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The Virginia Tour

Friday, January 28th 2011


I had a wonderful week re-uniting with former campers and staff on a trek through Virginia. Shared meals with Eric Shuman in Lexington, Bryan Larsen in Fairfax, Pearce Godwin and Doug & Abby Matia in Alexandria, Art Healey and family in Midlothian, Seth Barker in Lynchburg, and Matt Tokay (VATech). It is always great to re-live camp memori...

Small Congregation Sunday

Monday, January 10th 2011


Staff will recognize this spot as the location for staff church in the summer. Dan’s still preachin’, but this was clearly low attendance Sunday! Pictured are Matt, Wilbourne, Micah, Josie, Jon, Adair & Jordan.

Reindeer Games

Tuesday, December 21st 2010


Recently, some of Santa’s elves took a break and visited Lake Eden before the big Christmas rush! (Notice that they are not actually floating!!) Pictured left to right: K-Phi, M-O’br, A-Gak, M-McA, J-Bro, and M-Bro!

Have Car, Will Travel

Thursday, September 30th 2010

I’ve never been one to put bumper stickers on my car. It’s not that I don’t find some of them clever, thought-provoking, and amusing; they just don’t say enough. While they could be great tools for starting a conversation, how many of us really engage the owner of the vehicle to learn more about "dog as co-pilot" or why...

2010 Fall Recruiting: Comin' to a town near you!

Tuesday, September 28th 2010

Hey Rockmont Family! I get the question a lot during C session, and that’s “What do you full-timers do during the offseason?” Well, we come see you! Dan, Jon, and Matt cover the entire country (ok mostly the Southeast) telling the story of Rockmont and sharing the mission. We do this mostly at the homes of our veteran campers w...

A New Day...but is it Real?

Thursday, July 1st 2010


I hear the phrase with some regularity. I used to cringe, or worse, fume. Sometimes a visitor will say it rather wistfully as they stand on the deck of Eden Hall and look out to the mountains. Often a staff member will use some version of it as explanation for why they won’t be returning to Rockmont for another summer. I get it. I rea...

The Legacy Continues

Monday, June 28th 2010


The B Session opening was nearly picture perfect! While families are having trouble beating the heat in most parts of the southeast these days, Rockmont families found that there was nothing better than a ride down the Zip Line or a glide down the Gully Washer to do the trick. We often forget to publicize the fact that these ammenities are ope...

Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 20th 2010


Well – I’m always curious to know which campers have planned ahead enough to have Father’s Day greetings arrive home before today. In case (as with yours truly) there is a delay in their good intentions we gathered with various cabins to send a special note of love and appreciation. Seeing an opportunity, the Shamburger brothe...

Unusual But Fun

Friday, June 18th 2010


I guess it was more perplexing than unusual to find the missing volleyball soaking wet and at the canoe docks as the Hemlock tribe was preparing for evening activities. What was unusual was the trip to return it when I found the Birch tribe playing “baseball” on the tennis courts (with tennis rackets), and the Buckeye tribe heavily ...

Daily News for Monday, June 7

Tuesday, June 8th 2010

The day dawned overcast at Rockmont, but spirits were high as we were in full swing for 2010. Sunday we talked to the campers about “newness” and how each day is new and a gift from God. It also had a bigger meaning though, as Monday the campers took part in some activities that had never been done before! I’ll start at the top...