CAMP CLASSES

All campers at Rocky River Ranch have four class periods each day. The camper chooses the classes she wants to concentrate on for each week and attends the same class at the same time each day. Campers attending a two-week session may choose different classes the second week.

Programs are fitted to the child, not the child to the program. All classes are closely supervised by Counselors and Instructors.

The program is designed to "grow independent girls." To that end, campers plan their own creative endeavors and spend their days participating in classes they choose.

In addition to singing team songs at each other after lunch, there's always a lot of excitement on Sports Day when the "Cowpokes" and "Wranglers" stage competitive games and relays.

At the close of each session, parents are treated to a Watershow at the pool, Drama Show in the 49’er, and an exhibition of Western Riding in the large arena (Sessions 2 and 5), where campers present new skills they've learned.

There are so many choices! For time slots and descriptions, DOWNLOAD our 2019 Camp Classes PDF here!

There are four activity periods each day, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 5:00.

Anything Goes
Anything Goes

Together the class chooses from a list of activities. One day a craft, next day a game; make ice cream or go for a hike; water balloon fights or four square — anything goes!

Archery
Archery

Bow and arrows aimed at the range targets. Learn everything from the basics of archery to how to improve your skills. Practice each day for the tournament at the end of the week!

Baking
Baking

Girls will learn techniques and tips as they get their hands messy baking tasty treats both sweet and savory.

Blanco Bliss
Blanco Bliss

Formerly River Fun this class is for girls who can’t get enough of the beautiful Blanco River. Find bliss in a different way each day- from snorkeling and rock-hunting to venturing up and down river.

Bracelet Making
Bracelet Making

Create a variety of bracelets using different materials throughout the session to keep for yourself or to pass on to friends. 

Challengers
Challengers

Love a challenge? This class rotates through Climbing Wall, Rappelling, and The Screamer swing experience — each day a new challenge! (Must weigh at least 75 lbs and be going into 5th grade or older.) Look for a new "challenge" to be added for summer 2019- TBD.

Climbing Wall
Climbing Wall

Test your strength, challenge your comfort zone and ring the bell hanging at the top of our 42-foot climbing wall. This is for girls 75lbs and going into 5th grade or older and is only offered during the second week of two-week sessions.

Crafts
Crafts

This class is for crafty girls who love hands-on projects. You’ll get to unleash your creativity on several projects during the week.

Discovery Girls
Discovery Girls

You’ll discover the world around you via fun experiments and hands-on activities in this science-based class!

Doll Making
Doll Making

Create your own unique Rocky River doll as you learn the traditional art of doll making. Includes stuffing, sewing, and soft sculpture techniques. Great for all ages!

Drama Tech
Drama & Tech Theater

Learn dramatic techniques as you rehearse for the end-of-session performance. The drama staff chooses a script and the girls try out at the beginning of the week. Open to all skill levels with lots of opportunity to learn. During session 1,3,4,6 we will have tech roles such as stage manager, set design and costume design during the class. During session 2 and 5 Tech Theatre will be a separate class for girls going into 7th grade or older.

Farm Girls
Farm Girls

Goats, mini donkeys, a herd of horses, and a few surprise guests…this year’s Farm Girls class aims to have lots of fun with some adorable animals! We will learn a bit about farm animal care and agricultural sciences along the way.

Fitness
Fitness

Explore what it means to live a healthy lifestyle and spend time doing exercises. Format may vary, but can include: kickboxing, pilates, yoga, jogging, water aerobics and more!

Horseback Riding

Equine enthusiasts of all ages and levels welcome! Classes are divided between riding and grounds activities. If you want some great riding tips, to experience a trail ride and have a great time loving on some sweet horses … this class is for you! Read more here

Improv-a-Rama

In this theater-skills class, girls will enjoy the basics of improv acting and games as well as getting to have fun on stage, learning accents and skits.

Letters & Lettering
Letters and Lettering

We love snail mail! In this class, girls will learn the art of writing letters. They will also learn how to write in different fonts, make and decorate their own envelopes. Campers will write letters to friends and family to send via snail mail or to give out to their friends here at RRR.

Miniatures

Learn how to create teeny-tiny objects for a tiny room you’ll love to take home and display!

Painting

Create your own masterpieces! Learn about painting techniques, composition, and art history as you express yourself in this class. Your painting will be part of the gallery displayed on closing day.

Pool Sports
Pool Games

For the camper who loves the water! Structured games each day, diving, volleyball, and much more.

Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness

Kindness is our language here at RRR. In this class girls will do a different act of kindness every day to serve the ones around them, our Rocky River community and beyond.

