Nestled in 1,000 acres of the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety acre lake, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock enjoys a truly magnificent location. While at Hi-Rock, campers learn to act as stewards not only of the camp’s natural setting, but of the global environment in which they live.
In the fall, winter, and spring, Hi-Rock offers many meaningful programs for individuals, groups, and families, in addition to hosting groups such as scout troops, family reunions, and school and youth group retreats. Year-round, our wide range of facilities including a spacious dining hall, arts and crafts lodge, recreation lodges, rustic cabins, and waterfront building are the perfect complement to your group’s programming needs.
Located less than 30 minutes from Great Barrington, MA and about 2.5 hours from both Boston and New York City, our majestic location is a comfortable drive from most major cities in the northeast.
Our Mission and Philosophy
We firmly believe that every child is different. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of the spirits, minds and bodies of the participants we serve. We see each person as a unique individual with his or her own needs, aptitudes, and interests, which can be further developed through the camping experience.
We seek to help each camper utilize his or her identity and sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, and cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people. This simple direct philosophy has proven itself through our tremendous growth and very high return rate of our participants. The most impressive evidence of our success is in the growth of our campers.