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.
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.
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 would definitely not be the person I am today without the experience of camp. I remember being 7 years old and so excited about my first camp experience. I don't think I slept the entire night before leaving. When I arrived at camp it was the most wonderful place I had ever seen. Rue was my first counselor and she took the time to show me around and introduced me to the other girls. I was scared at first, but it did not last long. By the end of the first night camp already felt like a second home. By the end of my first two weeks I did not want to leave. Rocky River was a part of my life forever. In the end what I took away from camp was friendship, love, respect and confidence.
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!
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 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.