Welcome Mini II Campers
July 11, 2022 by Don Gentle
We sure enjoyed seeing all our Mini II families today! The cool moist air in the low seventies 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!
Four-week parents, today we focus on our new parents rolling into camp. Remember your first year at Camp High Rocks? Some of this may bring back memories as we hit on a few new parent items.
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. After lunch, we finished up some swim tests and then jumped right into our activities at 3:00 pm. For dinner, we had some easy-to-handle chicken fingers, mac and cheese, salad bar, and roasted cauliflower (not touched by many of the Mini guys 😊). Scratch-made caramel bars wrapped it up for dessert.
Tonight, Hillside and Connestee enjoyed some dodgeball in the gym while Lakeside and Foxhollow had an evening on the waterslide and rope swing.
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…
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. If you are new to the gallery, you should have received an automated email today with details for your login. If you are returning, use the email address that received the opening day email. Your password is the same as last year. If you cannot remember, just use the “forgot password” link to retrieve a new one.
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. 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. 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.
I will be checking my email tonight. Let me know if you are having issues logging into the gallery. email@example.com