River Valley Ranch

4443 Grave Run Road
Manchester, MD 21102


Started in 1952 as a cowboy summer camp for youth, River Valley Ranch (RVR) in Carroll County, Maryland now serves over 20,000 youth and adults annually as a summer youth camp, retreat facility, outdoor education center, and a destination for exciting seasonal events in a distinctly Christian and wholesome family atmosphere. River Valley Ranch is a non-profit ministry, a part of Peter & John Ministries, Inc., a registered 501 (c)3 non-profit religious organization.


River Valley Ranch cultivates a wholesome environment where guests may grow towards their full, God given potential. We do this through:

Summer Camp programs - provide a physically engaging, socially encouraging and spiritually challenging experience for every camper.

Retreats - serve our guests a comfortable, spiritually refreshing getaway tailored to meet the specific needs of each group. 

Outdoor Education program - offers a unique outdoor experience where students grown in trust, communication, overcoming fears, confidence building, and leadership skills.

Special Events - creates a fun, wholesome environment where individuals and families engage in a unique experience in the beauty of God's creation. 

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