Class III Backpacking Trips
5 adventures, 14 meals, 5 nights
A Five Day Adventure Camp – Amazing relationship building time while your group is secluded in the wilderness of God’s creation makes this trip our favorite Christian summer camp. We will spend a day backpacking in to our base camp in the Sierra Mountains Wilderness. We’ll spend a few days out there, canyoneering, and rock climbing. Then we will spend a day backpacking back out of the backcountry. To top if off, we’ll celebrate on the fifth day with Class III river rafting on the South Fork of the American River.
While out in the backcountry, we’ll explore God’s playground, and challenge ourselves to grow in our Christian faith through quiet times, campfires, climbing, waterslides, hiking, and rappelling off a 90ft. cliff. We believe this trip is simply… Unbeatable!
Cassandra Bigbee –
This was my first backpacking hike trip experience. Everyone was very kind and looked after everyone in our group. They are really great at what they do and the trail itself was amazing!
Deborah Markwick –
I love Rock-N-Water! It is the best camp that I have ever been to. You guys do a really great job of creating an environment to experience the Lord out in nature. I appreciate how your staff know God and are hands on when it comes to facilitating quite/study times and simple conversations. Be encouraged and keep up the good work! I am persuaded that the Lord is using this camp to bring our youth into deeper relationship with Jesus.
Awesome experience. It was a time my son will remember for the rest of his life.
Yanelle Martinez –
It was a great experience, everyone was so nice. The counselors at the camp sight were fun
Josiah Stringer –
My experience was great, but i wish there were more nut-allergy snack options in the back country. I brought my own snacks so I was fine, but the trail mix wouldn’t be good for other campers with nut-allergies.
Micah Lowther –
It was an amazing trip. This was my first year and I am excited for next year!
Sarah Teal Davis –
Incredible! You have an amazing staff that always are giving and make the trip a blast.
Emily Scheible –
My experience was amazing. A lot of people in my group did not like it because they wanted to stay at camp instead of backpacking, but I loved it. I really like backpacking, so it was a lot of fun. I liked how each thing challenged me. I can not choose which day was my favorite. I loved it all.
Chalin Yohley –
My experience was great! I had a really great time hiking up the rubicon trail and back, really enjoy the back country, white water rafting and I look forward to coming again next year
Seth Brim –
it was great! all the guides where amazing
Nicole Stepanenko –
My experience at rock n water was amazing. Everything was great. I really loved that i was never bored and all the activities we did were challenging both mentally and physically but never too hard. I definitely enjoyed the backpacking and all the adventures we went through including the repel, rock climbing, going down natural water slides and jumping off cliffs.
Sonni Garcia –
I had a really good experience out in the back country. I definitely love getting out of the city and not having to be in a crazy town for a week. I live being out doors and reconnecting with people,family and God! I plan on applying to RnW and becoming a volunteer. I think it’s such a great experience for younger people to have to grow in their faith.
Janelle Malueg –
I have gone on 5 Rock and Water Trips over the years. Everyone always has so much fun, the staff are friendly and knowledgable, being out in nature is amazing. Overall it was a great experience every student should have
Daniel Hackett –
I have been coming to this camp for the last 3 years and I have really enjoyed it. This camp provides an environment that encourages and facilitates growth in Christ and fellowship with other believers. With this type of atmosphere, the only way I can feel is blessed. Thank you for all that you do.
Amanda Cancino –
It was an awesome opportunity to fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ and to be completely active while doing it.
Isaac Ortega –
Completely safe and tons of fun
Alexis Cano –
I loved every minute. It was challenging physically and mentally. My faith was tested but it was definitely worth it.
Jotham Patton –
It was super fun, and the guides were well equipped.
Daniel Hackett –
As always it was an amazing experience. The kids always have the best time and always grow. The guides are respectable and loving. The exhibit a true servants heart. Thank you for all you do and we look forward to next year.
Jacob Atkinson –
it was really fun and relaxing I did the back packing trip and it was the best experience I’ve had .
Karely Amaya –
Rock-N-Water was more than an amazing experience. Being in the back country made me realize so many things. Our God is great and is way bigger and stronger than anyone in this entire world. He created the mountains and everything we got to experience in the back country. Are guides Ellena,Reed and James also made our experience unforgettable. It amazed me how much they loved God and how patient and compassionate all three were. We became like a family by the end of our week in Rock-N-Water. It will be an experience I will never forget. I am so thankful for this camp. It didn’t only help me grow as a person but also spiritually which was amazing.
Gwen Vaage –
I absolutely adore rock n water!! As a camper, it is always my favorite week of the summer!! The staff are so loving, friendly, and outgoing. They have helped me overcome physical fears I would have never done without them. God is working so wonderfully in this camp with not only campers but also the guides. I love rock b water!!! 200% recommend!!!
Sydney Lima –
This was my third year going to rock n water and every year I am moved and touched by God. I believe that, that happened to me because of the environment that the guides and the people who run the camp set up. The workers always put the campers first and are always kind. When I’m at this amazing camp I’m never upset because it’s hard to be upset when your around upbeat positive people. I love everything about rock-n-water.
Margaret Gedde –
Guides were very capable! ..Helpful!! Put our group at ease: regarding their skills/knowledge. They challenged the group. Challenged me personally! It’s been several years since I’ve been, but I remember several aspects: physical challenges, spiritually challenged. I was completely exhausted at the end of the experience: both physically and mentally. But I was more dependent upon God, because I was so tired. The backpacking experience was something brand new to me. I loved sleeping under the stars. I recall the full moon the few nights we were there, absolutely amazing! Do you catch a major theme here: Challenging!! Memorable!
Howie Klein –
Rock-n-Water has a specific spot in the rotation of youth activities for churches and scout troops. Over the past 10+ years groups of JH – College age students have been to Rock-n-Water and the response is always the same – GREAT!
Arianne Duyao –
I have enjoyed every summer I have camped at Rock N’ Water. Every experience has brought growth and unity within my church’s youth group. And it is such an incredible setting to have fun and be in awe of God’s creation.
Seth Brim –
great experience especially in the back country lol but in all seriousness Rock N Water changed my life brought me closer to God then I had every been
Zion Robinson –
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zion Robinson
Jazmin Ortega –
I think everyone should do this once in their lives. I went twice as a church youth leader and I feel it’s great not only for the youth but for adults also.
Tricia Nunez del Prado –
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tricia Nunez del Prado
Rylie Herrington –
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Rylie Herrington