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Best Summer Ever

…. Seemed to be what I would say following each session I attended as a camper.   There were always emblems of growth and progression at camp – new skills offered, new challenges attempted, more expansive activities, new friends made, etc.  And as a staff member, it has been similar.   As we look at […]

A New Front Yard!

Day four of the session has been a blast!   It has been encouraging to see the many first-time starter campers feeling at home (away from home) at Rockmont. One of the areas where Rockmont thrives is creating a community where campers become family as soon as possible. Sunday we welcomed novice campers, today the […]

Cabin Cleanup

“Head to the cabins for Cabin Cleanup!”   Nearly every morning at Rockmont, campers hear this call and rush up the stairs to their cabins. Counselors quickly follow after them, and a boisterous, occasionally productive period of discovery begins. Campers begin making their beds, sweeping the floors, folding their clothes, organizing their cubbies, straightening the […]

Starting the Week

Today was our first full day of Starter Camp (we call it Bear Camp), and I watched the sun rise on a large group of early risers, eager to get the week going.   We have a group of adults, “Dawn Treaders,” who come out to supervise any early risers.   We want them to […]

Just Right

The energy is just right.    It’s Starter 2, and it’s a perfect blend: campers coming for the first time, and the last session for this summer. The excitement for the campers getting to experience camp, paired with the staff making the absolute most of their last week here, is incredible.    For this session […]

Deep Into Camp

It takes a few days to get accustomed to life without screens, but when you do, the difference is noticeable.   You can feel it in yourself and see it in others.   Conversations happen at meals, with everyone at the table participating. The ability to focus and concentrate returns. Studies show that even the […]

Where’s Mountain Camp!?

I woke up to bright lights flashing, the morning bugle blowing, and ten Deer Campers excitedly screaming.   Eden Hall was rapidly filling for the breakfast rush, and they had won this morning’s round of “Where’s Mountain Camp?!”   On any given night, the Poplar Tribal Director (Bobby Hagan) and the Sycamore Tribal Director (yours […]

Good News

I love this place.   As I awoke this morning I tread lightly on my way past cabins with campers still snoozing, lest the crunch of gravel disturbs their slumber. Let them store a bit more energy to expend during our all-day skills.   To my surprise, there were no early risers fishing or practicing […]

River Banks

We have had an incredibly full first week of Classic 4.   Our campers have experienced so much. We’ve camped in the woods up on our mountain and even encountered some local wildlife. We’ve had free swims with all the toys and activities on the waterfront open for them to enjoy, we’ve started the qualifying […]