OPENING DAY

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

We understand how important the first day of camp is for our campers and their families. Sixty-eight 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 1:00. 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 Down, Lazy D (A-L)
2:30 pm: All Circle B Up, 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 Rentals

Event Rentals

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 had a wonderful experience of being a counselor at RRR 1960-61 and 1966-67. Those first 2 years I knew and loved both Mama Knolk and Jane. Later, I was there with Skeet and Sandy. I have great memories of all those special people and all the fun times at camp. I'm so glad the camp is still going strong!

‒  Mary Jane McDuffie Dillard Years at camp: 1960-61, 1966-67

I will forever remember Rocky River Ranch as the greatest place on earth! To this day I still remember the nine summers that I spent at Rocky River Ranch. I hope to have my children experience camp as I did so many years ago.

‒  Tasha Ancira Roberts Years at camp: 1977-1985

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.

‒  Claire Tilton Years at camp: 2002

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.

‒  Alyson Stringer Steakley Years at camp: 1982-1989, 1993

I am grateful for the girls that Skeet, Sandy and Rue had as our counselors because of the character and leadership they taught me. I love them all. Many are my friends still and I cannot wait to see them again year after year. We are all grown, some mothers now, some in interesting careers, but all of us sharing one special thing in common -- outside of careers, husbands, family and schooling -- the RRR Spirit that endures in our everyday life.

‒  Brandi Mascione Roy Years at camp: 1978-1985

RRR is not just two months of SCREAMING prepubescent girls singing songs in the Grubstake, Free Swim at the river or raids on other cabins, it becomes a way of life that helps guide you through the rest of your life. Not unlike the Marines who are brothers for life, those of us who were campers and counselors are sisters for life and will do anything to help each other, no questions asked!

‒  Lezli Smith Giancarlo Years at camp: 1981-1989