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Healthy Doses of Challenge: How Summer Camp Develops Essential Lifelong Antibodies

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Rockmont

I must share with you that I have been exposed to a number of illnesses and diseases in my lifetime. Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Hepatitis, the Flu, Measles, and Mumps, to name some of the big ones. Then there’s Tetanus, over and over again. These have all been in my body. And they have very likely been in yours, too! After all, that’s exactly what ...

Returning Home: A Post-Camp Reflection

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

Lake-eden

Since the start of summer, 2013, over 1700 Rockmont campers have returned home. I imagine that they have many stories to share, songs to sing, and jokes to tell – many of which were hilarious at camp, but in the re-telling may not have been as funny for those who were not at camp. I imagine, too, that some of the storytelling that takes ...

Tribal Activities

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

When campers are not mastering a new skill like fly fishing, pottery, or trap shooting, they are often engaging in “Tribal Activities.” Check out this new video providing a glimpse into the wilder side of Rockmont.

Homesteading and Farming at Rockmont

Monday, July 29th 2013

Check out this new video highlighting homesteading, one of our most popular skills, where campers grow vegetables as well as a deeper respect for food and the work it takes for us to enjoy it. Homesteading and Farming at Camp Rockmont from Camp Rockmont on Vimeo.

Blacksmithing at Rockmont

Monday, July 29th 2013

We like to say that both force and refinement are required at camp and throughout life. Blacksmithing teaches this lesson well. Blacksmithing from Camp Rockmont on Vimeo.

The Basic Elements of Story

Monday, June 24th 2013

At Camp Rockmont, we talk about stories every day. We tell personal stories, we listen to others, and collectively we’re telling a story every day. One of our hopes is that each young man attending Rockmont is invited in to a story where he belongs and is valued. Each one of us has a unique and special role to play in this story, and our l...

A Full House!

Monday, June 17th 2013

Today marks the beginning of A2 session, and the debut of our revamped camp schedule! Alumni will remember days when campers to all their skills in a single day, and we have brought that back to our schedule! In my memory, I believe at least ten years have passed since we had an “all skill day”. We are glad to have over 340 boys on c...

The First Full Day!

Monday, June 10th 2013

We have been preparing for this day for months. The first full day of Rockmont 2013 has arrived! We currently have about 250 boys here, and today each of them woke up ready to do something new. This feeling is magnified because we are in a new place with new people. Whether we embrace it or not, each day is ripe with this type of newness. Someti...

Five Ways to Use Discomfort as a Building Block

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

When a young man arrives at Rockmont for the first time, many emotions can race through his mind – excitement, curiosity, wonder, and perhaps some discomfort. 

 He can learn to handle these emotions, however, by first naming and confronting them. Going to summer camp can be uncomfortable at first as hundreds of people come together in a n...

7 Critical Character Traits in Growing Children

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Duo

What are the most critical traits for children to learn? As the world’s information continues to hurtle forward at an incredible rate, the ways that children are taught, both in structured and un-structered settings, will continue to change. We can all remember learning in several ways, whether at a desk, on the sports field, in a band, or...