Life After Hi-Rock
During your time at Hi-Rock, you will undoubtedly make very close friends. Staying in touch after camp can be a great way to continue those friendships and hold on to your camp memories.
There are lots of ways that you can stay in touch with your camp friends and with Camp Hi-Rock.
- Exchange addresses before you leave camp.
- Come to one of our year round Hi-Rock programs or volunteer events.
- When your parents think you are old enough, keep in touch with Hi-Rock by being a part of our online community. Become a fan of Hi-Rock on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or read and discuss the latest Hi-Rock news on our blog.
Camp is open year-round.
As you head back to school, you may find yourself feeling a little “campsick.” For many people, a summer at Hi-Rock is an amazing experience which will be greatly missed. Keeping in touch with camp friends, framing and displaying pictures from the summer, and keeping a journal are great ways to cherish your Hi-Rock memories.
The nice thing about Hi-Rock is that it is always there, and you are welcome to come back for some of our year-round programs, or get involved with the mission of Camp Hi-Rock by joining the Hi-Rockstars. For more information on the Hi-Rockstars, read more below!
Family Camp, Fall Family Fun Weekend and Women’s Wellness Weekend
These events are a great way to share the magic of camp with your family. You can show your parents your favorite hiking trail or watch them try out the high ropes course! These programs can also be a great way to introduce a younger sibling to the Hi-Rock experience.
Hi-RockStars: A Service Club at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock
Belonging to Hi-RockStars is a way for campers and their friends to get involved in volunteering and fundraising and to have an opportunity to be leaders within the Hi-Rock community, as well as their own. Members will work to achieve a volunteer or fundraising goal and are encouraged to contribute their ideas and efforts to advance Hi-Rock’s mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. It is inspiring to have campers so enthused about having a direct impact on a place that holds so much value for them and help make it possible for someone else.
Once per camp session the group will meet with staff members and other campers to plan service activities and projects for camp and to discuss new ideas for camp.
Funds raised through the efforts of the Hi-RockStars will go to the Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign supports Camp Hi-Rock’s youth programs and provides financial assistance to campers and families who would not otherwise be able to attend camp. All of Camp Hi-Rock benefits from the Annual Campaign whether through the enhanced youth programs or the company of our friends who may have never come to camp without the opportunities provided by the Annual Campaign.
Campers and friends may join the Hi-Rock Stars in one of the following ways:
- Volunteer at Camp Hi-Rock for at least 12 hours over the course of the year.
- Plan and put together a fundraising project that raises at least $80 for the Annual Campaign. (Group projects of up to four people must raise at least $200) Fundraising pages should be set up through firstgiving.com/camphirock.
- Make a personal donation to the Annual Campaign of at least $40.
Campers must fulfill one of the four requirements each year to maintain membership.
Volunteer Work Weekend
If you love Hi-Rock and want to give back through community service, then Volunteer Work Weekend is a great time to get together with friends, family, Hi-Rock staff, and alumni to work on projects that benefit the camp. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
All the spirit, energy, and goodness of summer camp, set in a winter wonderland. Winter camp is open to kids 11 and up! Campers and counselors stay in cozy lodges and activities include sledding, ice hockey, campfires, arts and crafts, snow-shoeing, snow sculpture contests, ice-skating, and more! The structure is similar to summer camp, and campers get to choose coaching periods. Campers will be supervised by Hi-Rock staff.