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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...

Fall Days

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008

The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing. One thing that we really enjoy here at camp is visiting with staff and campers. Recently Jeff Bowen dropped by for a visit on his way home to Durham: The Brooks family was also able to take a trip up to the Boston area. While they were there, they tracked Jesse Thornburg down at MIT: B...

Adventure Week is Here!

Tuesday, August 12th 2008

We are currently hosting nearly 50 boys from the southeast in our first ever Adventure Week. The Camp Diversity Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation begun by camp alumni, is underwriting this event and our staff who stayed on beyond their normal contract have been delighted to meet and connect with this awesome group of young men!

The Lord is Risen

Tuesday, March 25th 2008

Hallelujah! What a great week it has been. On Maundy Thursday I went to the University of Florida and try to recruit some Gators to be counselors. It was a great fair and David Gardner was kind enough to help me recruit! Then on Good Friday I was off to visit my home away from home in Sarasota, FL. The weather was great and to my surprise on...

Contest 100

Friday, March 21st 2008

Just before the Days Til Camp clock to the left was at 100:00:00:00:000 we hosted an essay contest for old and new campers. They were invited to submit an essay of no more than 100 words describing their experiences or expectations of Rockmont. Thank you to all of the participants. Some of you had great essays that you forgot to edit to 100 ...

Rockmont on Top of the World

Monday, March 10th 2008

Elevation: 11,000 ft. Location: Vail Mountain, Colorado Rockmont Representatives: John Crouse, John Pomeroy and 1 Mystery Rockmonter John and I just happened to overlap on our ski vacations and were fortunate enough to chat about all of our great times at Rockmont on the really long chair lifts that took us up to some phenomenal skiiing and sno...

A Counselor and His Mom on TV

Tuesday, March 4th 2008

Make sure to watch Your Mama Don’t Dance this Friday night at 9:00 PM on the Lifetime network. Rockmont Alumnus, Erick Uphoff, is dancing in a competition with his mother, Carol Uphoff. Carol is my sister and our family is thrilled that they are teamed up in this television competition. In an interesting twist the night before the tapi...

100 Days!

Thursday, February 28th 2008

Last week we cruised out to Hickory for some quality North Carolina time. The Morris’ were kind enough to have a showing and Roland did a great job of letting the others in on the coolness of Rockmont. Then after a quick turnaround I was headed down south towards Birmingham and Samford University. Taylor and Alan were there to round up so...