The Double Jack


(142 customer reviews)

A Christian two night California living history field trip

2 adventures, 5 meals, 2 nights

Two nights gives us the time needed to experience even more of the hands on experiential learning activities that teachers have come to expect from our 49er Fun program, while adding in a little more time to rest, play, and grow in our Christian faith.

We meet each other at Gold Bug Park & Mine in Placerville California where you’ll meet our living history guides who will start to transport you back to 1854, just after the height of the California gold rush. While we are there we will explore some restored gold mines as we learn about mining, play some games, and get a feel for the lay of the land.

Next we’ll stop of at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. While we are there we will see the location where James Marshall first pulled gold out of the river back on January 24th, 1848, examine a replica of Sutter’s Mill, see mining equipment from the era, and take a few minutes in the surrounding hills for a short quiet time alone with God.

Then it’s on to our claim on the side of the South Fork of the American River (just a few miles downstream of Coloma), where you’ll set up your shelters for the night before setting in for a great dinner. After dinner an old time band will join us for a time of dancing and singing, followed by a time of worship and learning as one of your guides shares a devotional story with you about their experiences in the gold rush and how they have grown as a Christian and drawn closer to God.

After a great breakfast we’ll get our hands dirty for a full day of experiencing what it was like to live in the California Gold Rush as we go gold panning right out of the American River, make rope and bead necklaces, learn how the Maidu Indians lived off the land, make candles, play some old fashioned outdoor games, make (and eat) tortillas and butter in the kitchen, make a leather gold pouch, and so many more things that this run on sentence could get ridiculously long. Somewhere in the middle of it all we’ll take a short quiet time devotional hike, and give you a little free time to play and laugh with your students.

For the second night of campfire, it’s a more old fashioned campfire as you might have experienced traveling over on the wagon train, with everyone contributing a little here and there. Our staff has plenty of skits, songs, and stories to keep the campfire going, but you’ll find it an even more meaningful of an experience if your kids or parents come ready to share a 1 to 5 minute skit, song, poem, story, or some other display of talent. We should have a little time during the second day for last minute preparations (and we’ll have a few ideas ready to offer if you need them).

The 3rd morning we’ll pack up our shelters, have breakfast, and gather together for some last thoughts before waving goodbye.

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Nights of Camping:2
Meals: 5

Tour of Gold Bug Mine, Tour at Marshall Park, Hands on Stations, A campfire hoedown and more

Additional information

Field Trips

Candle Making, Gold Bug Mine, Gold Panning, Leather Working, Marshall Gold Park, Rope Making


3 Days


  • April & May
  • Groups of any size up to 120 people. Smaller groups will share their trip with other schools.
  • Optimally: 4th Graders & Parents


  • 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.


142 reviews for The Double Jack

  1. Chris Hennessy


  2. Larry Garcia

    I had a great experience with your camp. Very much enjoyed all the activities and my daughter and I loved the gold panning most of all. She and I would love to experience the trip again and would not hesitate to do so. Thank you all so much for the experience and your wealth of knowledge that you shared with us. Would recommend without a doubt

  3. Nick Hutton

    It was a good experience but I did get pretty worn out from jumping from one thing immediately into another. It was great to have so many things to do but a little downtime here and there would have been nice.

  4. Gerald Paquette

    5 Stars

  5. Isa Marie

    All of the guides were super patient with the kids (and adults) and enthusiastic.

  6. Christian Sherrill

    Awesome! Great experience from beginning to end. Thanks.

  7. Michael Campos

    5 Stars

  8. Ryan Dowdey

    We loved the entire experience. I appreciated the Christ-centered purpose of the camping trip along with the activities, food, campfires, etc. The Gospel was made clear each night so that helped to spur conversations with our students.

    My only recommendation is adding a restroom closer to the main campfire/ gold panning area. Other than that, we all loved the crew and the camp format! Keep up the great work!

    Thank you!
    The Dowdey family

  9. Adina Taylor

    We went for a school school with 4th graders and I was very nervous about it in the beginning but it really turned out to be such an amazing experience from start to finish. We had Emma as our guide and she was so great with all the kids and adults too! I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun I had and I am so glad you guys are there giving all of these kids such a great experience and memories they will have for a lifetime.

