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Fairfield YMCA Info Session Postponed!

Happy Snow Day, Hi-Rockers! Unfortunately, due to today’s winter weather, we have decided to postpone the info session that was due to be held at the Fairfield YMCA. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
We will be rescheduling, and will post the date as soon as possible! Keep an eye out for the updated Fairfield YMCA Info Session information. Thank you for your understanding, and stay warm!

2024 Information Session & Open House Dates

In-Person Info Sessions

Stop by one of our drop-in events to meet one of Hi-Rock’s Camp Directors and learn more about our programs.

Location

Date

Time

Berkshire Food Co-op
Sunday, February 18 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday, March 16 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday, April 21 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Bridgeport YMCA Thursday, March 7 4:30-6:30 PM
Fairfield YMCA
Tuesday, January 30 4:30-6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 13- POSTPONED 4:30-6:30 PM
New Haven YMCA Youth Center Tuesday, February 6 4:00-6:00 PM
Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA
Wednesday, February 7 4:00-6:00 PM
Saturday, March 2 9:30-11:30 PM
Soundview Family YMCA
Monday, February 12 4:30-6:30 PM
Saturday, March 9 9:00-11:00 AM
Stratford YMCA Monday, February 5 4:30-6:30 PM
Woodruff Family YMCA
Tuesday, February 27 4:30-6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 19 4:30-6:30 PM

 

Virtual Info Sessions

Please use the link below to register for a virtual info session. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day of the info session. All times are in EST.

Date

Time

 Thursday, February 8  7:00-8:00 PM
 Wednesday, February 28  7:00-8:00 PM
 Wednesday, March 13  7:00-8:00 PM
 Tuesday, April 2  7:00-8:00 PM
 Wednesday, May 1  7:00-8:00 PM
Click here to register for a virtual info session!
* Additional in-person and virtual info sessions will be scheduled and updates will be posted here!

Open houses

Date

Time

 Sunday, May 5  12:00-3:00 PM
 Saturday, June 10 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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

Early Bird Registration for 2024 Now Open!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

By registering early, you’ll receive all the benefits of early bird camp registration. Register today to ensure you will not miss out on the session of your choice.

All 2024 YMCA Camp Hi-Rock early bird registrations and deposits must be received by November 30th to qualify for the following:

  • Early registration session fees! Session fees will go up after November 30th.
  • Guarantee your child’s summer camp enrollment in 2024*
  • $40 camp store credit**
  • Free early bird t-shirt
*You may alter your session dates at any time, as space allows, for no extra charge.
**For campers registering for overnight camp or the Leader-In-Training Program.

Please register now to receive all of these benefits!

Most importantly, registering early will ensure your child has a place in their preferred session at Hi-Rock in 2024!

Helpful links:

Fall Volunteer Work Weekend Registration Now Open

FALL WORK WEEKEND NOVEMBER 3-5, 2023

Please join us for another great weekend with fellow Hi-Rockers. We’ll be getting camp ready for winter, tackling some important camp improvement projects, and catching up with our Hi-Rock friends.
Accommodations and meals will be provided. Volunteers who are under 18 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. Please use the links below to register.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

NEW GROUP PARTICIPANTS

Create an events dashboard account. Once you have created your account, you will receive details to log into your account. Complete Fall Volunteer Work Weekend Registration.

RETURNING GROUP PARTICIPANTS

Log into your events dashboard account. Complete Fall Volunteer Work Weekend Registration.

Women’s Wellness Weekend Registration Now Open!

Women’s Wellness Weekend 2023: September 8-10, 2023

Bday (1)A weekend for women of all ages. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Activities for the body, mind and spirit include:

  • Fitness, dance & yoga classes
  • Massages & meditation
  • Low ropes, high ropes and climbing wall
  • Creative crafts & painting
  • Hiking, swimming & boating
  • Delicious & healthy food
  • And more!

ONLINE REGISTRATION

New Group Participants

Create an events dashboard account. Once you have created your account, you will receive details to log into your account. Complete Women’s Wellness Weekend registration.

Returning Group Participants

Log into your events dashboard account. Complete Women’s Wellness Weekend registration.

REGISTRATION FORM

Complete the 2023 Women’s Wellness Weekend Registration Form and return to camp by:

  • Mail: YMCA Camp Hi-Rock 544 East Street, Mount Washington 01258
  • Email: tanya@camphirock.org
  • Fax: 413-528-4234

Volunteers of the Year

Thank you to our Volunteers of the Year!

Last week, our year-round team had the incredible opportunity to celebrate our Volunteers of the Year at the Annual Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Annual Volunteer Celebration.

This year we honored Zach Carlsten and Jake Rumbold as our Youth Volunteers of the Year, and Lynn Gabriel as our Adult Volunteer of the year! We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all three of these wonderful individuals for committing their time and energy to making Camp Hi-Rock a better place!

Lynn Gabriel with our Executive Director, Jessica Speer-Holmes

Jake Rumbold at Camp

Zach Carlsten at Camp

 

 

Sign up for Spring Volunteer Work Weekend!

SPRING WORK WEEKEND 

April 28 – 30, 2023 

Please join us for a great weekend with fellow Hi-Rockers 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 and teens under the age of 18 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 online.

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 coffee!

Hope to see you here!

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Staff & Volunteers

 


Register online

New Group Participants- Create an events dashboard account. Once you have created your account, you will receive details to log into your account. Complete the Spring Work Weekend Registration.

