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.
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 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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Registration for 2019 begins October 15th, 2018 at 9:00 am CST!
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 RobertsYears 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 McCannYears 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 SteakleyYears 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 LoweryYears 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.