High Rocks Style
July 14, 2016 by zoob
It was another day filled with sunshine at Camp High Rocks! The morning started with the bell and revelry being played on the roof of the dining hall- a call to action for all our campers and staff! It was the start of another fantastic action packed day in camp.
We had two different river trips head out to the French Broad today for many of the guys first time on the river. They had a blast and enjoyed the cool mountain water for paddling. The French Broad near Brevard offers a great beginning section that offer moving water to start practicing reading the movement of the water for the guys.
A bunch of our mini campers enjoyed a mountain biking trip to Dupont State Forest this afternoon. Climbing had a trip out to Cedar Rock today. Hiking had a group of day hikers that went up into PIsgah for an enjoyable day in cooler temperatures. We can’t wait to get our 5-day hiking trip back tomorrow to hear all about their adventures this week. We had a food re-supply on Wednesday and all reports were that they were having a great time!
The Cabin of Connestee got to stretch their comfort zones this morning on the ropes course. The zip line is always the highlight of the experience and proved to be true today as well. It was a great opportunity for the guys to share another experience. I can’t believe that the Mini campers are almost done with their session already. We are excited for them to share with their families all of their adventures on Saturday.
Four week campers are in full stride as we round out the second week. It has been fun to watch the camper counselor tennis matches in free times. I headed out on the court for the first time since last summer to knock the cobwebs off my racquet. Luckily our match was delayed until tomorrow due to my partner going out on a trip this afternoon. I had a few more cobwebs than expected! It is so refreshing to have campers and staff that show such great sportsmanship. It is fun for everyone on the courts!
I realize how lucky we are at High Rocks to work with the campers and staff that assemble each summer. There is a certain way that the campers go about their business while at camp. It is so fun to see them figure out their schedules and organize their belongings and equipment throughout the day. We of course have systems in place to help them along but they do figure it out! There are some great life lessons to be learned along the way as well.
Thanks for sharing these amazing boys with us!