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When in Athens... Visit the Staff!

Tuesday, October 4th 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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...

If Glee Used Camp Songs

Monday, September 26th 2011

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Okay, you may have to endure a 30 second commercial to view this 30 second clip, but you might find it worth the wait. Jay Leno of The Tonight Show got to thinking that the hit show Glee could save money if it used royalty-free music. Well, camp songs fit in that category, so see how Rockmont veteran, Erick Uphoff(#33), helped Jay out on this...

Changing our Address to Your Hometown

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

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You may be wondering, what do those camp directors do after the summer season ends? We get this question all the time from campers, especially as we approach the summer’s end. Some say things like, “I bet you play disc golf everyday!” Others jealously imagine the directors having to drink all the left over Cheerwine from the Co...

And the EMMY goes to...

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

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We see our entire summer staff as award-winning because of their Excellence in Mentoring Male Youth! In this photo (un-doctored), Jamie Kennedy is presenting Seth Barker an actual Emmy. There’s obviously a back story, but in-house we are very pleased with the editing and production work that Seth did to bring the Rockmont story to life o...

Record Enrollment

Monday, August 29th 2011

As August ends the year-round team at Camp Rockmont has set their sights on 2012. It seems that many of our camp families have, as well. Well over 200 campers have already re-upped for next summer. We will give preference…

Father / Son Weekend

Tuesday, April 19th 2011

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What an incredible weekend we shared these last few days at Father/Son Camp! Camp has officially been “broken in” for Summer 2011 as fathers and sons soared off the Blob, slid down the Gullywasher, and strategized in a game of camp-wide Risk, all for the first time this year. The fun registered off the charts between skills, tribal a...

First Zipline of 2011!

Friday, April 8th 2011

Matt and a couple of his friends (including former counselor Dave Walker, 2004) were the first brave souls to go down the Zip this year. Water temp was about 55, they went anyway! Matt was quoted as saying “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” Rockmont Zipline – Cold! from Matt Ragland on Vimeo. We promise it will warm up by the time everyone ar...