Rockywold Deephaven Camps

Holderness, New Hampshire

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Campers Gender

Boys & girls


Males & females

Arrival & Departure

Housekeeping, food service, outside crew, office staff, laundry, zodiac: 

May 15-20th until September OR June 1st– 15th until September 30th

Recreation Committee:

June 1st until September 4th

Camp Type



Support Staff

Camp Location

Camp Description

Rockywold Deephaven Camps (RDC) is a remarkable retreat that was specifically created over a hundred years ago to provide a peaceful respite from the demands of our busy lives. The camps’ natural beauty and rustic ambiance will connect you with an experience that is hard to put into words. We have exquisite scenery made up of vintage cottages nestled along the shores of Squam Lake, one of New England’s most pristine lakes, and the southern edge of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. You may find, as we do, a unique family resort that calls your spirit home. 

How far is the nearest town to camp and what transport options are available for?

Holderness, NH (6 miles): gas station, convenience store, restaurant, small store with sandwiches, snacks, baked goods, and souvenirs.

Plymouth, NH (15 miles): Shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee, sporting goods, etc. Plymouth State University is located here and has about 6,000 students during school year.

Meredith, NH (13 miles): located on Winnipesaukee (the big lake). Meredith has an assortment of restaurants, movie theater, shopping and grocery stores.

Unfortunately, there is no public transport. We are able to house the majority of our staff on property and we run multiple weekly trips into Meredith and Plymouth to go shopping, grocery stores, Walmart, restaurants, etc.

What do Support Staff do in their free time at camp?

Our staff can participate in all our guest activities if they would like to or use camp equipment like soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, and bicycles. Staff also have their own dock on the lake consisting of three docks that they can hang out and swim from. They are allowed to use any of our paddle or pedal powered boats such as canoes, kayaks, SUPs, Sunfish (small sailboats), and hydro-bikes. There are miles hiking trails you can walk to from property. We also have an employee run a staff recreation program. This program includes on camp activities such as movie nights, trivia tournaments, country dinner nights, sporting tournaments, crafts, island picnics, group hikes. This employee also runs off camp trips that include shopping at the outlets, Walmart, movies and drive-in theater, mini-golf, arcades, bowling, paintball, town trips, restaurant trips, ocean trips, concerts, local swimming holes and other local attractions, sporting events, etc.

Hiring For

Food Service

Kitchen and Waitstaff (30): Kitchen and waitstaff employees work in the kitchens as well as the dining room. These employees assist in the setup, presentation, and serving of food from counters and steamtables. Duties include, but not limited to: Preparation and cleaning of dining halls before and after meals. Cleaning and sanitizing equipment and work stations. Refilling food and drink stations during meals, scooping ice cream, wrapping silverware, washing dishes, removing trash and recycling.

 Prep Cook (8): Prep cooks are the building blocks of a well-oiled kitchen doing the day-to-day tasks that are needed to allow the cooks to turn out perfect meals. Prep cooks do much of the preparation for the dishes that are served. This includes chopping vegetables, cutting or grinding meat, weighing and mixing ingredients, washing and preparing vegetables, storing food, and more.

Cook (4-6): Our cooks accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of delicious hot and cold food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All cooks follow established recipes and menu items change on a rotating basis. Cooks work closely with prep cooks to create first-rate meals for our guests and staff. Work includes operation of grills, ovens, stoves, and fryer.

Baker (1): Our bakers are skilled, creative, and are able to produce an assortment of baked goods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our bakers follow recipes and product directions to prepare items including decorations to enrich item presentation. Typical baked goods include breads, muffins, scones, sweet breads, cakes, cookies, fillings, icings, and glazes.

Housekeeping (25)

RDC housekeepers are responsible for the general care and cleanliness of camp cottages and support facilities. Housekeeper duties include but are not limited to: thorough cleaning of cottages and common areas, bed-making, towel delivery, and checking for needed cottage maintenance and repair. Housekeepers work in work with a partner. Their morning consists of cottage services in the morning and cleaning of common areas and support facilities in the afternoon. The typical housekeeper shift is from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and they may be asked to work a evening shift once a week from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Laundry Staff (2):

Laundry staff are responsible for the daily operations of the Camp’s laundry facility where all linens and towels as well as guest’s laundry are cleaned. Duties include but are not limited to: washing and drying all camp linens and towels. Folding all laundry and preparing it for transport to housekeeping facilities. RDC provides a guest laundry cleaning service in which laundry must be weighed, laundered, and billed to proper cottages.

Outside Crew (10):

Outside Crew members are responsible for the delivery of ice and firewood to assigned cottages in the mornings. RDC harvests 200 tons worth of lake ice in the winter and the outside crew delivers this daily to our cottages antique ice boxes. They also stock cottage wood boxes and reset the fireplaces. They maintain RDC’s 8 clay tennis courts and assist the housekeepers when necessary (e.g. moving furniture, picking up laundry, sorting trash and recyclables, etc.). They also assist in RDC event set up for our weddings and conferences. The outside crew is also responsible for the general maintenance of camp grounds.

Zodiac (1-2):

Zodiac is RDC‘s game room and store for snacks, coffee (lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos etc.), sundries and sporting goods. Duties include: recording bike rentals; communicating regularly with the Finance Manager to confirm accuracy of daily deposits and charges; keeping an accurate inventory of retail items, restocking when necessary; and monitoring activity in the adjacent game room.

Office Staff (2-3):

Office staff members are responsible for operating the camp offices in an accurate, informative, and friendly manner– ensuring guests a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable camp experience. Duties include but are not limited to: guest check-in/check-out, responding to guest inquiries and requests, billing, maintaining arrival and departure records, and operating our computer database.

Recreation Committee (2-4):

Rec staff members are responsible for organizing, supervising, and directing activities for guests of all ages. Recreation staff applicants should enjoy teaching and working with people of all ages; possess skills and certifications related to the listed activities; be safety-oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic; and possess a positive and flexible attitude. Camp activities include; tennis tournaments, organized games, sports, island picnics, talent shows, square dances, frisbee, tie-dye, crafts, capture the flag, board games. They also set up for guest speakers and special events such as concerts, magic shows, theater troupes, etc.