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! Our long time traditions do include singing grace before meals and ending the day with a Friendship Circle, which includes saying The Lord’s Prayer.  Campers are encouraged to do what is comfortable for them while remaining respectful of others.

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 hot 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.

Sessions 1 and 2 2022 (June 13-17th & June 20-24)- Rainbow Sparkle Day-Come dressed in your most colorful and sparkily outfits to go along with your sparkiling smile! Your camper will make crafts that go along with this theme day and we will provide facepaint and FUN!

Sessions 3 and 4 2022 (July 18-22 & July 25-29)- Mythical Day- Mermaids, dragons, unicorns, fairies galore! Dress up as your favorite mythical creature or wear a shirt that has a fun mythical creature on it. Your camper will make crafts that go along with this theme day and we will provide facepaint and FUN! 

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 150 guests.

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Rocky River Ranch experience

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!

‒  Lezli Smith Giancarlo Years at camp: 1981-1989

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

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")!

‒  Patti Scott Gillman Years at camp: 1972-1985

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

I can't believe this will be my second summer away from Rocky River. I'm so campsick. I find myself singing RRR songs all the time, and i wish I could be there now! Camp has meant so much to me. Thanks for such a wonderful experience.

‒  Sara Jane Mitcham Years at camp: 1998-2003

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 McCann Years at camp: 1966-1975