Who Is Rock-N-Water?

Founded in 1989, Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God’s Living Word, so they might come to know Jesus and pass on God’s love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

guides stand barefoot in a circle with Chaco tan lines on their feetOur staff are highly committed Christians with excellent outdoor leadership skills carrying out their own individual ministries as adventure guides or living history guides; they feel personally responsibility for each individual they lead. Your students’ safety, spiritual growth, learning and adventurous fun are our staff’s fulfillment; they savor the opportunity to be one of Jesus’ tools in your students’ lives. Read more about Rock-N-Water’s History.

What do we believe?

We believe we should, “Love the Lord (our) God with all (our) heart, and with all (our) soul, and with all (our) mind,” and “The entire law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:14.

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of God. That He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, paying the penalty for all our sins, and then rose from the grave. It is through faith alone in Jesus Christ that we have received the free gift of salvation and eternal life. We are saved by grace, not works, “that no one should boast”. We believe the Bible is accurate, reliable, and the Word of God. (Luke 5:20-24; John 1:1-18; John 3:15-21; John 14:1-15; Ephesians 2; 1 John). Read more about Rock-N-Water’s Values and Educational Objectives.

Why the outdoors?

We see the outdoors as a critically important tool for today’s Christian leader. At Rock-N-Water we spend every day and night in God’s enticing playground. The adventurous challenges and tranquil beauty God gave us in nature allow for a depth of ministry we know no other way of achieving. Christian led excursions in creation make for great opportunities of fun, help deepen relationships, and make positive spiritual growth almost unavoidable.

Today’s students are growing up indoors. Never before has humanity been so protected and distracted from the natural world God made, its wonders, challenges, adventures, and intrigues. Never before have young people been so “connected” to each other and yet so lonely. We and others have concerns for the spiritual growth of those who rarely, if ever, have meaningful encounters with God while in the outdoors. Our students have new, serious needs that, for the most part, are going unaddressed. Read more

Where is Rock-N-Water Located?

Our basecamp is located in Northern California (Lotus/Coloma) between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe on the South Fork of the American River. Although we do have showers and flush toilets, our location is rustic. We eat, sleep, and play outdoors and wouldn’t have it any other way. Many of our adventures are carried out off-campus within a one hour drive. Read more about our location.

More Information about Rock-N-Water Christian Camps

For more information on our Christian camps, or to check on availability please Contact Us. We’d love to answer any questions that you might have.

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