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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

It Just Keeps Getting Better

This morning I enjoyed watching the guys roll in from the woods after their overnights.  The stories of the “grit” these overnights teach us are always enjoyable.  They even create the best memories.  I enjoy hearing about how late they stayed up, who ate the most pita pizzas, or even how bad the sleeping conditions… Continue reading It Just Keeps Getting Better

Waikiki Wednesday

It was a delightful morning here on the mountain.  Life at 3000 feet has its advantages. The blue sky stayed with us all day.  The morning breeze picked up as the temperature began to change. It made for a welcoming morning. While it was warm today, we still save a few degrees from Brevard which… Continue reading Waikiki Wednesday

Off To a Great Start!

I think the first full day of camp is one of my favorites.  The boys have had a little time to be comfortable, but there is still a lot of excitement in the air.  They typically wake up early. As in WAY before the wake-up bell.  The first cabin clean-up takes a little longer as… Continue reading Off To a Great Start!

Welcome Two Week Campers

I love opening day! For me, I am just as excited to see the parents as I am to see the campers. It sure was a wonderful morning. I call it “brochure” weather or a “Chamber Day.” It’s where the weather is nearly perfect and the scene is amazing. A light breeze, sunshine, blue skies… Continue reading Welcome Two Week Campers

End Game and Final Campfire

It was a wonderful finish to our July session today. We kicked off the day with our advanced horseback riders giving us a drill team show in the big ring.  The next big event was the final match of the counselor-camper tennis match. The final two camper-counselor pairs matched off while several campers and staff… Continue reading End Game and Final Campfire

Upper Senior Dinner and Cabin Night

What a full day of fun!  We still had boys out on trips in several activities including paddling, climbing, and hiking. Some of the boys today just made it into kayaking, and a number of boys just reached their highest rank, the High Rocks Archer, in archery. We even had our last launch day this morning… Continue reading Upper Senior Dinner and Cabin Night

Not Far Now…

It is getting close now! The boys are trying to get that last adventure out of the session before time runs out. We still have the horseback riding “Drill Team” presentation and the final round of the camper-counselor tennis tournament. These are just a few of the last morsels of goodness we are still reaching… Continue reading Not Far Now…

Five Days To Go?

The Canadian wildfire smoke created a little haze that created a cool effect as the sun came up this morning. It was quite a delight. Today we were back out on trips and enjoying the fruits of their labor over these last few weeks. The boys are working hard and having a blast. Climbing, paddling,… Continue reading Five Days To Go?