Camp Hi-Rock Named One of the Best Summer Camps in the Country

America is loaded with summer camps, from the shores of California to the tree-covered mountains of the East Coast. And nestled in those tree-covered Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, you’ll find a camp that was recently named one of the best in the country — YMCA Camp Hi-Rock.

The travel experts at Canada’s leading online global travel agency, Flight Network, released their blog post, This Summer’s 22 Most Amazing Sleepaway Camps in the U.S., this summer. Their goal was to help parents and their campers locate the sleepaway camps that will make this a summer they’ll never forget. We were thrilled to find Camp Hi-Rock at No. 16 on the chronological list.

“Look to the east, and you’ll gaze upon the glory of the Berkshire Mountains. Peer to the west, and you’ll marvel at the stunning Catskills. This is what it’s like to be in the center of YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, a co-ed sleepaway camp settled around a crystal clear, 90-acre private lake in Mount Washington,” Flight Network’s travel writer stated.

The post praised Camp Hi-Rock for the diversity of our campers and counselors from more than 20 countries around the world, the quality of our leadership programs and our huge variety of activities.

We couldn’t agree with Flight Network’s team of travelers more. We are grateful to all of the members of the Hi-Rock community who make Hi-Rock such an amazing place. Thank you volunteers, donors, staff members, camper parents and most of all campers for all that you are to Hi-Rock!

Women’s Wellness Weekend

Our Women’s Wellness Weekend registration is now available! Come join us the weekend of June 2 – 4 for activities such as dance, yoga, low & high ropes, massages, creative crafts, waterfront activities and of course, delicious, healthy food! Since 2007, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has been hosting a weekend just for women and girls. Don’t just dream about relaxation to start your summer- experience it! All meals, lodging and activities are included for the weekend and one night and day passes are also available.

For additional information please contact Meghan O’Hara, Camp Director at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock at or register online at our website by clicking here.

2017 Open House Dates

Our 2017 Open House dates have been set! If you are considering camp and would like to visit camp, meet some of our wonderful staff and camp directors, please join us for one of our open house dates listed below. If you are unable to make it for either of these dates, we will be happy to schedule a tour with you and your family at any time! Contact us by phone (413-528-1227) or email ( to set up your tour and ask any questions you may have about our summer camp programs!

May 6th from 10 am to 1 pm
June 4th from 10 am to 3 pm

We look forward to meeting your family!

Interested in camp? Consider joining us for an information session at your local YMCA

Interested in camp but can’t come to us? We will come to you! We’re starting to schedule the first information sessions at local YMCAs in Connecticut. Consider stopping by to meet with one of our Camp Directors on the following dates. These are just a few of the ones we will be doing, so be sure to check back for more updates and new information sessions. Hope to see you there!

Darien YMCA:

Mon. Feb 13, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Elm City YMCA:

Wed. Feb 15, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Fairfield YMCA:

Thurs. Feb 23, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sun. Mar 19, 9 am – 12:00 pm

Hamden/North Haven YMCA:

Tues. Jan 31, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA:

Mon. Jan 30 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thurs. Mar 16 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ralphola Taylor Community Center (Bridgeport):

Sat. Mar 4, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stratford YMCA:

Thurs. Feb 16, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sat. Mar 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Soundview YMCA (Branford):

Wed. Jan 25, 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Sat. Mar 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Valley YMCA (Ansonia)

Thurs. Mar 16, 3:00-6:00 pm

Westport-Weston Family YMCA:

Tues. Mar 14, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wilton Family YMCA:

Wed. Mar 8, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Woodruff Family YMCA:

Wed. Mar 15, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sat. Mar 4, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm





Giving Tuesday #Unselfie Campaign

Giving Tuesday is a movement started in recent years as a response to the consumerism of the post-Thanksgiving shopping phenomenon (think Black Friday, Cyber Monday). With so much focus on buying, many may forget the spirit of giving that is the heart of this season.

At this very moment, thousands of people are reconnecting that spirit through Giving Tuesday and joining the #unselfie campaign. On this Giving Tuesday, check it out for yourself. Use our #unselfie template (or make your own!) and please consider taking a moment to give to Camp Hi-Rock.

#Unselfie Template

Winter Family Fun Weekend


You are invited to join us for a weekend of winter family fun at Camp Hi-Rock. Enjoy crafts, ice skating, hockey, snow shoe hikes, cross country skiing and more. We will also be hosting our annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament on Sunday for adults and kids alike. Get ready for cozy campfires, scenic hikes & all things great about winter in the Berkshires. Everyone is welcome!

(8 meals-Friday 6:30 dinner through Monday breakfast, Monday lunch is an optional add-on)

Busy Weekend? Two and one day reservations are available as well.


2017 Winter Family Fun 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.

2017 Winter Family Fun Weekend Registration for RETURNING group participants

(If you attended a Camp Hi-Rock event in 2015 or 2016, 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.

Register Today: A $50 deposit is required to reserve your family space. Please complete the Registration Form and return to camp by mail (Attn: Winter Family Fun 162 East Street Mount Washington, MA 01258), email ( or fax (413-528-4234).

Early Bird Registration for 2017 Summer Overnight and Day Camp is now Available!

Campers who are registered by our Early Bird Deadline, November 30, 2016, will reserve their space at Camp Hi-Rock in 2017 as well as receive the following early bird incentives with their enrollment:

  • 2016 Camp for All pricing* on their 2017 camp sessions.
  • A $40 credit in their camp store account,
  • An Exclusive FREE Camp Hi-Rock T-Shirt!

*Camp session fees typically increase by 2-4% in the following year.

For information on how to register, please CLICK HERE!

Join us for Fall Work Weekend – November 4-6, 2016


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 by emailing the following information to Meghan O’Hara:
  • Your name
  • Number of people in your group
  • Which meals you will be attending
  • Any dietary concerns
  • Housing requests

Register for our Fall Family Fun!

Come fall into fun at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock this October!Fall emails-02

You and your family are invited to join us for a weekend of the best of fall in the Berkshires. Head up to the mountain to enjoy specialty crafts, scenic hikes with breath-taking views of our famous fall foliage, cozy campfires, hay rides and our own pumpkin patch! Don’t forget to bring your Halloween spirit as well with our Saturday night trick or treating, games and costume contest. All ages are welcome!

For more information on how to register visit the following page on our website:

Fall Family Fun

Check out our BOLD/GOLD Program!

We’re thrilled to announce that Camp Hi-Rock was one of 10 Y’s chosen across the country to help expand an incredible YMCA program called BOLD/GOLD. Originally started in Seattle, BOLD GOLD takes youth on week-long backpacking programs to develop their fullest leadership potential as positive multicultural leaders in their communities. Our small groups (8 participants and two to three instructors) travel to some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Northeast to build their community. Using breath taking wilderness classrooms our participants return from our programs knowing that the confidence, strength and friendships they developed will help them meet any challenge on the trail, in the classroom, or back home in their communities.


For more information or to register for the program, visit the new page on our website: BOLD GOLD