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RiverWalk & Spring Picnic


Traditionally, this annual event brings together The River School community at the Carderock Pavilion in the Carderock Recreation Area.

RiverWalk is a fundraiser for the Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund. Participants walk 3K on the stroller-friendly C&O Canal Tow Path or take a longer 5K hike on the Billy Goat Trail. The RiverWalk & Spring Picnic is free to attend. How to support the Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund:

  • Be a RiverWalk sponsor
  • Make a RiverWalk donation
  • Purchase RiverWalk T-shirts
  • RSVP to attend the Picnic
  • Fundraise for RiverWalk with your River Schooler 
  • Questions? Email the Development Office

RiverWalk is named in memory of Jill Bailey Chenet and the proceeds go to The Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund, which supports “Tootie Time” tutoring at The River School, a program to help children succeed in school and become life-long readers.

An Alumni Reunion Breakfast is held prior to the start of the Walk and is a chance for River alums and their parents to gather, catch up with each other and visit with some of our faculty and staff.

The Spring Picnic follows the walk and is held in the Carderock Pavilion. Families gather to enjoy a catered lunch, ice cream, face painting, balloon artistry, games and other treats.

Past RiverWalk Sponsors

Cochlear Americas
Cropp Metcalfe
Hospitality Benefits, LLC
Saratoga Heyl Insurance Services, Inc.
Toot Toot Pictures
United Bank
Regina and Michael
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