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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...

Chillin' with Magellan

Tuesday, January 29th 2008

One advantage for campers living close to Rockmont is that they can borrow from our infamous costume closet from time to time. Longtime camper, Matthew Brouwer, poses as explorer, Ferdinand Magellan in preparation for a recent school report!

Winter Wonder

Thursday, January 17th 2008

Anyone ready to start camp today? You can enjoy our new sledding skill! By the way, below are some photos from Jon’s recent visit to Duke. Stay Warm, Dan var so = new SWFObject("/swf/roundhouseSlideshow.swf", "movie", "550", "440", "7", "#FFFFFF"); so.addParam("wmode", "transparent"); // 3. Paste the URL below so.addVariable("xmlfil...


Monday, January 14th 2008

Jon and Hap are busy (busy may be too strong a word) doing the winter chores at Homesteading. The cabin will be finished in early spring! I hope your winter chores going fine! Peace, Dan

Dan and Micah on the Raleigh Road

Monday, January 7th 2008

Greetings from the Raleigh. Micah and I traveled to Ravenscroft School for a Camp Fair last weekend. We were joined by staff members Bert Ellison (UNC), Robert Flemming, and Jack Wheless. We had a great day and celebrated Robert and Jack’s big news…both were accepted into UNC this fall. Both are excited but neither has committed ...

ROCKing in South Florida!

Friday, November 30th 2007

While just being in Florida and enjoying the warm weather (while it is freezing cold in Black Mountain) made this trip great to start with, the three showings that we just had on the southeast coast of Florida made the trip one of the best ones this season! I started my tour of the Atlantic side at the Dunn’s house, where I got to hang o...

Virginia is beautiful this Time of Year

Wednesday, November 14th 2007

While it was cold and rainy when I was in Washington D.C., every day I was in Virginia was great! On my way to Richmond I stopped by Raleigh to say hey to some of the CIT’s from last summer, some of whom will be joining us this coming summer as JC’s! When I got to Richmond I was greeted with a warm welcome by the Vaughans and some e...