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Growing Independence

Friday, July 4th 2014

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Happy July 4th! Heraclitus of Ephesus said, “You can never step into the same river twice because new waters are always flowing around you.” This is certainly true of each new day at camp as the staff and campers continue to develop their skills, trust, and friendships. After six days of camp there is a different complexity and a deeper joy as...

Surrounded by Glory

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

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One of the gifts of the camp experience, and of Rockmont in particular, is that we are surrounded by incredible beauty! And while camp is incredibly fun and has numerous activities to enjoy, there’s something special about simply being in this place. The psalm-writer, David, was just as struck by the power of creation. He was overwhelmed by it, ...

Growing Strong

Monday, June 30th 2014

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“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, breathing space, fun, story, and adventure—the c...

Welcome to Camp!

Sunday, June 29th 2014

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As a greeter posted at the front of the registration line today, I had the opportunity to personally welcome at least half of the families to camp this morning. Out of all of the jobs available on opening day, I am convinced that I own the best one. I believe this because I have the chance to see campers from my previous cabins or who were in my...

One More Day!

Thursday, June 26th 2014

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Today is the last day of afternoon skills! Classic 1 is almost over? Wow, that sneaks up on you. For many, it was the last day of Rocketry, Air Riflery, and Soccer. Many campers were heading back to their cabins carrying completed works from crafts, finished robots from Junk Art, and targets from Riflery and Archery. It’s fun to see the sense of...

Listening to the God who Speaks

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

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For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shown in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV The Apostle Paul reminds us that the One who spoke all of creation into being is the very same One who speaks into our hearts. This is at the core of what it mean...

Relax, Rejuvenate, Remember

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

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Sunday is a day that is set apart in our faith and at Camp Rockmont. This is a day like no other in the camp schedule. While other days have schedules that repeat a few times throughout the session, Sundays have their own unique rhythm and rhyme. Sundays are set apart as something different, something a little slower, and definitely something sa...

Today is Sacred

Saturday, June 21st 2014

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Today Is Sacred. At Rockmont, we’re learning that everyday, God is inviting us into an incredible adventure. It takes place right here, in every moment, in every interaction, in every conversation, and I’m beginning to learn that this is the grandest adventure of them all. The day to day is what it’s all about, and the ins and outs of what today...

Hitting the Mark

Saturday, June 21st 2014

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Rockmont woke to a landscape shrouded in cloud and mist today. On my walk to Eden Hall, I passed a handful of early risers hurling disks at unseen baskets during a round of frisbee golf. Fog enveloped the disks moments after release. The campers then vanished in the same direction. I thought about how cool it was that these campers knew the cour...

Carry On

Friday, June 20th 2014

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I suppose you could say the theme for today was “carry on.” We started the day bright and early with a breakfast of eggs and hash browns to fuel us for the skills ahead. For morning skills, campers were climbing, sailing, homesteading, and more! I always love skill days. The skill heads do such a great job passing on more than information—they o...