Blog Archives

The Madness in our Method

Perhaps you have noticed that the outdoor stairs at Rockmont are not exactly straightforward. Hickory Hill is a great example of what has become an authentic Rockmont stairway style. The stairs on Hickory Hill are an adventure, meandering across and around the hill, reminding some of the Swiss Family Robinson and others of Hogwarts. Our […]

What is a Tribe?

There’s history in the name. There’s also belonging. Did you know that our Director, Dan Davis, was once a Seminole? Back in 1983, that’s what we called the Poplar tribe. Dan was a Counselor then and that’s the year he became “Singing Stream” in Council. Three summers later, he became Tribal Director for the Seminoles’ […]

Introducing the Rockmont Aquatic Ropes Course

  Get ready for an over-the-water adventure that could mean years of summer challenge and fun on the Rockmont Waterfront. This new aquatic ropes course at Camp Rockmont is under construction, and it will be complete by this summer! That’s when the adventures begin. The new aquatic ropes course will feature 8 over-the-water challenges, each […]

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 […]