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In the Arena

Sunday, July 26th 2015


What a wonderful start of camp we had today! It was so nice to see many old friends and welcome new ones to Rockmont. I am grateful for the trust you extend to us each summer. The campers are having a blast! This afternoon everyone enjoyed a swim test, tribal activities, and a retreat gathering at 5:30. It was a North Carolina summer day, hig...

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Thursday, July 23rd 2015


Today was one of those days. Whimsical clouds drifted across a cobalt blue sky. The sun blazed brightly and warmed while the wind blew gently and cooled. Sails carried boys and boats swiftly across a lake surrounded by towering mountains. Near the shore, a horse and his rider strode into the water and swam. It was one of those days that makes yo...

Engaging the Imagination

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015


Camp has a way of engaging the imagination that is impossible when sitting in front of a computer, a TV screen, or while playing a gaming console. One of today’s adventures here at camp included Vikings, Dragon Riders, and Alpha Dragons. And the power of the experience lay in the fact campers became these characters. The Buckeye and Birch tribes...

The Little Things.

Sunday, July 19th 2015


In the busyness of life, it can be incredibly difficult to be where our feet are. Between long to-do lists, jobs that require our full attention, text messages, children, and our favorite TV shows, it seems almost impossible to devote complete attention to any one thing. Even here at camp, nestled in the foothills of the Craggy Mountains, I find...

Sacred Rhythms

Saturday, July 18th 2015


One of our great enthusiasms here at camp is that every moment and movement has its place and time in life. No day deserves to be passed by without you and I seeing what it has to offer us. And so our invitation in life is to be fully there, wide-eyed and expectant that the Spirit is moving. What a wild way to live! When you get a group of five ...

Having Fun Trying Hard

Saturday, July 18th 2015


“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10 I’ve spent time with this verse and found it to hold a great deal of truth. I’ve come to think that it speaks to far more than honesty in the sense of not cheating or lying. Rather,...

A Day of Fun!

Thursday, July 16th 2015


We started the day bright and early with a breakfast of eggs, hash-browns, fruit, and pop-tarts to fuel us for the skills ahead. For morning skills, campers were climbing, sailing, homesteading, and more! I always love skill days. The skill heads do such a great job passing on more than skills—they pass on passion. Passion for a new activity is ...

Ready to Play, Rain or Shine!

Wednesday, July 15th 2015


As directors we often smile inside when a parent asks us what we do at camp when it rains. This is a question we have an answer for! If you were to ever ask it of our staff or campers, they would reply, “We get wet!” They would even say it with gusto. And that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday. We got a bit wet! We made the most of a rainy day....

More than Enough

Monday, July 13th 2015


As the storm clouds roll across Lake Eden, the energy of a day well spent it palpable on our mountain. Today was the first full day of our third Classic Camp session, and one of my favorite times of the summer. Today is a day of growth, of acceptance, and of belief. Where some found uncertainty yesterday, peace is now found. This peace is found ...

The Greatest Gift

Wednesday, July 8th 2015


The chorus of the The Greatest Gift, one of the songs we sing at camp, has the line “Let’s be part of what God’s doing in the World” at the end. It’s sung as a call to action. An invitation into something bigger. A call the campers this session have answered. All over camp today you could see evidence of this. Fella...