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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 Gift of Silence

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” -Blaise Pascal We live in the noisiest culture in human history. And this noise isn’t limited to just audible noise: It’s a total sensory overload.   On a typical day, our five senses have little to no silence, hardly ever getting […]

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 […]

The Power of a Life-Giving Spirit

At Rockmont, we are humbled that parents trust us with their children. We are ever-aware of the gravitas it carries, because we know every conversation we have with a young man, every act of servitude, every behavior-correcting chat handled with love can shape their own aspirations for their futures. As we strive to lead by […]

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 […]

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friend

Summer is a time of exploration, growth, and unforgettable memories. For those seeking a transformative experience, Camp Rockmont provides the perfect opportunity to foster lifelong friendships and develop essential life skills. One of the most gratifying aspects of being a director at an outdoor summer camp for boys is creating a sense of belonging and […]