Summer 2024 Kickoff

The 2024 Camp season was off to a great start this morning!  I had so much fun welcoming our June Campers! Of course, there was plenty of excitement/nervousness around. We all felt that way a little as it was opening day for all of here at High Rocks as well.  We may all be returners the rest of the summer, but today it was our first day of camp too! I always find that this day gives me a sense of relief and purpose! The staff are trained and ready to go. The facility looks great! And, the boys are so excited to be here too.

I really did appreciate the partly sunny and breezy, cool morning. It sure made the day even more delightful.

The Best Three Weeks Ever!

Over the course of the session we will include some daily excitement, maybe a little lesson of what we do, and bit about why we think High Rocks is so important!  It is going to be a blast!


Our Activities Are More Than Just Fun

After lunch, we moved right into some fun activities including field games, swim tests, and even some age group meetings.  The big deal this afternoon was selecting our activity schedules for the session.  While the activities they sign up for are a ton of fun, we also want them to “work” through a progression.  It’s a learning process that has been around since our inception.  The work/reward balance is enjoying the success and even being invited on cool trips where we can test our new skills.  We will get into some more of that later.  

We will send out an email to you about your sons’ schedules around lunchtime tomorrow. You can also find his up-to-date schedule on my.higrocks.com along with trips he has taken during the session.  We ask the boys to choose five different activities. They can change just about any time they like, and they always get into the activities they want. Again, look for an email and update around lunchtime tomorrow.

After some great evening activity field games, we all headed back to the cabins for some showers and a wrap-up to the day.  Each cabin had a small cabin meeting to go over some ground rules and highlights to finish up the day just as the lights out bell was ringing.

Some Helpful Details

Image Gallery

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 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 office@highrocks.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.

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!

-Don Gentle