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)
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.
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.
Winters are cold, but there is still a lot of outdoor fun to be had in God’s beautiful creation on a Rock-N-Water winter camp. Bring your School or Church group for a great outdoor adventure retreat that will help your students to grow in their Christian faith while experiencing, first hand, the beauty of God’s creation.
Play outside on your Winter Camp with Rock-N-Water
Snowshoe into a remote cabin in the California Sierra Nevada mountains with your church youth group.
Winter camps are about spending time together with God
Travel up to the mountains of Northern California for an isolated time together with your youth, our staff, and God over the holidays. Break away from the typical ski resort winter retreat or winter break camps where your kids are scattered over a mammoth mountain side, only to be seen in flashes and glimpses throughout the day. Instead spend the weekend together with your campers and our camp staff. Enjoy quality time throughout the entire day on fun activities together while exploring the beauty of God’s creation. It is our goal to keep your group close together and away from the crowds so that you and your leaders or counselors might be able to better connect and minister with each and every student. As we all work together to grow in our Christian faith.
Adventures available for Christian Winter Camps with Rock-N-Water
In the wintertime there are a multiple adventures we offer to groups of all ages. Getting out into God’s creation on a winter retreat is a great way to gain hands on exploration of the great outdoors as we explore amazing travel destinations with our youth camps.
Snowshoeing Trips – Winter is a great time to take your youth group, class, or troop out on an overnight snowshoeing experience to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy ski slopes.
White Water Rafting – We can go rafting year round on the South Fork of the American River. March can even be some of the greatest and wildest times to go rafting. We’ll bundle up in wet-suits and other cold weather gear to keep us a bit warmer while rafting on water that just yesterday you might have been snowboarding upon at the ski resorts.
Rock Climbing – Winter is a great time to go on a Rock Climbing winter camp. Our outdoor climbing location is situated such that even if it happens to rain the night before your trip, by mid-morning the rocks will be dry enough for a great day of climbing.
What sets Rock-N-Water apart from other Camps?
It is our passion to not only get youth into the outdoors, but to help them truly experience the outdoors. Too often winter camps are filled with non-stop camp programing, games, and activities, leaving little to no time for students to look out the window (let alone actually walk outside) and play in the amazing winter wonderland that is displayed before them. Make use of your school break this year to really get outside and experience something special.
Each of our adventures include time intentionally set aside to give campers an opportunity to just stop and think. To learn as individuals and as teams the value of slowing down. Often times this takes the form of a quiet time that we’ll front load with a short devotional before spreading the group out for time of quiet reflection. With a remote cabin on the side of a frozen lake, this is a great opportunity for church youth groups and scouts alike as we explore what a church camp or scout camp becomes when we invest in getting outside, and exploring God’s creation.
Details & Possible Upgrades
By default, each of the above multi-day winter retreats & getaways have you arrive around 7 PM the night before (eating dinner before you arrive), and leaving around 6 PM (eating dinner on the road) at the end of your last adventure.
The above rafting trips include a $10/person winter rafting fee (where applicable) that helps us with added expenditures on winter rafting trips. You can always avoid this cost by adjusting your dates accordingly.
Flexibility – While winter rafting is usually amazing, melting snow can make water levels far less predictable. For younger participants, there is a higher chance that the water levels will rise to levels where we’ll need to switch to alternate outdoor adventures (like rock climbing and snowshoeing) if conditions are less favorable. So just come with a flexible attitude, knowing that there is a chance we might need to change plans to optimize everyone’s safety and overall experience.
Note: We do not currently offer any winter day camp options.