The Canyon Splash


(76 customer reviews)

A Two Day Adventure Trip

Canyoneering canyon hikesClass III whitewater river rafting icon

2 adventures, 5 meals, 2 nights

Explore the peace and power of God’s playground on foot and by boat.  We’ll spend 1 day of Class III river rafting on the South Fork of the American River and 1 day of canyoneering

You will find that in everything we do, it is to build an environment where youth can meet their creator in the outdoors. The challenge of canyoneering and the teamwork of whitewater rafting are amazing opportunities to help them learn more about God and connect with each other.   Among other things your group will take part in quiet times, campfires, climbing, exploring, and rafting.

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1 Day Canyoneering
1 Day Class III River Rafting
Nights of Camping: 2
Meals: 5
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Additional information


2 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.


76 reviews for The Canyon Splash

  1. Lauren Weber

    My personal experience was amazing. I could go canyoneering every day for the rest of my life! the beauty was incredible. The adventures were awesome; I felt safe, challenged, and fulfilled. I thought Kurt and Aaron were wonderful guides. I really appreciated Rebekah jumping in to lead us in worship. I thought Aaron’s nighly devos for us were great, and he communicated what was on his heart well. In turn, my interns and I were ministered to.

    After returning home, however, I found out that my interns did not enjoy the trip as much as I did. Some of them felt the trip was too rushed, and that they wished they could have enjoyed more downtime on the camp site, and more relaxed bonding time with one another (I recognize that this is mostly due to the length of trip we planned on our end). Others felt that they were largely unseen and uncared for in the challenges that the trip presented. They felt that their fears were not spoken to, but rather that they were told, essentially, to “do it anyway.” While I personally connect with that type of challenge, and I loved pushing my own limits, the students came away with the idea that if they didn’t have the same type of high-energy, enthusiastic, adventure-oriented attitude, that this was not a camp they were welcome at. They felt forced through the experience.

    Ultimately, they were fine. We’re good! (: They were safe, they each enjoyed some portion of the trip, and I am glad we came. There is an element of discomfort that I appreciate in the camp and its adventures, and I think it’s vital to growth. Keep that up! I would also love to see the leaders/ministry meet each camper where they are at, find challenges suitable for them, and really see them through the experience. I am aware that you guys squeezed us in at last minute, and made it possible for us to be at the camp, which I am so grateful for! I recognize that our particular experience may have come from circumstances that were not in your control. I will still recommend you to people, and I really loved my trip. Thank you for all you did!

  2. Lauren Humphrey

    Incredible, God is moving in that place.

  3. Thomas Raisback

    Our team had a great time at Rock n Water. We will definately return. Aaron and the staff were great, and the food was really good.

  4. Matt Brenner

    Very fun adventure weekend for the family. Food was fantastic too!

  5. Rob Limkeman

    Incredible. The staff was so amazing, knowledgable, fun, safe, and the adventure, food, and general atmosphere was so conducive for growth and connection. I love it and am going to be bringing groups there for years to come!

  6. Chris Chadwick

    Love it!

  7. Lilli Baca

    Loved everyone there, love the activities, loved the experience, and LOVED the food. Thank you for everything

  8. Jay Walter Go

    It was awesome. From the location, mess hall and guides, everything exceeded expectations. Being able to connect to nature and have some reflection time without all the distractions brought by technology. I love the hype for meal times, “we have plates!!”. Experiences were also good.

  9. Justin Jacobs

    Rock N Water is always amazing. We’ve been going with our youth groups from our church and as a family for almost 8 yrs now and never one have we been disappointed.

  10. Stephen

    This was the first time our church has been to Rock N Water. As the new youth Pastor, I had been praying a lot on what to plan for our big summer event. Thankfully, I had signed up at a conference to receive calls from the camp and a representative called me and told me all about Rock N Water. I was intrigued and scheduled a visit with my Pastor to check out the camp.

    The camp director graciously took some time out of his day to show us around the camp and even treated us to a DELICIOUS lunch after our tour. I was already impressed with the camp and was sold when my Pastor and I were able to talk to the director and hear his heart and the purpose of why they do what they do at Rock N Water.

    I just got back a few days ago from a 3-day camping trip at Rock N Water with my teens and I can safely say that it has truly been one of the best camping experiences in not only my life, but all my teens as well.

