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Dirt and Discipleship

Saturday, July 19th 2014

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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

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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

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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...

A Day in the Life of Jack and Henry

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

We recently followed twins Jack and Henry as they enjoyed a day of nonstop fun at Camp Rockmont. This video offers a unique firsthand perspective of our camp activities, including nature, horseback riding, guitar, lacrosse, ziplining, tribal activities, time at the waterfront and Bible study.

Big Things to Come

Thursday, July 10th 2014

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The night before the last full day of the session… big things are about to happen. Bear campers are falling asleep to the sounds of rain on the Lodge roof, thinking about the game of Star Wars and the Slip and Slide they just did. Deer campers are headed up to cabins to get rest after their campouts and before tomorrow’s skills and a...

Spreading Our Wings

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

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Cole, one of our Buckeye campers, approached me proudly today and announced that he no longer felt any homesickness. I’ve had the privilege of hearing some of Cole’s story this session, largely through my wife. Cole befriended Elise and my two sons early on this session and gave them regular updates on his time at camp as he passed by our house....

Base Camp at Camp Rockmont

Monday, July 7th 2014

Base Camp, a program for boys ages 11 to 16, starts out with four nights in the wilderness. Campers spend remainder of the 20-day program participating in the wide range of skills activities Camp Rockmont is known for. Apply for camp today!

A Light that Guides

Sunday, July 6th 2014

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Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” These w...

Growing Independence

Friday, July 4th 2014

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Happy July 4th! Heraclitus of Ephesus said, “You can never step into the same river twice because new waters are always flowing around you.” This is certainly true of each new day at camp as the staff and campers continue to develop their skills, trust, and friendships. After six days of camp there is a different complexity and a deeper joy as...

Surrounded by Glory

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

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One of the gifts of the camp experience, and of Rockmont in particular, is that we are surrounded by incredible beauty! And while camp is incredibly fun and has numerous activities to enjoy, there’s something special about simply being in this place. The psalm-writer, David, was just as struck by the power of creation. He was overwhelmed by it, ...