About US

More than a camp

Faith, Fun, Friendships

River of Life Camp has been providing awesome summer experiences for campers since 2002. Our goal is to give your campers the best week of their whole summer as they make new friends, learn new skills, laugh until it hurts, and most importantly: learn about the God who loves them.

Our wide range of camping programs makes it possible for us to provide these kind of life-changing and memory-making experiences to everyone between the ages 5 and 18. Our ministry partners also allow us to make these opportunities available to a wider range of families through a generous scholarship program. We look forward to welcoming your campers to our campus!

River of Life Camp: On Location

Where Summer Memories Are made

Our Mission

why we do what we do

River of Life Camp is a ministry of New Hope Bible Church. As such, we share in the mission of New Hope Bible Church “to reach Orleans County, Vermont with the good news of Jesus Christ and to establish programs, teaching and outreach that meet the needs of the community.”

In service of that mission, it is the purpose of River of Life Camp “to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ alongside local churches by building relationships with youth, adults, and families through camping ministries consistent with Holy Scripture.”

meet the director

Jesse Monroe

As a former camper here at River of Life Camp, I know just how much of an influence a Christian summer camp can have on a child’s life, and that’s what drives my passion for this ministry. We are confident that when you send your child here they will have the best week of their entire summer as they build relationships with our well-trained counselors and engage in our incredible program games and activities. Most importantly, we desire to see lives changed as campers learn about God and His love for us through His Son, Jesus Christ!

We would love to have you join us this coming summer!

why choose us?

three reasons ROL stands out 

We admit to being a little biased but we think this is an awesome place and we love what we do. We are confident you will not be disappointed with your choice to send your child to camp with us. Here are three reasons (of many) why we feel that way:


A Safe Environment

Here at River of Life Camp we make special effort to make sure the environment your child lives in during their time here is safe, both physically and socially. Their should be no question in your mind that your child is safe here at our camp, and we go the extra mile to make sure that happens. Check out our camp policies to learn more.


A Quality Staff Team

Each member of our staff team is highly trained and desires to serve at camp to the best of their abilities. The majority of our staff members have even been campers at our camp in the past, so they know exactly how much your child’s time here at camp means to them. We also devote an entire weekend for our Day Camp Staff and an entire week for our Overnight Staff to training them. From Child Safe Policies to Counseling Techniques, our counselors are well equipped to make sure your child enjoys their stay here in every way possible.


An Extra-ordinary God

We serve an unbelievably extraordinary God here at our camp. God has blessed this ministry so much. He continues to bring God-honoring counselors and Bible speakers who have experienced the sacrificial love of Christ themselves to our camp. They are ready to serve your children and help them connect with God so that they can experience that love as well. Jesus Christ is the reason we do camp. Everything we do here is used as a way to share with you and your child the love of Christ!