  10. Rick Laopraseuth

    I’m a student at New Harvest Christian School and lives the trip and go to enjoy it with my friends and dad. I would definitely recommend taking a trip to rock n water even if you don’t like camping.

  11. Chris Vasquez

    5 Stars

  12. Laura Baker

    I figure I have been coming to the camp 14 years! First, as a parent with my own child and then continued the tradition when I became the 4th grade teacher. Rock n Water has a consistently great program and staff, that has only been expanding and improving. One night has become two, and now they are offering the option of a rafting trip. The food is excellent and filling. The crafts and stations are hands on and a chance to do things they don’t always get to do. Very informative! The other highlight is the evening campfires where the kids are involved in skits and songs. I appreciate the Christian values and teachings too. Most every child has a parent attending and they have always said that they have a great time as well. Every year has been wonderful, and I have not grown tired of it yet! It is definitely a 5-star event.

  13. Tammy Moore

    This was truly a great experience.

    A welcome invitation to slow down, center ourselves and our children while having opportunity for education, fun and praise.

  14. Ingrid Adams

    Amazing!!! I came over 20 years ago with my youth group, and this trip was with my 4th grade son. Great staff, amazing food and wonderful message! Hope to return soon!

  15. John Crow


  16. Jim Burrell

    It was very enlightening. Loved spending the time with my Grandson.

  17. Alayna Sucevich

    We had an awesome time! My daughter’s favorite thing was dancing and the rope making! Thank you for great food too! Highly recommend.

  18. Shawn Herger


  19. Deepak Uzagare

    Excellent !!! Enjoyed the camp very much.

  20. Marisol Lozano

    We absolutely loved everything about camp. We loved that the camp counselors were in character the whole time. We also enjoyed all the songs and activities taught.
    The only thing I would change is maybe setting up camp prior to the days activities but other than that, keep doing what you’re doing!

  21. Dee Weber

    Very good

  22. Gregg Kowes

    We had a great experience and all of the employees did such a great job. The food was also great as well.

  23. Samantha Sorbello

    I loved it! 49er Camp was a great bonding experience between parents and kids, fellow parents, and peers, as well as with our in-character guide who was kind and informative and wove Biblical truths into what we were learning about the gold rush. Despite the rain on our servings night, we still had a wonderful time!

  24. Brandi Newman

    I smiled so much the first day my cheeks hurt. I enjoyed the activities, the learning and the food! Thank you so much!

  25. Karin Anderson

    5 Stars

  26. Garricyn Richert

    We had a great time during our time at Rock-N-Water. Our fourth grade spent 3 days and two nights on the Double Jack trip. Everyone was knowledgeable, kind, fun, and helpful. We loved our time with each leader. The experience is amazing and the kids come away having had an amazing time and learning so very much. The whole trip is Christ-centered and the leaders pointed to Jesus at every opportunity. Our second afternoon brought thunderstorms and heavy rain, while some of our tents leaked or flooded, the staff helped us to find dry sleeping bags and tents and worked through the rain to help get us settled. All of our kids and parents loved their time at Rock-N-Water. We can’t wait for next year.

  27. James Evans

    Warm committed staff
    Good food
    Keep rustic but camp could use a face lift with paint and weed trimming
    Tons of mosquitos
    Charlie the Music guy was hilarious.
    Would like to be able to go in the water since we are near the river.
    Maybe river rafting?

  28. Bobbette Hall

    It was amazing! The staff members were very entertaining. It’s a great camp centered around Christian values. The scenery was beautiful! The children were entertained throughout the day and evening. I highly recommend this camp.

  29. Tamra Clemons

    Excellent! I loved how organized it was. I loved that my students were kept active and engaged. The food was wonderful. All of the staff were amazing in their enthusiasm and willingness to stay in character and keep it safe, fun, and educational as well as spiritual. The setting is beautiful. I will not be teaching 4th grade next year, but I have already enthusiastically recommended this camp to our 4th grade teacher.

