Opening Day / Closing Day

Opening Day

Three Week, Four Week, July Mini I, and August Two Week – Assigned arrival times between 8:45am – 1:00pm
June Mini, July Mini II, and Junior Camp – Assigned arrival times between 9:30am – 11:30am

Campers will be assigned arrival time slots to help stagger the arrival process. Times will be emailed one month prior to your Opening Day. Opening Day is our favorite day of camp! We are thrilled to welcome you and your family to Camp High Rocks.

On Opening Day, we will meet you halfway up the camp road to check you in. (Junior Camp, we will meet you at the top of the road.) You will be directed to parking. In the parking lot, our staff will be there to greet you and welcome you to camp! Staff will gather your large luggage (trunks and duffels) to transport to the cabin. Our nurses stations will be drive-thru or walk-up for all families to stop by and discuss any medical questions and drop off medications.

Please review our 2023 Health Guidelines to see what else we need for Opening Day, including a 5-Day Health Log and rapid, antigen test.

Once you have (1)checked in, (2)handed over luggage, and (3)visited the nurses table, staff will direct you to your camper’s cabin. Families may walk to their camper’s cabin and meet his counselor who will be waiting outside. All parts of the drop off process are quick, including this part. We recommend a quick hug, a hello to his cabin counselor, and then be on your way back to the car. We have found that it is easier for the boys to adjust to camp if the transition is quick.

After lunch on the first day of camp, he will get to visit activity areas, learn about the rules, opportunities, and trips involved. He will sign up for his activities on the first night of camp. This allows him to start his activities the first full day of camp. Your son is allowed to change activities at designated times each week.

Junior campers will have a similar Opening Day, however, will rotate around to different activity areas as a cabin group. Over the course of the week, there will be time for each camper to select different activity options.

If you are planning to have your camper fly to camp, please see our “Travel by Air” website section for more information.

Closing Day

Three Week, June Mini, Four Week, July Mini II, and August Two Week – 9:15 am to 11:15 am

June Mini I and Junior Camp – 9:45 am to 11:00 am

We are excited to welcome parents back to camp, to see how much their camper has grown in just a few weeks. By that point, you will have your own personal tour guide who has lots of exciting and unique stories to tell you about everything that happened at camp!

You are welcome to arrive anytime during the window above. There are not assigned times for closing day. If previous years are an indication, we expect most parents to arrive before 10:45. Check-out, medications, and trunk pick up will be drive-thru stations. Once you have completed each station, you will be directed to park and walk to your camper’s cabin. Campers will be waiting at their cabin for pickup. You are then welcome to have your camper show you around camp and head on home!

If you are planning to have your camper fly home, please see our “Travel by Air” website section for guidance.


Due to the short duration of our sessions, we do not allow campers to have visitors including during our camp sessions.  There are no facilities for housing visitors at camp.

If there is ever a change in our schedule (Opening Day or Closing Day) due to unforeseen reasons, we will contact you directly via email or phone call.

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