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Fall Colors at Camp Rockmont and in NC

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Hey Everyone! The fall colors are in full effect here in Western North Carolina, splashing beautiful yellows, reds, and oranges across the landscape. Take a look through the pictures and experience it for yourself! Pictures were taken in Pisgah National Forest, Montreat, and Camp Rockmont.

Visiting Tar Heel Country

Monday, October 17th 2011


What an incredibly beautiful drive it was yesterday heading east down I-40 on my way to visit the Copeland family in Chapel Hill, NC! All the poplars, oaks, and maple trees were filled with vibrant color as I passed by the Seven Sisters mountain range and the mountains surrounding Linville Gorge. Though the mountains are awe-inspiring time of ye...

Wrapping up DC

Monday, October 17th 2011


The week in and around our nation’s capitol was a blast! After a wonderful showing and visit with the families in McLean, I was able to visit 2 other cities I have never been to — Bethesda, MD and Alexandria, VA. In Bethesda, I visited the Imperial Family, with their sons and Rockmont campers Charlie & George. The Imperials were ...

A Week in the Capitol!

Wednesday, October 12th 2011


Day One: McLean, VA I love coming to the DC area where there is so much history! I could spend all day in museums. But another reason to love it are the Rockmont families in the area! Last night I was in McLean, VA, at the home Katie & Seb Gorka (camper Paul, B session). After Katie fed me 3 bowls of chili – which was delicious –...

Rockmont on Display in Charlotte

Wednesday, October 12th 2011


What a great evening we shared last night at the Wall family’s home in Charlotte! William, a 5-year Rockmont veteran camper who spent last summer in the historic Cabin 40, was a great help. William was even able to help answer a number of the parents’ questions about camp. He also had on hand some of his Blacksmithing handiwork, incl...

Rockmont's Atlanta Round-Up

Monday, October 10th 2011

In terms of sheer number of campers, Atlanta is tops for Rockmont. We have more campers from greater ATL than any other metro city, along with some of our biggest schools (Westminister, Pace, Lovett). So it’s natural that we would spend a lot of time there! We had already been at homes in Atlanta, Marietta, and Smyrna, and were looking for...

Simply One Foot in Front of the Other

Monday, October 10th 2011


“I believe that the ascent of mountains forms an essential chapter in the complete duty of man, and that it is wrong to leave any district without setting foot on its highest peak.” These words were penned by Sir Leslie Stephen, a 19th century mountaineer. John Muir, a contemporary of Stephen, described his call to the outdoors in fe...

Men in Suits

Saturday, October 8th 2011


It is rare that you will catch camp staff decked out in this kind of finery, but the wedding of a beloved brother called for it! Alumnus Pearce Godwin and his new bride, Chrissy Devore Godwin, were married at Duke Chapel today. A number of Pearce’s camp friends were in attendance including veterans, Carter Schmid and Brad Thompson. Form...

S'mores at Camp... Cupcakes in Smyrna!

Friday, October 7th 2011


It was quite exciting to pull in to the Stebbins’ driveway in Smyrna, GA last Tuesday night. The house and yard were festively decorated for Halloween, and Cabin 1 camper Grant was right there to welcome me! He was super excited about the show and especially eager to show off the Rockmont cupcakes they had prepared. Grant and his sister, L...

A Very Marietta To You!

Wednesday, October 5th 2011


Tuesday night I was able to be at the Stewart’s home in Marietta, GA. The Stewarts have been a long-time and heavily-involved Rockmont family for a number of years. Their oldest son Matt, has been a camper and counselor, and is a Junior at UGA. Kyle is now a camper, Kaitlyn has been to day camp, Eileen (mother) has been on staff, and Camer...