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The Best Session of All Time

I want to tell you about my favorite session of all time at Camp Rockmont. It was the year 2013, and the B1 Session (what we would now consider Classic 2). I had the privilege of being the Buckeye Tribal Director (our youngest tribe) for the third summer in a row. Each summer was similar […]

Behind the Scenes, Part Four: Christian Character

How We Develop Rockmont’s Program in Pursuit of Five Critical Objectives for our Campers Part Four: Christian Character Walk the walk. During staff training we stress over and over that while campers listen to what we say, they are much more attuned to what we do.  Through ourselves, as directors, and our summer staff, we […]

From Triple Homesteading to Triple Thrill

Around this time each spring, my family and I would receive our packet from Rockmont in the mail. I was officially going to Camp, and I was so excited!  Though it seemed forever away at the time, what really brought the reality of my Rockmont session into view was opening the packet and selecting the […]

Constraints Breed Creativity

I’m excited about this weird summer!    I mean it. Most of the changes that we’ve had to make to the program have been just that: exciting. There’s something about problem solving at Rockmont that gives camp energy.  During the summer, on a rainy day, when nothing is going to plan… camp comes alive!   […]

Behind the Scenes, Part Three: Independence

How We Develop Rockmont’s Program in Pursuit of Five Critical Objectives for our Campers Part Three: Independence Recently, I was in meetings with some Rockmont alumni, and there were many old camp stories being told. Suddenly, one alumnus turned to all of us and said, “you know one thing Rockmont instilled in me? I can’t […]

Get in the Woods!

Why the Outdoors is a Great Teacher “The mountains are calling and I must go. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir   The woods are a place of beauty and wonder. The natural world holds lessons for us to learn, and gifts for us to receive, that […]

How We Choose Counselors for Each Age Group

There are many wonderful nuances during a camper’s developmental journey, and they all bring their own unique gifts and challenges. From how we play games at 8 years old compared to 13 years old, to how the gospel story in each nightly devotion is characterized and understood in each cabin, at Rockmont we work to […]

Welcoming the Company of Trees

There’s something special about summer camp! Magical, really. It’s a place where kids can discover new interests, make friends, and develop some independence – all while having fun. Important values like teamwork, cooperation, and respect for others are cultivated at camp. It’s the kind of setting perfect for practicing social skills and self-reflection. For many […]

Good News – Immanuel, God With Us

Each evening during devotions, our counselors ask 2 questions to their cabin:  Where do you see yourself in the story? What is the good news? As I’ve been reflecting on the story of the the birth of Jesus, with all of the possible implications, interpretations, and meaning for this year, I’ve found it best to […]