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These People Are My Brothers

  Perspective is critical. Through the rain, the fog, the sun, whatever elements move to us in a given day, how we count ourselves among that is necessary in forming the experience. I direct our youngest program, Bear Camp, and at this age there comes a certain ferocity. When the waterfront is fun, it’s the […]

Into the Wilderness

Being in the wilderness of Western North Carolina is a core part of our program. We are encouraging boys to go and explore the woods in a way that places them in the beauty of God’s creation. In addition to their great willingness and excitement, it takes a lot of coordination for this to happen. […]

Fully Connected

These last two days at camp have been a lot of fun. I’ve played disc golf with Luke and Davis from cabin 6, watched campers play Star Wars, traveling to the planets Dantooine, Tatooine, Naboo, and Alderaan trying to become Jedi Masters. I’ve gone down the zip line with the other Camp Directors in red, […]

Playing is Necessary

Camp is a place where we’re free to play. I think especially at Rockmont, we’re saying that playing holds this key role in us coming alive to ourselves. Connecting with a story, working with others to accomplish a task, liberating ourselves from our concerns or fears of big things. Playing means being alive and fully […]

Seeing a Big Story

This session I’ve had the great pleasure of leading our Bible Study Story Lab skill. Over the session we’ve met together six different times outside on the covered porch by Eden Hall and other places outside around camp. An interlude between all the good hard playing we do at camp. It’s been a gift seeing […]

Community Work

A theme for us this summer at Rockmont, throughout staff training and well into the first week of camp has been, “The Rockmont Way.” It has been seemingly hard to nail down a precise definition, but generally it means that we jump into whatever is needed at camp. Throughout the day there are dozens of […]

Going Together

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  African Proverb   Greeting, parents and friends of Rockmont. It has been a wonderful four days of camp.  Three of the tribes (half of camp) returned yesterday from camping for two nights. They had a fine time and most […]

All at Once

A story of thanks for God's outpouring of gifts. I married my wife, Sadie, on Saturday November 4, 2017, at Camp Rockmont where we met. It was wonderful having many Rockmont staff, and even some campers, in attendance. Much the way that we met and fell in love was reflected in our marriage ceremony, surrounded […]