    Prior to the trip, Rock N Water representatives were incredible at communication and were on top of the ball in informing me of important details as I prepared for my first ever teen summer camp. They were incredibly helpful and patient with me as I bombarded them with tons of questions each time I called.

    Each group that visits Rock N Water is also assigned a camp guide that stays with the group for the entirety of the trip. Our guide (Ana) was nothing short of incredible. She was always willing to be a help if someone needed something and she literally became part of our youth group during the trip. Our teens loved having her around!

    We chose to do the canyoneering and white water rafting activities during our trip and our group LOVED it. The camp guides were fun, personal, and professional throughout both trips. Our group was able to enjoy some crazy adventures and we loved having the guides around. They were a ton of fun and we always felt safe with them around.

    I’ve already said so much but I have to mention one more thing… Rock N Water’s food is the best camp food that I have ever had! Meals are different each time and are served buffet style in the outdoor “dining hall”. The food is fresh and absolutely incredible! Also, there always seemed to be enough food for everyone to get seconds. Talk about quality and quantity! My teens all looked forward to the meals during the camping retreat.

    I really can’t say enough good things about Rock N Water Christian Camp. It far exceeded my expectations. I will always recommend this trip to anyone interested in a good, legit camping experience. Looking forward to next year!

  11. Liccet Braschzer


  12. John Chung

    Awesome! Blessing! The entire staff was amazing, Aaron, Paige and V…just can’t remember all the names. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, the outpouring of love was amazing, so heart felt and sincere! The canyoneering and the rafting was such a great experience that I will never forget! Thank you Rock n Water and the entire staff for blessing us all.

  13. Kayla Kim

    My experience was one that I will never forget. I had an amazing time with my church youth group and our guide was fantastic. He was a big part of the whole experience. I really hope that I’m able to go again next year. I can’t wait!

  14. Mason Basbas

    I really enjoy the staff and good food. We have been to rock n water three years straight and we look forward to going again next year.

  15. Chris Chen

    I loved it. The staff was wonderful. The accommodations were excellent. I told everybody about it. Several of my friends are coming 7-19-19 too! The best thing about the trip was that the staff members were so friendly and kind. They made the trip exceptional.

  16. Owen Newman

    I had so much fun! But the Canyoneering was very long. Partly our group was slow but also the leaders weren’t familiar enough with the terrain. But it was still fun!

    Rafting was great. The orange bathrooms were nice. Sleeping on rafts was super fun. Shelby was really cool. Food was good.

  17. Julie Brennan

    I was with a group of 26 that consisted of middle school youth, high school youth, young adults and older adults. The canyoneering was great. Until the sun started to go down. Then it was almost impossible to warm up after each swim. I was pretty much done at 6pm, but we didn’t finish until 7:30 pm and didn’t get back to camp until 8:15. It was a super long day and was difficult to not have anything but water after lunch.
    The rafting was spectacular!!! Everyone loved it! Our raft guide Nick was beyond helpful and did a fantastic job at making our younger kids feel safe. Nick was AWESOME!
    Overall, our kids said that they would go again if we did two days of rafting instead of 1 day of each. Shelby was all kinds of AWESOME!!

  18. Edward Choi

    The Canyoneering trip exceeded our expectations. Natasha and Caleb were awesome! Our group didn’t expect to have so much fun on this excursion, but we are glad we went with this option along with the white water rafting excursion!

  19. Kathryn Wen

    People were really welcoming and the whole camp was a really nice environment.

  20. Josh Kapchinsky

    Loved it! Can’t wait to come back.

  21. Samanthe mccue

    5 Stars

  22. Team Lynch


  23. Kayla Kim

    This was an amazing trip that I would definitely recommend to everyone and I would for sure come back every summer if I could. It was also awesome due to our guide, Natasha. She was a fantastic guide but her kindness definitely made her feel more like a friend. I can’t wait for next year!

  24. Joshua Kosinski

    Had a great time! Enjoyed the preaching, and being on the water was great. Enjoyed my guide too.