  30. Erroll Marchais

    Tireless camp guides who are always ready for fun and work really hard to provide an exceptional learning experience for our kids at Gold Camp. Thanks for the reminder that God is our greatest treasure last week! Had a great time.

  31. Tommy Huang

    Great experience for my 4th grader. Learn, experience and fun.

  32. Rodney Smith

    It was a great experience. I would recommend this camp to all my friends.

  33. Albert Ross

    It was a great experience for our kids…
    Would not change much… food was good and plentiful..
    Facilities were kept clean and the kids were entertained the entire time!!!
    Would have been great to find some gold!!!!
    Thank you for a great time and learning experience.

  34. Jongbae Park

    5 Stars

  35. Laura Schneider

    So much fun! This camp is an exciting time full of learning and time to reflect on God’s goodness.

  36. Anthony Fangonilo

    I had a great time with all the activities, the staff and the CCS families.

  37. Herminia Fangonilo

    I was very impress on how your staff handle everything from activities schedule and meals. Breaking up the group to smaller group certainly help give everyone an opportunity to do all the events. The campsite is a beautiful area and I certainly enjoy myself and appreciate all your efforts.

  38. Danielle Mitchell

    Wonderful!! I loved how much scripture and and discussion there was about our creator. The food was fantastic and my kids were very excited about all the amazing stations they were able to do.

  39. Brianne Browning

    Our school goes to Gold Camp every other year, so my older children and husband have attended in the past. This year it was my turn and it was such a treat! The staff and atmosphere were fitting for a trip to 1854. They presented many different aspects of life and a career during the Gold Rush, including the different types of mining, relations with the Natives, and the perks and sacrifices of California life. The whole experience was one I’m very grateful for!

  40. Noel Bresson

    The trip was great, it is a highlight of 4 grade and learning about gold country.

  41. John Bridges


  42. Christine Olson

    As always you mad the trip a delight. All my parents return from this trip saying it was one of the best “experiences” ever. Thank you for making this the highlight of my year!

  43. Amy Spain

    We had an excellent trip! I would definitely refer friends.

    The hosts were fun, energetic and helped teach us many new things. The food was perfect!
    It was very beautiful that our Christian faith was woven into the tapestry of camp from start to finish. I think even a person who came to camp lukewarm would leave on fire for the Lord or if not at least curious enough to want to know him more intimately.
    Thank you for a memorable experience.

  44. Mark Bingham

    I loved it I had the best time with my daughter and the staff. What a cool way to learn about the history of our state. I really enjoyed meeting other students and parents that until I went to Rock n Waters I only knew their names.
    Thank You

  45. Dawn Castellanos

    This was my second time on the trip. I went with both kids and each time we had a great time and made some fun memories! Thank you for offering such a cool experience for our kids!

  46. Carol Garza

    Hi Rock-n-Water,
    My class and chaperones enjoyed the trip so very much! All activities were appreciated and everyone had a grand time. The candle making activity ran out of time so the kids’ candles were quite thin, but they did enjoy doing what there was time for on that day. I love the Job’s tears and Bible stories relayed while making the bracelets. My hardest part of each trip is setting up and taking down our camp area. If there was 30 minutes extra for set up and take down, that would be helpful. But maybe I’m the only one who feels that way and am just slow! It isn’t a huge deal, just a suggestion.
    I hope you all know how much I have enjoyed being a part of the camp for 14 years and will miss being involved.
    God bless you all and you will be in my prayers.

  47. Sherry Boles

    Amazing! Food was excellent, programming was super fun.

    Only suggestion is to upgrade the shower facilities- or maybe just clean more frequently.
    The experience chamber was cute and got the job done ;)

    Your staff, especially Junior, were so sweet and very enthusiastic. Even stayed in character the entire time!

    Thank you for providing such a special experience for our 3rd graders.

  48. Andrea Hernandez

    Fun for kids and parents. Great way to learn about history. The staff is amazing and friendly.

  49. Jeffrey Durham

    Had a great time! Good ppl, good food, and most of all kids singing worship songs around a fire can’t beat that!

  50. Mike Noonan

    I have been coming for years and it is still splendid. Ma and her crew need to be commended for creating a wholesome atmosphere and wonderful environment for learning.

