2023 Summer Highlights

Join us as we revisit the cherished memories, camp adventures, and camaraderie that made this summer unforgettable. Get ready to relive the magic. Our 2023 Slideshows are now LIVE! Watch your session below. (Click on the expander on the far right of the YouTube tool bar to watch in full screen.) Three Week & June… Continue reading 2023 Summer Highlights

The Best of Times

HeadingThe Best of Times Time sure flies in just one week.  I know you are excited to see your boys, but it seems like they only arrived yesterday.  The boys wandered in this morning with a wonderful greasy, ashen, marshmallow look about them. I think I even saw a few specks of tomato sauce in… Continue reading The Best of Times

Cabin Overnights

Cabin Overnights It was another fantastic day at High Rocks! The boys are still working hard to make it to breakfast on time, but that means they are working hard with their cabin clean-up. There are two of us that do the cabin inspections for this session. Today’s inspections were a very tight race. Bay… Continue reading Cabin Overnights

Having a Blast!

It is a true adventure here every day.  Some of the time just getting ready for the day is an adventure.  I enjoyed cruising through the cabins during clean-up time this morning. Many of the young guys are doing their best to just get their clothes on straight, let alone get the bed made and help… Continue reading Having a Blast!

Waking Up with High Rocks

It sure was fun waking up to a whole new group of excited boys! I love the mornings up here on the mountain.  The nice cool air, and the calm.  Once that bell rings, it is off and running.  I queried some boys today.  They were up pretty early, some mentioned 6:30 am!  I am… Continue reading Waking Up with High Rocks

Welcome Junior Campers

It sure was an incredible opening day! The perfect weather was delightful! I get so excited to meet new families. It was so great to see how excited the boys were to be here this morning. They have been waiting all summer for this week. It sure was a great way to kick it off.… Continue reading Welcome Junior Campers

End Game and Final Campfire

Time sure flies in just two weeks.  I know you are excited to see your boys, but it seems like they only arrived yesterday.  After a fun morning of some activity wrap-up, pony painting, and general excitement, we took a brief break to get packed before the big event of the day.  END GAME! It is… Continue reading End Game and Final Campfire

Just One To Go!

Today was our last full day of activities.  We still had several trips out today. There were a couple of river canoe trips on the French Broad. The Hillside guys hit the high ropes course. And while it was a little rainy, it was really the first rainy day of the session. We still had… Continue reading Just One To Go!

Fun and Games with a Kick

It sure was another great morning here at High Rocks! The cool 64 degrees this morning was a delight! I made it up to our morning meeting only to find scratch-made biscuits being made! A little biscuit, a little jam, add some coffee. Suddenly a 7:30 am meeting doesn’t seem too bad. I got a… Continue reading Fun and Games with a Kick

Not Far Now

It sure was a wonderful morning here at The Rocks. I enjoyed a little coffee on the deck early and enjoyed the change of weather. It was cool and dry this morning. A welcomed change from the last few days. Mondays get busy fast but I sure enjoyed just a few minutes to myself before… Continue reading Not Far Now

Carnival Sunday

So, Sundays at camp are always a little different.  We like to slow down a bit, think about the week we just completed, and ponder on the week ahead.  This morning was that kind of morning. The sun was coming up and there was a nice cool feel to the mountain air.  Just about perfect! … Continue reading Carnival Sunday

Saturday FunDay

For as long as I have been here, we have had pancakes on Saturday.  Throughout High Rocks’ history, there was a time that the director himself would cook pancakes on Saturday since our head cook was off that morning.  I tried that for a while, but the program has become much larger and more complex… Continue reading Saturday FunDay