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 (see format below). Campers attending a two-week session are encouraged to choose different classes the second week as the content and activities will be the same both weeks.
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.
Our mission is to develop great qualities in young ladies; qualities such as confidence, critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration, respect, responsibility and communication. These skills are going to be learned at camp regardless of which classes they select.
There are so many activities to choose from! For time slots and descriptions, DOWNLOAD our 2024 Camp Classes PDF here We suggest downloading and printing this form to review with your camper. Make a plan of her first and second choice classes for each hour so that you know what she wants to take when you complete the online registration. Waiting lists are time stamped and automated so be sure to get on a waiting list for a class if it's full when you register. Lots of changes happen and we try our best to get campers the classes they prefer.
The four activity periods each day are 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 5:00.
Morning classes are individualized and 5:00 class will be done with their cabin groups. Girls will make their own choices at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00, and cabins will rotate through specialized activities (see below for the class descriptions) in the 5:00 hour. In Sessions 2 and 5 only, girls will choose individual classes for the second week at 5:00.
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 135 guests.
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Registration for all Summer Programs (Resident and Day Camp) opens on October 15th at 9:00 am, CST
Registration for all Weekend Programs (Mother Daughter and Great Escape) opens on November 1st at 9:00 am, CST
I loved RRR from the second I saw it. The smell of the cedar trees sure was heaven compared to the pollution of Dallas. I only got to stay for two weeks that first summer, which was way too short a time. I rode the horses, shot up targets, and made stuff in the crafts hut. I know I made it down to the river a few times. It was the year that I got my red tie in the horseback department and I was sooooo proud! I got to stand in front of the campfire while the campers all went berserk over my accomplishment. I feel so lucky to have the memories that I do and those are of RRR. I don't remember much about my childhood, but I remember everything about RRR and how much I loved going there every summer. It was heaven on earth.
‒ Libby Walker DunaganYears at camp: 1965-1967, 1969-1974
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 HuddleYears at camp: 1976-1980
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 MarkowitzYears at camp: 1974-1988
I loved performing on stage and modeling in the fashion show. I learned how to shoot a bow and arrow, and how to do synchronized swimming. I wrote a 'Snoopy' column for the newspaper. In fact, a lot of the things I loved then are things I still love today.
‒ Shannon McCannYears at camp: 1966-1975
I’ve told my family that if I’m ever missing, can’t take the real world, think I need to drive away, they will find me at Rocky River Ranch. I’m now 41 years old, a mother of two and every time I turn down Flite Acres Road it is like going home and it makes me cry because I am so happy to be there. I had seven glorious summers at camp and I cherish every memory I carry with me.
‒ Jonica Crosby CasonYears at camp: 1977-1983
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