  51. Ashleigh Trujillo

    Great staff, fun activities, great food.

    Critique: trim poison oak away from the trails, trim berry bushes at fire pit by candle making

  52. Janelle Mace

    I would have appreciated a bit more respect for the adults on the trip. This may have been more of an issue with our school representative vs. the actual Rock and Water staff, but it would have been nice to know when we could expect breaks and when the program would end/begin. Waiting around on the last day was frustrating.

    It would have also been nice to be notified that our group would be merging with another school. Our leadership was not informed of this before hand.

    Also, breaking up the kids into groups right at the start for the entire 3 days without any sort of heads up was a bit unnecessary. I feel these groups should have been formed in their class ahead of time.

  53. Joseph De Vera

    The staff at RocknWater were just absolutely the best. They were so good at engaging the children while entertaining the adults. Emma was our group leader and she was very energetic the entire trip. Thank you again!

  54. Catherine Barron

    This was the best experience. I cannot thank you engough for helping my daughter make memories that will last her a lifetime.

  55. Laura Baker

    Excellent, and it consistently has been year after year. I am still trying to figure out how many years I have been coming. 14 +/- Love that staff, food and program!

  56. Renee Fahs

    The experience over all was fantastic. The kids had a great time exploring the mines and gold country. The full day at camp was loaded with activities that kept the kids busy. The kids also had a great time learning what it was like to live in the 1800s. The group leaders were great (we had Ma and Sheamus who were excellent). The kids enjoyed listening to their stories and lessons. We were blessed with great weather. The only negatives were the mosquitoes and the lack of knowledge of what was needed for the upcoming hikes (water need, shoe need, how long they would be, etc).

  57. Amy Treleaven

    Fantastic! The kids had a blast and so did the parents. It was great that they were entertained and educated the entire time. We LOVED the music guys the first night, the food was great and the activities were fun. It was neat how well Emma worked in bible stories and God related things to everything we did.
    Thank you to the staff for all their hard work.

  58. Pierre Guillotrau

    The trip was very pleasant.
    The team leaders kept everyone consistently busy with activities and regularly added a relevant message to these.
    I am glad that this camp welcomes our school on a yearly basis.

  59. Jeremiah Sumner

    5 Stars

  60. Garricyn Richert

    My son, class and I absolutely loved every minute of this trip!! All of those who work for Rock-N-Water were kind, knowledgeable, fun and thoughtful. I am a first year 4th grade teacher and I am already looking forward to next year!

    There was rain and hail on our first day but as we were promised – the kids still had a blast and we were well taken care of! It was 38 degrees that first night and Ma gave us great tips on staying warm. We did everything she suggested and we were cozy all night and into the next day. What a wonderful blessing to have the men and women who work at Rock-N-Water care so much for the people who visit.

    From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we enjoyed ourselves, learned so much and wanted for nothing else!

    What an experience! :)

  61. Elisha Nelson

    3 Stars

  62. Tina Smith

    This was my second year to go as a parent. The first was in 2015. Both times I enjoyed myself I was able to experience new adventures with each of my sons. I enjoyed the way each staff member stayed in character. It is amazing how cooperative the students get when it comes to clean up when they are at camp.then anywhere else. You see them working together with other students they don’t know and they are having a blast. My children still talk about camp and other students I’m around talk about the experience they had. It is a wonderfully positive experience that includes a side of something educational. They are learning and having fun and eating well. Thank you. I would like to one day try the other camps you have available, like the white water and family camp.

  63. David Shoff

    Everything about this trip was amazing, from the beautiful setting to the entertaining, educational programming. The food was amazing and the staff was extremely friendly. We had a number of folks in our group that had never tent camped before and were very apprehensive but after this experience they have become excited about “rustic” camping. I would highly recommend Rock-N-Water

  64. Daniel Dorsey

    Had an amazing trip – learned a lot (still trying to find more miner’s lettuce to munch whenever we hike), the food was great, and even doing dishes were fun!

  65. Alexandria Schilperoort

    It was great I only wish we could have gone rafting

  66. Brian Vierra

    All was great! Great staff!

