Christian summer camps, day camps, and rafting trips for locals of the Sierra Nevada Foothills and the Greater Sacramento area!

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Day Trips

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Middle School Camps

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High School Camps

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Family Retreats

Christian day camps, summer camps, and family rafting trips for locals

Calling all local families from the surrounding communities of: Placerville, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, and Georgetown.  We’ve got special events, trips, and camps designed just for you and your kids.

Hand crafted by the staff of Rock-N-Water Christian Camps in Lotus, California, we have planned out and prayed over all the details of each local camp program experience and activity as we eagerly anticipate your arrival.

Looking to plan your own camp or retreat for a group of 6 or more people? Check out our fully customizable Christian camps & retreats in California.

Upcoming Day Camps, Retreats, and Summer Camps for Teens and Families

Here are some of our upcoming events, or you can view a full calendar of events.

Trailblazers Highschool Summer Camp | June 11th-June 16th

June 11 at 7:00 pm - June 16 at 6:30 pm

Family Retreat | July 28th- July 30th 2023

July 28 at 5:00 pm - July 30 at 4:00 pm

Trailblazers Highschool Summer Camp | July 30-August 2023

July 30 at 7:00 pm - August 4 at 6:30 pm

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Northern California Christian Youth Camps & Retreats

We’ve organized these individual sleepaway camps for kids of all ages from the greater Sacramento area.  From day trip adventures, to once a week day camps, to weekend retreats, to week long more traditional (but much funner) summer camp experiences. Sign up yourself, your kids, a few family members, friends, or a larger group, and all you need to worry about is the drive up. Once you arrive we’ll take care of all the details from start to finish to ensure that you can do exactly what you wanted to do – enjoy and make the most of your time while you are here.

Who is Rock-N-Water?

Rock-N-Water is a Christian camp located in Lotus, California along the american river, centrally located off of Highway 49 between Auburn and Placerville. 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 camp conferences on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character. Our staff are not only trained to be amazing camp counselors, but also outdoor adventure guides. Our guides will not only lead you through your spiritual devotionals, but we will also lead you upon the rivers and rocks that we adventure upon. Learn more about Rock-N-Water Christian Camps.

What’s the value of a Christian camp experience?

Growth! Camp provides an opportunity for individuals young and old to get away from the constant distractions of everyday life. By breaking away from the routines, places, and the things that we find familiar, we are better situated to discover new things about ourselves, our friends, and our Heavenly Father. Learn more about Rock-N-Water’s Educational Objectives.

a group of boys sitting on a rock at campWhat’s the value of outdoor adventures?

Adventures in the outdoors provide a natural camp conference or church event platform for helping to strengthen your ministries by created a more united group. By shifting campers out of their comfort zones, further away from the places and things that they are familiar with. Outdoor adventures provide countless opportunities for growth through challenging activities and the often temporarily uncomfortable situations we experience when we leave the protection of our everyday lives. Read more about the value of the outdoors.

What sets Rock-N-Water apart from other Christian Camps in California?

It’s our passion to not only get youth into the outdoors, but to also help them to actually stop and experience the outdoors first hand while they are here. Too often good intentioned, but overloaded, summer kids camp activities and sports can bombard a child with so many amazing experiences that while they are sitting right in the middle of an amazing forest of God’s creation… they never realize it. We want to change that.  

Each of our camps summer 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. It is our goal that these steps, and others, will help make time spent at Rock-N-Water the best possible for summer camp kids.

Discover More about Rock-N-Water Christian Camps

For more information on our Christian sleepaway youth camps, or to check on availability please Contact Us. We’d love to answer any questions that you might have.

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Summer Camps for Groups

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