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Rock Hill Resident Camp

Rock Hill

300 Wixon Pond Road
Mahopac, NY  10541

Rock Hill's 190 wooded acres provide the perfect setting for a variety of activities allowing you and your girls several different ways to enjoy being outdoors!  In addition to a lake for boating and swimming, there are hiking trails, an archery range, low, mid, and high ropes courses, a large game field, and plenty of program spaces for troop meetings, badge work, crafts, or games.

Rock Hill Camp Sessions

Camp Sessions are filling up fast! Here are the available and sold-out sessions at Rock Hill Camp as of 4/23/21.

Rock Hill FAQs
What are the facilities like?
  • Rock Hill is located in Mahopac New York in Putnam County.  We have 190 acres of forest and lakefront.  We have both modern and rustic buildings and each camper will have access to showers and flush toilets.  Rock Hill offers boating (canoes, kayaks, and rowboats), swimming in the lake, high and low ropes, archery, arts and crafts lodge, and nature programming. 
  • Rock Hill hires about 35 staff each summer.  We have many returning staff each summer from local areas, across the US and even internationally.   
Where will my camper sleep?
  • Depending on the program session campers will sleep in either cabins or platform tents (this will be specified in the brochure). 
    • Our all-weather cabins have a bunk room with 8 bunk beds for the campers which are connected to a bathroom with shower and bathroom stalls.  On the other side of the bathroom is the counselor bunk room so that the staff may hear everything going on in the camper bunk room.
    • Platform tent units have about 8-10 tents around a picnic shelter, fire circle and bathhouse with shower and flushing bathroom stalls. Each tent has 4-5 beds inside, each with its own mosquito netting cover provided by the camp.  Staff sleep in a separate tent in the unit where they can see and hear all of the camper tents. 
What will my camper eat?
  • Rock Hill Camp provides food in the dining hall.  Each meal includes a hot meal served family style with fresh options at our salad bar. Staff members eat with campers at each table.  Our staff is trained to make sure that every camper eats a sufficient meal and are good about accommodating picky eaters.  If your camper has any allergies or dietary restrictions please include that on your health form so that we can inform the chefs ahead of time and they can make sure to have alternatives available when your camper arrives. 
  • Once a week campers will also have the opportunity to cook out on the campfire.  Girls vote on the menu and help with preparing, cooking, and serving this meal with their unit.   
Can I register my camper with a buddy?

Rock Hill Camp does not have a system in place for your camper to register with a buddy.  However, if they attend the same session then they will be together in the same group for each activity throughout the day.   If they are registered for a cabin program then by default they will also be sleeping in the same room as there is only one bunk room per program in the cabins. 

How do you keep parents informed about camp?
  • While your camper is at Rock Hill our Facebook (Rock Hill Camp-GSHH) and Instagram (RockHillCamp.gshh) pages are great resources to check for pictures and updates.
  • We will encourage your camper to write letters each day but please remember if you do not hear from her she is probably having fun with her friends during the downtime.
  • You may also call the camp and we will check on your camper for you and call you back later that day.
  • Rock Hill Camp parents may email their camper through the bunk notes system. If you email your camper we will print them out and distribute them each day.
Can my camper bring electronic devices/ cell phone to camp?

No, please do not allow your camper to bring any electronic devices to camp. There will be no way for your camper to properly store or charge any device in the woods.  If a cell phone, music player, etc. are brought to camp than camp staff will store it in the camp safe located in the office for the remainder of the session so that it can be safely returned on check out day.

Can I send snacks to camp?

Please do not send food or snacks to camp without checking with the office first as we have many campers with food allergies and diet restrictions.  If food is brought to camp and not stored properly (especially in the tent units) then it becomes an invitation for our forest friends to come into the sleeping areas. Once a friend has found food it becomes very difficult to keep them away for the rest of the season.

 

Camp at a Glance

2021 Sessions 

Brownies (Grades 1-3)

RH Tidbits 7/5-7/9

Interested in going to sleepaway camp but aren't sure if you are ready yet? No problem! Come dip your toes into the sleepaway camp water with Rock Hill Camp Tidbits! With our 2-night, 3-day adventure you have the opportunity to experience all that sleepaway camp has to offer! Spend time swimming, boating, hiking, outdoor cooking, and making one-of-a-kind masterpieces down at arts & crafts!

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7/11-7/16 & 7/25-7/30: From Muggle to Magic

Have you ever wondered if there was something special about you? Could you join Harry Potter at Hogwarts? Learn to transform from mere muggle into magic! Create your own magic wands & potions, & learn what it means to play fair with others by creating your own Quidditch teams! At the end of the week, you will compete in a Quidditch tournament to show you truly are the most magical of them all!

7/11-7/16 Register Here 

7/25-7/30 Register Here

7/18-7/23: Snack-tastic

Snacks, snacks, and MORE snacks! Give it your best shot in creating fun, crazy and healthy snacks during special challenges at Rock Hill Camp! Work together with your group to make small snacks. Learn about edible plants in the wild, and make healthy snacks that you can bring on all of your adventures! During your week, you’ll also be able to participate in arts & crafts, swimming, boating, open and closing campfire and much more!

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8/1-8/6: Fairy Finders

Get to know the infamous Fairies at Rock Hill Camp! Learn the tricks to search for signs of the fairies, build your own fairy houses, and create your own tutus while enjoying a fairy tea party. In between all the fairy fun, you’ll also experience all that Rock Hill has to offer!

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Juniors (Grades 4-5)

7/11-7/16 & 7/25-7/30: Quidditch for Beginners

Is being on the Rock Hill Quidditch team calling your name? Are you a seeker, a chaser, a keeper or a beater? Come find out at Rock Hill this week and get ready for the first annual Rock Hill Quidditch tournament! While not at the Quidditch Pitch, you’ll participate in magical crafts, archery, boating, campfires, and all that Rock Hill has to offer!

7/11-7/16 Register Here

7/25-7/30 Register Here

Senior/Ambassador (Grades 9-12)

7/25-7/30, 8/1-8/6, 8/8-8/13: CIT II - Age 16-17

If you started the summer in our C.I.T. program (or completed C.I.T. I last summer) and would like to spend a bit more time at Rock Hill, this is the perfect opportunity! You will help out with a group throughout the week, honing in on your counselor expertise while gaining valuable skills you will need to become a Junior Counselor!*C.I.T. I is a required prerequisite for C.I.T. II.

7/25-7/30 Register Here

8/1-8/6 Register Here

8/8-8/13 Register Here

7/7-7/23: CIT I

This program will help guide you into becoming an excellent leader both in and out of camp. You will learn about camp philosophy, child development, safety and risk management, developing programs, camping skills, and how to have fun with children.

During your first week you will get to enjoy all that Rock Hill has to offer while learning some of what goes on behind the scenes. During the following two weeks you will get to help out in units and program areas leading songs and games. By the time you leave this session you will have planned and led your all camp activity, campfires and theme days for the whole camp!

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7/25-8/6: High Adventure 2.0

Girls in this session will have a series of adventures both at Rock Hill and in the heart of the Hudson Valley! Previous outdoor camping experience is highly recommended.

Activities include hiking, backpacking, canoeing, high ropes, arts & crafts, and camping out in the wilderness. 

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