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The Light Shining in Our Hearts

As I was making my way around camp this evening, I was struck by how many lightning bugs I saw lighting the way. It was one of the slower parts of the day as tribal activities across camp gave way to showers, snacks, and the evening devotion in the cabin areas. I was especially drawn […]

Come and See

Sunday was a big, good day. And the camp is full now. Classic 3 campers have joined Summit campers, and we are off to a great start. I think you can judge the basic health of camp by how well the campers are eating. They’ve devoured the chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. I hope […]


Last Sunday night all the young men of Rockmont gathered together by camp for Council.  Council is one of our oldest traditions at Rockmont. The three camps meet separately at their own council rings.  Mountain Camp Council is set back about a mile into the woods. All 150 Mountain Campers gather together at Council to […]

The Rockmont Way

  Tonight at dinner, counselor Justin Hart asked to make an announcement. When Justin speaks, it’s always worth listening, so I called for everyone’s attention and handed over the mic. He said, “Fellows, we need to step up our care of the Men’s restroom here in Eden Hall. For the past couple of days it’s […]

Crawdads, Blobs, and other New Things

Camp is full of firsts. Regardless of the age and how many years at camp, there are still always plenty of firsts to be had. Some campers are experiencing being away from home for the first time. Some are sleeping outside for the first time. For some, it is their first time rolling a kayak […]

A New Way of Seeing

Greeting Parents and friends of Rockmont.  It was wonderful to see everyone opening day.  I was grateful to greet and spend time with so many new and old friends. This session is off to a good start. So many of our campers are veterans and know “how to do camp.”   “How to do camp” […]

The Good Shepherd

Last night in our devotional reading, Jesus asked, “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and leaving one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?” (Luke 15:4) Jesus asks this as if it is obvious that any normal shepherd would […]

When It Rains….

Today was a great closing day for our Starter and Adventure Camp Sessions. It was wonderful watching families reunite after  a week of fun and growth. This post was written yesterday by our Deer Camp Director, A.J. Stewart…. . . .We get wet! These are words you will hear often at Rockmont. To put it […]

An Invitation to Silence

Silence at a boys camp?  Is that even plausible?  When was the last time you have heard silence in the midst of 400 boys?  My family and I live in the Mountain House, an approximately 1,000 square foot house in the middle of the Mountain Camp cabins.  I have a 5 year old son, 2.5 […]