Remember the times you've had
Remember when you're away
Remember the friends you've made here
And don't forget to come back someday
Remember beside the camp fire,
The river and the sky so blue,
For you belong to Rocky River,
And Rocky River belongs to you.
Carol "Mama" Knolk
We still can't believe it has been 50 years since my mother,
Mama Knolk, started RRR. We are so proud that it is still
the same as she built it and still has the same spirit upon
which it was founded. Our children and grandchildren have
had the wonderful opportunity to attend camp and we all can
still sing some of the songs when we get together. May the
spirit of Mama Knolk stay with all that have attended RRR.
Polly Knolk Denham
Mama Knolk — what a wonderful and gentle lady. She
always wanted the best for us and for us to be our best.
Jeanette Brian Lawrence
Years at camp: 1960s
Oh how I wish I could still be a young girl and go to RRR
every summer! I truly miss those wonderful weeks of absolute
fun and excitement. This camp holds a very special place in
my heart and will always throughout my life. I cannot wait
until the day that my newborn little girl will be able to
drive through the gate and live the summer days that not only
her mother lived, but her grandmother, great-grandmother,
and great-great-grandmother enjoyed. I cannot wait until the
day that I can tell her all about her special great-great-grandmother
(we called her GG, but most knew her as Mama Knolk) that opened
beautiful Rocky River Ranch and created a place for many girls
to create memories from. I am truly happy to see Mama Knolk's
spirit still living on. May it continue to live on the dream
that she always wanted.
Allison Turley Torres
Years at camp: 1986-1994
I had a wonderful experience of being a counselor at RRR
1960-61 and 1966-67. Those first 2 years I knew and loved
both Mama Knolk and Jane. Later, I was there with Skeet and
Sandy. I have great memories of all those special people and
all the fun times at camp. I'm so glad the camp is still going
Mary Jane McDuffie Dillard
Years at camp: 1960-61, 1966-67
This was my very first camp I ever went to and let me tell
you it was the best! I only wish I had found out about it
earlier so I could have spent more than just one year there.
Y'all are an amazing camp and I hope you keep running for
another 50 years.
Years at camp: 2002
I would not be the person I have become today if it were
not for Skeet and Sandy. One of the biggest lessons I ever
learned in life was from Sandy — I fell off a horse
and Sandy made me get right back on. I had no idea what impact
that lesson would mean to my life, but I have to say it has
become one of the most valuable.
Beth Boykin Huddle
Years at camp: 1976-1980
Rocky River was a HUGE part of my childhood and I cherish
all of the wonderful memories I have. Sandy, Skeet, Jim, Rue,
Arthur — y'all were the best extended family a kid could
ever ask for. My favorite cabin, Bar K, holds fond memories
as well. The stories I have would take days to repeat and
the friendships I made were oh so REAL!
Kathy Hotz Thompson
Years at camp: 1975-1987