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 are encouraged to 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. Our 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.

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 activity 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!


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!


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. 


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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: Fanny Packs

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


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


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.)


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!


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

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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Rocky River Ranch experience

The truth is I would not have become the person I am today without RRR! Making decisions for classes at 7 years old (with the help of a big sister and Rue as my counselor), remembering to wear your bathing suit under your jeans so you could go from the barn to the pool without the dreaded trip back to your cabin, remembering not to sign up for your pool class right before horseback … I could go on and on. The mistakes we made there were safe and there was a support system to catch you if you fell. Later I enjoyed working with the campers younger than me. First in WE as a big sister myself and later as a CIT Mom. In 14 years I grew and strengthened my commitment to myself. I felt loved unconditionally and I formed everlasting friendships. Some of them recently re-kindled after a 15-20 year gap as if no time had passed at all. In the last year I received a letter from a former CIT that spoke of my influence on her life. How it made her a better mother and a better woman. I have saved that letter for my children to read one day. I will always feel like Skeet and Sandy helped raise me and they always saw the person I could be! I can never thank them enough for that.

‒  Sunni Becker Markowitz Years at camp: 1974-1988

I honestly believe that I wouldn't be the same person if not for my many years at Rocky River, and each year that passes makes me more aware of the grace I found here and the gift of the chance to become one of the few ... a Rocky River girl. To the land of the triple R, I pledge my heart to you!

‒  Alyson Stringer Steakley Years at camp: '82-'89, 1993

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

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 love Rocky River Ranch. It was a place I could go and feel accepted for the person I was — not the person I was expected to be. When we passed under that arch, the playing field was leveled and I was free to be myself, or even to reinvent myself! If I could ride, if I could swim, if I could do crafts or even if my only talent was spitting watermelon seeds, I was accepted!

‒  Britany Beever Just Years at camp: 1979-1984, 1987-1988

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