Welcome June Mini Campers!

We love Sundays at High Rocks! They are typically a little more chill than the rest of the week.  We wake up a little later, and the morning is at a much slower pace. However, that slower pace does include getting our laundry up to breakfast in the morning.  It doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but getting all of the laundry together, and then traveling to the dining hall in three large bags per cabin. It can be a lot.  It is certainly teaching some self-reliance, teamwork, and even some responsibility for our actions.  Nonetheless, it went smoothly without too much effort. Our laundry efforts were rewarded with scratch-made cinnamon rolls for breakfast!  What a treat! Not to worry, we rounded breakfast out with some oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and a fruit bar.

Our big news of the day was welcoming our June Mini Campers!  It was so much fun to see new and returning families this morning. Many I had met on the road last fall and some again at one of our father-son weekends. We had everyone here by 10:40am and the boys ere off and running.  It has been a great firts day for them. 

After some time at assembly, we gathered for our Sunday morning reflective time by the lake and then a morning of choice activities while our June Mini guys got equanted with a few rules, swim tests, and a tour of camp!

A Note for our June Mini Families

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.

Camper Schedule
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.

The Big Event: Quest for High-Roxia!

A Medievil Themed Event of Fun and Excitement

Starting with a Royal Banquest hosted by the King and Queen (Don and Zoob), the boys got super-excited about some fun events that would save the kingdom from Sir Grendel (Woody).  The events included all sorts of camp activities where the boys could earn gold coins to help pay off the evil beast. 

The pictures tell the story or ogers, wizards, beasts and feats. The whole event ended in a dual after Grendel would not except the payment.  The Jousting dual was very funny.  the kingdom prevailed, but Grendel said he would be back in fifty years to try again.


Birthday Excitement Times Two

We had two great birthdays today!  The boys enjoyed some great cake with their cabins and the endless flow of confetti!


Tomorrow is going to be an exciting week with all sorts of trips and events. Stay tuned to read more of what we do every day and a little sprinkle of why we do it.

You Rock

Don Gentle