June Camp Opening Day
June 4, 2023 by Don Gentle
And just like that, Camp High Rocks is off and running just like it never stopped. June Opening Day is like no other. I like to say it’s like waiting for the winter ice to break. We have worked for months and months to prepare for this day. Like a big Broadway show, we work on our roles, build the set, practice, promote, and finally it’s curtain time!!! The unique moment of June Camp opening is that, like you, we have been waiting so long for camp, we are what I call “nervous-excited” the night before because it’s opening day for us too! I LOVE IT! I get excited when you all come up the road!
After two full weeks of staff training (aka counselor camp) the staff are also ready to see what all this “camp” thing really is… I have a tradition of sorts during orientation. I usually wait until the last day or so, and then I let it rip… “THE KIDS ARE COMING!” It’s a reminder that the focus will soon move from the staff to the campers. What we have trained for will all come to use just around the corner. Well, the kids are here and we are excited!
It was so wonderful to see you all today! The smiles, the excitement, the cool mountain breeze, the smell of camp! It’s hard to not feel all the emotions when you step out of the car! High Rocks is “home” to so many boys. moms, dads, and many others. Our hope is that our first-year families will soon feel the same.
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. 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. If you are new to the gallery, you should have received an automated email today with details for your login (check your spam folder). If you are a returning family, use the email address that you received in 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 (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 (usually after rest hour), 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!
If you are interested in the high-resolution download, you can still order that for the session. Just hit up Darby at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can just put it on your store account. It is $45.00 plus tax ($48.04 to be exact). If you have pre-ordered a download subscription, Darby has not updated those yet, but she will have those updated tomorrow.
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 three weeks!
Let me know if you have gallery login problems. Just drop me an email tonight. I will keep an eye out until about 10:30 pm. -Don