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Cross Country at Camp Rockmont

This summer Rockmont will be offering specialized Cross Country training for older campers. Led by Thomas Cason, an experienced college cross country coach and longtime Rockmont veteran, campers will receive up to eight coached morning runs and five specialized fitness sessions. Attention will be given to improving form, core strength, posture, flexibility, strength-training, and nutrition. […]

All at Once

A story of thanks for God's outpouring of gifts. I married my wife, Sadie, on Saturday November 4, 2017, at Camp Rockmont where we met. It was wonderful having many Rockmont staff, and even some campers, in attendance. Much the way that we met and fell in love was reflected in our marriage ceremony, surrounded […]

Grace Goes First

Gaining insight on blessings and affirmations from older cultures. When does a boy become a man?

Happy Thanksgiving from Rockmont!

And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, “God scatters abroad, and gives to the poor; God’s righteousness endures.” II Cor. 9:8-9 Many Rockmont celebrations have begun with these simple words: […]

Winning Redefined: Will’s Story

“Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you… So, the last will be first, and the first last.” Matthew 20:14, 16 We place an incredibly high value on winning in our culture. This manifests most obviously in our sports world. Every year dozens of sports […]

Loved, Welcomed, Cared For, and Valued!

When you watch the camp video on our website, you hear – at the very end – Mark Ragland say these words: “There’s no place that I feel more loved and welcomed and cared for and valued than here at Camp Rockmont.” Powerful words! And from a Rockmonter who has been loved well in so […]

Disc Golf and the Kingdom of God

“For the kingdom of God is . . . justice and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17 Jesus talked a lot about something he called “the kingdom of God.” He preached about the coming of the kingdom, taught us to pray for it to become real “on earth as it is in […]

“Now We Walk”: A Mountain Camper’s Story

“If Jesus can heal the paralyzed man, why is anybody ever paralyzed?” That was the question I heard the first Wednesday of last session. Our devotional reading was Matthew 9:1-8. The question was specific to the biblical story, but the underlying thought is one that creeps into our hearts, especially at the teenage years; “If […]

Growing Through Adversity: A Disc Golf Story

In the summer of 2012, Jack stepped onto the Rockmont property on opening Sunday as a veteran, a returner. A sense of knowledge, of comfort, and of pride coursed through his veins that morning as he unpacked his belongings in the spacious and upstairs Cabin 12- the top of Thunderbird Lodge. As I bent down […]