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 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

This summer our Cook Nook will produce lots of yummy baked goods! Girls will learn techniques and tips as they get their hands messy baking tasty treats.

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.)

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. This year we’re adding tech roles such as stage manager, set design and costume design in an effort to give more behind the scenes learning opportunities.

Drawing
Drawing

All levels welcome — beginner to advanced artists will enjoy this class! With a sketch pad and pencils, you’ll have an opportunity to learn new techniques and time to free sketch.

Fishing
Fishing

Learn how to bait a hook, catch fish, and enjoy the beautiful Blanco River. Wear a bathing suit and river shoes — you might get wet!

Gaga Nine Square
Ga-Ga Ball / 9-Square

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

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! See Horseback Overview pdf for more info.

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.

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

Cool off in the pool while trying new sports — water aerobics to basketball, water polo to volleyball. This active class will be lots of fun in the sun!

River Fun

For girls who can’t get enough of the beautiful Blanco River. Explore it in a different way each day — from snorkeling and rock-hunting to venturing up and down river!

River Sports

We’ve combined three river favorites in one new class; enjoy the Blanco River as you learn how to kayak, cruise on a stand-up paddleboard, and balance on a floating log! This class cools off in the water and takes an end-of-session river trip!

Rocky River Reporters

Get behind and in front of the camera as the class takes video in small groups around camp. Produce a week-in-review video of your camp session, as well as news stories that can be sent out in the camp newsletter. You’ll learn how to edit your own video using iPads and iMovie.

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!

Sport-A-Day

Learn about and play a different sport each day. Basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, ultimate football, andsprinkler kickball — just to name a few.

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!

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!

Yoga

Learn basic yoga positions and postures, breathing techniques, and ways to improve balance. The class will focus on positive energy and participate in guided meditations and various relaxation exercises.

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.)

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.

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 Dunagan Years at camp: 1965-1967, 1969-1974

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

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

My years at Rocky River were some of the most wonderful times in my life. My sister (Laura) and I still spend hours talking about our fun times there. We still remember our days of swimming in the river, riding horses and water skiing. I can't wait until my little girl can experience all the joy and fun I had as a child for herself.

‒  Debbie Merian Polasek Years at camp: 1976-1987

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.

‒  Claire Tilton Years at camp: 2002

My summers at RRR were the most special times of my childhood. I have so many great memories that I'll never forget. Thanks to Rocky River, I found my true calling in life … teaching children! And, I fell in love with Wimberley so much, that I live here now!

‒  Mollie Cessac Booth Years at camp: 1979-1991, 1999-2000