AUTHOR: Don Gentle

Unplugged and Happy

Summer camp at High Rocks gives children an opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities such as hiking, camping, arts and crafts, paddling, and many more. These activities can help children to develop important life skills such as … »

2022 Summer Highlights Video

Our 2022 Summer Highlights Video is LIVE! Click the video below to watch. We highly suggest making it full screen.  You may be able to spot yourself or a few cabinmates. Footage is from all the fun and adventure from … »

Until Next Time…

It was a quiet morning with the groups out for their cabin overnights.  It was fun to see them roll in telling me how it went as soon as they saw me.  It is a time-honored tradition that goes back … »

Not Far Now

It was another busy and fun morning here at High Rocks.  I was out for a good part of the morning events helping the barn staff load some hay that came in a few days late this week.  While it … »

Good Morning High Rocks!

I enjoyed hearing the first wake-up bell of the session ring this morning.  In recent years it has been immediately followed by an energetic “GOOD MORNING HIGH ROCKS.”  It’s been something of a modern tradition that has caught on over the … »

Welcome Junior Campers!

It sure was an incredible opening day! I enjoyed meeting all the new families and campers that have decided to join us for this session.  I am so excited to share the wonder of what we do every day.  My … »

The Best of Times

It was a great day to finish the two-week session.  We had a wonderful last morning of activities.  The big adventure was Launch Day for our model rocket crew.  It is always a ton of fun and excitement. The boys … »

Wish Night

Today was our last full day of activities.  We still had several trips a river canoe to the French Broad, the high ropes course, and two mountain bike trips in camp where the guys were able to ride several trails … »

Waikiki Wednesday

It was such a busy day at High Rocks.  We had several trips out of camp today.  Canoeing took an all-day trip on the Green River today. These are boys that have done the French Broad before and moving on … »

Not Even Fair…

We enjoyed the cool mountain air and light rain on and off throughout the day.  We still climbed, paddled, and did most everything else without a hitch. I think the cooler air made for a nice change.  There are some … »