  67. Christine Olson

    I’ve been coming to Rock ‘n Water with my 4th grade class for 11 years. This is the absolute highlight of the year for our 4th graders. They always think I am exaggerating about what a great trip it is, but then we go and they understand. It is so well organized, so entertaining, not to mention the fact that it has a wonderful spiritual emphasis. My repeat parents are always eager to go again, and I look forward to it every year!

  68. Jim Gloeckler

    It was amazing. I needed this trip to bond with my step son. We were able to do this on this trip. We both had so much fun. I get to do this again with my twins in a few years. I can’t wait.

  69. Jenifer Ringel

    Awesome program! Great people great food!

  70. Troy Kitch

    Loved it. Great employees, God-focused, mission accomplished. Thanks for such a wonderful experience with my daughter!

  71. Echo Howell

    Love it

  72. Tristan Chizick

    I’ve been to 3 other Christian Science camps with my children and loved them all, but Rock N Water was by far my favorite. They do an amazing job beginning to end.

  73. Steve Richardson

    To say I was impressed by your staff would be a gross understatement. This is an incredible ministry and I will DEFINITELY be back with my entire family!

  74. Alison Holmlund

    Rated 4 out of 5 by Alison Holmlund

  75. Lorne Dokie

    It was a great learning experience!

  76. Brent Kaping

    What a great camp! All the counselors were fantastic (our team leader was Sunny… That guys is rad!). Kids were kept busy and engaged. Food was tippy-tops!

  77. Jerry Seagreaves

    Great staff and excellent food!

  78. Laura Baker

    Your Living History 49’er fun has been consistently wonderful year after year! The program is fun and informative for the kids. The staff is impressive, and the food is great! I have no complaints and I feel that the 4th graders from my school would be robbed of a memorable experience if they didn’t get the chance to go…so we keep coming back!

  79. Heather Fosth

    The food was great. The bathroom facilities were surpringly nice and convenient. The staff were helpful, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. My only “creative criticism” would be to consider slowing down the pace of the activities. While everything was fun and informative, the schedule was pretty jam-packed. I’m sure other groups might have found it just right – or even too slow! – but the kids and adults in our group got pretty overwhelmed near the end of both days.

  80. Rebeckah Spears

    It was an awesome experience. My lil girl was filled with love and knowledge the entire trip! Memories to last a life time!

  81. Kali Callahan

    Great program for the kids and whole family, beautiful location, friendly staff, delicious food.Thanks!!

  82. Paul McCrone

    I think Rock-n-water provided a great experience for my son and as well as for me. The counsellors were great and friendly, the food was good, the activites were engaging. It had a Christ-centered focus. I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks to you all!

  83. Annie Smith

    Everyone had an excellent experience. We really enjoy coming and spending the time in the outdoors. The hands on activities keep the kids busy and interested. The more the guide can engage them and use the time, the better!

  84. Maggie Hollon

    My experience was absolutely exceptional. I enjoyed every single minute and will cherish the memories made with my 9 year old daughter. It was amazing and full of learning while having fun. I am so appreciative of all that was done for the kids and families. Superb and so great for the kids. I can’t say enough good things about my experience. Every activity was great ! The band on Wednesday night was terrific. The staff was incredible – what great role models for our kids. Keep up your great work. Fantastic ! I loved it ! And so did all the kids. Many thanks and much appreciation for making this opportunity available !!!!!!

  85. Kim Ruebenson

    It was wonderful. One thing that would have been helpful would have been to know the difficulty levels of the various hikes. Also to have the same guide throughout our trip would have been nice. Our guide (Jess) seemed less experienced than our original guide (Liberty).

  86. Tony Wong

    I thought the camp was well run the staff were terrific and the activities were a lot of fun.

  87. Kristin Martinez

    We had a wonderful experience!

