Welcome Mini II Campers
July 15, 2019 by Don Gentle
We sure enjoyed seeing all of our Mini II families today! The cool breeze welcomed them to the mountains when they stepped out of their cars. I always enjoy the surprise on our parents’ faces when they open the door to the beautiful mountain air. Life at 3000ft has its advantages!
I am so excited to share the wonder of what we do every day. My hope is to capture the moment and let you in on a little of what is happening at High Rocks. I’ll try to include you in on a lesson or two of why things work out the way they do and add some notes on why we do it. As with most writers, some days will be a little better than others and I am certain my proofing will lead something to be desired. My hope is that you will find the time and energy it takes to get these boys here to High Rocks is worth it and an important part of their development. Now on to some details…
For our four-week parents still tuning in, there was a number of trips out the door before the Mini guys even arrived. It was 8:30 and paddling had already left for Section 9 of the French Broad. A wonderful section of Class III whitewater. The climbers took off for the Highlands of North Carolina for three days of excellent rock climbing. Even the mountain bikers were rolling over to DuPont as some of the first cars were rolling up the road.
Our Mini II session is a great mix of first-year and returners for the session. The boys hit the ground running as everyone had arrived by 11:30. They quickly toured camp, figured out their activity schedule and made a front-row dash for lunch. Once the delicious lunch of chicken fingers and all the fixin’s was over, the boys took care of swim tests, played some field games and hit their 4 pm Instructional hour on the very first day.
I hope all of the mini parents were able to find their way to our blog. Click the link that says “Today’s Pictures” for the gallery at the bottom. It will always be the same link, so just save it for future visits. You should have received an email just after drop-off this morning about the gallery login. If you have any trouble, drop me a line and I will help you out.
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.
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! Images are posted late afternoon and again in the evening. Once the blog is up all of the pictures should be loaded for the day unless you see a note. Sometimes the terribly slow internet creates an issue.
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!
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. If you ever need some help or have some concerns, please reach out.