The Canyon Classic


(18 customer reviews)

A Three Day Adventure Trip

Canyoneering canyon hikesClass III whitewater river rafting iconClass III whitewater river rafting icon

3 adventures, 8 meals, 3 nights

Three days of adventure: For example, exploring, hiking and enjoying the spray of white water on your face.  We’ll spend 1 day canyoneering, and 2 days of Class III river rafting on the South Fork of the American River. We will do one day on the upper section and then one day on the lower section.  (High School groups can bump their 2nd day of rafting  to Class IV California rafting on the Ruck-A-Chuck for just an extra $27/person per day).

Each day on our adventures, we’ll experience the beauty and strength of God’s creation.  Additionally, we’ll challenge ourselves physically,  grow in our Christian faith and build lasting teamwork.  Among other things your group will take part in quiet times, campfires, climbing, exploring, and rafting.

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Additional information


Rafting Class III, Canyoneering


3 Days


  • Available June through September
  • Groups of 6 or more
  • Limited to Middle School or older


  • You can add dinner, campfire, and camping to your trip. Departing the following morning at 8 AM with breakfast on the road for just $35/person.
  • T-shirts can be ordered for the whole group at $20/person.
  • You can lead campfire and other teaching opportunities yourself, combine your teaching efforts with those of our staff, or just ask us to handle it all for you – at no additional charge.
  • There are no additional taxes, fees, or other hidden costs.

About Rock-N-Water

Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact campers of all ages with the joy of God’s Living Word. Our desire is that you might come to know the joy of our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to pass on God’s love to others with excitement. We focus our programs on biblical principles, and use the help of nature, friendship, and adventurous outdoor challenges to develop eternal transformational change.

Located an hour East of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, our staff travel from across the United States to minister to your students. Cross trained as camp counselors, youth ministers, and high adventure guides, they positively transform the lives of youth and adults alike. Our staff savor the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in your students’ lives.

Every Rock-N-Water trip is built around the idea that spending time in the outdoors, through fun and challenging adventures, is a great way to help youth and adults to experience real personal growth in their Christian faith. Each camp includes full action packed days of adventurous outdoor exploration with our summer counselors. And each adventure includes time intentionally set aside in the middle of each day to give you ample opportunity to just stop, and think, and pray. At night we gather together around the campfire for a time of worship and a more indepth biblical devotional.


18 reviews for The Canyon Classic

  1. Gayle Gutierrez

    I loved the rafting experience! The food was surprisingly good. Staff was incredibly nice

  2. Brendan Van Nuys

    My kids had a wonderful time at this camp! The leaders were incredible, and food was good. Thank you for making it so memorable.

  3. Jack Lingscheit

    This trip was a lot of fun. It was a good mix of climbing, hiking and swimming.

  4. Amanda Boniface

    Honestly, I was really nervous going into camp. But, I immediately felt comfortable with our guides (Judith, Curt, Shelby, and Josh). They made sure we were safe and knew what to do. The 18 middle-schoolers I was chaperoning were engaged and having fun the entire time we were there. Our guides did a great job of connecting with each kid and quickly knew each of our names. I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed our time at Rock-N-Water and how amazing the guides were. They really made the whole experience!

  5. Alexander Nemzek

    It was overall a pretty fun experience, and my group had a really great leader in Reed Schulze.

  6. Jacob Merrill

    I would highly recommend having some kind of short sleeved 3/4 length wetsuit available for kids who get cold. My son LOVED the experience however he was miserably cold. He said if the team had gone canyoneering the 2nd day, while he lived the experience he would have stayed behind due to being cold

  7. Katie Marks

    My time at Rock-N-Water was amazing! It was a great place to see God’s beautiful creation and connect more with him while also connecting more with my church group. We went through so many new adventures together and were able to overcome the rapids, the rock jumps, and canyoneering. I am so incredibly happy to have been able to attend a camp at Rock-N-Water.

  8. Susan Kirby

    It was a blast!!! Everyone was so kind and Helpful!! We love you all!!

  9. Cassidy C. Jones

    It was amazing!! Our leader Eden was awesome and strived to get to know all of us individually! We also had Jacob come with us most of the time and he made the atmosphere fun for the whole group! I really enjoyed that Craig came along with us to Superman and was able to connect to each of us in different ways! Thank you so much for this past week and what you guys have done for us and for the future campers who are to come!

  10. Alex Mora

    It was really fun..

  11. Kayla Lucas

    I appreciated this experience very much, and I will look back on the memories I made at Rock-N-Water with joy.

  12. Alex Dicus

    Rock-n-Waters will forever be my favorite memory of summer camp! Of course the water rafting was amazing but the camp workers knew where all the best spots were! Not to mention the food was ridiculously delicious and healthy. Although, the best part had to be the people who worked there and their enthusiasm for adventure and self expansion. Thank you Rock-n-Waters, some day I hope to send my kids to your bible study summer camp just like I was lucky enough to experience!

  13. Charlotte Collins

    10/10 on workers.10/10 on food.
    10/10 on white water rafting.
    10/10 on canyoneering.
    10/10 on overall experience.

  14. Jeff Hnatek

    Well run camp. great guides! Great values…and of course great surrounding! Can’t complain about the food either…

  15. Wyatt Bartsch

    Very good

  16. Jake Landon

    My kids enjoyed it when they were younger

  17. Benjamin Fogelstrom

    This camp is a place of true freedom. The heart behind the guides and staff is the driving force of this place. They echo the heart of and love of God for people but also His joy and freedom for their lives. Our youth were completely changed and transformed after leaving hear. I love how the guides allow an atmosphere for God to do what He wants to do and move how He wants to move in the lives and hearts of those that come here. They give freedom and room for the leaders of the groups to minister in their own culture while offering their own team building activities in the midst of it all. It is such a blessing to have brought our youth group, and my family, to this camp and to have experienced the fun and joy of those that run it! I am so excited for the years of coming here and bringing our youth group in the future!

  18. Bradley Longstreth

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Bradley Longstreth

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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)

Who we are

We are a group of Christians who want to safely lead people into the wonder of God’s creation, challenging them through adventures designed to help them grow personally, relationally, and spiritually.   We focus our program on biblical principles, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.

Booking & Reservation Questions

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