  25. Ted Choi


  26. Nicole Papa

    Awesome! Joshua Joshua and Caleb were *superb* guides in every way, and the whole experience was a beautiful memory for our whole family… we hope to come back next year! :-)

  27. Donavin Capps

    I had a great time with friend, and everything felt pretty well done.

  28. Aaron Hammarstrom

    Amazing! Joshua was a world-class guide and did an amazing job. Canyoneering and rafting was a great experience and was organized so well.

  29. Mattew Lynch

    Wonderful! We will be back!

  30. Jason Wong

    Loved every minute of it. The guides were fun and knowledgeable. Everyone of our group (24 people) loved it.

    I plan on coming back next year.

  31. Manny Basbas

    This is my second time going to Rockneater and I look forward to taking my family to camp each time. The guides were great and the kids loved them. My kids really bonded with the guides and they look to them as examples. I would recommend this camp to anyone who loves the Lord. Thank you.

  32. Courtney Basbas

    My family and I had the best time at Rock N Water. Our tour guide Joshua was amazing. He not only kept us safe but also poured God’s love out into my kids. We highly recommend Rock N Water and can’t wait to return!

  33. Samuel Castorena

    I almost died! These huge boulders were falling down the cliff side. It was so loud, it sounded like thunder. I jumped out of the way. I was in awe, not only because I was alive. But I was amazed of how amazing God. He created everything, and this camp, you can really praise God in all His glory of what He made. As I was praying, and thanking God for not letting me die. It reminded me of Philippians 1:6. This camp made me see things different, that God is God. I’m for sure coming back! I can’t wait to bring my wife, and show her where I almost died.

    P.s. I forgot my horseshoe puzzle in 2014. Hopefully it’s still there.

  34. Hannah Robinson

    So fun! Loved everything

  35. Emma Nelson

    It was awesome! Everyone I met and talked to was incredibly nice. The camp itself was really cool, and the activities (river rafting, canyoneering) were well-lead and exciting.

  36. Kim Van Lare


  37. Heather Krogstad

    This is the second time I have been. I have loved the leaders and the whole experience with the students in a much less structured atmosphere. The campfire times with the students and leaders have been real and honest.

  38. Jerry Li

    Pretty impressive! Really like it.

  39. Jeff Koh

    We had a super time and thanks to y’all for being so thoughtful and detailed in all phasss of our trips and events (from the unexpected rock-climbing, canyoneering, evening campfire worship time led by your staff as well as the white water rafting and rock jumping) not to mention the yummy food.Thanks for a memorable 4th of July weekend!

  40. Jinwen Wang

    Very nice, unforgettable wonderful experience. Warmhearted persons with high professionality.

  41. Nan Fang


  42. Kyle Wells

    I loved the camp. Every one is full of personality and character!

  43. Rose Bianchini

    Our experience at Rock N’ Water was amazing. The staff there were so kind, the adventures were really fun. It was pretty hot when we went, but the cold water makes up for it. It’s so beautiful. The food was AMAZING as well. Rafting is definitely the highlight of our trip. Would definitely love to go again.

  44. Erin Graves

    We always have such a wonderful experience at Rock-N-Water. The staff is so amazing, fun, Christ-like, and friendly! The activities are incredible, exciting, and beautiful. The food is also sooooo good. As long as we are able, we will keep coming back here every summer.

  45. Katelyn Dillon

    Rock-N-Water was the most incredible experience I have ever had. You can’t truely feel Gods presence and fellowship with those around you.

  46. Sophie McMichael

    I had an incredible time up at Rock N Water! The staff there are so sweet, and so down to earth. I love the structure of the camp; very laid back and open. I went as a leader with my group and felt so at easy knowing my students were truly being cared for.This was my second time going as well, and I found that every time I go, I become more and more impressed with the camp. As strange as it may sound my favorite part of the camp itself are the bathrooms! XD Each stall is unique and has verses on the doors that are encouraging and bring peace of mind. Thank you Rock N Water for the amazing experience, I hope to come back soon and be blessed by your joy.

  47. Joshua Valano-Emery

    It was a super great experience. We saw some of the most beautiful places and we did many cool activities. Food was great too. Instructors were really awesome and helpful with everything too. Just all around a good place to enjoy the best outdoor activities.

  48. Joseph Ibrahim

    I had a very enjoyable time with my friends and camp guides. They made me feel very at home and allowed me to have fun without worry.

