These are special getaways for you and your camp-age daughter to spend time together, away from distractions, in the great outdoors. We’ve designed the retreats to include loads of fun activities, spend time together outdoors, and to give your daughter a taste of summer camp!
6pm – Check-in begins
7:15pm – Group activity begins
8am – Breakfast
9am – 1st Class
10am – 2nd Class
11am – 3rd Class
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Free Time (Canteen Store shopping, games in The Forty Niner, projects in the Craft Room, kayaking in the river, swimming in the pool, practice for the Talent Show)
6 pm - Dinner in The Grubstake
6:45pm - Talent Show
8pm - S'mores and songs at River Campfire
8am – Breakfast, pack up and goodbyes
Rocky River Ranch is a rustic summer camp with dormitory-style bunkhouses with bunk beds. Cabins are heated and air-conditioned, with their own shower and toilet facilities. Plan to bring your own bedding (sheets, blankets and pillows), as well as your own toiletries and towels (for swimming/showers).
$325 Mother-daughter pair (one adult, one child)
$100 Additional Attendee
All Mother-Daughter Events are designed for camp aged daughters in kinder-eighth grade. Your cost includes fun activities, bonding experiences with your daughter, yummy food, songs galore, time around a campfire and of course- SMORES!
Please choose and register for one weekend to attend in the calendar year. We will not allow the same family to attend multiple weekends in the same calendar year, as we want to accommodate as many families as we can.
Refund policy: cancelations made one month before event begins will receive refund of fees paid minus the $100 non-refundable deposit.
**Online registration for Mother Daughter Weekends opens on November 1st at 9:00 am!
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.
My years at Rocky River were some of the most wonderful times in my life. My sister (Laura) and I still spend hours talking about our fun times there. We still remember our days of swimming in the river, riding horses and water skiing. I can't wait until my little girl can experience all the joy and fun I had as a child for herself.
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!
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.
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.
Picture a Spot … My years at Rocky River mean more to me than can be written down in a little note. There's probably not a day that goes by that I don't think about an experience, a laugh, a friendship, a struggle, a success, etc. that I experienced at camp. I love that I can go back and find the same "safe haven" that I experienced as a 7-year-old girl in Circle B through several years as a Counselor! Driving across that cattle guard at the front gate, my heart beat calms to a familiar and comforting beat again, like nothing else I've experienced.
Rocky River Ranch is like my second home. It is such a comfortable, fun place to be! I am planning to be here as long as possible, and want my future daughters and granddaughters to experience this camp. Rocky River has a special place in my heart, and is a big part of my life.