OPENING DAY

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

We understand how important the first day of camp is for our campers and their families. Sixty-five years of experience have helped us develop a streamlined check-in process. We want to help relieve the anxiety of the first day, and also shorten (or
eliminate) standing in lines.

That’s one reason we require all balances and paperwork be turned in to our office no later than May 1st. The required paperwork (Medical Recommendation, Camper Health History, General Permission and Camper Profile) can be easily accessed in the online Document Center.

STICK TO THE SCHEDULE...

When arriving at Rocky River, please take your camper directly to her assigned cabin. Due to our narrow entry and road, and limited parking space, we have assigned campers’ arrival times to prevent unnecessary congestion. Please do not bring your camper prior to her scheduled time.

KEEP IN MIND...

There is no need to arrive early to save beds as they are pre-assigned, and bunkmate requests made during registration are taken into consideration. 

If you’re checking in siblings, please wait to bring your second camper to her cabin at her actual check-in time. Feel free to stop by the Canteen Store, tour the camp facilities, or shop at the Wimberley Square if you have a significant wait. 

WHAT TO EXPECT...

Upon arrival at your cabin, counselors will facilitate check-in and help you fill out the required health screening. They will also have a checklist to ensure that your paperwork has arrived and been filed. If you have medications (original containers required) or other special medical instructions, you can visit the nurse in the Forty Niner. 

LETTERS & CARE PACKAGES

You may leave letters and packages for your camper in the Forty Niner. Many parents like this option, especially in the shorter sessions, as it ensures delivery on designated days. Note: Packages will not be delivered on Sundays or on the last day of any session. You may order or mail as many packages as you like, but because we have limited storage, packages left on check-in day are limited to two per week and must be in a sealed envelope. We cannot accept more than two packages per camper per week . This limit is for packages only; letters are not limited as they are much easier to store. 

 

 After you’ve checked in at your camper’s cabin, helped her settle in, kissed her goodbye and dropped off any medications/mail, you have completed the check-in process! Your camper will move on to having a swim check, lice check and getting to know her cabin group.

ARRIVAL TIMES

Note: the front gate will be locked until 1:30. Initials indicate first letter of last name.
1:00 pm: All SIT 2’s, Western Empress (A-L)
1:30 pm: Western Empress (M-Z)

2:00 pm: All Circle B Porch, All Circle B Up, Lazy D (A-L)
2:30 pm: All Circle B Down, All Circle B Deck, All Wagons, Lazy D (M-Z)

3:00 pm: Bar K (A-L), Bar Nada (A-L)
3:30 pm: Bar K (M-Z), Bar Nada (M-Z)

 

Rocky River Ranch | Summer Camp Programs

Summer Camp Programs

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.

Rocky River Ranch | Weekend Programs

Weekend Programs

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 | Event Rental

Event Rental

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.

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Rocky River Ranch experience

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.

‒  Libby Walker Dunagan Years at camp: 1965-1967, 1969-1974

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.

‒  Shannon McCann Years at camp: 1966-1975

I think camp was very beneficial for my daughter last year. She came home with new experiences that she will never forget. It's something that she is able to share with her friends and schoolmates too. It made a huge impact on her and I hope by going again this year that she continues to grow and mature as a thoughtful young lady.

‒  Robin Juarez

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.

‒  Molly Morgan Years at camp: 2001-2005

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!

‒  Brenda Ly Years at camp: 2004

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.

‒  Debbie Merian Polasek Years at camp: 1977-1987