In the hot summer months, we’re an all-girls camp, but we stay busy the rest of the year with lots of fun events. Some of our favorite weekends are the Great Escape weekends for women!
Got some girlfriends you need to catch up with? Round ‘em up and make plans to meet for a Great Escape weekend of good friends, treasure hunting, and belly laughs!
May 5-7, 2023 | October 6-8, 2023
Dates coincide with Wimberley Market Days, our town's famous flea market.
COST: $200 per weekend. ($100 deposit)
Contact the camp office to register your group. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 512-847-2513.
Rocky River Ranch is a rustic summer camp with dorm-style cabins with bunk beds. Cabins are heated and air-conditioned, with shower and toilet facilities. Bring your own bedding (sheets/blanket/pillow), as well as toiletries and towels (shower and swim). Friday check-in: 3 pm
We make it easy to relax by providing delicious meals all weekend in our dining hall, The Grubstake. From Friday's dinner to a sumptuous Sunday brunch, you can focus on taking a break, instead of cooking!
Saturday morning head out for a treasure hunt amongst 475 booths of arts, crafts, gifts, and antiques at Wimberley Market Days! When you're finished there, Wimberley Square offers more one-of-a-kind shops from quirky to sophisticated. (Plan ahead and you can also shop in Gruene and San Marcos Premium Outlets, on your way to or from Wimberley.)
As an Escapee, you'll have access to our kayaks, or bring your fishing tackle to hook some fins!**
If the weather is warm, you can take in some rays at our cliffside pool or relax on the banks of the Blanco.**
What's a weekend at camp without s'mores? We supply each cabin with the makings for a campfire and the gooey goodies.
Grab a flashlight and a folding chair for a private movie viewing under the stars at our famous outdoor theatre.**
Spa service reservations are available at several local businesses. Complete your weekend of relaxation with a facial or massage and feel your stress melt away - we will send details before you event.
If you'd like to arrive on Thursday, email us (email@example.com) when you register and we'll update your reservation and add $35 to your charge. Thursday check-in is 5:00 pm.
*Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to a new weekend or to a new person for the same weekend. Deposits cannot be used to pay the balance for another person with a previous reservation. Deposits do not carry over to another year.
**Activity offerings depend on weather and certified staff availability.
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.
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!
I would not be the person I have become today if it were not for Skeet and Sandy. One of the biggest lessons I ever learned in life was from Sandy — I fell off a horse and Sandy made me get right back on. I had no idea what impact that lesson would mean to my life, but I have to say it has become one of the most valuable.
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.
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.
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!