Our 58th Summer Has Begun
June 7, 2015 by Don Gentle
What a fantastic opening day! It takes so much to get to this day every year. It is a joy every winter getting to this very day. Even though we have been working full time at camp for over 20 years, this is only the second summer since Zoob and I have taken the reigns of camp. This winter was another busy and successful time planning for all of these days ahead. By the time May comes around I am ready to get it started!
It is a true honor and joy to host your sons here at Camp High Rocks every year. It is not something we take for granted or lightly. Zoob and I feel it strongly in our hearts and in our faith that this is what we were meant to do. Everything we do is for all of those boys you brought to us today. Camp is going to bring them so many new adventures, joys, challenges, tears, skills, and friends. Our hope is that the time they spend here will give them tools to be successful, independent young men, leaders, and countrymen in the future. I am excited to show you the journey along the way. It is going to be a great three weeks! Below are a few details for first year parents as well as reminders for the rest of us.
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. We will open the package and deliver the item.
The link below will take you to today’s picture gallery. It is a password protected area, so please enter the password you were given on opening day or what was mailed in the parent guide. There is no username required, just enter the password. The page should open to a new window that is just a slideshow. You will notice that our website and picture gallery is very user friendly on most any device, including mobile and tablet devices. In order to enjoy your viewing experience of the gallery, please take these recommendations:
- Once you get to the page, scroll down until you see the bottom of the slideshow window. Click on the last icon on the right, it will allow the slideshow to expand into the whole window. Use this option for desktops and standard laptops.
- For tablets, phone devices, and other screen enabled devices, tap the middle of the slideshow once to enlarge it. This will also give you navigation options. Typical swipe navigation will work as well.
- The slide show has a self-play option, but you can advance through as fast you wish by using the navigation or swipe options.
- If you have any problems getting the picture gallery to work, please e-mail me at email@example.com or visit this “gallery troubleshooter” post I put together to help folks out.
Beginning tomorrow, I will put the picture link at the top of each post so you can find it easily. I will try my best to get the blog up by 9:30pm each night. Don’t forget to follow us on social media. We will make it worth your while by putting up a couple extra pictures and a special video from time to time during the day. Twitter: @CampHighRocks. Facebook: Camp High Rocks, and on Instagram: #camphighrocks.
While I did not get to see everyone, it was a pleasure seeing so many returning faces as well all the new families today. We’re looking forward to a great session. Be sure to visit often to check out pictures as the session progresses. Feel free to add any comments to the daily posts as well.
Don and Elizabeth “Zoob” Gentle