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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...

Paladin Volunteers

Monday, February 25th 2008

We had a wonderful mid February visit from Kevin Coughlin, Garrett Cagni, and Steven Biddinger who, among other things, helped John Crouse repair and stabilize the cross at Inspiration Point and helped John and Jon trouble shoot a new traffic pattern in Eden Hall. This past weekend brought even more alumni to Rockmont for the annual board meeti...

ACA National Convention

Monday, February 18th 2008

We have just returned from an enlightening week in Nashville at the National ACA Convention. The American Camp Association is so much more than a well-thought-out list of standards for professional camp operation. They are also all about helping promote this important industry by providing shared ideas and training at a number of regional an...

The Road to Rockmont

Thursday, January 31st 2008

John Crouse here, and I am back on the road after “a long winter’s nap!” I began my tour in mid January with a trip down to Auburn to see some staff Alumni (Brian, Kevin, Justin, me, Andrew, Bobby and Susan!) and had a great turn out at the fair, meeting a lot of new potential staff! Then it was back to camp to gear up for so...