A camper and a counselor laughing
A camper and a counselor laughing

Memories and Friendships To Last A Lifetime

Welcome to River Way Ranch Camp

Every summer, campers ages 7-16 choose to spend their summer at River Way Ranch Camp, California’s top co-ed traditional overnight summer camp.

A camp fire at a camp gathering.

Legacy in Summer Camps

Summer after summer for fifty-one years, we have provided great outdoor experiences and innovative learning opportunities for children ages 7-16!

Legacy in Summer Camps

Summer after summer for fifty-one years, we have provided great outdoor experiences and innovative learning opportunities for children ages 7-16!
A camper about to jump down a zip line.

Age-Progressive Programs

Days at River Way Ranch Camp are highly varied and always exciting. Rancheros and Seniors pick their schedule while our youngest campers, the Buckaroos, travel as a cabin to their pre-scheduled activities selected just for them.

Age-Progressive Programs

Days at River Way Ranch Camp are highly varied and always exciting. Rancheros and Seniors pick their schedule while our youngest campers, the Buckaroos, travel as a cabin to their pre-scheduled activities selected just for them.
A staff member and a camper smiling.

Quality
Staff

Highly trained staff encourage and guide campers to experience everything camp has to offer, setting them up for future success.

Quality
Staff

Highly trained staff encourage and guide campers to experience everything camp has to offer, setting them up for future success.
A Program for All Ages

The Summer of A Lifetime

Exceptional experiences and innovative learning opportunities for children ages 7-16!

Campers having fun tubing on a lake.

Buckaroos

AGES 7-9

Buckaroos are our youngest campers, and for many of them, it is their first time at summer camp. Days filled with fun and a variety of activities await them, guided by top-notch, caring counselors!

A camper on a rock wall.

Rancheros

AGES 10-12

Rancheros are encouraged to develop skills in activities of their choice and are able to design their own schedules while strengthening their friendship skills.

A camper learning how to wake board.

Seniors

AGES 13-16

Our oldest campers have the flexibility of arranging their own activity schedules. In addition, Senior campers have the chance to participate in special “Senior Only” activities!

Counselors in training hiking through a mountain trail.

Teen Leadership Program

AGES 15-17

River Way’s CIT program has established a reputation for being one of the finest counselor training programs in California. Our CIT’s learn to work with children, participate in workshops that foster teamwork, and build organizational skills.

Our Activities

Build Confidence and Grow

With the list of options now topping 75, River Way Ranch Camp offers a wider range of summer camp activities than almost any camp in the nation! Our program of recreational and learning opportunities has something for every interest, such as culinary arts, horseback riding, ropes challenge course, film production, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, waterskiing, waverunners, and sports of all kinds.
A camper on a horse.

Our son had a wonderful time at River Way and told us he would have stayed longer! We are incredibly grateful to the camp!

Camp Parent

When he returns home, my son always says that it has been the best weeks of his life. River Way has marked his childhood.

Shauna L., Camp Parent

River Way is just the best. It's fun, the counselors are nice and funny, and I make so many new friends!

Gabe, 4-Year Camper
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