  49. Glenn Inn

    very good experience. tranquil time with Nature and the Lord, and fun time in the water.

  50. Gerry Elemento

    I loved going to RnW!!! I have been there few times already, with the youth group, with my family, twice and last years Marriage Retreat. I love the staff, the food and the location. My experience with you guys have always been excellent! You guys rock!!! God Bless!

  51. Daniel Dunkin

    I really enjoyed the cliff jumping and the group activities and making new friends, The praise and worship team was excellent too!

  52. Cindy Mack

    Great fun and awesome spiritual envirnoment

  53. John Duncan

    Had a great time.

  54. Billy Archie

    Each time we have gone to Rock N Water we have had a great time. It has caused us to draw closer to our God and closer to each other.

  55. Madison Payne

    It was a fun trip would like to visit again made a lot of memories with my friends from Cross Country thank you again for a great trip

  56. Huang Zihau

    I have a great experience and I will never forget!

  57. Danielle Connolly

    I absolutely loved this experience. I don’t think that anything could’ve made it better that is according to me.

  58. Stephanie Vu

    It was very fun! The staff was so helpful, and the kids had a great time with them! It was a great help to have a safe environment to bring our youth so we could focus on meeting God. We have had nothing but great reports about how kids lives were changed. Definitely a must!

  59. Camille Mattick

    Amazing! Delightful! Challenging–in a great way! The staff was competent, approachable, caring, encouraging, and patient.

    Loved the campsite…great location and layout.
    Wonderful food.

    Pleased in so many ways.

  60. Barbara Witman

    Our trip had a great time. Your staff is wonderful. Stuart did a great job keeping the youth focused on the positive side of the challenges they faced. He also was terrific leading team building games, even though some of the kids were not open to the experience. Personally, I felt a little unprepared for the canyoneering, even though I am in fair shape and hike a great deal at home. I think the description on the website downplays the rigor of the boulder and rock-walking/swimming portion of the day. I would have invested in better shoes if I had understood the terrain. Otherwise, all staff were friendly and helpful, the food was terrific, and your facility is beautiful.

  61. Joanna Freeman

    We loved it. Stuart was an amazing guide. He not only helped us tgrough the rafting and canyoneering, but he made such a great effort to get to know each of our kids. He spent a lot of time talking to them about God, and how important it is to be in relationship with Him. He made a great impact.

  62. Skyler Hornecker

    it was great. a real blast doing the outdoor activites, Victoria was very cool and helpful

  63. Brett Hall

    Awesome camp! The staff really adjusts to your needs and has a great air of hospitality. The rafting is a blast and great team building exercises.

  64. Karen Draves-Hau

    My daughter has been 3 times, and I’ve been once. It was an amazing experience for both of us! I’ve already recommended it to another church’s youth group!

  65. Ma-Ria DeCruz

    Extreme fun

  66. Duo Yu

    its so cool.

  67. Erinn Eddingfield

    It was awesome! I am no longer active in the youth ministry at my church, but I highly recommend it… There are just not that many older kids in the congregation to make it feasible at this time. You guys are awesome!

  68. Isaiah Haas

    loved it. especially the enthusiasm of the staff and the “steam rolls”!
    -from a 2008 alumni

  69. David Moo

    Our church youth group of junior highers went to Rock-N-Water and had a blast! We had a great time exploring nature and white-water rafting. The youth were able to unplug from all the distractions of the world and really focus on the Lord. Overall, it was the best trip we’ve ever done. We will certainly be coming back again soon!!!

  70. Dave Myers

    Rock-N-Water is a fantastic organization, with great staff and awesome adventures. Highly recommended.

  71. Merry Choi

    Staff are super friendly and fun.

  72. Kevin Cole

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin Cole

  73. Christopher Loewen

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Christopher Loewen

  74. Eric Svoboda

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric Svoboda

  75. Eugene Kim

    Awesome staff and place to minister to people young and old. Highly recommended.

  76. Tania Duncan

    My kids enjoyed their 4th-grade trips, and my cross country runners have enjoyed their Canyon splash weekends. It’s awesome to go to a place where believing in Jesus is cool and where everyone is looking for God in everything they see and do!

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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

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.
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