Off to a Great Start

I sure hope you enjoyed our opening day as much as I did. What a great group of boys to hang out with for a couple of weeks. For many of you, this is the first big step to what will probably be years of growth, grit, and grace. Of course, there was a little nervousness, a couple of tears, and some wonderful hugs.  If you felt like you were the only nervous parent, let me ease your mind by saying we have all felt this way. Our hope is that we make this transition into camp as wonderful as possible.  This is definitely one of those life moments that we all remember.

This afternoon we moved right into our adventures. Along with this afternoon, we will spend all day tomorrow trying out some activities so that these boys have an idea of how cool something new can be.  We climbed, rode horses, swam, canoed, and learned some great High Rocks games.

Tonight we  all gathered for some all-camp High Rocks relay games.  It is a great way to release some energy, enjoy some goofy time together, and have a lot of fun.  The boys will stick around mostly with there cabin groups so they can learn to work together while having a ton of fun.

Below are some additional details for our first-time families (and some reminders for our seasoned veterans).

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 necessary 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.

The link at the bottom (Today’s Pictures) 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. Drop me a quick email if you need help with the password.

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 arrows 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. There has been some issues with newer editions of the Safari browser.  I recommend downloading Chrome.  Sorry I don’t have another way around that currently.

I will try my best to get the blog up by 9:30pm each night.  Don’t forget to follow us on social media too.  We will make it worth your while by putting up a couple extra pictures during the day and a special video from time to time.  Twitter: @CampHighRocks. Facebook:  Camp High Rocks, and on Instagram: #camphighrocks.

I am so excited about this session.  It is going to be a fantastic ride that will be over before you know it.  I look forward to sharing the details and insight every night.


Don Gentle

Today’s Pictures

1 Comment

  1. August 3, 2016 by Gary

    Thanks Don! You all keep having fun!