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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 and living history guides. Our staff feel personally responsible for each individual they lead. Your students’ safety, spiritual growth, learning and fun are our staff’s passion. They savor the opportunity to be one of Jesus’ tools in your students’ lives. Read more about Rock-N-Water’s History and meet the Staff.

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?

Ever wonder why Rock-N-Water places such an emphasis on being in the outdoors at Summer Camp? We get to 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 happen in a unique way.

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 many mental, emotional and spiritual needs that are often going unmet. Read more

Where is Rock-N-Water Located?

Our base camp is located in Northern California (technically in Lotus California, next door to Coloma) about an hour East of Sacramento and an hour West of South Lake Tahoe. We have a river front property on the South Fork of the American River. Although we do have showers, flushing toilets, and a commercial kitchen 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 of our base camp. Read more about our location.

More Information about Rock-N-Water Christian Camps

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

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