Independence Day (opening day of 4-week session)

Pictures from July 04, 2011  (password required)

Lookout heading up the High Ropes Course on Opening Day!

The four-week session is off and running!  We have a wide range of ages and abilities at this session.  The Mini-I campers are the youngest group, bringing lots of energy and excitement.  The upper seniors bring a wealth of experience to camp and look forward to being camp leaders.  The mix of ages and experiences make for a wonderful camp community.

 The campers visited all of the activity areas today, except for our “Upper Senior” age group (Pinnacle, Lookout, & Halfway cabins). Since the Upper Seniors average five years of experience at High Rocks, they didn’t need to learn about the activities. Instead, they participated in the ropes course, the waterslide and other group activities.  Campers in all of the age groups have now chosen their activities.  I will try to send your initial letter from camp on Tuesday. In the letter I will have your son’s schedule and will tell you a bit about his counselor.  At this session we have 146 campers and 79 staff members. Most of our staff are returning counselors or former High Rocks campers (63 of the 79 staff members). If you haven’t had a chance to look over our wonderful staff yet, be sure to look over our 2011 summer staff page.

As we add to the blog throughout the session we might refer to evening age-group activities. Just so you know where your son’s cabin fits in, here are how the age-groups line up (youngest to oldest):

“Juniors”– (Hillside, Connestee, & Holiday IV)
“Middlers”– (Lakeside & Foxhollow)
“Upper Middlers” – (Flattop, Chalet & Holiday I)
“Seniors” – (Windswept & Outpost)
“Upper Seniors” – (Lookout, Halfway, Pinnacle)

Please remember not to send packages of any sort. Packages will not be delivered to campers (if there is a birthday, call us for instructions). If you need to send a forgotten item of clothing, medication, etc, call our office first & then send the item to the attention of our office staff. Our office staff will open the package & deliver the item.

Enjoy the pictures- we will try to post by 9pm each day, but it can be much later, or even the next day. Sometimes the pictures are from the previous day, sometimes they are from earlier in the same day.

We’re looking forward to a great session. Be sure to visit often to check out pictures as the session progresses.

Take care,

Hank Birdsong
Camp Director

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