Returning Group Participants- Log into your events dashboard account. Complete the Spring Work Weekend Registration. 

Family Camp Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Family Camp
August 21-27, 2023

Now accepting early bird registrations for family camp in 2023!

We are now accepting family camp registrations! Registrations with deposit* received by March 31, 2023 qualify for a $40 credit in the camp store. Most importantly you will reserve a space for your family for family camp!

*If you have already paid your deposit, a new deposit will not be required at registration. Please complete full registration so that we have details for reserving your lodging. If you would like to check on your deposit status, please email Tanya at tanya@camphirock.org.

Stay tuned for information coming soon about our new Family Camp Planning Committee and for an opportunity to provide feedback on Family Camp 2022 and input for Family Camp 2023 via a survey.

We hope to see you and your family during Family Camp in 2023!

Family Camp Housing Information

We will do our best to honor housing requests through a complete registration form (or online registration) received with a deposit in the order they are received. Returning families will be given priority to reserve the same housing they have had in previous years until March 31, 2023. After March 31, 2023, housing will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Deposits without complete registration forms (or online registrations) will not serve to reserve housing. If multiple returning families have had the same housing in prior years (for example, if two families stayed in the same cabin for different parts of the week in prior years) camp staff will use their discretion, in consultation with the board of directors, to assign housing taking all families’ preferences into account. Lodge space is limited and will be assigned according to the parameters above.

Online Registration

New Group Participants

Create an events dashboard account. Once you have created your account, you will receive details to log into your account. Complete Summer Family Camp Registration.

Returning Group Participants

Log into your events dashboard account. Complete Summer Family Camp Registration.

Paper Registration

Complete the paper registration form and return to camp by:

  • Mail: YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Attn: Family Camp 544 East Street, Mount Washington 01258
  • Email: tanya@camphirock.org
  • Fax: 413-528-4234

Alumni Reunion & 75th Anniversary Celebration Registration Now Open!

Alumni Reunion & 75th Anniversary Celebration

September 1-4, 2023

Camp Hi-Rock is excited to announce registrations are now being accepted for our upcoming Alumni Reunion & 75th Anniversary Celebration!
Register now to qualify as an early bird! All registrations received with a deposit by March 1, 2023 will qualify you to receive the following:
  • A limited-edition hooded sweatshirt for all paying registrants for a minimum of one overnight. Also available for purchase.
  • 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 2023 Alumni Reunion. *Changes to registrations can be made until August 1st, 2023. Additions will be accepted after August 1st as space allows.

TOM MOORE CELEBRATION OF LIFE

During this year’s alumni reunion, we will be holding a special event to honor the life and work of Tom Moore and to recognize the impact he had on all camp staff and campers during his tenure as Executive Director. If you would like to help plan this event or have a story or memory of Tom you would like to share, please email Jessica Speer-Holmes at executive@camphirock.org.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

New Group Participants

Create an events dashboard account. Once you have created your account, you will receive details to log into your account. Complete Alumni Reunion and 75th Anniversary Celebration Registration.

Returning Group Participants

Log into your events dashboard account. Complete Alumni Reunion and 75th Anniversary Celebration Registration.

REGISTRATION FORM

Complete the 2023 Alumni Reunion Registration Form and return to camp by:

  • Mail: YMCA Camp Hi-Rock 544 East Street, Mount Washington 01258
  • Email: tanya@camphirock.org
  • Fax: 413-528-4234

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

2023 Info Sessions and Open Houses

In-Person Info Sessions

Stop by one of our drop-in events to meet one of Hi-Rock’s Camp Directors and learn more about our programs.

Location Date Time
 Berkshire Food Co-op  Saturday, March 18  10:00 am-2:00 pm
 Saturday, April 22  10:00 am-2:00 pm
 Bridgeport YMCA  Tuesday, January 31  4:00-6:00 pm
 Thursday, March 16  4:00-6:00 pm
 Brooklyn Central Library  Saturday, March 4  12:00-3:00 pm
 Fairfield YMCA  Tuesday, January 10  4:00-6:00 pm
 Thursday, March 2  4:00-6:00 pm
 Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA  Wednesday, January 18  4:00-6:00 pm
 Saturday, March 11  10:00 am-12:00 pm
 Riverbrook Regional YMCA Monday, February 27  4:00-6:00 pm
 Soundview Family YMCA  Tuesday, February 7  4:00-6:00pm
 Tuesday, March 21  4:00-6:00 pm
 Stratford YMCA  Wednesday, February 1  4:00-6:00 pm
 Woodruff Family YMCA  Monday, February 13  4:00-6:00pm
 Wednesday, March 1  4:00- 6:00pm

 

Virtual Info Sessions

Please use the link below to register for a virtual info session. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day of the info session. All times are in EST.

Monday, February 27, 7:15-8:15 pm

Wednesday, March 15, 7:15-8:15 pm

Tuesday, March 28, 7:15-8:15 pm

Monday, April 10, 7:15-8:15 pm

Wednesday, April 26, 7:15-8:15 pm

Monday, May 8, 7:15-8:15 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 7:15-8:15 pm

Click here to register for a virtual info session!
* Additional in-person and virtual info sessions will be scheduled and updates will be posted here!

Open houses

Sunday, May 7 12:00-3:00 pm

Saturday, June 10 11:00 am-2:00 pm

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