Welcome August Campers!!!
July 31, 2017 by Don Gentle
It could not have been a more wonderful opening day! The weather was perfect and the boys were excited! I hope we made our first-time parents feel at ease. Of course, there will always be a little nervousness. It is all part of stretching our comfort zones; those moments in life when the most growth occurs. I enjoyed seeing the boys immediately pick up on some games, carry on conversations, and work through those moments of coming together as a community. It is definitely a worthwhile event. I will keep you up to date on all that your sons are learning each day, and why summer camp at High Rocks is a worth while experience.
This afternoon we got the boys moving in many different fun activities that also helped them think about what they might do later in the session for their instruction. We will do more of the same tomorrow throughout the day.
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.
Tomorrow I will send you an email of your son’s schedule and some additional session details. Be sure to “whitelist” my email address if you happen to find me in your spam box. Everything we do is a direct effort to be sure your son has an incredibly fun, challenging, and vital experience here at camp. We are half the population compared to most all of our peers. We also have more staff per camper and WAY more property… If you ever have a question we are here to help you along the way as well. No need to sit a worry, just give us a call. It is going to be a wonderful session!
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 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 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 us a quick note, and I will have you setup right away.
There are several great 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. This is a great feature for Julie’s Evergreen Memory Books. Just save your images for later and then drop them into the memory book once she has the template up and running.
- 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 link 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.
It may make sense to save the link and login to 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 week. 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!
Again, it is 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. Tomorrow is going to be another great day!
Don and Elizabeth “Zoob” Gentle
Today’s Pictures There were still about 50 images uploading when the post went out tonight. They should all be up by 10pm.