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The Adventures of Bert: Wilson, NC

Sunday, November 30th 2008

I just got back from a great time at the Fulford’s house in Wilson, NC. I got to hang out with John T., Carr, Addison, Dylan, Tanner and their families. It was an awesome opportunity to share the Rockmont story and recruit some new campers. Next up: Raleigh.

Tennessee in a Day

Tuesday, November 25th 2008

Yesterday I was able to visit Sewanee and Chattanooga. At Sewanee, I got to visit and drink some coffee with Andrew Nevin, Chris Vaughan, and Shelby Bartlett. Afterwards, the Martin family hosted a showing at their home in Chattanooga. What a great town! Their street looks over the river and it was absolutely gorgeous. Benjamin and Joseph a...


Friday, November 21st 2008

Last night I was at the Seaman’s house in Knoxville, TN. TJ and his parents, Leigh and Matt, were great hosts. TJ went to camp last year and is working on getting some other buddies to join him this year. Leigh made some great food and even gave me a few sandwiches for the road. Overall, a great night indeed.

Baton Rouge, LA

Sunday, November 16th 2008

Greetings! We just got back from an awesome show at the Ferachi’s home. The Ferachi family includes Cameron, Christopher, Keegan, Kennedy, Carter, Camille, several dogs, a few cats and even a pet snake. They did a great job of inviting their friends and spreading the word on the good things happening at Camp Rockmont.

Dan & Bert at MSU & Ole Miss

Sunday, November 16th 2008

We had a great few days visiting with staff from Mississippi State University and Ole Miss. Thomas Sellers showed us around MSU’s campus, took us to lunch and introduced us to some potential staffers. After that, we were able to visit with Heath Capps, Stanton Blaylock and Brandon Archer while eating at Philip’s Grocery in Oxford, M...

Newmarket (outside of Huntsville, AL)

Thursday, November 13th 2008

Cody, a long time Rockmonter, did a great job of getting the word out to some of his buddies from school. They even made a “Rockmont Rocks” cake to commemorate the evening. It was great visiting with the Buschards and several other families. We didn’t just talk about camping, either. We lived it in the backyard by making smores.

Birmingham with Bert and Dan

Tuesday, November 11th 2008

This show was the first of a ten day road trip for me and Dan through Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. We were joined by local Rockmont veterans Taylor (counselor) and Michael (long-time camper/staff) as we visited with Parker and his family. We enjoyed some impromptu singing of “The Tree Song” but decided we couldn’t sto...

Bert in Columbus

Thursday, November 6th 2008

I just got back from a showing in Columbus, GA, where the Johnson family was eager to host a show. Tom and his posse of buddies are geared up for another exciting summer at camp and we were also able to talk with several new families about the Rockmont community. Tom is doing a great job of getting the word out and he is even recruiting his you...

A New Brochure

Tuesday, November 4th 2008

Bert Ellison and I just got back from Aiken, SC and a wonderful camp showing in the home of Sumter Sessoms. Sumter is 100% ready to return to camp and almost tried to return with us as a stow away! He had a great group of friends that he and his family have told about Camp Rockmont and we enjoyed meeting them and their parents. This was actu...

Snow Day

Tuesday, October 28th 2008

Western North Carolina was greeted this morning with a light dusting of snow. As I write this, the snow continues to fall. We have to enjoy it while we can though, because it usually does not stick around very long. I recently read in the Farmer’s Almanac that for each foggy morning in the fall, there will be one snowy day in the winte...