Christian Winter Camps & Retreats

It may be cold during the Winter, 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 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.

How Rock-N-Water’s Winter Retreats are Different

winter camp snowshoeing tripTravel up to the mountains of Northern California for an isolated time together with your youth, our staff, and God. 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 with 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 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 for Christian Winter Camps & Retreats

In the wintertime there are still some adventures that we can enjoy on winter camps with your family, youth group, or school on. 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’s 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 and camp activities, leaving little to no time for students to look out the window (let alone actually walk outside) and explore the amazing winter wonderland that is displayed before them. Make use of your school break this year to really get outside and experience something new.

Each of our adventures include time intentionally set aside to give campers an opportunity to just stop and think. 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 could be when we invest in getting outside, and exploring God’s creation.

friends embrace overlooking snow covered mountains during their christian winter campDetails & 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.

More Information

Again, please contact us if you have any questions, or are not finding exactly what you are looking for.

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