The Raft & Rock


(63 customer reviews)

A Two Day Adventure Trip

Outdoor top rope rock climbing tripsClass III whitewater river rafting icon

2 adventures, 5 meals, 2 nights

Two days of adventure and challenge while white water rafting and scaling rock faces in top-rope style climbing.  We’ll spend 1 day of Class III river rafting on the South Fork of the American River and 1 day of rock climbing

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

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


2 Days


  • Available March 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.


63 reviews for The Raft & Rock

  1. Ray Owens

    Wonderful, have no complaints. Great Rock n Water staff makes all the difference

  2. Vinh Luu

    Such an awesome way to experience God’s magnificent creation. Aaron has a heart and passion for camp ministries and it certainly shows. He and his staff are very knowledgeable. If you’ve never gone white water rafting, you can rest assured that your safety is a big priority to them. They even beautifully incorporate faith into rafting and other activities. You may come for the rafting, but you will leave spiritually uplifted. God is doing great things though this ministry and you should come and experience it.

  3. Brittany Dalafu

    Absolutely loved this experience! Could have succeeded more with a clear packing list and not leaving our valuable items in our unlocked cars on the side of the road. Other than those two things, the trip was incredible and I would definitely recommend it! Food was perfect, staff were friendly, grounds were clean and well kept!

  4. Rhonda Balint

    Rock – N- Water is amazing! I am surprised(for the 2nd year) that there aren’t more couples on the ‘Youth Pastor Couple’ retreat! It is so much fun, so incredibly reasonable, staff is the absolute best, adventure is safe and memorable, etc. etc. I can’t say enough good things about this camp. I highly recommend it for any of the experiences they offer, but my favorite is our getaway for youth pastors/spouses! Hope you will join us next year!

  5. Sam Link

    All the staff at rock and water are amazing. If you have the fortune to have Hannah as your guide, prepare for a great time for your students. The food was good, the adventures great, the fellowship was amazing.

  6. Bethany Sheley

    Excellent! I loved every minute, just wish it could have been longer :) But the timing was perfect on the couple’s retreat in that we didn’t have to take any time off to come. So really, it was perfect!

  7. Nicole Link

    I had a wonderful time at Rock and water

  8. Gabriel Claypool

    Amazing experience. activities were great. the kitchen was immaculate. 12/10 would cook in that kitchen again.

  9. Benjamin Gallardo

    Amazing fun, on Holy Ground. Everyone in our congregation that attended became much more closer & bonded. The guide was very professional the best guide I have ever had out of all of my Adventures.. The food is 100% excellent full-on feast of delicious healthy food. Lifelong memories and Bonds were built for my family and friends, it was the highlight of my family’s summer. This is a place I feel every child should experience.
    My son’s and I will be back next summer’s break.
    An extra special thanks to Babushka you’re the best!

    Ben Gallardo

  10. Kaily Porter

    It was amazing. It was a great Godly atmosphere to be in and get connected with God, myself, and my friends

  11. Dayne Johnson

    5 Stars

  12. Samantha Aguilar

    I loved it so much! Our guide was amazing, the food was great. The staff was inviting and helpful. I hope I get the chance to come back soon!

  13. Debbie Van Sickle

    We had an amazing time. It was fun, relaxing, and challenging all at the same time. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have come.

  14. Shawn Van Sickle

    It was a blast! I would love to come back and will tell my friends as well. Thank you for a great time! May God bless you as you bless others through your ministry.

  15. Craig Rowley

    Hi Rock N Water, Craig from Kingsburg. We had a great trip and are excited about everything you guys have going on there, I look forward to a return visit and hope you all have a great summer.,


  16. Dane Nissen

    Fantastic. Loved the rustic camping experience. I work at a Christian camp in Southern California and I love the way you do things up there. The staff were all great friendly!! Great camp

  17. Craig W

    Such a great experience. From the staff to the facility to the activity the location! Everything was great! It’s a rare thing to be able to retreat and get your blood pumpin too!

  18. Kayla McDonald

    The guides were extremely helpful and a lot of fun! We had a great time with them but could also see their heart and passion for Jesus. We would definitely return as a church again.

  19. Hailey Graves

    This trip was amazing and just what our brand new singles ministry needed. Fully of adventure and bonding. We all left refreshed and feeling deeply the presence of the Lord. All the staff were supportive, kind and challenging and made the weekend one to remember we can’t wait to go back!

  20. Ingrid Ross

    Awesome! So much fun! Can’t wait to come back.

  21. Bing Ma

    I like both the rock climbing and rafting experience. The guide is super nice, very friendly a very professional. I will definitely recommend this to my friends!

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  24. Steven Schultze

    Yes excellent Christ-centered experience

  25. Eileen

    We had such a wonderful time on this field trip. Everything was Great! The staff was wonderful and food was excellent. My daughter and her classmates had the best time rock climbing, rafting, singing and praying by the campfire. Such a bonding experience, great way to end their school year!

  26. Anil Kumar

    5 Stars

  27. Stephanie Groom

    5 Stars

  28. Diane Voigt

    We really enjoyed our time at Rock ‘n Water. The instructors/guides were very friendly, helpful, and made all activities a fun experience.

    The day of the white water rafting was a little unorganized, mostly the morning. Capture the Flag was played a couple of times. A number of students were not very involved in the game, but that may be the nature of the game.

    Other than that, all the students enjoyed their time there, minus the mosquito bites.