River Sports

We’ve combined four river favorites in one class; enjoy the Blanco River as you learn how to kayak, cruise on a stand-up paddleboard, balance on a floating log and try your hand at catching a fish! This class cools off in the water and takes an end-of-session river walk.

Rocky River Reporters

Get behind and in front of the camera as the class shoots videos and writes articles that make up the Rocky River Round-Up newsletter. Girls will use iPads to edit their work and send out session news to parents.

Screamer

Put on a harness, get clipped in and then be pulled by fellow campers to the height of your choice, up to 40 feet high! Then you’ll pull the release cord and start an exhilarating giant swing over the gulley!

Sewing
Sewing: Fanny Packs

Learn sewing machine skills and express your creativity by completing a camp classic to take home- a fanny pack.

Sport-a-Day
Sport-a-Day

Learn about and play a different sport each day. Basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and sprinkler kickball - just to name a few.

Singing
Singing

Sign up for this class if you love singing, want some vocal tips and enjoy performing. Don’t worry about your voice- all are welcome and encouraged.

Strength & BeYOUty
Strength & BeYOUty

Beauty comes from the inside and this class will be all about confidence, individuality, kindness, and independence. Discussions and activities centered around topics such as healthy living (nutrition, exercise, hygiene) and how to foster self-confidence.

Synchronized Swimming

Split into two different classes (beginner or intermediate/advanced) — you’ll learn sculling, breath control, and water ballet moves. You will also learn and practice a routine to perform during the Water Show at the end of the session. (This class meets both weeks of 2-week sessions.)

Tennis

All levels welcome as you learn, practice, and perfect your tennis skills!

Ukelele 101
Ukelele 101

In this class, girls will be taught Ukulele basics while having fun. All levels of musicians are welcome! Ukuleles will be provided by RRR for the girls to learn and practice while here.

Yarn Girls

Learn the basics of knitting, crocheting or embroidery as well as expend skills you already have. Complete a project at your own pace while you visit with friends and learn skills that will last a lifetime!

Zipline

Put on a harness, climb the telephone pole, sit on the platform, and zip across the gully! This class is for the fearless girls who love excitement. (Girls must be going into 7th grade or older.)

Gaga Nine Square
9G+

Learn, play, and hone your skills in active and fast-paced games — Ga-Ga and 9-Square, murbles, sprout ball and more! All ages and abilities welcome!

Rocky River Ranch | Summer Camp Programs

Summer Camp Programs

The perfect summer is waiting for your daughter aged 5 to 14 at Rocky River— filled to the brim with new friendships, challenging activities and, most importantly, lots of fun! Check out our day camp and resident camp options.

Rocky River Ranch | Weekend Programs

Weekend Programs

In the hot summer months, we’re an all-girls camp, but the rest of the year, we offer year ‘round fun at our Great Escapes for women and Mother-Daughter weekends!

Rocky River Ranch | Event Rental

Event Rental

Rocky River Ranch is the perfect solution for your special event! We host family reunions, church retreats, teacher work days, company picnics, Girl Scout groups, and more with lodging for up to 150 guests.

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I will forever remember Rocky River Ranch as the greatest place on earth! To this day I still remember the nine summers that I spent at Rocky River Ranch. I hope to have my children experience camp as I did so many years ago.

‒  Tasha Ancira Roberts Years at camp: 1977-1985

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

I loved my counselors, I loved the river, and even learned how to sail on Canyon Lake. I still sing all the old camp songs that we sang every day after lunch to my little girl, who's five, every night before bed. I always end with, 'I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills ...' and then Taps.

‒  Shannon McCann Years at camp: 1966-1975

I am still amazed and in awe of the subtle and mysterious way that simple activities and experiences weave together to leave an indelible impression of love ... confidence ... appreciation. They seem so simple there in the moment ... the singing of camp songs, Friendship Circle at the end of an evening program, the Cowpoke/Wrangler drawing, saddling a horse for the first time, scooting down the rapids ... but each song, with each tug on the halter rope, with each stroke of the canoe oar, with each ring of "Goodnight, campers!" a new brush of color is being painted on her childhood experience. From those "colors" spring forth amazing women as evidenced by the many remarkable people that now call themselves Rocky River alumni.

‒  Alyson Stringer Steakley Years at camp: 1982-1989, 1993

RRR gives young women the chance to excel in areas where they may not have ever had a chance to before … and an opportunity to gain self esteem and confidence. These are such amazing and important gifts that will stay with campers their entire lives. This is why RRR will forever be a "home" to its campers. A place where they feel accepted, and loved and special.

‒  Margaret "Meg" Beecher Lowery Years at camp: '89-2000, 2005

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