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Next Door and a Million Miles Away

My wife and I and our three boys live in the Rock House at the geographic center of Camp Rockmont. My oldest son is currently attending our Classic 4 session. Joseph really enjoys and looks forward to Camp, as does his brother Ben who attended Camp for the first time a few weeks ago. On […]

Good Work

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison I offer today’s thoughts as a shout out for our staff.  One of the joys and challenges each year is finding, training, and supporting an outstanding staff each summer.  The good news is that there’s no shortage […]

Standing Together on Shoulders of Giants

I’ve spent the last 20 summers on staff at Rockmont.  Twenty sounds like a long time, but the summers have gone by fast.  I’m lucky enough that I get to spend the school year teaching 6th grade, and then in the summers, my family and I get to come to Rockmont.  In these summers at […]

Being Transformed

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds . . .” (Romans 12:2)   We talk a lot about growth at Rockmont, but transformation seems like too much to ask. Growth itself is a tall enough order, and finally even growth is a mysterious process that is […]

Taking Time on Sunday

Sundays are a little slower at Rockmont. They are a time set aside to take a deep breath. There is still plenty of activity,* but somehow it feels like there’s more time to linger…more time to sit and have a conversation and enjoy each other’s presence. Today we started the day with bacon, eggs, potatoes, […]

Invited Into More

Yesterday some campers awoke early to games of Thunderball, disc golf, and fishing. Campers were welcomed into Eden Hall singing with the aroma of delicious eggs, hash browns, and fruit. After a filling breakfast, campers went to their morning watch areas to sing songs and hear a message about expecting the greater reward of Christ’s […]


Last Sunday night all the young men of Rockmont gathered together by camp for Council.  Council is one of our oldest traditions at Rockmont. The three camps meet separately at their own council rings.  Mountain Camp Council is set back about a mile into the woods. All 150 Mountain Campers gather together at Council to […]

The Rockmont Way

  Tonight at dinner, counselor Justin Hart asked to make an announcement. When Justin speaks, it’s always worth listening, so I called for everyone’s attention and handed over the mic. He said, “Fellows, we need to step up our care of the Men’s restroom here in Eden Hall. For the past couple of days it’s […]

Crawdads, Blobs, and other New Things

Camp is full of firsts. Regardless of the age and how many years at camp, there are still always plenty of firsts to be had. Some campers are experiencing being away from home for the first time. Some are sleeping outside for the first time. For some, it is their first time rolling a kayak […]