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 6-8, 2022 | September 30-October 2, 2022
Dates coincide with Wimberley Market Days, our town's famous flea market.
COST: $180 per weekend. ($90 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 hop on our shopping shuttle to embark on 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.**
Put on a harness and be pulled up by a group of fellow Escapees to the height of your choice – up to 40 feet high! Drop the release cord and enjoy a squeal-worthy and exhilarating swing!**
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 first-come, first-serve starting at 3 pm Friday -- they fill up fast! Complete your weekend of relaxation with a facial or massage and feel your stress melt away.
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.
I loved my counselors, I loved the river, and even learned how to sail on Canyon Lake. I still sing all the old camp songs that we sang every day after lunch to my little girl, who's five, every night before bed. I always end with, 'I love the mountains, I love the rolling hills ...' and then Taps.
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")!
Rocky River was a HUGE part of my childhood and I cherish all of the wonderful memories I have. Sandy, Skeet, Jim, Rue, Arthur — y'all were the best extended family a kid could ever ask for. My favorite cabin, Bar K, holds fond memories as well. The stories I have would take days to repeat and the friendships I made were oh so REAL!
Oh how I wish I could still be a young girl and go to RRR every summer! I truly miss those wonderful weeks of absolute fun and excitement. This camp holds a very special place in my heart and will always throughout my life. I cannot wait until the day that my newborn little girl will be able to drive through the gate and live the summer days that not only her mother lived, but her grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother enjoyed. I cannot wait until the day that I can tell her all about her special great-great-grandmother (we called her GG, but most knew her as Mama Knolk) that opened beautiful Rocky River Ranch and created a place for many girls to create memories from. I am truly happy to see Mama Knolk's spirit still living on. May it continue to live on the dream that she always wanted.
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.
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!