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River Way Ranch Camp | California's Premier Summer Camp

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Memories & Friendships
To last a lifetime!

Founded in 1967, River Way Ranch Camp has offered local, national, and international campers the best summer camp experience in California for over 52 years. A multi-award winning, co-ed, overnight summer camp, River Way Ranch Camp specializes in providing first-time campers an exciting, innovative, and unforgettable summer camp experience.

Fully accredited by the ACA (American Camp Association), River Way Ranch Camp maintains an outstanding reputation as “one of the best camps in the United States.” 

Located in the foothills of the majestic Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in Fresno County, California, campers get a break from their digital lives, build friendships and community, while learning to develop a love and respect for the nature around them.

Memories & Friendships
To last a lifetime!

Welcome back, families! Family-owned and operated since 1967, River Way Ranch Camp has grown to become one of California’s most beloved summer camps for youth and teens. Our campers view River Way as their second home, and many are inspired to return to camp later in life as a counselor – which we believe is the strongest reflection of our camp’s ability to foster lifelong summer memories and friendships.

River Way Ranch Camp believes that camp doesn’t stop at the end of summer. We pride ourselves on staying involved in the communities we serve throughout the entire year – whether it’s volunteering in support of a local Children’s Hospital, or spending time with our campers at special events in their lives. Stay up-to-date with River Way Ranch Camp by following us on one of our social media outlets.

Memories & Friendships
To last a lifetime!

River Way Ranch Camp recruits only the best and the brightest to be part of our counseling and management staff. Every River Way staff member goes through an extensive vetting and hiring process, with counselors being chosen based on their ability to be outstanding role models, mentors, leaders, and friends.

We hire our staff from all around the world, allowing us to provide staff diversity that mirrors the diversity of our campers while allowing us to find the most qualified and passionate staff possible. Each of our staff members is entirely dedicated to providing a fun, exciting, safe and educational summer adventure experience for children.

Staff are provided with extensive training, leadership development and practical hands-on skills. Are you a leader? Do you have what it takes? Click below to find out how you can become a part of our team!

Memories & Friendships
To last a lifetime!

Welcome back RWRC Alumni! Whether you attended River Way Ranch Camp five months, five years or fifty years ago, our mission of providing children a fun, safe, exciting summer hasn’t changed.

River Way takes pride in rallying their community to support causes throughout the year, whether it be riding in support of a local Children’s Hospital, or encouraging their families to give generously to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Stay up-to-date with River Way Ranch Camp by subscribing to our blog!

Blog & News

  • What is the Open House? Who is it for?

    Will you be joining us for our annual Open House and Reunion? This is an event you will not want […]

  • BIGGEST Event of the Year-Open House!

    Don’t Miss Out!   It’s our favorite time of the year…well, our favorite time besides SUMMER, of course! We love getting […]

  • Horse Riding Summer Camps – Lessons and Trail Rides for Every Level

    Children are looking for new experiences that come with enough challenge to create long lasting memories. Our horse riding program […]


    The first time parents send their kids off to summer camp is a moment of both fear and excitement. When […]

  • Summer Camp With No Electronics – Unplugged or Unfair?

    In a world where children have constant access to electronics and social media, summer camp with no electronics, known as […]

  • What Is A Specialty Camp? // 3 Tips To Choosing The Right Program

    River Way Ranch Camp provides a wide range of opportunities to learn, grow, and build confidence within your child. We […]

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