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Having Fun Trying Hard

Saturday, July 18th 2015

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“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10 I’ve spent time with this verse and found it to hold a great deal of truth. I’ve come to think that it speaks to far more than honesty in the sense of not cheating or lying. Rather,...

A Day of Fun!

Thursday, July 16th 2015

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We started the day bright and early with a breakfast of eggs, hash-browns, fruit, and pop-tarts 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 skills—they pass on passion. Passion for a new activity is ...

Ready to Play, Rain or Shine!

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

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As directors we often smile inside when a parent asks us what we do at camp when it rains. This is a question we have an answer for! If you were to ever ask it of our staff or campers, they would reply, “We get wet!” They would even say it with gusto. And that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday. We got a bit wet! We made the most of a rainy day....

More than Enough

Monday, July 13th 2015

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As the storm clouds roll across Lake Eden, the energy of a day well spent it palpable on our mountain. Today was the first full day of our third Classic Camp session, and one of my favorite times of the summer. Today is a day of growth, of acceptance, and of belief. Where some found uncertainty yesterday, peace is now found. This peace is found ...

The Greatest Gift

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

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The chorus of the The Greatest Gift, one of the songs we sing at camp, has the line “Let’s be part of what God’s doing in the World” at the end. It’s sung as a call to action. An invitation into something bigger. A call the campers this session have answered. All over camp today you could see evidence of this. Fella...

Living Epic Stories

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

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Camp is a place where our favorite stories come alive! Rather than simply listening to a story being told, watching one unfold on a screen, or manipulating a story with an gaming system controller, Rockmont is a place where campers can fully enter a story. They become the characters, the heroes, and the ones advancing the plot. Whether painting ...

All in a Day's Work

Monday, July 6th 2015

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The sun rose over Lake Eden this morning, marking the start of another day at Camp Rockmont. For many of us working at camp, mornings are one of the most beautiful parts of the day. The sun illuminates the contour of the surrounding green mountains and they can be seen twice; once against the orange sky and a second time perfectly reflected in t...

The Fiery Furnace

Sunday, July 5th 2015

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During staff church this morning, I had the amazing opportunity to deliver a homily on our scripture passage of the day, Daniel 3:8-29, The Fiery Furnace. In this amazing story of faith, Shadrach Meshach and Abednego trust in God for their deliverance. They trust in his power and his love for them. This is a story that directly relates to our c...

A Million Moments (Saturday Blog Post)

Sunday, July 5th 2015

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Wow, what a day we have had here at Camp Rockmont! It all started when we woke up this morning and headed down to Eden Hall. As we walked down from our cabins, we were thankful for another day to be alive and living in this country. We looked out at the view of the mountain ranges just beyond Lake Eden and thanked the Lord for the freedoms we h...

Time to Celebrate

Saturday, July 4th 2015

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Rockmont celebrates the 4th of July BIG. In fact, we celebrate so big that we start on July 3rd. After a full day of skills, we kicked off the celebration tonight with a lively social with Camp Hollymont for Girls. In addition to a classic dance party in Brookside Gym, campers were able to go for a hay ride, make crafts, play a variety of yard g...