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Water-skiing at Rockmont!

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

The Waterski Trip is a full day of fun in the sun. Campers head out on the new Moomba Mojo wakeboard boat to learn and refine their skills with excellent training from the staff. Come on out to the lake this year!

More Thankful Than Ever

Friday, February 6th 2015


What a wonder it is to wake up in the morning! Normally I would have added “and count your many blessings” to the end of that sentence. It is a good addition since we all have much to be grateful for at the start of each day, especially at the start of a new year. But the truth is, waking up is quite a blessing in and of itself. Each morning ha...

Grateful Days

Thursday, August 7th 2014


It’s funny how days and weeks can seem to have a personality of their own. Most often unspoken, moods and emotions spread and embrace us. It’s a good reminder that we’re not alone. There is a palpable sense of gratitude at camp right now. The summer, this session, was very good…special. Regardless of what people are talking about, that sentiment...

The Ministry is in the Interruptions

Wednesday, August 6th 2014


One of the most significant parts of our mission is to help campers more clearly see the biblical story. That it is OUR story! For that reason, we book-end our day with a time of devotion. Each Tribal Director begins the day by sharing a story from God’s Word during Morning Watch. And then later at night, the counselor leads a cabin devotion for...

Mining for What Matters

Saturday, August 2nd 2014


Courage is like gold at Rockmont. We mine for it, with the belief that God has placed it in every boy’s heart. With a little picking and sifting the precious ore reveals itself, and we celebrate. There are few things that elicit more excitement from the campers and staff at Rockmont than witnessing the glimmer of new-found courage. We discovered...

A Day that Has Everything!

Friday, August 1st 2014


Another day is winding down around Lake Eden. Thursday had it all: hot, cool, rain, sun, high energy, and big relaxation. It’s fun to spend so much time outside that you can just roll with whatever the day brings. You see the same kids that were running around in the sun smiling, running in the rain smiling even more. The same one’s ...

Rock Climbing at Camp Rockmont

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Climbing provides a great opportunity to build confidence and learn perseverance. Our ‘pilgrims of the vertical’ master the fundamentals before reaching new heights on rock walls in Western North Carolina.

That Good Ol' Camp Smell

Tuesday, July 29th 2014


Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. – Diane Ackerman When I walked into Birch lodge today, I smiled as I recognized that old, familiar smell… The smell of aged wood and stone, of former campfires in the lodge fireplace, a te...

Rockmont is in Full Swing!

Tuesday, July 29th 2014


“Never let formal education get in the way of learning.” Mark Twain’s famous quote is true on day two at camp. As much as we appreciate book learning at Rockmont, it’s wonderful to watch as your boys grow naturally. The recipe is time-tested. Rockmont provides the right blend of mentors, time outdoors, breathing space, lots of fun, story, an...

Who is this Man?

Sunday, July 27th 2014


This was an incredibly beautiful day! As we opened the doors to welcome nearly 300 campers to Rockmont today, we all shared the gift of watching our young men play and explore camp with their families. With the sun high in the sky and the mountains towering over Lake Eden, families hit the waterfront, boarded the canoes, and harnessed up for the...