A Patriotic Weekend at Rockmont!

Shawn Marler July 4, 2016

Sugar Cereal Saturday came early for some of our ambitious campers who decided to participate in the Mile Swim! (With much motivation coming from the fact that they would receive a black swim band, donuts and hot chocolate.) This was only the beginning of our exciting day. After a Saturday full of Tribal Activities, Camp quickly became flooded with decorations of red, white, and blue. Campers arrived to their dinner tables to find masks, temporary tattoos, necklaces, sunglasses, hats, and many other exciting accessories to prepare them for our Social with Camp Hollymont and Camp Rockbrook.

On Saturday evening, the celebrations unfolded in typical Rockmont fashion, as we began to celebrate the 4th of July weekend. The gym was filled with music, which allowed the campers and staff alike to dance their hearts out. Tired out from dancing, everyone could then come out of the gym to refreshing snow cones, lemonade, and cookies!! The weather also cooled off for the much anticipated bonfire and hayride around camp. All of these events culminated into our spectacular firework show. Fireworks were launched from the dock and the zip-line island while epic music entertained the crowd relaxing on the Waterfront and the porch of Eden Hall.

All of this excitement was perfectly followed by an extremely restful Sunday. The morning started out with an extra treat at breakfast…Krispy Kreme Donuts! From breakfast, Mountain Camp went to Camper Church, led by their Tribal Directors, while Bear and Deer Camp got to witness a unique drama performance of the parables of Jesus. As the morning’s activities came to an end, all of Camp was excited about our picnic lunch outside on this gorgeous day! Although, campers did seem to notice that no dessert was served immediately following lunch. Following a much needed extended rest period, everyone came back to Eden Hall to find a buffet of ice cream and toppings waiting for them – it was time for Sunday Sundaes! This sweet treat was only the first part of an afternoon filled with Tribal Activities. For Bear and Deer Camps, this meant Cabin Activities, which included things like Battleball, Fort-Building at Pioneering, Disc Golf, Paddleboarding, and more. The Poplars and Sycamores competed in a very intense Waterfront Olympics, warming up the Waterfront for the pre-dinner Free Swim for all of camp.

The last activity of this relaxing day for the campers was heading up the mountain to Council. This is a sacred time for the boys to recognize growth and hear one another’s stories. The relaxation of the day also allowed time for reflection on today’s passage, which was Matthew 9:18-30, Jesus Heals Many People Who Believe. It was a great passage to help us realize that we sometimes see God’s work at unexpected times, which is something we can apply to our lives as the second week of Classic 2 kicks off. We are so excited for another week with your campers!

This evening’s Bible story…
Story: Jesus Heals Many People Who Believe
Scripture: Matthew 9:18-30a
+ Where do you connect with the Story?
+ What’s the good news?

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