Summer 2018 Admin Team Introduction #1

With summer approaching we are excited to begin introducing our 2018 admin team! first up, our Summer Camp Program Directors  for 2018, Eric Chin and Robbie Whelan, and with our Group Camping Program Director Rob Allingham!

Eric Chin- Program Director

Q: What are you doing now?
A: I’m a junior at Harvard studying biology and statistics. At school, I also lead trips with the Outing Club and play for the ultimate frisbee team.

Q: How long have you been coming to camp?
A: My first year at camp was in 2007, and since then I have been a camper in Abnaki, Frontier, and Mohawk, an Abnaki counselor, and the Assistant Ski Director. This will be my fourth summer as staff and my eleventh overall.

Q: What are you most excited for this summer?
A: I was only able to spend a week at Hi-Rock last summer, so I’m incredibly excited to be back in my favorite place!

Q: What’s your favorite camp meal?
A: The only correct answer is fajita night!


Robbie Whelan- Program Director, pictured with his younger brother

Q: What are you doing now?
A: I’m currently in my final year at the University of Stirling in Scotland and I’m studying BSc in Sport and Exercise Science.

Q: How many years have you been coming to camp?
A: Sadly I never got to experience camp as a camper but this is going to be my 3rd year as staff!

Q: What are you most excited about for this summer?
A: Tough question…if I had to pick one it would be getting to hear the frontier cheers in the dining hall again!

Q: What’s your favorite camp meal?
A: 100% has to be fajita night!


Rob Allingham- Group Camping Program Director

Q: What are you doing now?
A: I am currently a Sophomore at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut.

Q: How many years have you been coming to camp?
A: I have been coming to camp as a staff member since 2013.

Q: What are you most excited about this summer?
A: I am most excited about seeing old friends and making new ones!

Q: What is your favorite camp meal?
A: My favorite camp meal is everything that isn’t in the salad bar



Spring Volunteer Work Weekend

Please join us for a great weekend with fellow Hi-Rockers. We’ll be getting camp open for summer, 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 and must provide a Work Weekend Waiver form signed by a parent. 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 to let us know you are coming.

2018 New Group Participants can use this link to register:
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.

2018 Returning Group Participants can use this link to register:
(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.

If you need assistance with registering please contact or call the camp office at (413)528-1227.

Once the housing with heat is full we won’t be able to accept any overnight volunteers. Please bring warm clothes.

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

2018 Open House Dates

Join us for one of our Spring Open Houses!

You will be able 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 12, 2018 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
June 3, 2018 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

We can also schedule individual tours if you are unable to make it to an Open House. Please contact the office at 413-528-1227.

2018 Info Session Dates

Come meet one of our Camp Directors and ask questions about our programs at an info session!

Fairfield YMCA

Thursday, January 11th, 4pm-7pm

Tuesday, March 6th, 4pm-7pm


Bridgeport YMCA

Thursday, March 8th, 4pm-7pm


Stratford YMCA

Thursday, February 15th, 4pm-7pm


Elm City YMCA 

Thursday, February 8th, 4pm-7pm


Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA

Wednesday, January 31st, 4pm-7pm

Saturday, March 24th, 11am-2pm


Soundview Family YMCA

Monday, January 29th, 4-7pm


Valley YMCA 

Saturday, March 3rd, 9am-12pm


Hamden/North Haven YMCA

Monday, February 19th, 4pm-7pm


Woodruff Family YMCA

Monday, February 5th, 4pm-7pm

Wednesday, March 7th, 4pm-7pm


Westport Weston Family YMCA 

Tuesday, February 27th, 4pm-7pm


Riverbrook Regional YMCA 

Wednesday, February 7th, 4pm-7pm


Darien YMCA 

Tuesday, February 13th, 4pm-7pm


Ralphola Taylor Community Center



Women’s Wellness Weekend 2018 Registration Open

Registration for our 2018 Women’s Wellness Weekend is now open. Register online or download the registration form by visiting

New this year, register with a friend and save $25 each!


On-line Camp Store

We are excited to announce that you can now purchase Camp Hi-Rock gear year round. Check out our inventory using the links below and contact Tanya, with orders or questions!

Hi-Rock On-line Store Page 1

Hi-Rock On-line Store Page 2

Hi-Rock On-line Store Page 3

Summer 2018 Dates & Rates

Ready for summer 2018?

Click here to see our dates and rates!

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.