Copyright 2021 Red Arrow Camp
Dates & Rates
The cost of tuition for the 2021 season is $8400 by E-Check. If paying by credit card, a 3% processing fee will be added.
Tuition cost covers room and board as well as most programming costs. There are additional fees for bus transportation (optional) and a few of the elective activities such as water skiing, horseback riding, scuba, and extended senior trips.
Sibling Discount: There is a 10% discount for each additional sibling who enrolls after the first brother is enrolled.
Referral Reward: Families can earn a $200 referral reward for each NEW family who attends based on their referral.
There are a limited number of partial scholarships are available at Red Arrow each summer. These are financed by the Charles M Boesel Scholarship Fund which is supported by alumni and friends of the camp. Please contact Red Arrow Camp for further information and to be sent a scholarship application.
Our 2021 session runs from June 23rd to August 11th. All campers must attend the full seven-week session.
Camp StartsThe busses roll down the driveway at 4pm followed by our first dinner together.
July 4th CelebrationAt Red Arrow Camp, the Fourth of July kicks off with a morning wake-up call featuring characters in full Revolutionary War period dress. The day continues with fun contests (many quite messy!) and everyone’s favorite — an “ultimate” game of Capture the Flag. A cookout at the lake is followed by the arrival of a neighboring girls’ camp for a dance in the Rec Hall. A spectacular fireworks display closes out the evening.
Counselor Stunt NightOn this evening, the Counselors put on an 'SNL' for the campers and guests.
Canadian Wilderness Trip DepartsThe oldest boys in camp depart on a 10 day whitewater canoe trip up in Ontario, Canada.
AquagattaDuring Aquagatta — a very special day of the summer — campers are assigned to one of four Native American tribes and spend the day competing in water-focused contests. After a special wake-up, each camper dons his “war paint” before heading out for the first contest of the day: a treasure hunt complete with coded clues for all age groups. We dedicate portions of the day with acknowledgment to our Native American historical roots and an appreciation of those who came before us. The afternoon brings many fun, zany water contests and ends with the famous water slide ball toss. The evening is capped by a celebration featuring root beer floats for all teams!
Red Arrow's BirthdayRed Arrow Day combines two aspects of the summer experience at camp. First, it is the culmination of the summer long Red/Grey competition that has long been a part of Red Arrow for decades. Second, it incorporates a history of Red Arrow and how RAC got its name from our founder, Clarence Rassumssen’s experience serving in the 32nd Red Arrow Division in World War 1. He learned the values of teamwork, dedication, and friendship and it is these values that serve as the foundation of the day’s theme. The action packed day is filled with a variety of thrilling competitions and activities, with our ending celebration featuring themed treats and reflection of our place in Red Arrow History.
Camp Play #1The Camp Play is the biggest special event at Red Arrow. During the last two weeks of camp, everyone who wishes to be a part of the play — a fun, musical production — practices during their rest period and free time. Several hundred people (parents, friends, neighbors) attend the boys’ standing-room-only productions over the course of two evenings.
OlympicsRAC’s “Olympics” are held on the last Saturday of camp. The camp is divided into four nations, with each boy sporting a t-shirt representing his country. Boys compete in track events, swimming, sailing, skiing, horseback riding, wrestling, rifle, archery, trap, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, and more. The evening concludes with an awards ceremony where event winners are given gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Salad BowlThe Salad Bowl is our flag football version of the Super Bowl. Held on the last Sunday of camp, this event is open to parents and friends of RAC. In the week leading up to the game, campers are divided into an upper and lower division and practice with their team. We kick off the event with a special tailgate lunch, and the two flag football games follow. The event ends with a steak fry celebration.
Camp Play #2The Camp Play is the biggest special event at Red Arrow. During the last two weeks of camp, everyone who wishes to be a part of the play — a fun, musical production — practices during their rest period and free time. Several hundred people (parents, friends, neighbors) attend the boys’ standing-room-only productions over the course of two evenings.
Closing CeremoniesClosing ceremonies starts early in the morning. This is when we award the Honor Campers of the summer, the Friendship cut and the Pete Johnson Award.