Camp Accommodations and Facilities

California Whitewater Rafting Accommodations at Rock-N-Water Christian Camps

silhouette of a camper on a swing at summer campOur camp is located on the side of the South Fork of the American River in the small town of Lotus, right next door to Coloma California where James Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill back in 1848. We are about an hour East of Sacramento and an hour West of South Lake Tahoe. Although we have hot showers and flushing toilets, our camp is rustic. We eat, sleep, and play outdoors and wouldn’t have it any other way.


The main meeting location for our whitewater rafting adventures is at our river camp on the side of the South Fork American River.


Our rustic camp is best suited for traditional tent camping or sleeping out underneath the stars. However, we do have some modern conveniences.

What we have:

  • Flushing Toilets
  • Hot Showers
  • Covered Dining Area with Amazing Food
  • Plenty of beautiful camping spaces for you to set up your tent/tarp.
  • Campfire Rings with Firewood – For safety our staff will oversee the lighting and maintenance of lit campfires.

What we don’t have:

  • boys run splashing into the water at rock-n-water christian campsRV/Trailer Hookups – We do have some room to park a very limited number of large vehicles. But we have no hookups, and it’s a little bit of a walk to the bathrooms from where you can park an RV. So please contact us if you are hoping to bring an RV or a Trailer.
  • Cell Phone Coverage – While Verizon and Sprint subscribers can usually get a signal, in order to maintain the setting at camp, we ask that you limit all cell phone conversations to the parking lot areas.
  • Public Electricity – We do have electricity, but it’s not widely available around camp, so please leave your unneeded electronic devices at home where they can remain fully charged. If you have a medical device that requires electricity, please let us know in advance so we can ensure you are camping within reach of an outlet.
  • Public Internet – Please talk with out staff if you have an urgent matter that comes up requiring internet access while you are at camp.

If you’d like a peak at what our camp looks like, fellow campers have posted many photos of camp on Google.

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Statement of Belief

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)

Who we are

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 principals, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

Booking & Reservation Questions

We've tried to spell out who we are and why we think spending time in the outdoors is so valuable. But if you've still got questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, we'd love to help.