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!
8:45 Check- In begins - pick up info & materials for self paced activities
9:00 - Noon Morning Activities Open
Barn Animals (the barn will be open and staffed so you can meet, feed and hang out with our camp animals).
Kayaking and Fishing at the River (equipment available and staff will be there to help you)
Crafts (fun activity to make a keepsake, there will have staff to help you and materials set out in the Canteen-A area at picnic tables)
Outdoor Games (all around the tennis court area you will find activities to do with your MD pair such as slackline, spikeball, 9 square in the air, 4 square, inflatable axe throwing, bocce ball and more)
Noon - 1:00 Lunch Hour
1:30 - 5:00 Afternoon Activities Open
Stand Up Paddleboarding and Free Swim in the River (lifeguards and staff there to assist)
Craft (same set up as the morning, different craft activity)
Outdoor Games (same set up as the morning)
Swimming Pool Open (lifeguard there to assist)
5:00 - 6:00 Free Time while the staff set up the Campfires
7:00 Talent Show (held at the outdoor seating area above the pool)
8:00ish Head down to the Corral Theatre for a relaxing movie under the stars
10:00ish Say your goodbyes
$195 Mother-daughter pair (one adult, one child 5-13)
$50 Additional Attendee
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).
$295 Mother-daughter pair (one adult, one child 5-13)
$100 Additional Attendee
All Mother-Daughter Events are designed for daughters between the ages of 5-13. Your cost includes fun activities, bonding expereinces with your daughter, yummy food, songs galore, time around a campfire and of course- SMORES!
Refund policy: cancelations made one month before event begins will receive refund of fees paid minus the non-refundable deposit.
**Online registration for 2021 Mother Daughter Weekends opens on October 15th 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.
I have said for years that RRR made me the person that I am today. Actually it wasn’t just RRR, but also the counselors that shaped my experiences and helped me be the best I could be. I learned to problem solve, lead others and to be a leader others wanted to follow. I learned to do my part and that I can do anything I decided to do. I learned to say 'I can' a lot more than 'I cannot.' I learned to co-exist with others which helps me to this day. As a young girl I learned what others around me now in their 30s still do not know. I learned to take care of and respect myself, respect others and the world around me.
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.
RRR gives young women the chance to excel in areas where they may not have ever had a chance to before … and an opportunity to gain self esteem and confidence. These are such amazing and important gifts that will stay with campers their entire lives. This is why RRR will forever be a "home" to its campers. A place where they feel accepted, and loved and special.
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 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.
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.