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That Good Ol' Camp Smell

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

July-29

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. – Diane Ackerman When I walked into Birch lodge today, I smiled as I recognized that old, familiar smell… The smell of aged wood and stone, of former campfires in the lodge fireplace, a te...

Rockmont is in Full Swing!

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

July-28

“Never let formal education get in the way of learning.” Mark Twain’s famous quote is true on day two at camp. As much as we appreciate book learning at Rockmont, it’s wonderful to watch as your boys grow naturally. The recipe is time-tested. Rockmont provides the right blend of mentors, time outdoors, breathing space, lots of fun, story, an...

Who is this Man?

Sunday, July 27th 2014

July-27

This was an incredibly beautiful day! As we opened the doors to welcome nearly 300 campers to Rockmont today, we all shared the gift of watching our young men play and explore camp with their families. With the sun high in the sky and the mountains towering over Lake Eden, families hit the waterfront, boarded the canoes, and harnessed up for the...

Kayaking at Camp Rockmont

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Campers ages 11 and older have the opportunity to learn a wide range of kayaking skills at Camp Rockmont. And since safety is of the utmost importance, campers review and build on their knowledge each day, including the ability to roll their kayaks. See our kayaking students in action!

Building a Dam

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

A long standing tradition at Rockmont, building a dam offers great fun and many opportunities to learn about optimism and teamwork. Visit our activities page to find out more about the skills our campers experience here at Camp Rockmont.

A Day Like No Other

Sunday, July 20th 2014

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Sunday is my favorite day at camp, and it is truly a day like no other in the camp schedule. While other days have schedules that repeat a few times throughout the session, Sundays have their own unique rhythm and rhyme. Sundays are set apart as something different, something a little slower, and definitely something sacred. This is also such a ...

Rain Brings New Life (Saturday Post)

Sunday, July 20th 2014

6-19

The rain cannot and will not stop us. If anything, it brings a new excitement, a new feeling, a new life to everyone here at camp. Campers are still smiling just as big but maybe not as bright due to the remnants of mud left in between their teeth from the muddy adventures. With every slip and fall comes a fist pump, a “that was awesome!&#...

Dirt and Discipleship

Saturday, July 19th 2014

7-18

Today was a great day at camp. The rain never let up. That might sound like a downer, but the more you get to know the core of camp, you realize that making mud pies out of mud is what it is all about. Sure, the sunny days are nice, but the campers only discover their true grit when things get a little uncomfortable. And they do discover it – to...

In Full Swing

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

7-16

Camp is once again in full swing! It’s fun to see campers getting into the swing of things: the first time you see them get over homesickness, shyness, or insecurity and run. I don’t mean just a run to an activity, or a skill, or the run of being late to a meal. I mean Running. Yes, with a capital R. That flat out, “don’t care what my arms are d...

Tuesday is for Tribal Activities!

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Tribal

Tuesday is a day full of tribal activities! From start to finish, we are playing hard all day long. To get ready for all of the excitement, we start with a hearty breakfast – eggs, bacon, biscuits – the classics! After fueling up for the day, campers moved into Morning Watch and a time of cabin clean-up. The Buckeyes started their day together b...