We have intentionally avoided having a souvenir/snack store at our camp. This is to protect the unique atmosphere we have at Rock-N-Water. We don’t think that selling snacks and mementoes is wrong; we just want students to have a break from their everyday “see… want… buy…” routine.
So aside from money for food on your drive too and from Rock-N-Water, there is no need to bring any extra cash.
We have intentionally avoided having a store in order to protect the unique atmosphere we have at Rock-N-Water. We don’t think that selling snacks and mementoes is wrong; we just want students to have a break from their everyday want-purchase routine.
We can provide T-Shirts for your entire group if you want them, you will need to order them in advance from the office, and it’s either everyone in your group gets one, or no one gets one. So that no one feels like they missed out, if you do get T-Shirts, we will sneak them to you as you drive away, so groups not getting them will not feel sad they didn’t get one. More info about T-Shirts.
When rafting, photos are typically taken of every raft by 3rd party photo companies. We have as special arrangement with the best photography company so that all of our rafting customers get full sized downloadable images included with the regular cost of their trip. You’ll get a special coupon code for claiming your photos via email after you return home.
Going out for Ice Cream
While doing a special evening out for ice cream can be really fun for groups, we’ve also found that the process of stepping back into the world of “civilization” can change the atmosphere and attitude of your campers. So in our professional recommendation, it’s better to not celebrate your last night with a night on the town.
However, if you still want to go, check with your Rock-N-Water Trip Leader for directions and instructions on keeping it on the down-low so that other groups in our camps are not affected or aware of your group doing it.
49er Fun Museum
There is a store located at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. We avoid it while touring the park for these same reasons as above, and because we really don’t have the time for everyone to stop and shop. If parents must, they can stop by the park’s store on their way home, but please don’t try and stop in their during the trip.