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Family Camp Early Bird Registration Available

Early registrations for Family Camp are being accepted now through December 31st! By registering by the deadline, you will ensure your family will have a space in 2018, retain 2017 pricing and receive a $40 credit in the camp store. Click here to find out more!

Our Biggest Work Weekend Ever

November 3rd-5th saw the biggest work weekend Camp Hi-Rock has hosted to date. 136 volunteers arrived on camp for the weekend and together we were able to complete many projects including:

  • Cleaning all the summer camp cabins and getting them ready for winter
  • Reorganizing Sara Cooper
  • Winterizing the camp office
  • Winterizing the ski boats
  • Building a rack for the stand up paddleboards
  • Getting the gardens ready for winter
  • Trimming the vegetation around the dam
  • Reflooring the bathroom in the back ward of the infirmary
  • Painting the program office
  • Cutting down dead trees and splitting them to use as firewood
  • Reorganizing storage spaces
  • Touching up paint on the outside of the dining hall
  • Touching up paint on the Wigwam cabins and Shower House
  • Raking and blowing leaves away from cabins and camp buildings
  • Dismantling old docks
  • Moving the Archery Range and storing targets for the winter
  • Building a railing in the shop
  • Fixing fences
  • and so much more

Thank you again to all of the amazing volunteers who came and helped us!

New Camp Director

We are excited to share that we have a new Camp Director, Heather Neaz-Nibur. Heather is a Hi-Rock alumni who has joined our team year round. Learn more about Heather and the rest of our year round staff here.

Early Registration for Summer 2018

Register early for Summer 2018 between now and November 30th to take advantage of our Early Bird incentives. By reserving your camper’s space today you will lock in our 2017 rates, receive a free camp Hi-Rock t-shirt, and receive a $40 store credit that your child can use during their stay at camp.

Please visit our Registration Page to download the early registration form.

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 summer@camphirock.org 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 (info@camphirock.org) 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

https://www.facebook.com/ymcacamphirock/

Winter Family Fun Weekend

WINTER FAMILY FUN WEEKEND 2017: FEBRUARY 17 – 20

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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

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 (summer@camphirock.org) or fax (413-528-4234).