Recreational Activities at Rock Springs

 

Canoeing

Obstacle course

Horseback riding

Rock Springs offers a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for registered groups. Scheduled activities feature qualified instructors who cover both safety and technique. In addition, a selection of sports equipment is available for independent activities. Registered guests may take self-guided tours and nature walks on the trails throughout the grounds. Please ask for a map during registration for specific directions to our various trails.

 

Scheduled Activities:

  • Leadership Adventure Course
  • Orienteering and Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Horseback Riding
  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting Range
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Trap Range with Shotguns
  • Environmental Education

Other Courts and Equipment:

  • Frisbee Golf
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Horseshoes
  • Hiking

 

 

Several historic Rock Springs buildings are available for viewing from various walking paths. During your visit be sure to stop by our spring filled trout pond and feed the fish! The spring water stays a cool 54 degrees Fahrenheit, so trout are available for viewing and feeding year-round.

Green Valley Country School, built in 1887, sits atop a hill at the northeast end of camp. This one-room school house and its furnishings were moved to Rock Springs from Marshall County, Kansas.

Parallel Country Church was built in 1885 and is located just north of Green Valley Country School. The church was moved to Rock Springs from its original location in Clay County, Kansas.

Rock Springs has many natural, outdoor nature trails. While you're here, take a relaxing quiet stroll through natural prairies, wildflowers and woods. Walking paths include the Dorothy Griffin Akin Wildflower Walk, Flint Hills Forest Trail, Sunflower Walking Trail and the handicap-accessible Texaco Nature Trail.

 

Memorial trees throughout Rock Springs are labeled by donor and specimen. These trees create a living memorial to friends of Rock Springs and provide beautiful foliage year-round.