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Sundaes, Silence, and Cicadas

Sunday, August 2nd 2015


Mark McAlister, former Director of the Birch Tribe, is taking a break from his pre-med studies and internships this week to volunteer with the team at Rockmont. We are very grateful. Mark provides our blog entry this evening…. Sunday. Sabbath. Rest…and of course, a lot of fun. We woke up this morning to cool temperatures, rising steam off the la...

DOG Days of Summer

Friday, July 31st 2015


The last few days have seen the temperatures rise and the sun soak the mountains throughout the valley. Campers and staff took advantage of their surroundings and cooled off in the lake on the waterfront, Gullywasher, zip line, and paddleboards. While having fun on the water and playing other activities campers made sure to keep hydrated to ensu...

To Be a Tree

Thursday, July 30th 2015


They are like trees planted by the river bank, with roots that reach deep into the water.” Jeremiah 17:8 “Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.” -Wendell Berry There’s no doubt about it, we are lovers of trees here at camp. As I write here at the hub of Deer Camp, I look out at the thriving green forest of mapl...

Seeing One Another with New Eyes

Tuesday, July 28th 2015


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 One of the gifts of camp, no matter where we come from, is the gift of discovering new friends. Several campers came here with friends from back home and they are able to strengthen those friendships in ...

Roch takes Rockmont

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

Check out this short video to join 11-year-old Roch Ragan during a day at Camp Rockmont.

Surprised by Strength

Tuesday, July 28th 2015


I really believe in the power of the camp experience to change a camper’s life. Not only is camp incredibly fun, but it presents healthy challenges. And it’s in those challenges where we see the most growth. It’s also where campers discover an inner strength. Opening Sundays are always special because of the “family camp” atmosphere in the...

Summit Camp Slide Show

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

Summit Campers, it was a great four weeks! Hope you enjoy this slide show from your adventure on the South Toe!

In the Arena

Sunday, July 26th 2015


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 swim test, tribal activities, and a retreat gathering at 5:30. It was a North Carolina summer day, hig...

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Thursday, July 23rd 2015


Today was one of those days. Whimsical clouds drifted across a cobalt blue sky. The sun blazed brightly and warmed while the wind blew gently and cooled. Sails carried boys and boats swiftly across a lake surrounded by towering mountains. Near the shore, a horse and his rider strode into the water and swam. It was one of those days that makes yo...

Engaging the Imagination

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015


Camp has a way of engaging the imagination that is impossible when sitting in front of a computer, a TV screen, or while playing a gaming console. One of today’s adventures here at camp included Vikings, Dragon Riders, and Alpha Dragons. And the power of the experience lay in the fact campers became these characters. The Buckeye and Birch tribes...