The Clinton 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.
Campers sleep on cots in wooden-platform canvas tents like these.
The dining hall features walls painted by campers of years past.
The spacious kitchen is the perfect place for campers to learn how to make a new dish or share their cultural foods with the rest of Camp.
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.
A camper built bridge spans a small creek behind the pond.
Being away from a city has its benefits - the stars at night are spectacular.
Campers join us from around the world -- over 25 countries.
Every week, campers have the chance to showcase their talents and abilities in a camper-produced show.
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.
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.
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.
Projects can be whatever campers conceive. This mural was conceived and created over the entire course of the camp season in 2015.
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.
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.
ETSY group visit with Marisa Hall (CRS ‘06, ’10, ’11)