Welcome Two Week Campers
July 26, 2021 by Don Gentle
It was so incredible to see so many old and new friends today. After months (and even years) on the phone, Zoom sessions, informational videos, tons of correspondence, and then that final 1.3 miles up the camp road! It was pure magic, and it was certainly about time to get to High Rocks. The new drive-thru process sure is efficient and I get to see almost everyone on opening day. I am sure it felt a little like “ripping off the band-aid, but it did create a great opportunity for the counselors to take over immediately and work on the transition process. I know it was a long road on this side, but I also heard many stories of how excited everyone was to get here today! No phones, no Zoom calls, no virtual anything! The boys get to hang out every day and talk with people in person! I know for many f our families this is a first-time experience, but, they never knew they missed it so much!
The day was filled with getting into “camp shape” for all the boys. We spent a little time this morning getting our bunks ready and then we hit lunch. Even though we had snacks out all morning long, you would not have known it. The boys rocked out on our famous chicken tenders, fruit, kettle chips, green salad, and even some couscous salad They crushed some tenders today, which is always a good sign folks are doing well!
We headed into the afternoon with some tours around camp, a few process items again, then they were able to have about three hours of activities. Boys will be able to try many activities this week that will set them up for opportunities later in the session as they work through the progression.
Below tonight’s blog is the link to the High Rocks Gallery. You will notice that our website and picture gallery is very user-friendly on almost any device, including mobile and tablet devices. This gallery is password protected. I sent out an automated email today with details for your login. Please let me know if you need help getting into the gallery. Send me an email if you need help tonight. I will be on until 10 pm.
It may make sense to save the link and log in 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! We are likely to push up some pictures throughout the day, but they will continue to go up until the blog is live. Once the blog is up, it typically means that pictures are up for the day.
Don’t forget to follow us on social media. We will make it worth your while by putting up a couple of extra pictures and a special video from time to time during the day. 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!
It is an honor and a privilege to host your son here at High Rocks. We will do our best to give him the best possible experience summer camp has to offer. If you ever need anything, please reach out. It is going to be an amazing two weeks!
If you need some gallery help beyond login problems, Check out our Gallery Help Page. A great way to see all of the features for desktop, tablet, and phone!