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Big Things to Come

Thursday, July 10th 2014

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The night before the last full day of the session… big things are about to happen. Bear campers are falling asleep to the sounds of rain on the Lodge roof, thinking about the game of Star Wars and the Slip and Slide they just did. Deer campers are headed up to cabins to get rest after their campouts and before tomorrow’s skills and a...

Spreading Our Wings

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

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Cole, one of our Buckeye campers, approached me proudly today and announced that he no longer felt any homesickness. I’ve had the privilege of hearing some of Cole’s story this session, largely through my wife. Cole befriended Elise and my two sons early on this session and gave them regular updates on his time at camp as he passed by our house....

Base Camp at Camp Rockmont

Monday, July 7th 2014

Base Camp, a program for boys ages 11 to 16, starts out with four nights in the wilderness. Campers spend remainder of the 20-day program participating in the wide range of skills activities Camp Rockmont is known for. Apply for camp today!

A Light that Guides

Sunday, July 6th 2014

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Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” These w...

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...