Blog Archives

A New Flow to our Paddling Program

I’ll never forget the moment when I first felt moving water under my canoe.  I was 11 years old, on the lower section of the Green River, navigating down my first whitewater rapid.  It was exhilarating.  I had never felt anything like it before, and that feeling of exhilaration and excitement is seared into my […]

The Adventure Team is BACK at Rockmont!

The offseason here at camp is a great time to reflect back upon previous summers and have some fun brainstorming how we can make camp even better.  There is a ton of energy and enthusiasm about some new ideas and projects and revamping of old ideas and projects for this upcoming summer. One thing I’m […]

How to Choose Skills – and Frequently Asked Questions!

When I was a camper my year was based on the Rockmont calendar!  The anticipation for the next summer started as I left the rows of pines on Lake Eden Road. The first milestone to look forward to was the Fall Newsletter. That would hold me until Christmas, when the early enrollment gift would arrive […]

The 2021 CIT Program

The CIT program has a BIG Vision for this summer!     If you are 16-17 years old, and want to have a blast while forming great friendships and helping others… then this is the program for you! The classic definition of CIT, in the camping industry, is Counselor In Training. Most camps have a […]

Let’s Get Jamming in 2021!

Music is a big part of camp! We sing. A lot. This year, however, it’ll look (and likely sound) a bit different. We’re still planning to sing, but only outside with lots of distance between us. And that’s okay! We’re continuing to learn ways to adapt and adjust for the times, and to do so […]

Conversations about Cliffs: Hiking Safely around the Vertical

The fall in western North Carolina is awesome because the weather is typically perfect and it is cool enough to hike for hours without getting too hot. It’s a lovely time when the leaves change and we suddenly get bathed in a beautiful blanket of oranges, yellows, and reds. Encouraged by the lack of heat, we […]

Group Game Facilitation

Picture this… 200+ high schoolers, 2 hours, 20 orange cones, a soccer field, and… You. Summer Camps run on fun, and there’s not much that is more exciting than giant camp-wide games! These games afford opportunities for campers to explore the property, run with friends, crawl through trees and mud, and form bonds of camaraderie […]

Sancho – Guardian of the Goats

From the moment he first set hoof on homesteading, Sancho knew he had 1 main job to do.  “Protect the goats.” He could still hear his father’s voice in his head from when he was a young foal. His father used to play with him on the farm where he grew up, reminding him that […]

New at Rockmont in 2020

Rockmont is making significant enhancements in 2020!  After multiple conversations with families, campers, and staff that helped us learn more about the activities and opportunities that are motivating our campers and driving our mission, we decided that it was time for Rockmont to invest in our facility, our program, and our staff. We offer this […]