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Classic 3 is in Full Swing!

Sunday, July 10th 2016

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Even though it was only a few hours ago that you dropped your campers off, Classic 3 is already in full swing. It was a rich experience to all gather in Eden Hall this evening for dinner, having rekindled old friendships forged in summers past as well as to celebrate the beginning of new friendships. We joined around the table as family this eve...

Wednesday: Keeping the Fun Rolling

Thursday, July 7th 2016

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On Wednesday, the weather stayed beautiful all day for the few Buckeyes and Hemlocks that went on the water skiing trip to Lake James and for our day full of Tribal Activities and afternoon Skills back here at camp. Before our pre-lunch Free Swim, all of Bear Camp played a big game of Super Mario, in which the campers have to figure out how to s...

Tuesday: Unexpected Adventures

Thursday, July 7th 2016

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The weather this summer has been perfect. It has been ideal for camp programming. There have been no disruptions or interruptions. Campers have roasted marshmallows and hot dogs over hot fires and slept in dry sleeping bags under skies filled with a thousand brilliant stars. They have swam, paddled, dove, run, and hiked under gorgeous blue skies...

Happy 4th from Camp Rockmont!

Monday, July 4th 2016

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The highlight of the day was definitely the Mountain Camp Director, Deer Camp Director, and Associate Director flying into the annual Fourth of July camp-wide Retreat on the Zip Line, while sporting our nation’s colors! The Fourth of July excitement began this morning, though, with an early breakfast and then campers and staff gathered for a cam...

A Patriotic Weekend at Rockmont!

Monday, July 4th 2016

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Sugar Cereal Saturday came early for some of our ambitious campers who decided to participate in the Mile Swim! (With much motivation coming from the fact that they would receive a black swim band, donuts and hot chocolate.) This was only the beginning of our exciting day. After a Saturday full of Tribal Activities, Camp quickly became flooded w...

A Friday Full of Skills, Challenge, & Growth!

Friday, July 1st 2016

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What an incredibly beautiful Friday it was at Rockmont! Today brought a great deal of fun for all here at camp as we went to all four skill periods. When asked about his favorite skill, Deer Camper Seth commented that he loves Rock Climbing and is also having a great time at guitar where he’s learning one of our favorite camp songs. Jonah of Cab...

A Blessed Thursday!

Friday, July 1st 2016

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After a couple of late breakfast mornings, camp arose for an early 8:00am breakfast so that campers had enough time to fully enjoy their first and second skill periods. Today was the first day since Monday that they had been to first and second skill periods, and campers were able to start the deeper journey of growth from the challenges that th...

A Beautiful, Sunny Wednesday at Camp!

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

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After a delicious and energizing breakfast in Eden Hall, the day at Camp Rockmont was off to a quick start! Deer Camp finished off their Tribal and Cabin Campouts by hiking back to camp this morning, while the Sycamores made their way back from Black Mountain Campground. Once Cabin Cleanup was complete, the Buckeye, Birch, and Poplar tribes all ...

A Tremendous Tribal Activity Tuesday

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

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The second full day of Classic 2 was filled with excitement and lots of Tribal Activities! Each tribe played many of our classic Camp Rockmont games, while the Hickory, Hemlock, and Sycamore Tribes were all in the middle of their Tribal and Cabin Campouts. This morning, Hickory and Hemlock had the opportunity to challenge themselves during their...

Classic 2 and Summit Camp are in Full Swing!

Monday, June 27th 2016

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There’s no better Monday than a Camp Rockmont Monday! We are so grateful to have had beautiful, mild weather for our first All Skills Day of Classic 2! Today, campers enjoyed all four skill blocks as well as a free swim before lunch and another before dinner. Many campers had their first opportunity to have a blast at the waterfront during one o...