Upper Senior Dinner and Cabin Night

It’s hard to believe that today was the last full day of activities. It was another wonderful day with fairly warm temperatures that kept most of us on the lake, particularly this afternoon.  It still looked like another day at camp out there.. Some boys were still heading out on trips including paddling and climbing.

Closing Day Notes

Tomorrow we have regular activities in the morning and then we will start our transition after lunch. First, we start packing our trunks for pick-up on Friday morning.  We wrap up the afternoon with a camp-wide game. It has been a highly exciting event over the last few years. We will shower before dinner and then enjoy a sit-down meal that is served by our head staff.  Finally, we will head up to campfire one last time to sing some songs, listen to a story, end then hand out our ten-year paddles.  It is going to be quite a day. Always a lot of excitement and emotion.

While I’m thinking of Closing Day, I’d like to pass along a few logistical details. Closing Day on Friday morning, will run from 9:15 am to 11:15 am. You are welcome to arrive anytime during this window. There are not assigned times for closing day. If previous years are an indication, we expect most parents to arrive before 10:45. If you are running late, give our office a call so we can let your camper know. If you are shipping a trunk and you have not already done so, please fill out this UPS form and email Darby at office@highrocks.com. Trunks will be packed tomorrow and delivered to UPS Friday afternoon.

Cabin Night

Tonight, most of camp had some sort of special cabin event for evening program. After Upper Senior Dinner and cabin night, we all met in the cabin field to talk a little about what makes High Rocks special. Each cabin shared a wish they had for the group and then we sent out wishes out into the lake. The boys will go over their highlights and goals later tonight during their cabin meeting. I was privileged enough to host the upper senior age group at the director’s house for the evening.  The upper senior dinner has been a long tradition at High Rocks, but a fairly new one for the June Session. With the help of some awesome staff, we put together a fine steak dinner with sides including corn, salad, and Texas toast. I will say, that we had so much meat that they didn’t finish it all.  We wrapped up the meal with cheese cake for dessert.  After the meal, we all enjoyed a little discussion about the Upper Senior Challenge Results. We passed out their Upper Senior Challenge T-Shirts. Finally, we discussed what their future at High Rocks might look like including opportunities for continuation in the upper senior age group, counselor aides, counselor trainees, assistant counselors, and future staff.  It was a great group to hang out with for a few hours. I look forward to seeing most of them back next summer.


There will be one more quick blog tomorrow along with a few pictures from our last full day including the banquet, the end game, and final campfire. We will certainly have them tired and ready for home.

Sorry for the late post. It was a great day here at High Rocks!

Don Gentle