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Living History for Homeschoolers and Multi-Age Groups

A California Living History field trip for home-school students,their families, and others with a wider age range of youth they would like to bring!

When you combine the California Gold Rush, families and a Christian Camp, the results are incredible!

Join us for family fun, 49er style. History comes alive as your family takes an unforgettable adventure to 1854 with characters from the Gold Rush. Pan for gold in the South Fork of the American river with a miner of the era. Follow an Indian woman to learn her native ways, and play with foreign settlers as they challenge you to games from their homelands, teach you to make rope, or help you grow closer to God through stories and quiet times in the middle of God’s creation. You never know just who you might meet in 1854. On our overnight programs we’ll gather around the campfire for singing, dancing, worship, and Christian devotional before “hitting the hay”.

pumping water from a mock well on a school field tripYou will be meeting us in Placerville, California where we will explore restored gold mines. Then we’ll head for our claim in Coloma to set up camp, pan for gold, make rope, sing, dance, and do so much more. The fun never stops coming in 1854!

Age Range

On our homeschooling dates you are welcome to bring any ages that you want. However, please understand that Rock-N-Water Christian Camp’s 49er Fun program is designed for 4th graders, and is therefore most ideal for students in 3rd through 5th grade or about 8-11 years old. While you are welcome to brings kids of any ages (after all, you know them best), please be aware that younger kids might find it over their heads, and older kids might find it too childish for them.

We have set aside the listed dates to be open for kids of all ages. If you have a group of 30 or more (kids+parents) and these dates do not work, we might be able to open up a second multi-age range date for you and others.

Note: This trip does not visit Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. However, if your schedule permits (and you still have energy), you may consider stopping by it on your own as you head home.

Multi Age Date

  • April 17–18, 2017 Mon 10:50 AM – Tue 1:30 PM
  • Includes:
  • Includes 3 meals and 1 night of camping.
  • What you need:
    Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and sack lunch for the first day.

More Information

Please contact us to sign up or to learn more.

4th Grade Field Trips

Summer Camps for Groups

Family Retreats


45 available
Living History Participants$95.00

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if canceled within 14 days of booking (and at least 14 days before the trip).
  • 75% of Trip price refunded if canceled at least 14 days before the trip.

You can secure your spot with as little as a 25% deposit within 14  days of making your reservation. Our office will review your reservation and confirm the details within 1 business day.

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)

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.

Contact Info

Mail: PO Box 307 Coloma CA 95613

Phone: 1-800-738-0555

Fax: 1-530-344-0398