  29. Jagruti Kakadia

    We visited with our Girl Scout trip and our girls loved it and had so much fun with rock climbing and white water rafting. We did a over night camp and sleeping under the star was awesome👍Team was friendly and very helpful with everything we did.
    Girls still remember the trip and talk about it. I would definently recommend it
    I am giving 👍👍👍👍👍

  30. David Machuca

    The experience / activities with my students was awesome. The lack of food and quality of food was below average considering the energy that was used through out the day. For teenage students to only have one serving was an insufficient amount of food. If this part of rock-n-water was improved I would be able to say that the trip was a 4 or 5 star.

  31. Ashley Peterson

    Better than expected! Really well put together, fun and flexible schedules!
    It was just SO hot when we went! No way to escape the heat it felt like!

  32. Sarah Olavides

    Loved it!

  33. Scott Symank

    It was very fun. I really enjoyed how you always had something fun for us to do.

  34. Keelan von Ehrenkrook

    This is Consuelo, not Keelan, responding.
    I enjoyed my time at Rock-n-Water. I appreciated how accommodating your staff is. I have dietary restrictions and there was always something I could eat. One of our students came to camp with a wound and your staff took the time to properly clean and bandage it. We were given the time and supplies to have the students share what they like about each other.

    I have a fear of heights and when we went rock climbing, I was given the freedom to choose what to climb and how high to climb and was encouraged and guided as I was climbing. I was not able to go very high and still the belayer was positive about my attempt.

    The river rafting was my favorite. I felt that our guide prepared us well for what we might experience. When we had to go on the high side, we successfully made it (although, the big reason is that God placed our heaviest passenger on the high side).

    The only disappointment was getting an email (maybe automatic) saying that pictures were taken when this was not the case. I was excited when I got the email and disappointed when I heard that it was wrong.

  35. Josh McCrarey

    It was fantastic!

  36. Margaret Wen

    I felt so well taken care of. The campground and bathroom/showers are clean, food is yummy, counselors were easy to talk with and genuinely engaged with our 8th graders. The activities planned–rock climbing and river rafting were both huge hits with the kids. I highly recommend this camp and want to come again, if not with students, then with my own family.

  37. Destin Whitaker

    It was the most fun I’ve ever had at a camp. Our leader Avery was a beast. He made it so fun.

  38. Mariah Cooper

    I had the best time of my life! This camp unified our whole youth group and created memories that will last a life time! I hope to come back because this place is full of exiting new adventures! I loved the atmosphere of the camp. Everyone who worked there was so loving and fun to be with. I felt so welcome and I felt right at home.

  39. Connor Snyder

    It was an amazing experience. I would totally do it again.!!! Thank you so much!

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  41. Jack Krikorian

    It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. As someone who had never been camping before, everyone at Rock N Water made me feel comfortable. And I got to connect with God!

  42. Tyler Rivers

    It was absolutely amazing all of the staff were friendly and helpful. I look forward to coming back.

  43. Isaac Vanegas

    I felt awesome.

  44. Mason Cotton

    My son had a great experience and was extremely happy he was able to attend. He thought Avery was awesome.

  45. Adoniah Lee

    Amazing. Our leader Stuart was the greatest and he made my trip super fun

  46. Junha Park

    Very good and extremely fun.

  47. Cora Amerigian

    It was an awesome time with God’s creation all around. The counselors were great and we had a blast!! We all liked the river hike, rafting and everything. Thanks

  48. Patricia Tanner

    It was probably the most amazing adventure I’ve ever had ….I loved all the challenges set before us and what we accomplished…and I loved after every adventure we talked with the team leaders and reflected how this applies to God and how we can apply this to our lives ….phenomenal staff

  49. Stephaney Cooper

    We loved our time at Rock-N-Water and would highly recommend the camp to anyone. The energy level and counselors were amazing and the adventures surpassed our expectations. I would like to also say our personal team counselors “Brook and Megan” were outstanding!!

  50. Melanie Linstruth

    It was amazing! I never wanted to leave! Every single volunteer and worker was so amazing. All of our adventures were amazing and I can’t want to come back!

  51. Peter Sage

    Very fun, enjoyed every bit, helped me strengthen my faith in God .

  52. Chris Cooper

    Very nice

  53. Evan Carpenter

    Absolutely loved our whole experience!

  54. Nathan Gianesin

    This place was amazing! Lots of fun things to do and perfect guides and helpers to work with! I wish I could be here every summer if possible!!

  55. ryan Montague

    The food was teriffic!!!!! The best cooks ever!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Myles Ridgeway

    I think it’s a great experience that everyone should try especially the White Water Rafting

  57. Alexandera Quintana

    Awesome experience! Loved everything, the food, the location, the guides were amazing! The water rafting, was incredible and what a view! Sure felt like I was in God’s country. :)

  58. Aubrey Scarbrough

    Excellent camp vibe. The instructors were skilled and communicated very effectively with our students!

  59. Craig Whitmore

    Great experience. Would recommend for youth groups, families, father-son groups. Guides are excellent. I would recommend canyoneering. Wear a long sleeved shirt and lots of sunblock on the rafting.

  60. Maya Patei

    Water rafting was great!Best place to go but food could be better.

  61. Alyson Morse

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Alyson Morse

  62. Calvin Gunther

    Rated 5 out of 5 by Calvin Gunther

  63. Johnny Pearson

    You guys did a great job!!! Thanks for all of the investment!

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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.

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