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Where Kids Disconnect from technology

And reconnect with the world.

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River Mountain Digital Wellness Citizenship and Outdoor Adventure Camp Retreat

Developed in partnership with Penn State, River Mountain is a new camp experience that replaces screen time with outdoor adventure.

Here at River Mountain, kids age 10-15 disconnect from technology and reconnect with the world around them, their peers, and most importantly themselves. Our outdoor adventure program empowers young people to achieve better tech-life balance, so they can flourish as kids today and become the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Attention
  • Focus
  • Communication
  • Relatedness
  • Empathy
  • Self Determination
  • Agency
  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity






Upcoming Camps & Retreats

One Week, Sunday to Saturday

Summer 2020 Camps

Adult, Family and Youth Retreats

Fall 2020

Reserve Today

To complete enrollment, continue below to create a Campsite account and select your camp session.

River Mountain inspires adventure, stokes curiosity, and sparks wonder of the natural world. Every aspect of our retreat is designed to create an unforgettable experience within a safe and comfortable environment.

  • Canoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Creek Snorkeling
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Caving
  • Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • Orienteering
  • Night Hiking
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Forest Bathing
  • Stargazing
  • Campfire S'mores
  • Free Time Activities

Our state-of-the-art cabins are designed to find harmony with our body's circadian rhythm. Our young guests wake with the sun as it rises over Warrior Ridge, and fall asleep gazing at the night sky and listening to the sounds of Sweet Root Creek.

We are a team of individuals that prioritizes offline connections. We believe it’s important for everyone to take time - a retreat - to redefine their relationship with technology and the natural world. We are committed to providing experiences in nature that inspire a lifelong love of the outdoors.

Have a question or would like to learn more?

Just a few hours drive from Washington D.C., Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — yet a world away.


River Mountain Visits Your Neighborhood

Upcoming Events Near Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and Baltimore

Join us in your community for an open discussion and discovery of digital wellness. Our "fireside chats" are free for parents and cover topics pertaining to: the realities of screen time, the benefits of nature, River Mountain outdoor adventures for adolescents and teens, and tech-life balance back at home.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 24

REI Store - Settlers Ridge
600 Settlers Ridge Center Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 26

REI Store - Tysons
8209 Watson Street
McLean, VA 22102

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, April 1

REI Store - Columbia
6100 Dobbin Rd, Ste B
Columbia, MD 21045

11:00am - Noon
Saturday, April 4

REI Store - Timonium
63 W Aylesbury Rd
Timonium, MD 21093

11:00am - Noon
Saturday, April 11

REI Store - North Bethesda
610 Rose Ave
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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