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September at the Rockmont Farm

Tuesday, October 6th 2009

With the help of students from The Learning Community, Karen, Dan, Josie and Micah Davis, Morgan and Matt Ragland, Hap Endler, and Jon McNair, we cut our first sorghum crop last week. Sunday morning before dawn Hap, Jon and a trailer full of sorghum cane headed up to Yancey County to the farm of friends Molly and Richard (and three year old Walk...

Office Life

Monday, October 5th 2009

Now, I’m sure many of you are wondering what off-season life is like here at Rockmont… well, the weather is beautiful, the people are fun, and we’re working hard! So its a lot like the summer. For a look in to the method of madness used by Matt, here’s a look at his office and some more common things found at an arm’...

5 Days, 5 Shows

Thursday, September 17th 2009

5 Days, 5 Shows, over 20 hours on the road. We hit the road hard this week for the Pride of All the South, ending the week with Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Both shows were great, in Baton Rouge we started the night off by watching Nick Patty and Episcopal High beat their rivals Parkview Baptist 14-0! Drew and Robin were great hosts, and wer...

First Shows of the Year

Wednesday, September 16th 2009

Wow! It has been a great few days here on the road for the Dan, Matt, and Morgan. 10 hours in the car, criss-crossing 5 states on the first recruiting trip of the year. Sunday, we were at the home of Stewart and Missy Cox, and their sons McKinnon and Miller, and it was great to see the Birmingham crew together again. It was the first show of the...

August at the Rockmont Farm

Monday, August 31st 2009

Michael Lusco, Jonathan Cooper, Nick Franzese, Jonathan Kopelman, Charles Keen, Troy D’Alesandro and Quill Yates proved to be excellent salesmen at the Riceville Road Farmers Market this summer. Each Saturday a few Homesteading campers had the chance to sell some of Rockmont Farm bounty (and increase the sales of the chocolate vender with...

Day Camp at Rockmont

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009

For more than 50 years Camp Rockmont has provided a quality resident camp ministry for campers around the world. In 2009 we also plan to provide the same level of care and intentional youth development to boys and girls in our own backyard through a day camp program. The daily program at the Rockmont Day Camp will include aspects of personal g...

Contest 100

Thursday, February 26th 2009

Last year our Contest 100 appealed to our left brain campers to write a 100 word essay about their experience at camp. Since many of us aren’t in our right brain (rimshot) that was okay, but this year’s Contest 100 will draw on an appeal to that creative side – the right brain. Design the next Rockmont T-shirt and earn $100 ...

Madisonville, LA

Monday, January 26th 2009

We were thrilled to get an invitation from the Lindsey family to host a camper showing on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. Miles, whose sister has been a Hollymont camper for years, will be a first-time Rockmont camper this summer. As you can see from the photos, we had a room full of interested families and some incredibl...

Crystal Spring in Roanoke

Friday, January 16th 2009

I had a great time at what has become an annual trek to Crystal Spring school in Roanoke, VA. We have a large group of fine young men from Roanoke and I was pleased to speak with other new families who were looking at various camps to find the right fit for their sons. Ryland Barnes (left) and Romey Poore (right) lifted my spirits with their ...