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Raleigh Rallies to a Great Show

Wednesday, November 30th 2011


Dan, Shawn, and Matt wrapped up the 2011 travel season last night in Raleigh, NC. We were back at the North Hills Club, a great venue with delicious cookies! We had an amazing turnout for our shows, the Rockmont family really brought the enthusiasm for a great night. It was great to see so many people, veteran and new families, come out to supp...

Thankful for the Rockmont Family

Wednesday, November 16th 2011


Whew! The last two weeks have been very exciting for me. I have crisscrossed the Southeast to visit Rockmonters in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee! A large part of the traveling was my Thanksgiving Tour of Rockmont home shows, and the most recent part was a very special Rockmont wedding (article to follow very soon!). I am pleased t...

A Special Reason to Watch "The Hunger Games" Trailer

Tuesday, November 15th 2011


You may be wondering why I’m posting about The Hunger Games. We’ve never posted on movies before, especially a movie trailer. But, we’ve never had one of our Directors in a movie before! Just before counselors arrived for training, our own Jon Brooks spent a couple days as a background extra in the role of a Peacekeeper in the ...

Mississippi Marshmallows & More

Friday, November 11th 2011


On Thursday night, the Thanksgiving Tour reached its westernmost stop at the home of Sam and Jan Coker in Jackson, Mississippi! As I approached the house, I could smell a fire burning on the patio, carrying the aroma of camp over the house to greet me. I had a great feeling about the evening from the very start! Soon after I had set-up for the s...

Nashville is Music to my Ears

Tuesday, November 8th 2011


I really enjoy visiting other cities and seeing the Rockmont families that are there. Nashville is no exception! The Music City is one of our biggest camper cities, and we also have staff there. The Cook, Locke, and Eidson families were gracious hosts and put together great events for Rockmont. Scott, our Mountain Camp Director, is a teacher at ...

Peppering Things up in Birmingham

Tuesday, November 8th 2011


On Monday, the Thanksgiving Tour crossed time zones and headed northwest to Birmingham, Alabama to visit the Watts family. Russell and Beth, along with their son David, were employing a new recruiting technique that I have never seen before at a Rockmont home show. It involved 10 pounds of 8-week-old silver labrador retriever, and it’s nam...

Kicking off the Thanksgiving Tour in Thomasville

Monday, November 7th 2011


One of my favorite things about traveling is getting to see all the excitement that Rockmont campers bring to these events. When I pulled up to the Beverly home in Thomasville, I was quickly greeted by 3 family dogs and by Max and Rich, two veteran campers. I was looking around for Strong, their brother, and soon discovered that I couldn’t...

Southern Swing

Thursday, October 27th 2011


While I now live in good ol’ Carolina, I do enjoy driving down to the Deep South. It reminds me of growing up. Many people will argue that Florida isn’t truly a southern state, and that’s fine. But the landscape of old growth oaks and pines and rural communities of northern Florida mirror those of southern Georgia. There’...

Carried Away to a New Adventure

Thursday, October 27th 2011


The leaves are taking flight here at Rockmont, having reached their peak colors in the last couple weeks! Even as I write, the wind is carrying away our leaves to resting places all over camp and beyond. Our trees will soon appear bare and enter a long winter’s rest before returning with new growth in the Spring. This cycle of changing, ta...

At Home on Rocky Top

Thursday, October 20th 2011


I had the pleasure of making a beautiful drive along I-40 from Asheville to Knoxville. The leaves are in their full display of fall color (see slideshow here), making every turn a reminder of God’s handiwork. When I arrived in Knoxville, at the home of Ashley & Todd Stamper, I was warmly greeted by the family. Soon after set up, the fa...