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Getting into a Rhythm

Friday, June 19th 2015

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As we entered Thursday, campers had had three full days of camp under their belts. The first three days saw campers explore, learn, and practice their craft in skills; leave it all out on field while playing classic camp games; and rock the gym during Evening Watch. These long days of activities had brought a sense of enjoyment and joy to experi...

Putting Down Roots

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

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Tonight Rockmont’s roots went “down, down to the ground” as they joined together singing a song that has become a camp favorite over the past two years. “My Roots Go Down" has a dance that accompanies it, and Brookside Gym quickly filled not only with energetic singing, but also raucous foot stomping and arm swinging. Our photog...

Discovering Friendships

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

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Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” -C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves Our campers and staff have come from all over the southeast, from other parts of the country, and also from other countries around the world. Some have come with a friend, and others take the bold step o...

Full.

Monday, June 15th 2015

Zip-smile

As the sounds of Council Ring from Bear Camp and Deer Camp cascade down the mountain toward the valley and the center of camp, the older guys in Mountain Camp are enjoying the openness of camp while playing Leprechaun. All of our young men will soon return from the various areas of camp to their individual cabins, and most everyone will descend ...

Opening Day

Sunday, June 14th 2015

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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 quick swim test, tribal activities, and a retreat gathering at 5:30. We had a brief rain shower that w...

Ready to Share

Thursday, June 11th 2015

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The last Thursday of a session is one of my favorite days. Don’t get me wrong! It’s not because the campers are about to leave; it’s the incredible amount of energy contained in the last full day. The campers can barely contain all the excitement! They’re trying to pack in as much fun as possible before Mom and Dad come and take them home. The ...

Surrounded.

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

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So often we hear the term “surrounded” used negatively—surrounded by enemies, surrounded by darkness, surrounded by fears. At camp we are surrounded, but it is fun that wraps us and it is love that covers us. Days surrounded by adventure call us out of slumber. Nights surrounded by brothers call us into family. It is in those surroundings that w...

Tuesday is for Tribal Activities!

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

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By Tuesday, campers are feeling more at-home as they settle-in to the camp routine. They’re beginning to master the daily schedule and owning their cabin as their home for the session, their place of rest and retreat. They have begun to experience all the fun that Rockmont offers and are eager for the next thing. And they have a deeper sen...

Summer Has Begun!

Monday, June 8th 2015

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Hello Friends and Families of Rockmont! Today was a great second day of camp! We enjoyed meeting you all yesterday as you dropped your sons off for camp, and everyone wasted no time jumping right into camp. After an 8 o’clock breakfast of french toast sticks, oatmeal, fruit, cereal and yogurt, we were off to Morning Watches. In Morning Watch...