  88. Christy Layton

    Even with a rainy and muddy first day, our group had a wonderful experience! Liberty was an outstanding guide and we wish she was able to stay with us the second day but completely understand! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her – extremely professional, personable, knowledgeable, and really related to both the kids and adults. She brought the whole Gold Rush experience to life! I can not recommend her more! As for the camp itself, I have been telling all my friends what a wonderful time we had and would definitely return (even though I was originally I self proclaimed, “non tent camper!” Also, I thought the food was delicious, the staff courteous and professional, and the activities extensive and engaging.
    Thank you for a memorable experience!

  89. Brianna Moore

    I got very tired of eating chicken for EVERY single meal!

  90. Julia Gearhart

    Rock-N-Water is an outstanding experience for my students both those who have experienced tent camping and definitely great for those who have not.
    This program is Christ centered, organized, and fun for child and adult alike. I encourage all my students and parents to attend.

    Rock-N-Water is a field trip that will be remembered for years to come. I would recommend any 4th grade teacher to take their students to Rock-N-Water, where the students will learn about California history and that God is Great than gold.

  91. Valerie Peters

    Well organized, focused on valuing each individual as a child of God, fun, moderately educational. Great food. My memory is that the “characters”of the leaders used to be more developed and consistent. I miss that, but new attendees are happy with the leaders they do meet. Always a great time and growth opportunity for our students.

  92. David Baker

    Amazing trip! Staff was friendly and professional, and the facilities far exceeded our expectations. The food was awesome! Rafting and fellowship were so much fun! Would absolutely recommend Rock-n-Water and hope we can come back again.

  93. Samuel Freeman

    Very much enjoyed the food and our group leader was terrific!

  94. Dulcie San Paolo

    We had a wonderful experience! MJ was fantastic.

  95. Melanie Pauka

    What a wonderful camp! Fantastic food! Great staff. Our leader, Lawrence, was great, both with the kids and the adults. We really enjoyed him. I loved the quite time with God down by the river and the Bible stories. The crafts while listening to stories was great too. I only have positive things to say. Great job everyone at Rock-N-Water! :)

  96. Laura Baker

    I have been coming to Rock n Water for 12 years, and 4th grade 49’er camp has consistently exceeded all expectations! I would recommend this camp all 4th grade teachers!

  97. Carolyn Ezgar

    I had a wonderful experience with my daughter this past week. The cook was very accommodating to some personal food issues and I didn’t feel as I was bothering her. I can’t wait to go back and share the experience with my son in 2 years.

  98. Helen Youmans

    Your camp is amazing!!!! So much fun for the whole group. We had MJ as our leader and she was polite, knowledgeable and fun to be around. She treated the adults with respect and was kind to the kids. The food was great and the facilities better than expected. The activities were perfect and I was surprised that we got to do so much in such a short time, the kids had a blast and we all learned so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
    My only thoughts for improvement would be to have a little free time built into the day so the grown ups have some down time and the kids can run and play with their friends. Also if there is a way for the camp staff to come around at 10pm to enforce the curfew. Otherwise it was an amazing experience and one I would highly recommend. Please give MJ a special recognition…as well as her co-workers, for such young people they are amazing.

    Helen and Madison Youmans aka Taffy and Bubblegum
    Baymonte Christian School

  99. Andi Clay

    The kids (and adults) need more breaks/down time especially if it is really hot.

  100. Amy Enns

    My son and I had a wonderful experience at Rock-N-Water last week. All the staff were kind and polite. Lawrence was our group leader for our time there. He was amazing. He was fun and engaging with all the kids. He was quick to remember the kids names, as well as the parents. He was very organized and also handled the kids well who needed some reminders of good behavior or reminders to pay attention. The food at camp was excellent and I appreciated having options for those with allergy needs. The salsa was a huge hit for all of us. Oh, and the iced coffee for the parents in the afternoon…so thoughtful and yummy! The camp environment was rustic, but clean and charming. Thank you so much for an wonderful experience to remember! Many blessings to you and your future campers! -Amy Enns

  101. Chris Bensen

    It was awesome! Everyone had a great time. MJ was very knowledgable and the kids loved her. The food options for those with allergies was very accommodating. The facilities are clean. I’d go back without question!

  102. Heather Azim

    Thumbs up for how hard the staff worked to keep everything on track. Perhaps there was too much crammed into a small amount of time? The hikes were nice but there was no down time at all so it felt a bit frantic. The kids get recess at school, it would have been nice to allow them and the parents a few minutes to relax especially on the first day once we arrived at camp.

