her workplace- ETSY.
One way we explore diversity at Camp is through meals. During the season, campers cook and serve meals from their home country for the staff and other campers.
A camper built bridge spans a small creek behind the pond.
We love celebrating birthdays at Camp! We especially love learning how to sing Happy Birthday in many languages.
Campers join us from around the world -- over 34 countries.
Music is a powerful form of expression. We encourage campers to bring their musical instrument to not only play for their fellow campers but also to teach them how to play.
Instructions range from academic to artistic to athletic - some, like this one, even involve visiting guest instructors.
Campers also use instruction time as an opportunity to teach about their culture, history, or language.
Alongside instructions, we have project time. Projects give campers the opportunity to create, build, and learn how to construct something new. Projects range from producing honey from our on-site beehives to building a new lean-to.
Projects can be anything -- murals, small improvements, gardens, or, like this stargazing tower built in 2008, they can be big construction projects.
In addition to leadership and project management, Project time also serves to teach campers real-world skills, like how to use tools.
Here we see campers building a brick wood-fire oven
Campers fixing up the on-site Finnish sauna.
Program involving the entire camp occur about once per day. They vary -- some are simply games, others involve discussion on ethical, political, or social issues.
Activity and physical fitness is an important part of the CRS program. Soccer is the most common sport at Rising Sun due to its international nature.
The Clinton campus features many trails beyond the main campus. Here, we see campers working on clearing a fire pit in the woods.
A multi-day hiking trip in the Catskills is a hallmark of the CRS experience.
Every week, campers have the chance to showcase their talents and abilities in a camper-produced show.