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7 Critical Character Traits in Growing Children

Thursday, January 31st 2013


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...

What is Our Hope?

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Today is Election Day, and we at Rockmont hope you go to your polling location and exercise your right to choose our leaders. Even though our elected leaders certainly have an impact on our lives, we should remember that no matter what happens, God is in control. He is not sitting on his throne, thinking “Crud, that guy was elected?!̶...

When Refusing to Clean-up Makes Perfect Sense

Monday, August 20th 2012


On the last full day of camp before parents arrived, I was standing in Cabin 5 and scratching my head in bewilderment. For the past two weeks, we had learned how to make our beds, fold our clothes, sweep the floor, and make the cabin areas look spotless. You would be surprised how clean campers can make their living space when Cola Stop or pizza...

Preparing for Camp: Helping Your Son Pack

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Hey Everyone! Each summer we receive lots of calls about our packing list and how they can help their sons pack for their time at Rockmont. We wanted to integrate all of those helpful questions together in a short video. Common Questions We Answer: What size container should I pack in? What size is the mattress? Does a fleece jacket really m...

Nature Watch in the Nantahala Nat'l Forest

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

Bo Weems, Caleb Becker, and I made a trip out to Nantahala National Forest this past Saturday to climb the lookout tower on Wesser Bald. Along the way, however, we discovered an incredible waterfall along the Nantahala River and determined that we would stop there again and explore after our hike. As we were taking in the sights at the falls, Bo...

Rockmont Wallpaper

Monday, April 16th 2012


Happy Monday! Here is a quote from Nathaniel Webster (though the original state was New Hampshire), that I loved for Rockmont. Right-click to “save as”, then make your desktop wallpaper! Hope you enjoy it. If you have trouble accessing the full photo, email me Matt(at) and I will send it to you

Spring Has Arrived!

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Spring is always a beautiful season at Rockmont, all of creation comes alive! The dogwoods in bloom, the smell of freshly cut grass, and the early stages of Chaco tan all give hints to the summer ahead. This year, we made a quick video to show you first-hand how Rockmont is shaping up. Remember, you can always come visit us for the day and go fo...

"Springing" Toward Another Incredible Summer

Monday, March 26th 2012


What began as a rather wet and dreary Sunday turned out to be an incredibly beautiful spring day, the perfect setting for an outdoor video showing at the home of Rich and Stella Barefoot! As I drove up, it was exciting to see Lowell and some of his buddies hanging out and eagerly awaiting Rockmont’s arrival. The weather had even cleared up...

Why I visit Florida in February

Friday, March 16th 2012


A couple weeks ago, I was able to go down to Florida and visit Rockmont families and their friends. A few days before I left Rockmont, it had been in the 30’s, with snow flurries. As I drove down south, the temperatures rose. The weather was great all week, but not as much fun as seeing all the campers and sharing the mission of Rockmont! ...

Warming-up for Camp in South Carolina

Friday, March 9th 2012

As we warm-up for Spring and the oncoming summer months, it was quite refreshing to carry the Rockmont story down into South Carolina. During the month of February, I enjoyed visiting with Rockmont families at different ends of the Palmetto State, from the upstate all the way down to the lowcountry. Marler Showing in Greenwood (top right), Sauls...