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PICTURE A SPOT
(camp song)
Picture a spot of beauty rare
Picture a sky so blue and fare
Paint it with rainbow hues so bright
Then tone it down with shades of night

Paint it with inspiration true
Then let it fill the heart of you
A picture of Rocky River will be
A challenge for you and me

 

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

 

I’ve told my family that if I’m ever missing, can’t take the real world, think I need to drive away, they will find me at Rocky River Ranch. I’m now 41 years old, a mother of two and every time I turn down Flite Acres Road it is like going home and it makes me cry because I am so happy to be there. I had seven glorious summers at camp and I cherish every memory I carry with me.
Jonica Crosby Cason
Years at camp: 1977-1983

 
Summer Camp for Girls 7-14
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FACILITIES
   
Our founders, Carol "Mama" Knolk and Jane Brown, inspired by trips through the storied Wild West, designed Rocky River to mimic the character of an old Western town, complete with a saloon, supply store, bunkhouses, mess hall and more. Altogether, our cabins can accomodate 120 campers each session.   Gold Rush Street
   
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AMENITIES    
Five dormitory-style bunkhouses
Circle B, Bar K, Bar Ø, Lazy D, Western Empress
Three Covered Wagon Cabins
Young camper lodging
The Forty Niner
The Gold Nugget
The Grubstake dining hall
The Lucky Strike
Swimming pool 55'x30', river views
 

Riverfront kayaking, swimming, fishing, tubing
Stables & Riding Arenas 1 large, 1 small
Lighted Tennis Court with basketball hoops
Climbing Wall
Archery Range

     
GOLD RUSH STREET
Sketch of Gold Rush Street
THE FORTY NINER | Activities center around The Forty Niner, which looks like an old-fashioned saloon, complete with a rock fireplace, a can-can stage, an antique bar and round tables. Drama classes, dance routines, skits, talent shows, and rainy-day programs are just a few of the events that happen in this entertainment center.  

THE GOLD NUGGET | Our camp store that opens once a day for refreshments and, on special days, the purchase of camp shirts and souvenirs.


THE LUCKY STRIKE | Another multi-use area, often used as an arts and crafts center.

     
GROUNDS    
Kayakers   Archery Range at Rocky River Ranch
RIVER FRONTAGE | With abundant river frontage on the Blanco River, campers enjoy swimming, kayaking, tubing, fishing or just relaxing.   ARCHERY RANGE | Got your bows and arrows ready? Our Archery Range is fully equipped and ready with three targets down range. Learn everything from the basics to how to improve your skills.
     
Playing basketball   Pool
LIGHTED TENNIS COURT | Our tennis court is regulation size and lighted for night-time use. It can be used for tennis, volleyball or basketball. It is located in the heart of camp and also serves as a great outdoor meeting place.   SWIMMING POOL | The beautiful swimming pool at Rocky River Ranch is 30x55-feet … large enough to accommodate group activities. Built on the bluff overlooking the Blanco River, the lovely setting and functional design make it the perfect place for swimming and soaking up the sun.
     
Climbing Wall at Rocky River Ranch   Grubstake Dining Hall
CLIMBING WALL | Our Climbing Wall is 42’ tall and provides a beautiful view of the rolling hills we are so proud of. Put on a harness and put away your fear of heights! We operate this as a “challenge by choice” course, allowing every individual to set their own goal and pace for climbing. During our summer camp program, our older thrill-seeking campers can ride the zip line across the gulley.   THE GRUBSTAKE | Wait until you sit down to breakfast, lunch or dinner to taste some of the best down-home cooking this side of the Mississippi — Texas style! Our dining hall (The Grubstake) and our kitchen staff — the Cookies — cannot be out-done. Meals are prepared with love and care and are always served in hearty portions — no one leaves hungry! Have a unique food requirement? Just let the Cookies know and they’ll be happy to accommodate your request.
     
Horse stables  
HORSE STABLES | The horses used in our riding program are competent, gentle and well-behaved horses for supervised trail rides. From novice to expert — we will match the horse, the ride, and the group to each rider's ability.   RIDING ARENAS | We have a large arena and a small arena where we teach beginning to advanced Western riding, as well as a wooded pasture where we teach trail etiquette.
     
BUNKHOUSES    
Circle B Cabin Exterior   Circle B Cabin Interior
Circle B Bunkhouse, Exterior | Circle B is named after one of our co-founders, Jane Brown. It is a two-story cabin, air conditioned and heated. There is one large dorm-styled bathroom and one private bathroom.   Circle B Bunkhouse, Interior | Circle B sleeping areas include downstairs, upstairs, and the deck, sleeping 36 on bunk beds. Circle B is built on the bluff and the back porch overlooks the Blanco River.
     
Bar K Bunkhouse Exterior, Rocky River Ranch   Bar K Bunkhouse Interior, Rocky River Ranch
Bar K Bunkhouse, Exterior | Bar K is named after one of our co-founders, Carol “Mama” Knolk. Bar K is built on the bluff and the Blanco River can be seen and heard from the back porch.   Bar K Bunkhouse, Interior | Bar K is a bunkhouse cabin that is air conditioned and heated, sleeping 22 on bunk beds. There is one large dorm-styled bathroom and one private bathroom.
     
Bar Nada Bunkhouse Exterior   Bar Nada interior

Bar Ø Bunkhouse, Exterior | By the time Bar Ø was built, Mama Knolk and Jane Brown had run out of things to name cabins after… so it became Bar Nothing.

 

Bar Ø Bunkhouse, Interior | Affectionately known as Bar Nada, it is air conditioned and heated, and sleeps 20 on bunk beds. There is one large dorm-styled bathroom and one private bathroom.

     
Western Empress Bunkhouse Exterior   Western Empress Bunkhouse Interior, Rocky River Ranch
Western Empress Bunkhouse, Exterior | Western Empress is named after an old hotel sign that Mama Knolk and Jane Brown saw on a road trip through Arizona. It is connected to the Forty Niner Saloon, our main meeting room.
 
Western Empress Bunkhouse, Interior | Air conditioned and heated, the Western Empress Bunkhouse sleeps 30 on bunk beds. There is one large dorm-styled bathroom and one private bathroom.
     
Lazy D Bunkhouse exterior   Lazy D Interior
Lazy D Bunkhouse, Exterior | Lazy D is named after Polly Denham, Mama Knolk’s daughter.   Lazy D Bunkhouse, Interior | It is air-conditioned and heated, sleeping 22 on bunk beds. There is one large dorm-styled bathroom and one private bathroom.
     
Wagons at Rocky River Ranch   Interior of Wagons
The Wagon Yard | The Wagon Yard consists of three covered wagons. They have been updated to be air conditioned, and sleep six.   Wagons Interior | Each wagon is air conditioned, and sleeps 6 per wagon. Their bathrooms are located a few feet from them.
   
     
 
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