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Rob Jorden

Rob is back at High Rocks for his first summer on staff as a counselor trainee after an eight-year career as a camper here. In his time at camp, Rob enjoyed many different pursuits in our activity structure but consistently loved his … »

Father Son II 2015

It sure was another fantastic event with all the Fathers and Sons this past weekend.  What a great way to spend some time away from all the craziness that life throws at us.  We enjoyed meeting many of the new families … »

Father Son I 2015

We could not have had a better time this past weekend!  They say you get about ten days a year of perfect weather.  Three of those days were this past weekend; sunny skies, temperatures in the high seventies, and a nice … »

Sumner Williams

Sumner has spent many years at High Rocks, as he is the nephew of owner Townsend Birdsong. We are excited to have him back this summer! Sumner graduated in 2014 from the North Carolina School of the Arts and is … »

Will Wiener

Will is returning for the whole summer as an Assistant Counselor! Will went on a three-week long Outward Bound excursion two summers ago, where he hiked part of the Appalachian Trail and sailed along parts of the Eastern Shore. After spending … »

Andrew West

Returning for his eighth summer on staff at High Rocks, Andrew will be at the climbing tower. Andrew’s wit and boisterous personality make him a noticeable addition to the staff and a quick crowd favorite amongst the campers. He is excited … »

James WeatherHoltz

After 8 years as a camper and one summer on staff as a Counselor in Training, James is back as a cabin counselor! Attending Montana State University last year and Sewanee this year has given James a lot of experience … »

Mac Watson

Camp High Rocks is lucky to have Mac back for his second summer on staff! Raised in Altoona, PA, he now attends Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer where he studies History and Social Studies Secondary Education. Mac brings a lot of athletic skill … »


At eight years old, Tsali is now one of our seasoned staff members. Tsali is our Head Camp Dog and is confident striking out on her own with Barley in tow. She has relinquished her title of Manager of Lost and Found and now … »

Christine Thomas

We are happy to welcome Christine, head of the barn, back to Camp for a second year! Christine hails from Florida but attended school at Virginia Tech where she majored in Agribusiness and graduated in 2014. Since 2009, she has … »