ABOUT

THE MISSION

The mission of Camp Rocky Road is to inspire, challenge, and celebrate young women through a commitment to building resilience, self-esteem and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. 

THE CAMP

Camp Rocky Road is a summer leadership camp for rising 9th grade girls from all walks of life.  It's a 5-night sleepaway camp filled with classes, workshops, and hands-on experiences to create actionable steps for finding one's own path, staying true to oneself, and cultivating unwavering confidence -- all while living a dream LA  vacation.  With female guest contributors from a range of different backgrounds, we'll hear from executives, creatives, & entrepreneurs on the various secrets to their success.  The goal of Camp RR is to open the eyes of young women to their infinite potential and to ignite excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead.  We aim to foster the curiosity and confidence to pursue their dearest and most fulfilling dreams.  

THE FOUNDER

Recently featured in Forbes, the founder and CEO of her eponymous fashion label.  Ripley deeply understands how hard work and creativity go hand in hand.  Ripley is passionate about design, entrepreneurship and fostering leadership skills in young women.  She teaches design to at-risk teen girls and leads mentorship workshops in character education for girls.

"It's time we shift how women speak, and thereby feel, about themselves.  As a fashion designer, I'm up close and personal with women on a daily basis; and with them, their feelings of self-worth and confidence.  Witnessing this complex relationship is what has driven me as a designer.  I'm passionate about making clothes for women that allow them to stand out, feel strong, full of themselves, and ridiculously confident.  It's my mission to start cultivating these qualities from an early age in young women.  I want to be a part of creating a generation of young women with unapologetic self-esteem.  I've seen it work with clothes, but now we must begin from the inside. Camp Rocky Road is a week spent with incredible female entrepreneurs, trailblazers, and visionaries.  Being a female founder with relationships in the fashion world and beyond, I'm constantly connecting with women who are changing the world through their work.  We'll spend a week digging in with these pioneering women using workshops to challenge, inspire, and create an actionable game plan for entering high school with a solid toolbox for success."

Ripley Rader recently launched The Mantra Tee, a T-Shirt with her iconic quote " Who wouldn't want to be you?" A battle cry for unapologetic confidence with a percentage of profits going to Camp RR.   

IMAGINE AN ARMY OF YOUNG WOMEN NOT AFRAID TO STAND OUT