Living History

Blog posts and stories from Rock-N-Water about living history.

14th Apr 2023

Why the Gold Rush is Still Important Today

By |2023-04-07T14:05:00-07:00April 14th, 2023|Highlighted Features|

January 24th was a very important day in California History. Do you know why?   This year, on January 24, it was the 175th anniversary of James Marshal discovering gold.  On January 24th in 1848, James Marshall picked a small gold-colored nugget out of the American river.  He didn't know it then, but he was about [...]

11th Mar 2022

The Inside Scoop on 49er Fun!

By |2022-03-05T13:05:51-08:00March 11th, 2022|Shared Knowledge|

The sun is shining and the flowers are just starting to... err, wait, they are already blooming.  It seems that spring is already in the air, even if it's technically still considered winter.  The sunshiny weather here in California has me thinking and dreaming about Spring. And whenever I think about Spring, I can't help [...]

13th Mar 2020

Ten Reasons Why You Should Book a 49er Fun Trip

By |2021-05-06T15:01:39-07:00March 13th, 2020|Highlighted Features|

Did you know that the spring season at Rock-N-Water is just around the corner!  Are you coming out this spring for the 49er Fun program?  During the spring months, we offer a fun and immersive living history program for 4th graders and their parents.  Our camp time-travels back in time to the year of 1854 [...]

7th Jan 2020

How to Have Fun While Camping in the Rain

By |2021-05-06T15:03:12-07:00January 7th, 2020|Shared Knowledge|

The camping trip you’ve been waiting for all year is finally here, but when you check the weather, guess what? It is scheduled to RAIN!  Your hopes are dashed. You’re probably thinking, “How can a camping trip be fun if it rains?”  But what if the rain could actually enhance your experience? We tend to think that camping is only enjoyable when there are [...]

26th Nov 2019

Children As Our Teachers

By |2021-05-06T15:03:34-07:00November 26th, 2019|Shared Knowledge|

Have you ever noticed that children view this world through a different lens than we do?  They say the silliest things and then they say the most profound things. They go through life with a contagious sense of wonder.  The simplest things fill them with amazement.  They are captivated by everything that is around them [...]

25th Sep 2019

Ideas for Reducing the Price of Camp

By |2019-09-26T08:35:02-07:00September 25th, 2019|Shared Knowledge|

Camp can be a strong positive tool for creating lasting change in the lives of youth and adults. But sadly, camp can also be outside of the financial grasp of those that most want to attend. Here are some common, and not so common, ideas for helping to make camp [...]

12th Apr 2017

Minor, Miners, Forty-Niners

By |2019-09-20T09:33:08-07:00April 12th, 2017|Stories from Camp|

A burly, bearded mountain man in a plaid shirt and rolled up trousers is the picture that most people think the typical early Californian gold miner was like. However, historically speaking, the average age of a forty-niner was twenty-two. Many miners actually were minors! They came from the East with their older brothers, cousins, schoolmates, [...]

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