DAY CAMP FAQS

I have another daughter who is attending resident camp during the same session. How will drop off and pick up work?

Drop off will be on separate days which will provide you a chance to focus on each daughter’s check-in separately. Pick-up on Friday will be on the same day during Day Camp Session 2 and 4. During those days, please arrive at noon to participate in the closing activity for Day Camp. You will then need to wait until the scheduled pick up time for your resident camper. You are welcome to stick around in your car in the parking lot, chatting with your camper or you can drive into Wimberley at the scheduled time. Please contact the camp office if other arrangements need to be made.

Will the day campers and resident campers see each other during the day?

Day campers and resident campers will have separate schedules during the day, however, they will pass each other and can wave and say HI!

Is Rocky River a religious camp?

No, Rocky River is not a religiously affiliated camp. We welcome campers from all religious backgrounds. We love having a diverse community!

Will counselors apply sunscreen and bug repellent for my child?

YES! Our well-trained staff are very cautious about sunburns and bug bites. We are very dedicated to making sure your child stays safe and healthy and will help them apply sunscreen and bug spray throughout the day. Please back plenty your preferred products.

What will my daughter do with all of her stuff during the day?

Each camper will have a cubby where she can store her belongings- lunch, towel, swim suit, extra change of clothes etc.

How will swimming work during the day? What if my child is not a strong swimmer yet?

On the first day of Day Camp, we will do a swim check with each camper. The swim check will be held by the lifeguards and will give them an idea of your daughters swimming ability. We will have life vests for girls who need/ want them. We will also have a rope in the pool to separate the shallow end and the deep end. In the river, we may require all children to wear life vests in the deeper parts depending on the level and flow. We will have multiple lifeguards at the river and at the pool. Our lifeguards are all Red Cross certified.

Can I visit my camper while she’s at camp?

For the safety of all of our campers, Rocky River does not allow visitors on the campsite while camp is in session. Parents are only allowed in the parking/ pavilion area between 9:00-9:30 and 4:00-4:30. Parents may not go past the cone markers at any time during the camp sessions.

What happens if my camper gets sick at camp?

Rocky River takes health care very seriously. Our wellness center is well equipped, staffed and maintained for our campers who need special care, and our camp nurse is on-call throughout the season. Our counselors are trained in CPR and First Aid. Should any concerning health issue arise, a staff member will contact the parents right away.

How will lunch work each day?

We will provide snacks and ice water throughout the day, but will not provide daily lunches. Please pack a lunch for your daughter each day except Friday; that day we will end our session with a hotdog cookout and s'mores. Of couse, if your daughter prefers a packed lunch from home on Friday too, that's totally fine!

What if I need to drop off late or pick up early one day?

If you need to drop your camper off late or pick her up early please contact the office before hand via email: info@rockyriverranch.com or call 512-847-2513. You can also contact Hannah Jeffers on her cell phone via call or text at any time 512-417-0517.

Is there a dress code?

The campers will be very active throughout the day so we encourage the girls to wear comfortable clothing that they don’t mind getting messy in. We will be taking a group picture on the last day so please have your camper wear the RRR Day Camp shirt (distributed on the first day). The girls are required to wear shoes that will stay on their feet (no flip flops or shoes without a backstrap) and they will also need to wear river shoes when they go to the river. We have found that Crocs, or similar shoes, don't hold up well on our rough terrain.

Will there be theme days for my daughter to participate in?

YES! Theme days are fun dress-up days on each Wednesday during Day Camp sessions. We encourage your daughter to be creative and silly with an outfit for this day, but please don't feel the need to buy lots of items. Hopefully you already have things around the house she can use! We want these days to be fun and not stressful. We will post theme days closer to the summer.

Will my daughter draw to see what camp team she will be on?

Day campers will not draw to be on a team. Teams will only be drawn during resident camp sessions. Something to look forward to!

Our summer plans changed. Can I get a refund for camp?

Rocky River will refund the tuition minus the deposit until April 1st. Please submit your cancellation in writing so that we can process your refund as quickly as possible.

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 Rentals

Event Rentals

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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Rocky River was a HUGE part of my childhood and I cherish all of the wonderful memories I have. Sandy, Skeet, Jim, Rue, Arthur — y'all were the best extended family a kid could ever ask for. My favorite cabin, Bar K, holds fond memories as well. The stories I have would take days to repeat and the friendships I made were oh so REAL!

‒  Kathy Hotz Thompson Years at camp: 1975-1987

Attending RRR is a tradition in my family — aunts, cousins, sisters, and best friends all have great memories that we still talk about today. I am waiting for the summer that my daughter is old enough to attend and experience the same wonderful times that I had. My memories of summers at RRR are so special to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Skeet and Sandy, and all of the staff from every session, for the ten years of summertime bliss!

‒  Melissa Ross Crispin Years at camp: 1984-1994

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

The experiences at camp gave me a confidence and feeling of accomplishment. First, just being able to take care of myself away from home (with the counselors help, or course) allowed me my first feelings of independence. Being able to try different activities in a non-threatening environment — things I probably never would have tried at home — was a great way of discovering who I was. Then, later on having the responsibility of caring for children by being a big sis to a younger camper and then CIT, gave me a life-long heart for children. Enough so I became a registered nurse working in the pediatric intensive care. I don't believe I would be the person I am today without those many experiences at camp.

‒  Stephanie Shupp Wilson Years at camp: 1978-1983

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 Cason Years at camp: 1977-1983

Wow! I just spent ten amazing weeks at Rocky River. It was a great learning experience. My first job also! I had a wonderful time working with the counselors and the kids. I already miss it! I miss singing camp songs too!

‒  Brenda Ly Years at camp: 2004