AUTHOR: Don Gentle

True Grit

What makes camp amazing is not just the adventure program but the fact that we are doing all of this away from our parents. Of course, the activities are incredible, but the process, the journey of what we call camp more »

Week Two Begins

Monday’s always start with a bang.  It’s like the beginning of a horse race as all these “trip-eager” boys who were all stuck on our 1000-acre facility all weekend feel like they need to get out and do something.  I more »

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!   I certainly had a great one here at High Rocks!  Sunday’s are special here at High Rocks.  We want to be sure the boys have some time for reflection and to change more »

Pancake Day!

The morning started out delightfully with hundreds of scratch-made pancakes with compliments of bacon, fresh cut fruit, hash browns off the griddle (just like Waffle House), greek yogurt, assorted cereals, and of course syrup and honey!  You can’t beat that more »

First Friday!

I am so impressed by the quiet of the morning. There are typically a few staff out exercising or taking in some quiet time, but for the most part, it is still.   I like to take a few minutes on more »

Good Clean Fun

It was a perfect summer day in the mountains.  You might even say it was a typical day in the mountains.  We had a cool morning that moved into a sunny day, followed by a short afternoon shower, and then more »

Camp is in full swing now!  We had several early trips heading out this morning.  It was fun to see Nate out there with some climbers for the “Good Morning High Rocks” at the bell this morning. We started right more »

Just Plain Cool

It was cool in the mountains for the better part of the morning.  I even noticed a hint of fog across the lake. The heavy wet air really helped Sumner belt out some great revelry with his trumpet for wake-up! The day more »

Point A to B

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 the has caught on over the more »