More Great Reasons to Plan your Vacation to RDC!
Off Season New Guest Incentive Program
We are offering great vacation deals that could save you 10% on your week long stay at RDC. If you introduce a new family to RDC (or a family that hasn't been here in the past five years), and they rent a cottage for a week or more (during our off-peak season weeks), both you and the new family get 10% taken off of your cottage lodging bills. Each new family is required to go through the same seniority based reservation process as our returning guests. This incentive does not apply to stays of less than one week or if new guests are sharing a cottage with a returning guest. This year, off-peak season weeks run from June 1 to June 26 and September 5 to September 17. If you wish to participate, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. Please note that the dates of the offer are already discounted and that the combination of discounts may not exceed 40%.
Staff, Shareholder & Neighbor Appreciation Week(s) continue in 2020
A Staff, Shareholder & Neighbor discount of 10% will apply for weeks 2 and 3; and a 20% discount for weeks 1, 12, 13 and 14. For our purposes, a neighbor is considered anyone living in a Squam Lakes watershed town or in a town abutting one of these five watershed towns. Please note that the dates of this offer are already discounted and that any combination of discounts may not exceed 40%.
Woodland Cottage Rates
(June 1 - June 26, September 5 - September 14)
To provide a lower cost alternative for our guests, We offer a cottage rental category called Woodland Cottage Rates. During off-peak season weeks, we are offering a 20% discount for cottages that are located further from the water. The Woodland Cottages are Sheltering Pines, Hemlock Lodge and Montvert in Rockywold; and Park, Bell Tower, and Maurer in Deephaven. See RDC Camp map for cottage location. Please note that some of the dates listed above are already discounted time periods. Be aware that any combination of discounts or vacation deals may not exceed 40%.
Calm Squam Week
Squam Lake takes on a different character after Labor Day. With schools back in session, most visitors have departed and boats are largely absent. RDC becomes a more peaceful place as well, as occupancy drops sharply. Those who do visit - mostly couples without children - enjoy one of the best times of the year in the Squam region, with warm days and cool nights, perfect for evening fires. To encourage more couples to visit RDC at this special time, we will again be offering an extra incentive to spend a few days with us. In addition to our normal 20% discount at that time of year, we will make our three and four-person cottages available to couples at the two-person rate, subject to availability. This offer is good from June 1 to June 19 & September 12 to September 17.
Here are things to know before coming to RDC for your first stay.
Retreats and Workshops 2023
RDC partners with several organizations to host special events each summer during our early and late seasons. These events are open to the public.
Yoga at Squam Lake - June 1 to June 4
Join Katie O’Connell and Dragonfly Yoga Barn for their eleventh annual Relax & Renew Retreat at RDC! Energize and nourish your body and soul with four days and three nights of fun, yoga, kayaking, amazing food, friendship, lakeside lodging, loon calls, hooting owls, hiking, massage, tai chi, crackling fires, and so much more.
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Do as much or as little as you like! All activities are included in your fee except kayaks and massage therapy, which are available at additional cost. Full details are posted at www.dragonflyogabarn.com.
Kayak University 8 - June 1 to June 4
A kayak fishing retreat presented by Old Town, is coming to RDC! Learn from some of the most knowledgeable and friendly kayak anglers in New England, as well as industry professionals. Meet other kayak anglers of all skill levels; fish for bass, salmon, trout, or perch; and build community.
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Bring your kayak and fishing gear, and come prepared to make memories and form lasting friendships. Don’t have a fishing kayak? RDC has a fleet of Ocean Kayak Malibu PDL (pedal drive) kayaks available for rent. Rustic shared accommodations, great food, great fishing, informative seminars, fireside chats and giveaways all included! More details can be found at www.KayakUniversity.info
Sacred Makers Soul Retreat - June 7 to June 11
The Sacred Makers annual retreat for mixed media artists and fiber enthusiasts will take place with teachers from various creative disciplines. Kiala and Damon Givehand bring their loving energy to RDC as seasoned retreat leaders and creatives who strive to gather other MAKERS & MYSTICS for a life-affirming journey within. Over four days participants have the chance to gather and experience creative workshops designed to highlight and explore what is sacred about the act of creating.
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Project-based and intuitive classes on things like mixed media techniques, stitching, fiber arts, bookmaking, and more will be offered at all levels. We hope you will come and create with us. Please register at www.sacredmakers.com.
SquamWrites - June 8 to June 11
Squam Writes will hold their seventh RDC retreat from June 8 to 11. This craft-focused weekend is geared toward experienced writers looking to build friendships and support and get words on the page.
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Gain valuable insight from successful, seasoned industry professionals, problem-solve with peer critiques, and relax with meditations designed to increase your creative flow. Registration is now open! More information is available at www.tiny.cc/squamwrites.
Squam Lake Novel Writing Retreat - June 16 to June 19
Squam Lake Novel Writing will be returning for its fifth session this summer. Amity Gaige, award-winning novelist, Guggenheim Fellow, Yale faculty member, and longtime RDC guest, will be leading the retreat June 16 to 19. This retreat is small (roughly 15 writers), and includes both instruction and free time to write.
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Learn how to begin or complete your novel alongside aspiring novelists of all ages and backgrounds. Visit www.amitygaige.com/workshops to access the application or send an email to: email@example.com.
Squam Reiki Retreat - September 8 to September 10
Peace of Mind Reiki will host its third Squam Reiki Retreat at RDC September 8 to 10. The history and beauty of, not only Squam Lake and the White Mountains that border it, but of RDC itself, will foster layer upon layer of enriching experiences.
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Adding to the location and an all-inclusive retreat will be the gift of sharing community with other Reiki trained individuals. Come together to explore, ignite and share Reiki and each other. All lineages - all levels welcome. Contact Leslie for more information and to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Squam Art Workshops - September 13 to September 17
Since 2008, Squam Art Workshops has offered retreats at RDC with a singular mission: to nurture and inspire creativity as a way of life. People have traveled to RDC to join these workshops from over 47 states and 22 countries, yet no matter where they come from or how different each individual's daily life might seem, there is consistently a tremendous sense of connection and recognition among the people who gather together.
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Commonality includes a love of the natural world, a desire to feel good, curiosity, the intention to practice kindness and a passion for the beauty of handmade things. Join us at RDC September 13 to 17. For more information visit www.squamartworkshops.com/retreat/fall-2023/.
If you know of other great conferences or events that would be a good fit for RDC, we’d like to help make it happen. Call Becky at 603-968-3313 or send an email to Becky@RDCsquam.com.
Once again our family has congregated at Rockywold. Over the 32+ 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, and at odds, we feel so fortunate to have this beautiful, safe haven to share in some of the most special and joyful occasions in life.
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