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RDC Staff Reunion Weekend

RDC Staff Reunion Weekend September 5th – 9th, 2013

Open to all staff from 1897 to the present!

In the spring there was a lot of interest in the RDC Staff Reunion but to date we only have 1 reservation!

If you have been planning to sign up, please sign up today! We need to have a minimum of 20 people signed up in order to hold organized activities. Staff are welcome to take advantage of the low rate regardless of the number of attendees.

Come to RDC as a ‘guest’ for a great low rate of $120 per person per night. Children, ages 2-8, are $60 per night. Children under 2 years of age are FREE! This rate includes 3 daily meals, housekeeping and ice & wood delivery.

Activities may include welcome reception, group hikes, lake tour, canoe or kayak trip, square dance…We are open to suggestions!

If you are traveling a long distance to be here, we can extend your stay on either end for the same low nightly rate.

All rates are subject to NH 9% Rooms & Meals tax.

Make reservations by calling 603-968-3313 or email becky@rdcsquam.com.

Spread the word – the more the merrier!



Fun Comes Naturally at RDC

Fun Comes Naturally at RDC

By: Adam WohnoutkaResorts and Lodges.com

The bobbing waters of Squam Lake reflect the cloud-dabbled azure sky. The pristine peaks of the White Mountains paint the horizon. A loon’s enchanting call echoes off the trees. Every moment at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps in Holderness, New Hampshire is one that celebrates natural splendor.

However, there is one week when this outdoor oasis truly appreciates Mother Nature’s magic. From June 22nd through the 28th, celebrate Nature Week with a wealth of informative wilderness activities that include bird watching, lake cruises, and guided hikes.

What better way to start the resort’s first annual Nature Week than embarking on a daily bird rockywold deephaven campswatching expedition with one of the world’s foremost field ornithologists Dr. Robert Ridgely? Observe these beautiful feathered creatures in their natural habitat while Dr. Ridgely shares his expertise and answers your questions.  

Turn your attention to an aquatic aviator on a Loon Cruise. While exploring the idyllic Squam Lake, you’ll learn about loon conservation, biology, and monitoring from your expert guide. Hopefully, you’ll also get a closer look at these majestic creatures. Afterward, study the loon’s environment during the Aqua Lab.

Return to solid ground for Creatures of the Night:  Full Moon Hike. A tour through the naturally lit landscape gets you acquainted with the habits of nocturnal animals and a special evening presentation by singer/songwriter Steve Schuch of Night Heron Music unites music and nature.  

Showcasing so many outdoor adventures, you’d think that Nature Week would cost a lot of green. On the contrary. Not only are all these fun-filled excursions free of charge, this is also a five percent discounted week. And, though it is a special week, all the resort’s traditional activities are still available.

Also familiar are the outstanding amenities. This all-inclusive resort takes care of the cooking, cleaning, and organizing so parents’ time can be spent exploring rather than planning. After Dining Hall at RDCexploration, prepare for relaxation reclining on your private dock or screened-in porch, cuddling next to the fireplace, or sipping a cold drink refrigerated in an old fashioned ice box with ice harvested in January from Squam Lake.

“Once again, our family has congregated at Rockywold,” guest Karen Heidner-Ward said. “Over the 32-plus years we have been coming here, our family has returned for the wonderful camaraderie, peacefulness, and rejuvenation of our hearts and souls in a time where so many families are torn apart; we feel so fortunate to have this beautiful safehaven to share in some of the special and joyful occasions in life.”

Helping celebrate the environment, family togetherness, and exploration, fun comes naturally at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps.


Mother’s Day Discount

RDC – A True Vacation for Mothers and a perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

RDC on Squam Lake, NH

It has been said that Rockywold-Deephaven Camps (RDC) is a true vacation for mothers.  A vacation where all meals and all forms of housekeeping are taken care of by friendly staff.  The only thing that mom needs to do is relax by the lake (with or without her family) or choose from a wide range of activities available just outside her quaint lakeside cottage.

Activities include hiking, guided nature walks, recreation and child care programs, wacky canoe races, Frisbee games, softball, swimming, fishing, boat tours and square dancing.  Mountain bikes, kayaks, canoes, and Sunfish sailboats are also readily available, as are eight beautiful clay tennis courts.

If you are still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift and want to create treasured memories for the whole family, consider giving us a call at 603-968-3313 to discuss the possibilities.

If you call us before 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10th, we are offering a 10% Mother’s Day discount.

To learn more about us you can check out our website at www.rdcsquam.com or watch the WMUR NH Chronicle segment describing our true vacation for mothers.


WMUR Article About Norman Lyford Icing For 68 Years

Meet the 86-year-old master of the Ice Harvest

HOLDERNESS, NH. —A master of a fading art, Norman Lyford, 86, is still cutting huge blocks of ice on Big Squam Lake for summer ice boxes after 68 years on the job.

Norman Lyford Photo Ice Harvest

Norman Lyford has been working the RDC Ice Harvest for 68 Years