POINTERS TO PARENTS

We are thrilled that your camper will be part of over 69 years of camping tradition at RRR.

We are so excited for summer 2021! We are celebrating the opportunity to have Day Camp with our Rocky River Girls while still mitigating as many risks of Covid-19 as we can. All of us at Rocky River, like so many of you at home, are striving for a way to keep our campers and staff safe and giving them the mental and physical health benefits of friendship, fun, learning new skills and playing outside in the beautiful Texas hill country. We still strongly recommend those in high risk groups, and those who feel they would be unable to comply with safe distancing and hygiene practices, wait to experience camp when the environment is more suitable.

We encourage every household to continue to wear masks as appropriate and practice safe distancing as best as possible to slow the spread and so that everyone will be healthy when they arrive at camp, especially during the week of your daughters Day Camp session.

New requirements for summer 2021 can be found in Day Camp FAQs for Summer 2021. Your partnership with the daily screenings will help ensure our camp families have the best summer possible and help keep everyone as healthy and happy as possible. We appreciate all of your efforts!

PACKING NOTES

Please visit our Day Camp Packing List for a list of what to pack and what not to pack. Each child will have their own cubby during Day Camp. We also suggest sending your daughter's belongings (labeled with her name) in a small backpack or duffel bag that she can easily carry.  This way she can transport her belongings when we go swimming and on all our other adventures around camp.

DROP-OFF PROCEDURES

We understand how important dropping your child off at camp is. We want to help relieve the anxiety of drop off and make the process flow as seamlessly as possible. In order to make drop off easy, we require all balances and paperwork to be complete (Camper Health History, Day Camp Profile, Day Camp Permission Form, Camp Waiver Specific to COVID-19, Medical Rec and Immunization Record) prior to her camp session. These forms can be accessed and completed or uploaded through your online account.

WHEN ARRIVING

The front gate will be open from 9:00 am to 9:30 am. Because we want to limit exposure as much as possible, we ask parents to remain in their vehicle during the check in process.

Since resident camp will be going on at the same time, we will not allow cars or parents to enter past the parking lot. If you are running late, please contact the Day Camp Director or the camp office to make arrangements. On the first day camp, please bring any necessary medication and discuss special medical instructions or concerns with the Day Camp Director.

PICK-UP PROCEDURES

In order to pick up a camper, you (or any authorized pick-up person) must have a photo ID. All authorized persons must be listed on your online RRR account (www.rockyriverranch.com)

Pick up will be from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Please drive through towards the Day Camp pavilion just like drop off and have a photo ID ready. A staff member will check your ID and your daughter will hop into your car. If you need to pick up your camper earlier than 4:00, please contact the Day Camp Director to make arrangements. 

All sessions will end on Friday at 12:00 noon with an opportunity for parents to interact with the RRR staff and enjoy a short, socially distantaced outdoor closing ceremony- masks required for all adults. The program for the Day Camp parents will be very short (10-15 minutes) so please plan on arriving on time. In order to manage resident camp pick up (which will be the same day) we ask that all Day Camp families are out of the parking lot by 1:00 pm. Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions for information about having a daughter in resident camp during the same session.

OTHER PROCEDURES

Camp Photos
During the session, camp staff will take each camper’s photo and a group photo of the entire day camp session. Purchase of your camper’s photos is optional and can be done through your account at www.rockyriverranch.com for $1 each. We will also upload snapshots of activities during each session and these may be purchased as well. Once purchased, you can download the images and print them at home. Packing an inexpensive disposable camera or inexpensive digital camera is another way to allow your camper to record her own special memories of camp.

Lost and Found
Camp life strives to teach your child to be responsible for and take care of her belongings. It helps for your camper to be involved in labeling and packing her own bag for the day so she will be aware that her possessions belong to her if they show up in the Lost & Found. Please label all items with your child’s name. We will make every attempt to reunite lost items with the rightful owner before each day ends. If items are left at camp, please contact us and describe (in detail) the missing item. Items not claimed by September 1st will be donated to a local women’s shelter.

Refund Policy
Cancellations received in writing by our office prior to May 15th will receive a full refund (minus the nonrefundable deposit). Cancellations after May 15th are not eligible for refunds.

Canteen
Campers enjoy canteen snack time each day, where they can choose an ice cream, candy or snack item. This is included in camp tuition, and you will not need to pay for these snacks. Campers are not allowed to keep cash at camp.

Online Store/ Care Packages
Our online store allows you to purchase items such as t-shirts, stuffed animals and other RRR souvenirs. You may have items mailed home or delivered at camp. Items delivered at camp will be distributed at the end of the camp day.

FORMS & HEALTH INFORMATION


Forms Needed for Each Camper

Camp Nurse on Site
Our camp nurse is on site at all times and is available for medical needs. She will administer medication, attend to minor injuries and overall camper health care. We like to collect camper health information ahead of time so that we are prepared for any medical needs.

Medications
Since the day camp day is short, we prefer morning and evening medicines to be administered at home. If a prescription medication MUST be administered between the hours of 9-4, please let us know by entering these medications on your online account. Click on your camper’s name from the account detail page. On the lower left you will see a “Manage” button under Medications. Please enter the name and dosage for each medication. This info can be edited on your account until 1 week prior to your session. Please email if any changes occur after this time.

When arriving on the first day:
Please meet with the Day Camp Director if your child needs medication to be administered by the camp nurse. Note that all medications must be in the original bottle or container from the pharmacy. We do not accept expired prescriptions. By state law, the nurse will not distribute medications that are not in the original containers. Prescriptions must have the camper’s name and dosing instructions on the label. Please check that the instructions you leave match the doctor’s dosage. The information will be entered in the nurse’s ledger to ensure that the meds are given to your camper as required. The online forms also serve as permission to treat your camper in the event of an emergency.

Medical Treatment:
Our camp nurse or director will notify parents if a camper exhibits symptoms that are deemed worthy of concern. Please do not send your child to camp if she is running a fever or is in poor health. We try to provide the safest and healthiest environment for all campers. In an effort to keep everyone in good health, we ask that you consult a doctor before bringing your child to camp if she has recently suffered from or been exposed to an illness. We also ask that you check your child for head lice several times in the weeks leading up to camp.

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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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

I will forever remember Rocky River Ranch as the greatest place on earth! To this day I still remember the nine summers that I spent at Rocky River Ranch. I hope to have my children experience camp as I did so many years ago.

‒  Tasha Ancira Roberts Years at camp: 1977-1985

I would definitely not be the person I am today without the experience of camp. I remember being 7 years old and so excited about my first camp experience. I don't think I slept the entire night before leaving. When I arrived at camp it was the most wonderful place I had ever seen. Rue was my first counselor and she took the time to show me around and introduced me to the other girls. I was scared at first, but it did not last long. By the end of the first night camp already felt like a second home. By the end of my first two weeks I did not want to leave. Rocky River was a part of my life forever. In the end what I took away from camp was friendship, love, respect and confidence.

‒  Debbie Merian Polasek Years at camp: 1977-1987

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

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

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