Kick-Off of the 59th High Rocks Summer

We have waited almost ten months to get from the time we closed the summer and started another.  Each summer has its very own challenges and adventures.  We have worked very hard to get here, from hiring staff, improving our facilities, and focusing on our program.  It is so much fun to get to this day! All of the hard work feels worth it when your family drives up the road to drop off your sons. What a fantastic moment

After a smooth drop-off morning, we headed into some activity rotations.  We do our best to make some of the necessary events fun and exciting for the boys. The warm afternoon sure made the lake feel refreshing for swim tests and basic lake tests in canoeing.  After dinner, the boys picked their schedule for the session in between some fun games and age group time.  Zoob and I will get an email out to you about your son’s schedule tomorrow.

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 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. Feel free to throw up some of these great pictures to share on your feed.  We like making High Rocks look good! If you click on any picture, it will open it in a new window.  You can then save it and send it out for your relatives to see.

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

Today’s Pictures

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