The View from Squam – our Blog
The View From Squam – our Blog
March 18, 2020
Dear RDC Friends,
Though an idyllic escape from the real world for generations, Rockywold-Deephaven is not immune to real world challenges. Along with other communities and businesses across the country, RDC is actively planning for the possible continued spread of COVID-19 so we can best protect the health of our staff, guests, and Camp itself.
What the new coronavirus will bring in the coming months is unclear. As such, with national, regional, and local public health experts as our guides—including the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NH Health and Human Services, New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, and others—we’re planning for a variety of scenarios. Each one places health and safety above all else.
We understand the unease that comes with uncertainty so we have updated our cancellation policy to allow cancellations up to May 31 with no penalty. We will take further review of our additional cancellation policies in the coming weeks and are continuing to develop policies for the 2020 season. Please know that both the staff and board of directors have the situation in sharp focus, and will keep you updated regularly on the RDC website as plans unfold.
We hope you and your family are healthy, and that we see you up at the lake soon.
Kathy Wheeler, RDC General Manager
Tucker Richmond, President RDC Board of Directors
RDC completed the annual ice harvest from January 29 to February 1, 2020. The warm winter weather made it challenging and we had to go back to Squaw Cove for the harvest, because the ice at Deep End is not thick enough. Here is a video by Eric Morse:
The 2020 RDC Calendar is on its way to you! Here is a sneak peek at the beautiful calendar in pdf format.
Rockywold Deephaven Camps Ice Harvest 2019
GoPro Video by Eric Morse
Drone Video by Tod Campbell
Music “Finest Kind” by Tricky Britches
Here are some photos of the RDC ice harvest, which took place from January 16 – 18, 2019.
Photos by Eric Morse
Drone photos by Tod Campbell
Here are some photos of the RDC Sunfish Regatta on Friday, August 10th. Photos by Eric Morse
Kayaking video in Deephaven Bay as the ice is breaking up on April 24, 2018 by Eric Morse. Visit MorsePhoto.com to see more videos and photography of the Squam Lakes area.
Here are three photographs showing Squam Lake ice breaking up along the islands in early April, 2018.
Otter Island Ice by Eric Morse
Five Finger Point Reef by Eric Morse
Long and Loon Islands Ice by Eric Morse
New Hampshire Chronicle by WMUR TV 9 features a video segment about Rockywold-Deephaven Camps’s Ice Harvest. Watch the video on WMUR.com and watch host Erin Fehlau crack the ice.
Here is a time lapse video of the RDC Ice Harvest, which took place from January 8-11, 2018. Video by Eric Morse. Music: “Old Joe Clark” by Hot Flannel & Patrick Ross.
The Annual RDC Ice Harvest
“We feel rooted within our own families as well as with those special friends we meet at this place. We are regenerated by Squam Lake’s natural wonders– fragrant pines, mountain summits, star-filled night skies, and haunting loon calls, to name a few.
Those of us lucky enough to spend some summer days at RDC share in a restful calm. We are certainly grateful for this unique place of simplicity and peace. I know we take this spirit with us when we leave Squam, counting the days until we can return”.
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SQUAM LAKE SCENERY GALLERY