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Swimming & Boating Adventures Cool Off Our Thursday!

Friday, June 17th 2016


As Classic 1 rounds out its first week, camp is really starting to get revved up. Today was a hot summer day filled with delicious food, exciting trips, growth, and FUN! Many campers participated in morning skills, tribal games, and activities while others went on rafting and water sports trips. For many of the Buckeye campers on the water sport...

Beauty That Cannot Be Captured

Wednesday, June 15th 2016


Our first two-week session of the summer is off to a great start! After a full day of skills on Monday, many of our campers found themselves quickly immersed in the glory of God’s creation during a two-night campout. The oldest campers, the Sycamores, camped on the South Toe River at the foot of the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Camping ...

Shine Your Light

Wednesday, June 8th 2016


Light! Today at camp we were given the wonderful gift of a beautiful blue, cloudless sky. It has been longer than I can remember since we have had such a cloudless light-filled day, and campers have been using every moment of it right up until I write these very words. The pace of camp has only quickened since everyone arrived on Sunday, and we ...

Courageous Camping

Sunday, June 5th 2016


“Courageous!” This word best describes the spirit of the young men that arrived at Camp Rockmont today. Many of these campers are here for their very first time. Their courage has been on display as they’ve navigated a brand new place, cultivated new friendships, and learned the rhythms of the camp program. Even as I sat this afternoon wit...

Greatness in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Tuesday, November 24th 2015


It is a special thing when we come upon moments of true greatness. I can only define greatness as something spectacular that significantly impacts the soul. It could be the moment your spouse said ‘I do’ or that you met your children for the first time. These moments are what we live for. This summer I experienced greatness while serving as the ...