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 noon 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 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. 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.
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.
Check out our Day Camp Pointers for Parents for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.