Welcome Two Week Campers
July 24, 2023 by Don Gentle
I love opening day! For me, I am just as excited to see the parents as I am to see the campers. It sure was a wonderful morning. I call it “brochure” weather or a “Chamber Day.” It’s where the weather is nearly perfect and the scene is amazing. A light breeze, sunshine, blue skies with a few wispy clouds, lots of green trees and grass, some ripples on the lake, and children laughing. It’s picture-perfect! I hope it felt the same for you today.
I enjoy meeting new families and connecting with old friends as well. After almost 30 years here at High Rocks, there are even campers that are bringing their children up to High Rocks now. It sure is an amazing circle of events. We have over 60 first-time campers in this session, with another 60+ who have only been here once before. Our hope is to make High Rocks their home for a few weeks each year just as our three and four-week families have. It’s a wonderful ride to see these boys grow in just a couple of weeks. I look forward to sharing all we do each day with you all. I hope you find the time enjoyable, educational, and helpful.
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. 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 (typically a batch 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 email@example.com. 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.
Woody, Zoob, and I, along with the entire High Rocks, are honored that you have chosen High Rocks for your sons’ personal growth. We are all here to make sure your son has a great time along the way. Please let us know if we can help with anything! I will try to capture the day’s events along with some lessons each night, so please tune in to read the details. If you ever need anything, please ask.
All the best,
Let me know if you are having any gallery trouble tonight. I will be watching until about 10 pm or so. Just hit me up firstname.lastname@example.org.