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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...

When in Athens... Visit the Staff!

Tuesday, October 4th 2011


One of the highlights of traveling and visiting camper families in the off-season is that we also get to reconnect with Rockmont staff members along the way. Just as campers return to school after camp, a number of our staff head back to colleges around the Southeast and beyond when their summer work is complete. As you can see in this photo, th...

When in Rome... Talk about Camp!

Monday, October 3rd 2011


With a trip to Florida and a trip to South Carolina under our belts, we are now moving into Georgia. For my first show in Georgia, I drove to Rome to visit the Anderson family. Andy Anderson (pictured far right) was himself a Rockmont camper and later a Rockmont staff member, and his son Carter has been a camper for 4 summers now. This was the f...

Ramblin' through South Carolina

Monday, October 3rd 2011


The second week of home showings took me to the lovely state of South Carolina. On Sunday I was able to go to the home of the Bethea’s, who always put on a great show. The best part of being at their house is that Rob (the Dad) was a Rockmont camper himself, and has kept much of his old camp collection! So being there is like going to a Ro...

Up, Down, and Across the Peninsula: Our Travels in Florida

Monday, October 3rd 2011


Just as the cooler Fall temperatures were hitting Rockmont, Shawn and Matt took off to Florida. We reported earlier on the success of our first two shows at the Danielson home in Tampa and the Hutto home in Jacksonville. From there, Shawn met up with Dan and headed to Orlando and caught up with the Gernert family. Camper John-Reed was pumped abo...