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 12 to participate in the closing activity for Day Camp. You will then need to wait until Closing Day activities for Resident Camp to begin at 1:30. You are welcome to stick around the pavilion, chatting with your camper or you can drive into Wimberley and come back in time for the resident camp closing at 1:30.
Day campers and resident campers will have separate schedules during the day, however, they will get to see each other during canteen time! This will be a chance to eat a snack, play games together and mingle!
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.
Each camper will have a cubby where she can store her belongings- lunch, towel, swim suit, extra change of clothes etc.
During the first day of Day Camp, we will have a swim check for your daughter. 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. We will have multiple lifeguards at the river and at the pool. Our lifeguards are all Red Cross certified.
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 8:55-9:30 and 4:00-4:30. Parents may not go past the cone markers at any time during the camp sessions.
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.
Please pack a lunch for your daughter each day. The day campers will eat at picnic tables at the pavilion with their counselors. We will provide snacks and ice water throughout the day.
If you need to drop your camper off late or pick her up early please contact the office before hand via email: email@example.com or call 512-847-2513. You can also contact Hannah Brock on her cell phone via call or text at any time 512-417-0517.
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 first day so please have your camper wear the RRR Day Camp shirt. The girls are required to wear shoes that will stay on their feet (no flip flops) and they will also need to wear river shoes when they go to the river.
YES! We will have Wacky Wednesday during each session. We encourage campers to participate in this by wearing wacky clothes, socks, hats, hairstyles or anything else that is WACKY!
Day campers will not draw to be on a team. Teams will only be drawn during resident camp sessions. Something to look forward to!
Rocky River will refund the tuition minus the deposit until May 1st. Please submit your cancellation in writing so that we can process your refund as quickly as possible.
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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.
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 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.
Another favorite camp memory that lives on is the camp songs. I have sung them to my kids when they were babies … and still sing to them to wake them up in the morning ("Good morning to You!"). Last summer my daughter went to camp for the first time (at age 6). She had a great time and is looking forward to going again this summer. She sings camp songs almost daily (I'm ready for her to learn a few new ones other than "Boom Boom, Ain't it Great to be Crazy?" and "I Wish I Were a Little Bar of Soap")!
Picture a Spot … My years at Rocky River mean more to me than can be written down in a little note. There's probably not a day that goes by that I don't think about an experience, a laugh, a friendship, a struggle, a success, etc. that I experienced at camp. I love that I can go back and find the same "safe haven" that I experienced as a 7-year-old girl in Circle B through several years as a Counselor! Driving across that cattle guard at the front gate, my heart beat calms to a familiar and comforting beat again, like nothing else I've experienced.
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.
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!
RRR is not just two months of SCREAMING prepubescent girls singing songs in the Grubstake, Free Swim at the river or raids on other cabins, it becomes a way of life that helps guide you through the rest of your life. Not unlike the Marines who are brothers for life, those of us who were campers and counselors are sisters for life and will do anything to help each other, no questions asked!
I had a wonderful experience of being a counselor at RRR 1960-61 and 1966-67. Those first 2 years I knew and loved both Mama Knolk and Jane. Later, I was there with Skeet and Sandy. I have great memories of all those special people and all the fun times at camp. I'm so glad the camp is still going strong!