Store - Chiki Boutiki
Chiki Boutiki is also open for parents on opening day and offers great gift items for parents to leave at the front office or in Chiki Boutiki's designated area for their campers. Campers enjoy shopping for snacks and souvenirs while they are on their “campcation” (just like parents when they are on vacation). Parents set up a spending account and each camper’s name tag has a bar code that is used for purchasing to ensure cash is not “lost at camp”.
- Ice Cream
- Water and Soft Drinks
- Dried fruit
- Nut free & nut free facility snacks only
- Tribe Uniform*
- Tinsel Wig
- And other fun things
*Tribe Uniform is required for ALL campers
Miscellaneous Items usually include
- Cabin Name Patch (for her trunk)
- Wooden Riverview Animal Ornaments (plan ahead for Christmas)
- Postage Stamps
- Coloring Books and Markers
- Duffle Bag
- Water Bottles
- Tervis Tumbler
- Several Riverview T-Shirt designs
- Riverview Logo Color T-Shirts
- Riverview Spirit Jersey
- White Logo Shirt (for Arts & Crafts)
- Battery Powered Fan
- Inspirational Books
- Camp Inspired Sterling Necklaces
- Small stuffed animals
- And other fun things
- Hair brush
- Ponytail Holders
- Insect Repellant Band
- And other girl stuff
“I consider the spending account something fun for my daughter…after all, camp is like her very own “vacation” (campcation!) and I want her to enjoy having some of her favorite Riverview things…she wears the clothing all year around and it is actually my savings because she loves your products so much!” A mom from Texas
Camper spending accounts are not available for charges at check-in on opening day.
The spending account is designed to cover any extra expense a camper incurs while at Riverview. Spending accounts should be set up for each camper and purchases are deducted from those accounts. Please include your child's spending money and any optional trip money with your May 1st camp fees payment, or at least a week before she arrives in camp.
As a parent you should make your own decision about how much you would like for your child to have in her spending money account. Discuss with your daughter her spending options.
The Snack area of ChikiBoutiki is open twice a day. We allow campers to purchase 2 snack items AND a drink each time at a cost of between $1 and $3 each.
The Gift Shop area of Chiki Boutiki is open at various times throughout the session. The gift shop includes the Tribe Uniform (required), camp T-Shirts, specialty camp items, toiletry items, disposable cameras, souvenirs to bring home to family, etc. For your convenience, miscellaneous items such as stamps or personal hygiene items are also available.
We make every effort to honor parent's wishes about spending limits. However, with hundreds of children to monitor, it is possible that your child could over-spend her account. If account balances get low we will try to email parents to see if more money will be added or if you wish us to implement a "stop spending" order to her account. However, even a stop spending order could possibly be accidentally overlooked and result in a balance due at the end of the session. Your understanding is appreciated. We have a small staff to manage a large number of campers buying multiple items in a short amount of time. It is virtually impossible to remember every "stop spending" name and face every time.
If your daughter is staying for more that one session we have “extra events” planned for her over the weekend between sessions that require a separate fee in addition to spending money for each session. This "extra fee" is NOT to be paid into her spending account but will be added to her camp fees balance.
Any doctor or druggist bills incurred while at camp will be paid with parent's insurance where possible. Otherwise it will be deducted from the camper's spending account.
Other expenses that may affect the spending account each session could include Nutty Buddy gifts, and in 3rd session, Christmas in July gifts.
Refunds of spending money
Requested refund checks will be mailed at the end of summer when all medical bills and prescription charges have been paid and money returned from out of camp trips has been credited back to spending accounts. Money is held in the spending account for the next year if a refund is not requested and the balance is not requested to be transferred to pre-registration for the next year.