At Rockmont one of the ways we spell fun is F.U.N.N!
(F.U.N.N. = Functional Understanding Not Necessary)
This definition has been lived out the first four days of camp as the campers run, jump, play, and laugh! After a summer without camp, it has been wonderful to hear the laughter of campers ring through Rockmont again.
Growth is in Rockmont’s DNA as we invite boys and young men into new challenges, and the experience of F.U.N.N. and joy is equally important.
Joy, “the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation”, happens all the time at camp as campers are enveloped in an atmosphere that is built to encourage and inspire their sense of wonder and welcome.
The “keen pleasure” is a result of being part of something bigger than themselves. Camp wouldn’t be much fun or interesting without the teamwork that the cabin and tribal community provides. Jumping off the high dive for the first time is great. Jumping off the high dive for the first time while your tribe cheers you on is “something exceptionally good and satisfying!”
Today the campers enjoyed a late breakfast and a morning of tribal activities.
The afternoon was spent in skills. Even though we had a little rain and thunder the outdoor fun continued after we got the all-clear. We ended the day with the first Evening Watch of the session. Last night’s song list included 500 Miles, How Wide Deep, Long, and Wide, My Roots Grow Down, Country Roads, Lean on Me, Kum Ba Ya/Sweet Chariot. “My Roots Grow Down” is one of the campers’ favorites!
We hope that each of your sons grow deep roots at Rockmont.
Director of Camper and Family Development