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A Parent’s Perspective

Anticipation was high in the early morning hours of 3am. Rolling out of bed with only a few hours of sleep, we had our bags packed, car loaded, and began making our way to the airport to catch our first flight to Asheville from Boise. Having come to the US from Austria to visit family […]

Camp Friends Are Life-Long Friends

One of the most meaningful aspects of camp is the profound sense of camaraderie and friendship that flourishes on these grounds.  Throughout the session, campers step out of their comfort zones and take on new challenges, pushing their boundaries and achieving personal milestones.  They do so with the unwavering support of their cabinmates and friends, […]

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!

Growing up, I always had trouble sitting still in church. I would venture to say many of us – especially boys – had a tough time remaining quiet and stationary for one full hour on Sunday morning. I longed to be outside running around with my friends, yelling and screaming like the wild child I […]

The Magic of the First Full Day

I’ve said it many times – the first full day of camp is one of my favorite days of a camp session.  Camp begins with a jam-packed opening day, during which campers orient themselves to the Rockmont property and mission. However, the first full day of camp is when the adventure truly begins.   Many […]

Celebrating Our Staff

Here at Rockmont, we strive to create an environment where every person can be their best selves, and that starts with our staff. Our summer team has the huge responsibility of carefully watching over and supporting hundreds of kids. We prioritize the health and happiness of our counselors so that they are able to be […]

A Boisterous Noise

Some of my most vivid memories from my camper years was Evening Watch — a time once a week when the entire camp got together in the gym to sing and dance together.  I remember it being loud, exciting, and absolutely chock-full of energy. Quick sidenote: This is the first place I had ever heard […]

Thirty Miles… Thirty Smiles

This week, a group of main session campers embarked on a three-day backpacking trip to the Art Loeb Trail. This trail isn’t for the faint of heart. It is considered one of the more difficult trails in the state, clocking in at 30.1 miles. The group was mostly composed of our oldest campers from Cabin […]

Cherishing Moments and Capturing Memories

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl In the midst of a world that is constantly buzzing, obsessed with immediate satisfaction through technology, Camp offers a […]

What Are the Odds?!

One of my favorite aspects of my job at Rockmont is creative planning. As Associate Director, I am always designing programming to accomplish multiple goals. This is at the forefront of Opening Day!  Opening Day designed to bring campers together with their cabin and tribes while also orienting them to our facility and mission.  As […]