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Cabin Devotion Readings for Classic 4

There are so many voices speaking into our lives. We are a culture that’s oversaturated by messaging, coming at us from a variety of people and organizations while taking a myriad of forms. And so we consider it a great privilege that you would allow us to partner in your son’s development – to be […]

Feed the Fire

A guest post by our Buckeye Tribal Director, Austin Clark, written Friday, August 3. Feed the fire​ is what I did, crouched in the low squat position, just inside the spacious Buckeye fireplace. Rain had fallen on and off most of the day. Faintly, I could hear water droplets hitting puddles behind the lodge–signaling it […]

Next Door and a Million Miles Away

My wife and I and our three boys live in the Rock House at the geographic center of Camp Rockmont. My oldest son is currently attending our Classic 4 session. Joseph really enjoys and looks forward to Camp, as does his brother Ben who attended Camp for the first time a few weeks ago. On […]

Good Work

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison I offer today’s thoughts as a shout out for our staff.  One of the joys and challenges each year is finding, training, and supporting an outstanding staff each summer.  The good news is that there’s no shortage […]


A big Sunday dinner has been a Rockmont tradition as long as I can remember, and the theme of the meal last night was “plenty:” We make sure to say there is plenty for everyone. Of course, there is always plenty of food at every meal, but it seems important to emphasize it on Sundays […]

Standing Together on Shoulders of Giants

I’ve spent the last 20 summers on staff at Rockmont.  Twenty sounds like a long time, but the summers have gone by fast.  I’m lucky enough that I get to spend the school year teaching 6th grade, and then in the summers, my family and I get to come to Rockmont.  In these summers at […]

Being Transformed

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds . . .” (Romans 12:2)   We talk a lot about growth at Rockmont, but transformation seems like too much to ask. Growth itself is a tall enough order, and finally even growth is a mysterious process that is […]

Taking Time on Sunday

Sundays are a little slower at Rockmont. They are a time set aside to take a deep breath. There is still plenty of activity,* but somehow it feels like there’s more time to linger…more time to sit and have a conversation and enjoy each other’s presence. Today we started the day with bacon, eggs, potatoes, […]

Invited Into More

Yesterday some campers awoke early to games of Thunderball, disc golf, and fishing. Campers were welcomed into Eden Hall singing with the aroma of delicious eggs, hash browns, and fruit. After a filling breakfast, campers went to their morning watch areas to sing songs and hear a message about expecting the greater reward of Christ’s […]