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Rock Hill Camp

Rock Hill Camp

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 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

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Brownies (Entering Grades 2-3)
Week 1 - July 3-8

Rock Hill Camp Olympics - $675 

It’s Olympics Week! Teamwork truly does make the dream work! Work together with your team and your group to complete activities and tasks in order to earn the gold. 

Week 2 - July 10-15

Let's Get Buggy - $675 

Bees, spiders, butterflies, oh my! Have a blast doing all things camp while learning about why bugs matter, the life of a butterfly, and even make your own bug house. 

Week 3 - July 17-22

Fairy Finders - $675 

Get to know the infamous fairies of 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 of the fairy fun, you will also experience all the outdoor adventures Rock Hill has to offer! 

Week 4 - July 24-29

Snacktastic - $675 

Throughout the week, learn how to make your own trail mix, mug cakes, and even campfire food. You’ll also learn about the different types of snacks from salty to sweet and from healthy food to fun snacks and everything in between.

Week 5 - July 31 - August 5

I LOVE CAMP! - $675 

How to be a camper 101. Throughout this week, you will learn all of the key parts of camping: packing your bag, reading a map, and even working with your friends to put a tent together.

Week 6 - August 7-12

Under the Stars - $675 

Shine bright like a star. Learn all about the stars, how old they are, and the different constellations. 

Juniors (Entering Grades 4-5)
Week 1 - July 3-8

Red, White, Blue & You! - $675 

It’s Olympics week! Throughout this week you will participate in activities and games all while learning how to be the best athlete you can be. Practice your skills, work together, and go for gold! 

Week 2 - July 10-15

Happy Habitats - $675 

Learn about animals you might see around camp. See where they live and how we can protect them. You will even get to make your own bird nest and feeders.

Week 3 - July 17-22

Back to the Future - $675 

If I were a flapper girl, what would I do? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dress and act as if you lived during a different time? Make your own outfits and accessories, come up with a day in your life, and even put on a show. Live in the past while still enjoying the fun of lake time, the ropes course, and other activities of today. 

Week 4 - July 24-29 - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Creative Cooking - $675 

What would you do if you starred on the next episode of Chopped? Your task: create the best breakfast, lunch, dunner and dessert with your team. The twist? You can only use the items in your basket. Would your team make it to the end? Each day, your group will compete to make a meal, while still enjoying Rock Hill Camp activities! 

Week 5 - July 31 - August 5

Let's Go Camping - $675 

Have you ever wondered what makes a super camper? Learn how to tie knots, use a compass and new skills to go on a scavenger hunt, and learn about fire safety. 

Week 6 - August 7-12

To Infinity and Beyond - $675 

Spend the week gazing at the stars and beyond! Take a tour of the camp after dark, explore nature at night, and host an extreme nighttime party. Girls will discover the world of constellations and the stories behind them. Campers will walk in the footsteps of astronauts, astronomers, and aerospace engineers with fun-filled activities. This session includes an off-site trip. 

Cadettes (Entering Grades 6-8)

One Week Sessions

Week 1 - July 3-8

Olympics Extravaganza! - $675 

It’s Olympics week! Make it awesome, make it cool, see what it takes to help your team rule! Have you ever wanted to be a part of the Olympics beyond competing? You will get to play a big part in all of the fun on and off the field. 

Week 2 - July 10-15

Tree Time - $675 

Pine, Oak, Ash, and Birch. There are so many types of trees that play their own role in the world. Come find out which is the best tree species for a tree house, which types of bark you can eat, and learn how to tell how old a tree is! 

Week 3 - July 17-22

Curtain Call - $675 

The show must go on! Have you ever wanted to write a script and put on a show? Learn all about the different parts of the show and work together with your group to come up with a rockstar performance. 

Week 4 - July 24-29

Bon Appetit - $675 

Have you ever dreamed you were the star of your own cooking show? Learn how to cook from all over the country, the world, and over a fire. 

Week 5 - July 31 - August 5

The Great Outdoors - $675 

Spend a night under the stars. Learn all about the essentials to being a camping expert, from how to build a shelter to fire building, and everything in between. 

Week 6 - August 7-12

To Infinity and Beyond - $675 

Spend the week gazing at the stars and beyond! Take a tour of the camp after dark, explore nature at night, and host an extreme nighttime party. Girls will discover the world of constellations and the stories behind them. Campers will walk in the footsteps of astronauts, astronomers, and aerospace engineers with fun-filled activities. This session includes an off-site trip. 

Two Week Sessions

Weeks 2 & 3 - July 10-22

Zip, Zip, Away - $1520 

Enjoy the rush of zip lining through the trees? Spend time at Rock Hill focusing on our high ropes course and zip line. You will also get to experience all that Rock Hill has to offer at the lake, archery range, gaga pit, arts & crafts, and so much more! 