  103. Hope Docter

    What an amazing trip for me and my daug hut er with her 4th grade class! The two mig ur stay was jam packed with fun, learning activities, and Christ based friendly environment! Special thanks to our guide, Lawrence! He was so informative, lively, and a blast!I thank each and every staff member for all there hard work, dedication, and love for what they do! We now have memories for a lifetime!

  104. Emilia Bruins-Murray

    We had an amazing time this past few days. So many fun activities, guides were amazing, food was yummy. We loved the two fellows who did the live entertainment. Everything A+. My only concern was that during our hike to the river, the guide (Jr.) & six children walked right past, almost stepping on, a small rattle snake that was coiled up in the middle of the trail!! A child noticed the snake! The guides mentioned never seeing a snake on the trails but they should have been more aware. Thank God for looking out for the youngin’s that day!!
    Other than the snake, we had an amazing time. THANK YOU!!

  105. Marsha Hand

    This camp was a wonderful introduction to the gold mine era. They resourcefully combine state park facilities and a private mine with crafts and stories from California’s gold rush days.

  106. Samuel Rubio

    This was one of the best campaign experience that I had and your staff is great and they provide a lot of information for us and the kids, most important that you make our experience fun and very proactive for all of us.
    The food was excellent and I will recommend this program for my friends and family.

    GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!

  107. Madison Mitchell

    We had a amazing time at Rock and water. The kids learned so much and had a great time exploring.

  108. David Dryden

    Everyone and everything from our Bible studies, quiet time on the trails to the delicious meals and your great staff were fabulous and I will highly recommend you to others. Thanks for everything.

  109. Carlos Garcia

    I truly enjoyed the 2 night camp with my kids’ school. I have gone two times 3 years apart and I continue to have a good time with the experience.

  110. Alicia Frese

    Quality and fun program! We enjoyed going with all three of our children. Each trip was a time for building special memories. Thank you!

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  112. David Shoff

    We had a great time at Rock-N-Water, thank you for providing such an amazing experience for us! Your staff was attentive and responsive to our needs. You can tell that the team you have assembled loves the Lord, the students coming through your program, and the opportunity to educate. The only, very minor, thing I would have changed, was having coffee out earlier than 0800 for the adults. Emma, Junior, Lawrence, and the rest of the team were amazing!!!! Thank you for everything you all do up there.

  113. Justin Myers

    Pepper was a great camp host and leader!

  114. GR Craig Wagner

    Wonderful, excellent staff & program.

  115. Federico Sanchez

    It was good. But I do not agree about we can not swimming even with supervition of the staff.

  116. Rob Strange

    Great! Set up a great experience to connect with spirituality and my family

  117. Tassos Hianakakos

    amazing. I had a wonderful time. fantastic.

  118. Jan Leigh

    I really enjoyed the entire, overall experience. The activities were relevant and interesting. The kids all commented how much they enjoyed their time at the camp. I found that the staff was extremely helpful and worked well with the students. The setting felt safe and was great for camping. Knowing that this was a safe and caring environment for the students was a great help!
    I only have a couple suggestions. While I did appreciate the Christian atmosphere (being a Christian school of course), I would’ve also liked the students to hear more history as well as the Christian metaphors and parallels. Also, this may have been miscommunication on my part but the food didn’t always meet my students’ needs. Supper and lunch were fine but the breakfast didn’t have enough choices for my more limited students who needed more vegetarian options (as I said though – that may have been miscommunication on my part.

    Thank you for a wonderful time! I’ve been talking about to all my teacher friends and letting them know it was a great educational experience. We look forward to going again next year!

  119. April Vanderford

    overall the experience was one that my son and I will never forget! Everyone was great and food was good too!!

