These are special weekend 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!
**Get on a waitlist for a 2019 Mother-Daughter Weekend by creating an account or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Apr 5-7, 2019 | Apr 12-14, 2019
Sep 13-15, 2019 | Sep 20-22, 2019
6pm – Check-in begins (in The Forty Niner)
7:15pm – Group games and mother-daughter photos
8pm – Evening program: Mother-Daughter Slumber Party, Movie Under the Stars at our outdoor theater, or other whole-group activity
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)
6pm – Dinner in The Grubstake
6:45pm – Talent Show (in the Forty Niner)
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).
$275 Mother-daughter pair (one adult, one child 5-14)
$75 Additional daughter(s)
$150 Additional adult(s) (aunts, grandmothers, etc)
Mother-Daughter Weekends are designed for daughters between the ages of 5-14. Your cost includes two nights of lodging and 4 delicious meals.
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.
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 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.
I am still amazed and in awe of the subtle and mysterious way that simple activities and experiences weave together to leave an indelible impression of love ... confidence ... appreciation. They seem so simple there in the moment ... the singing of camp songs, Friendship Circle at the end of an evening program, the Cowpoke/Wrangler drawing, saddling a horse for the first time, scooting down the rapids ... but each song, with each tug on the halter rope, with each stroke of the canoe oar, with each ring of "Goodnight, campers!" a new brush of color is being painted on her childhood experience. From those "colors" spring forth amazing women as evidenced by the many remarkable people that now call themselves Rocky River alumni.
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.
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.
Attending RRR is a tradition in my family — aunts, cousins, sisters, and best friends all have great memories that we still talk about today. I am waiting for the summer that my daughter is old enough to attend and experience the same wonderful times that I had. My memories of summers at RRR are so special to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Skeet and Sandy, and all of the staff from every session, for the ten years of summertime bliss!