Weeks 4 & 5 - July 24 - August 5

Brains! - $1350 

Would you survive the zombie apocalypse? Learn how to build a debris shelter, make a fire, perform basic first aid on your fellow humans, shoot an arrow, find food and water on the run, and make your own first aid kits, while still enjoying all that Rock Hill has to offer! 

Senior (Entering Grades 9-10)

One Week Sessions

Week 2 - July 10-15

Nature-Al Beauty - $675 

Isn’t nature beautiful? Throughout this week, you will get to create your own works of art using the many aspects of nature around you at camp. 

Week 3 - July 17-22

RHC's Got Talent - $675 

Work together with your group to put on and organize our RHC talent show! Participate on or off the stage and learn about the performance life while doing so!

Week 6 - August 7-12

Starry Night - $675

There is always light in the darkness. You will get to learn all about the night sky, the life of a star and how telescopes help us see. 

Two Week Sessions

Super STARS

Session 1 - July 3-15 - $680

Session 2 - July 17-29 - $680

Session 3 - July 31 - August 12 - $680 

Be more than a camper in this session - be a super hero to younger campers, a super STAR helping out in the dining hall, and a super camper the rest of the time as you pick and choose your own camp activities. Girls will help to set up and clean up meals in the dining hall and have input in the planning process of camp activities to ensure a camp experience entirely of their own creation! 

Weeks 2 & 3 - July 10 - July 22

Outpost - $1350 

Get ready for a challenging yet rewarding camp experience! Outpost is known as a rite of passage for Senior girls at GSHH. Spend your time at camp on the water, at the archery range, and on the ropes course! Live in Rock Hill’s primitive campsite: sleeping in pitch tents and cooking all of your own meals over a fire in addition to learning outdoor living and survival skills. 

Weeks 5 & 6 July 31 - August 12

High Adventure - $1430 

Girls in this session will have the opportunity for adventures both at Rock Hill and at an off-site overnight. Previous outdoor camping experience is highly recommended. Activities may include hiking, backpacking, canoing, high ropes, arts & crafts, and camping out in the wilderness. Off-site location will be announced to parents of girls registered for this session. 

Ambassador (Entering Grades 11-12)

One Week Sessions

Week 1 - July 3-8

Oh Captain, My Captain - $675 

It’s Olympics Week! Being team captain is a big role! Throughout this week, you’ll lead your team to victory through planning, strategy, and coaching skills.

Week 2 - July 10-15

Water Everywhere! - $675 

The ocean is blue, but the lake is green and the shower is clear...WHY? This week you’ll learn all about water and all the ways it is used. From cleaning, to swimming, to making your own water art.

Week 3 - July 17-22

RHC's Got Talent - $675 

Work together with your group to put on and organize our RHC talent show! Participate on or off the stage and learn about the performance life while doing so!

Week 6 - August 7-12

Out of this World! - $675 

NASA might not be going to space anymore, but GSHH can still learn about it. Come up with your own missions and plan to achieve it Outer Space Style. 

Two Week Sessions

Super STARS

Session 1 - July 3-15 - $680

Session 2 - July 17-29 - $680

Session 3 - July 31 - August 12 - $680 

Be more than a camper in this session - be a super hero to younger campers, a super STAR helping out in the dining hall, and a super camper the rest of the time as you pick and choose your own camp activities. Girls will help to set up and clean up meals in the dining hall and have input in the planning process of camp activities to ensure a camp experience entirely of their own creation! 

Weeks 5 & 6 July 31 - August 12

High Adventure - $1430 

Girls in this session will have the opportunity for adventures both at Rock Hill and at an off-site overnight. Previous outdoor camping experience is highly recommended. Activities may include hiking, backpacking, canoing, high ropes, arts & crafts, and camping out in the wilderness. Off-site location will be announced to parents of girls registered for this session. 

Ages 16-17
CIT I: Weeks 1-3 July 3 - July 22

CIT I - $1000 (3 Week Program) 

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 in units and program areas leading songs and games. By the time you leave this session, you will have planned and led your all day activity, campfires, and theme days for the whole camp!

CIT II Weeks 4, 5, &6 - July 24-29, July 31-August 5, & August 7-12

July 24-29, July 31-August 5, & August 7-12 - $360 per 1 week session 

Session 1 - 7/24-7/29

Session 2 - 7/31-8/5

Session 3 - 8/7-8/12

If you started the summer in our CIT Program (or completed CIT I last summer) and would like to complete your CIT II 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! *Completion of CIT I (3 week session) is a required prerequisite for CIT II.