  120. Nataliie Yubeta

    Very organized, great food, and interesting activities. We loved it

  121. Tammy Yn

    My daughter and I had a good time for the most part, and were happy with the facilities and the accommodation of special diet needs. One thing that caused us some discomfort however, was how some of the songs and skits made light of animal cruelty (dog/cat sausages, burning chicken’s legs, rabbits chased for stew). People laughed but we found it unfunny for Christians to normalize violence toward animals. My daughter also asked to duck out of the leather trinket-making activity because she knows the unnecessary cruelty behind leather. I understand the whole theme of your camp to be experiencing life in the past, but the reality is we are in 2016, and we have better options. I try very hard to teach my child to honor God by treating the vulnerable with mercy, compassion, and respect – God’s animal creation included.

  122. Michael Zvniga

    It was great, especially for the kids.

  123. Dan Neri

    Emma and the gang were great! You need to deal with your parking situation. I did not like wondering if all our stuff would fit back in the few cars we were allowed to bring. Clearing the poison oak back off the trails would be nice too. It all worked out fine though and the kids had a great time.

  124. Chris Johnson

    Great people great food great faith!! Love it

  125. Trevor Dare

    Mosquitos were a real problem in my opinion. Not sure if there is a way to eradicate them but very uncomfortable during campfire and hikes.

  126. Annie Smith

    The experience was good for kids and adults alike. I think it is critical that camp staff continues to encourage/require parents and adults to participate in activities and games. It makes it a fun experience for all. The counselors were great.
    The silly songs and skits are awesome and we should keep those in but also…One thing I would like to see more of is the worship/devotional times at the campfires. We only sang 1 or two songs and on top of that, they weren’t songs the kids really knew.
    Thanks for all your hard work.
    Food was great, too.

  127. Davin Mao

    It was great time for us in the 3days camp. Both kids and parents enjoyed every moment during the camp. I really want to recommend this camp to all my friends and families.

  128. Jennifer Davis

    It was wonderful! The staff was amazing! The food was good, and hearty to keep us going. The entertainment was fun, and as my son said, even the crafts were fun! (We’re not crafty people) It was such a positive experience that my son didn’t want to leave and swears he will work there one day.
    Thank you so much for a memorable time. One of my favorite activities was beading in the tee pee and listening to the story of Job. My son’s was panning for gold.

    Jennifer Davis

  129. Glen Andi

    I Enjoyed your camp but I’m not that religious anymore , I have a hard time with that. Other than that you are spot on with all of the things that you do with the kids

  130. Laura Herrmann

    We visited for a Double Jack California history program. The food was excellent. The staff was hospitable, knowledgeable, and fun. The program was incredibly well designed and delighted all the children in our group. Extra props to Anna, our guide! She was top-notch!

  131. Bradley Jackson

    Attended a school field with my daughter and had a great time. Was able to learn a great deal of gold mining history and remain faith based throughout the whole experience.

  132. Brianna Cobral

    Loved every minute of it. The staff is amazing. Such awesome customer service skills.

  133. Christine Neles

    I visited with my son’s class for a overnight field trip experience. We have our postcard that was sent and still reminisce about the great time we had at Rock -N-Water. The tasty food, the fun camp fires,the many activities, our experience on the river. This field trip is an incredible educational journey into our states history.

  134. Griff Joyce

    Every time (And I mean EVERY time) I went to the Rock N’ Water facilities I was welcomed like family. These are wonderful people and I cannot highly enough recommend them to you.
    No matter what your group, event, or adventure might be – Rock N’ Water can help you and make the experience fantastic!

  135. Gerardo Sandovac

    More gluten free menu options. They are easy: GF pancake mix, French fries, potatoes, rice, and don’t bread the chicken and meats.

  136. Carmen Orkes

    My students and I loved the experience!

  137. Amy Whiteford

    I feel like everything from the structure of activities, the flexibility and provision of food, the care and creativity of the staff was to be commended

  138. Inas Youssef

    Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Inas Youssef

  139. Carol Garza

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Carol Garza

  140. Sonja Locke

    Rated 4 out of 5 by Sonja Locke

  141. Kim Nakamoto

    Was this the 49er camp? If yes, then it was lots of fun.

  142. Laura Baker

    Every year has been great for the 11 plus years I have visited. Consistency is one of your strengths! Every year, my student’s parents are pleased, and tell me that they have a great time, too.

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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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