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Register Early for Summer Camp 2020!

SEE YOUR FRIENDS AT CAMP HI-ROCK IN 2020!

By registering early, you’ll receive all the benefits of the Early Bird Camp Registration. Registering this fall will ensure you will not miss out on the session of your choice.

All 2020 YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Early Bird Registrations and deposits must be received by November 30th to qualify for the following:
  • Guarantee your child’s summer camp enrollment in 2020*
  • 2019 camp prices in 2020**
  • $40 camp store credit
  • Free early bird t-shirt

*You may change/alter your session dates at any time as space allows for no extra charge.

**2019 prices will be set in November and typically increase 2 – 4% per year due to increasing expenses.
Please register now to receive all of these benefits! Most importantly, registering early will ensure your child has a place in their preferred choice of session at Hi-Rock in 2020!

CLICK HERE TO SEE REGISTRATION OPTIONS!

Fall Work Weekend Registration Now Open

FALL WORK WEEKEND: OCTOBER 25 – 27 2019

Please join us for a great weekend with fellow Hi-Rockers. We’ll be getting camp ready for winter, tackling some important camp improvement projects and enjoying catching up with Hi-Rock friends. We’ll have jobs for all skill levels. 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 be chilly so please register online. Once the housing with heat is full we won’t be able to accept any overnight volunteers.

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!

TO REGISTER:

2019 Fall Work Weekend Registration for NEW group participants

Once you have clicked the above link, you will be able to create a profile and request any additional information. Once your profile is created, you will be directed to your profile and will be able to complete your group registration request.

2019 Fall Work Weekend Registration for RETURNING group participants

(If you have attended a Camp Hi-Rock event since 2015, i.e. Family Camp, Fall Family Fun Weekend, etc., you already have a profile on the Events Dashboard)

Once you have clicked the above link, please click “What’s my password” to reset your password if needed. You will be sent an email with details for how to log in.

 

Fall Family Fun Registration Now Open

FALL FAMILY FUN WEEKEND 2019: OCTOBER 4-6

Come join us and celebrate the best of fall in the Berkshires with a host of family friendly activities:

-Specialty fall crafts, hay rides, high & low ropes, and cozy campfires with s’mores

-Scenic hikes with breathtaking views of famous Berkshire fall foliage

-Take a stroll through our very own pumpkin patch

-Everyone is welcome: families, individuals, kids, adults & seniors!

 

Click Here to register

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!

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 here. If you have any questions, please call the office at 413-528-1227.

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 30, 2019.  Financial aid applications available upon request email camperservice@camphirock.org.

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.