Camp Rim Rock is more than a great place. It is an experience filled with tradition, character and friendship. For over 60 years, campers have learned to ride horses, play sports, swim and appreciate the arts
Learning to kick a soccer ball, trot on a horse and throw a bowl on a pottery wheel are all fun and are all skills that will last a lifetime. Those skills are only part of the lesson. The “real lessons” are the ones the girls learn on the journey. Self-confidence, teamwork, empathy and perseverance are the skills that make camp such an important part of the development of children into happy and successful adults.
What better place to develop these skills than on our 500 acres surrounded by our 100 counselors whose goal it is to provide the opportunity for campers to have the best experience possible.
The best part of childhood is having fun. We hope to provide your daughter with a fun filled summer in a safe and caring environment with girls from over 30 states and 12 countries.
Considered one of the finest camps for girls, our reputation has been built on the conviction that your daughter deserves the very best we have to offer. Camp Rim Rock was voted Best Overnight Camp by the readers of Washington Family Magazine for eight years in a row.
We hope this website will give you a feeling for Camp Rim Rock. We have found it difficult to demonstrate the size and scope of Camp Rim Rock in a website. We invite and encourage you to visit us so we will show you the camp first hand.
We are eager to greet your daughter as a new addition to the family and place we call Camp Rim Rock. We hope to share some of the most special moments of her life.
Rim Rock Age Groups And Cabins
We Employ More Than One Counselor For Every Three Campers
Camp Rim Rock has six units with several cabins in each unit. Each group operates like its own small camp. There are at least two counselors living in every cabin with the girls. The camp divides its campers into groups by their grade and age.
The younger units have between 10 and 20 girls while our older units house approximately 40 campers. We pride ourselves on the high return rate of our campers. We have many girls who have spent more than ten summers at Rim Rock.
The girls at Camp Rim Rock represent more than 30 states and a dozen countries. What a wonderful environment to make new and unique friendships that last a lifetime.
Many of our oldest campers return as Counselors-In-Training for their last two years of high school. Counselors-In-Training work with senior staff. This is an opportunity to develop strong leadership skills. Girls completing this course are ready to assume additional counselor responsibilities.
About Our Staff
Our Director, Joe Greitzer, is skilled in working with campers and counselors. He has an undergraduate degree from Emory University and a Law Degree from Georgetown Law School. He and his wife Robin have three children.
Erika Watson, Assistant Director, Is originally from Mississippi and now resides in Maryland teaching at an all girl’s school. Erika graduated from The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) with a bachelor’s in Education. Erika has been with us for 8 summers, and she enjoys heading the junior staff program and working directly with campers and counselors.
Joan Mathias, our Administrative Assistant, consults with many parents in handling the enrollment process. Having held this position for three decades, she is experienced and reassuring as she answers many questions from the parents.
In addition to the year round staff, we have a large summer staff from the United States and overseas. They are individually interviewed and chosen for their experience, interest, and qualifications in working with children.