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Welcoming Freedom Home

Thursday, June 25th 2015

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“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5:1. What does it mean for a camper to grow while he is at camp? For that matter, what does it mean for any of us to grow? While there are certainly many aspects to growth….many directions it takes us….we are told in the book of Galatians that freedom is the destination to set our sights...

Sundays Are Sacred

Sunday, June 21st 2015

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Sunday is my favorite day at camp, and it is truly a day like no other in the camp schedule. While other days have schedules that repeat a few times throughout the session, Sundays have their own unique rhythm and rhyme. Sundays are set apart as something different, something a little slower, and definitely something sacred. This is also such a ...

Refreshing the Rockmont Spirit

Sunday, June 21st 2015

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It’s hard not to feel refreshed and renewed when you encounter God in a different way. If there’s one thing I’ve learned at Rockmont these past couple of years it’s that God is always showing up in new and exciting ways to our campers and staff. This only means that there are countless ways to renew your spirit while attending camp. For some, it...

Ready for What Comes Next

Friday, June 19th 2015

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Every first friday of a session, the campers head out for all day skills. That’s a full day of Climbing, Swimming, Tennis, Lacrosse, Blacksmithing, Basketball, Rocketry, Fly Fishing, and More! There’s excitement throughout the air. Everyone at lunch talks about the cool things they made that morning, and what they plan to do that aft...

Getting into a Rhythm

Friday, June 19th 2015

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As we entered Thursday, campers had had three full days of camp under their belts. The first three days saw campers explore, learn, and practice their craft in skills; leave it all out on field while playing classic camp games; and rock the gym during Evening Watch. These long days of activities had brought a sense of enjoyment and joy to experi...

Putting Down Roots

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Deep-roots

Tonight Rockmont’s roots went “down, down to the ground” as they joined together singing a song that has become a camp favorite over the past two years. “My Roots Go Down" has a dance that accompanies it, and Brookside Gym quickly filled not only with energetic singing, but also raucous foot stomping and arm swinging. Our photog...

Discovering Friendships

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

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Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” -C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves Our campers and staff have come from all over the southeast, from other parts of the country, and also from other countries around the world. Some have come with a friend, and others take the bold step o...

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Monday, June 15th 2015

Zip-smile

As the sounds of Council Ring from Bear Camp and Deer Camp cascade down the mountain toward the valley and the center of camp, the older guys in Mountain Camp are enjoying the openness of camp while playing Leprechaun. All of our young men will soon return from the various areas of camp to their individual cabins, and most everyone will descend ...

Opening Day

Sunday, June 14th 2015

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What a wonderful start of camp we had today! It was so nice to see many old friends and welcome new ones to Rockmont. I am grateful for the trust you extend to us each summer. The campers are having a Blast! This afternoon everyone enjoyed a quick swim test, tribal activities, and a retreat gathering at 5:30. We had a brief rain shower that w...