The 61st Summer of High Rocks Begins!

I am always so excited to finally get to this day! It takes months of planning and labor to get to the first day of the camp season each year.  I always find that this day gives me a sense of relief and purpose! The staff are trained and ready to go.  It was such a wonderful day to kick off our 61st summer!  As many of you know myself or one of our fine colleagues will be posting each night to give you some insight and happenings each day! 

We had nearly every camper here by 11:30 this morning.  After lunch, we moved right into some fun activities including field games, basic lake test, swim tests, and even some age group meetings.  After dinner, each of the boys picked their activities for the session.  We will get an email out to you about your sons’ schedules around lunch time. 

After some great evening activity field games, we all headed back to the cabins for some showers and a wrap up to the day.  Each cabin had a small cabin meeting to go over some ground rules and highlights to finish up the day just as the lights out bell was ringing.

Below is the link to the High Rocks Gallery.  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.  To get all the details and features like face tag, image download, and navigation; please check out the notes and details here at  Gallery Help and Highlights. This gallery is password protected. I sent out an email today with details for your login.  Please let me know if you need help getting into the gallery.

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 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. 

Our very slow DSL is still pushing up the rest of today’s pictures.  I felt like you all would like to get started.  There should be a total of 334 images once they are all up and loaded. Tomorrow is going to be another great day! 


Don and Elizabeth “Zoob” Gentle

Today’s Pictures 


  1. June 11, 2018 by Rebecca

    So excited to have Eli enjoying Camp High Rocks for a 2nd year!

  2. June 10, 2018 by Aviva

    Thanks for great start to another wonderful session!