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2019 Summer Camp Open House Dates

Drop by Hi-Rock to meet the camp directors, take a tour of camp, talk with our knowledgeable camp staff and enjoy a meal at our beautiful waterfront!

May 5, 1:00-4:00 pm

June 8, 1:00-4:00 pm

If you can not attend an open house but are interested in learning more about Hi-Rock please email info@camphirock.org to arrange a camp tour!

Spring Volunteer Work Weekend – Registration Open

Please join us for another great weekend with fellow Hi-Rockers. We’ll be getting camp ready for summer, tackling some important camp improvement projects and catching up with our Hi-Rock friends.

Accommodations and meals will be provided. Children who would like to join us must be accompanied by a parent or other supervising adult. Volunteers are welcome for all or part of the weekend. Meals served will include Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Work projects will conclude Sunday morning by noon. Housing with heat is limited and it may still be chilly at that time of the year so please RSVP on-line.

We’ll do our best to have some indoor projects but there will surely be work to do outside. Please bring warm clothes. We promise to have lots of tea, hot chocolate and cider!

Registration Information

RETURNING GROUP PARTICIPANTS

Please log in to the Events Dashboard with the email address associated with your account. You will be able to create an enrollment request from the Enrollment tab.

NEW GROUP PARTICIPANTS

(If you have not attended a Camp Hi-Rock event in the past 4 years)

Please complete the group information request form to create an account on the Events Dashboard. You will be sent an email with log in credentials, please log in to your account to complete an enrollment request.

Women’s Wellness Weekend Registration Now Open!

We are now accepting registrations for Women’s Wellness Weekend the weekend of May 31 – June 2, 2019!

Please click here for more information and registrations.

2019 Connecticut Info Session Dates

Learn more about Hi-Rock at one of our upcoming info sessions:

  Fairfield YMCA   February 14, 4pm-7pm

March 5, 4pm-7pm

  Bridgeport YMCA   March 7, 4pm-7pm
  Darien YMCA  Canceled
  Hamden/North Haven YMCA   February 18, 4pm-7pm
  Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA   February 13, 4pm-7pm

March 23, 11am-2pm

  Riverbrook Regional YMCA   February 6, 4pm-7pm
  Stratford YMCA   February 7, 4pm-7pm
  Valley YMCA (Ansonia)   March 2, 9am-12pm
  Woodruff Family YMCA   February 4, 4pm-7pm

March 6, 4pm-7pm

  Westport Weston Family YMCA   February 26, 4pm-7pm

Camp tours are available on request, please contact info@camphirock.org for further details.

Alumni Reunion 2019 Registration

We are excited to announce that registration for the Alumni Reunion is open!

The Alumni Reunion will take place August 30 – September 2, 2019.

We would love to see our alumni from near and far at our home away from home for this exciting weekend!

All alumni are welcome, come alone or bring the family. Attendees under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Registration information can be found on the registration and resources page. If you have any questions, please call the office at 413-528-1227.

Register now to qualify as an early bird! All registrations received with deposit by February 15, 2019 will qualify you to receive the following:

  • A limited edition hooded sweatshirt (only available to those who register by December 31st) for all paying registrants. You will have the option to purchase the sweatshirt for any participants 5 and under.
  • Registering early will create all important momentum to help prod others to register.
  • You will reserve your space for yourself and your family at the 2019 Alumni Reunion.
    • *Changes to registrations can be made until August 1st, 2019. Additions will be accepted after August 1st as space allows.

 

This year we have implemented a tiered pricing system for the reunion. Please see the pricing structure and information below.

Camp For All – Our YMCA understands everyone has different abilities to pay for camp events. We are committed to making Hi-Rock programs available to all. We have adopted a 4-tier pricing program for the reunion. Please consider the tier descriptions below and choose the tier that is most suitable for you.  No proof of financial need is required for tiers 1 – 3. Your selection is confidential and will not affect your experience at camp in any way.

