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 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.
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.
I honestly believe that I wouldn't be the same person if not for my many years at Rocky River, and each year that passes makes me more aware of the grace I found here and the gift of the chance to become one of the few ... a Rocky River girl. To the land of the triple R, I pledge my heart to you!
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!
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")!
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.