The 60th Summer of Camp High Rocks Begins!!!
June 11, 2017 by Don Gentle
What an amazing morning!!! I do not think we could have asked for a more wonderful opening day! As we kick off this 60th summer, it still just keeps getting better and better each year! The excitement from the staff and campers kept me going all day long. I am sure you all felt the same as we did this morning! We are so thankful for each of you!
The afternoon was off and running with a flurry of excitement as each cabin group had an opportunity to learn about all the activities here at camp. They were even able to try some of them as they took a refreshing splash in the lake, tipped their canoes, and learned some new camp games. They each picked their activities for the session this evening and then enjoyed some evening activity time with their age group. You will receive an email from us tomorrow detailing your son’s schedule.
The link below will take you to the NEW High Rocks Summer Gallery! We listened to your feedback and came up with a whole new experience for your viewing pleasure. It is a password protected area, so please enter the password you were given on opening day or what was emailed to you this afternoon. If you did not get those credentials, drop me an email. I’ll be here all night.
You can now download high-resolution images right from the site with a subscription. The images posted are great for the screen, but will not print well. If you pre-ordered the picture drive and subscription, you are automatically able to download high-resolution images. You can still add a subscription at any time. Just send an email to Darby, our office manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can add it to your account. The cost is only $35.00 to download all you want. Look for the “Download Photo” icon below the image on the picture page to know that you are setup. Once you are signed up, it will only take a minute to get you setup for high-quality downloads. Drop me a quick note, and I will have you setup right away.
There are several great new features with the new gallery. A few of these are listed below:
- Mobile Ready: The gallery looks just as good on mobile as it does on a desktop.
- Save Favorites: You can add any image to your own “favorites” folder to find in the future. Look for the heart icon on the top right.
- Tag a Face: Just like Facebook, you can highlight a face and add a name. Please add first and last names. This will allow you to search for these images later.
- Share: You can still “right-click” (or for mobile “hold-click”) to share an image. These images are great for sharing on social media and any screen, they are just not high quality enough to print. Share the awesomeness of High Rocks!
The page should open a new window that is just the gallery. You will notice that our website and picture gallery is very user-friendly on most any device, including mobile and tablet devices. There are additional notes and details here as well at Gallery Help and Highlights.
Beginning tomorrow, I will put the picture link at the top of each post so you can find it easily. It may make sense to save the link and login in your browser for quick access. I will try my best to get the blog up by 9:30 pm each night, but sometimes camp does get in the way, or our rural internet has been quite slow (or even slower). Don’t fret! We will get you the pictures as soon as we can!
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!
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.
Again, we see it as an honor and a privilege to have your boys here at High Rocks. If anything did not go as planned today, please let us know. I did not get a chance to grab a camera today and our new photographer is just getting warmed up. We will have a better selection of pictures ready for you tomorrow.
Tomorrow is going to be another great day!
Don and Elizabeth “Zoob” Gentle