Tier 1 – Most accurately reflects the true cost of camp events including, but not limited to, general overhead, equipment and facility maintenance, capital improvements and staffing.

Tier 2 – Reflects the basic cost of attending camp including food, staff, program supplies and limited maintenance expenses. Tier 3 – Is a more significantly subsidized rate for those who would not otherwise be able to attend camp.

Tier 4 – Is offered to families with demonstrated need who qualify for financial assistance through our Campership Program.

Registration Fees: The rates below include lodging, all meals for each day (meals available: Friday dinner – Monday Breakfast) and all activities except for water skiing which will be paid for at camp at $15 per run. All registrations must include a $75 deposit. Balance due by August 1, 2019.  Financial aid applications available upon request.

Current Fundraising Efforts

Capital Improvement Campaign for Facility Director Cabin
There is one role at Hi-Rock which plays a critical role in making Hi-Rock possible. That is the role of facility director. Many fine individuals have taken on that role and given years to keeping the place so many of us love operating. With limited resources and eighty-three buildings, one thousand acres, four miles of dirt roads, multiple vehicles, boats and docks, countless pieces of equipment and a wastewater treatment plant, there is a lot to keep operating and a lot of knowledge and dedication involved in doing so. Part of that dedication involves living on camp year-round and being on-call day and night in a cabin provided by Hi-Rock.

After years of placing our facility director’s cabin below other maintenance and capital investment priorities, we have reached a point where we cannot wait any longer. The building where we house our facility director has been determined to be beyond repair and we are working to rebuild it before the 2019 summer season. To make this possible, we need the help of the Hi-Rock community. Please consider contributing toward this project to help us build a comfortable and safe space for our facility director (and future facility directors who will take on this role for years to come) to call his home. 

We are off to a great start thanks to the generosity of our Camp Hi-Rock family! If you would like to give to this campaign, please see below for ways to give: 

1.)Through our Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/576753306096835/

2.) Through the following online link:   https://operations.daxko.com/Features/OnlineGiving/DonationDetails.aspx?cid=2048&campaign=12863&campaigner=915283

3.) By mailing a check to YMCA Camp Hi-Rock 162 East Street Mount Washington, MA 01258 with “Facility Director House” in the memo.

Introducing our newest year-round staff member!

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our year-round team, Kory Stratton.
Kory will be joining us as our year-round Operations Coordinator in January!
Kory is currently pursuing a degree in Leadership and Communications as well as a minor in Outdoor Leadership at Great Lakes University. Kory is a Michigan native, but has been calling Hi-Rock his home away from home since the summer of 2017 when he was the Challenge Course Director. Kory is very excited to start his new position as part of Hi-Rock’s leadership team. When he’s not working, you can usually find Kory rock climbing or eating sushi.

Now accepting registrations for BOLD & GOLD Wilderness Adventure Trips

Registration is open for our 2019 BOLD & GOLD Adventure Trips!

For more information, dates and rates and registration information, please click here.

Early Registration for Summer Overnight and Day Camp Available Through November 30!

We are now accepting registrations for summer Overnight and Day camp for 2019!

Early registrants will not only secure their space in their chosen session(s) in 2019, they will also receive and free Camp Hi-Rock t-shirt, $40 store credit and reserve 2018 session pricing on 2019 sessions.

To register, please visit our registration and resources page: camphirock.org/resources.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 413-528-1227 or email info@camphirock.org.

Introducing our new Camp Director!

Meet our new Camp Director, Sara Abriola! She will be joining Jess, Heather, Tanya, and Paul on our year round team.

Sara is a recent graduate from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Health Sciences and a concentration in public health. Sara has been a part of the Hi-Rock family since she was a camper in 2005 and has worked as a counselor and spent much of her time at the ski dock as Assistant Water-ski Director the past two summers. Sara is extremely excited to start her new position at Hi-Rock and to see everyone again next summer! Like most of the admin from this past summer her favorite camp meal is fajita night.