Camp High Rocks Blog

As we cruise into our second weekend of the session, the sounds of camp in full swing have normalized delightfully into the daily cacophony of fun that we associate with the place. There is a steady hum of noise and energy about the place that just feels right! At the end of the “work week”, our campers have also foundRead More »
Life is good on the mountain!  Not only do we enjoy all the wonderful views, cool mornings, a passing shower, and even wonderful sunsets.  Mountain life has many advantages. Especially, life at 3000 feet.  This morning it was a cool 48 degrees.  We got to about 75 degrees today.  While that may seem cool to some of you, it is whatRead More »
It’s hard to believe that we are past the halfway mark of the June Session already. It seems like the boys just arrived.  Life at camp feels in the groove. We have our routines, our systems, and even our schedules.  Wednesdays are one of the weekly theme days around High Rocks.  We ask the boys to bring Hawaiian themed shirtsRead More »
It sure was fun to see everyone in the Tie-Dye shirts today. The sun certainly helped bring out the color. We had a nice cool breeze for sailing all day long. The entire day was amazing! My favorite part of today was at hiking. They work on all sorts of skills and fun over at hiking. On some days theyRead More »
I feel like we are finally hitting our stride. While the feel of High Rocks is the same, there are all sorts of nuances that we had to come up with to have an extraordinary summer camp experience given our current situation.  It’s nice to see the boys figuring out all the dining hall details as well.  I might soundRead More »
I love Sunday mornings at High Rocks! This morning was a particularly wonderful morning. A cool breeze, sun, and I get to sleep in a little bit later than 6:30 am.  Although, I still woke up early, it felt a little more restful since I did not have to rush off to my morning meeting and the wake-up bell comesRead More »
Today’s Pictures  The morning started out delightfully with hundreds of scratch-made pancakes with compliments of bacon, fresh-cut fruit and berries, hash browns off the griddle (just like Waffle House), yogurt, assorted cereals, and of course syrup and honey!  You can't beat that to start your day.  I stuck with a big bowl of berries topped with three slices of bacon. Read More »
Today’s Pictures  I really do enjoy the quiet of the morning here at High Rocks. You see a few staff up early or exercise but for the most part, it is still.   I like to take a few minutes on the porch to view the lake and appreciate the moment. The Pheobe bird was screaming, but the rest of theRead More »
Today’s Pictures 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 the sun came right back out for a beautiful late afternoon and evening. the sounds of boys onRead More »
Today’s Pictures  Today was another themed shirt day. I am sure you will appreciate our Hawaiian themed shirt day known as Waikiki Wednesday. These two rocked the themed even as they were heading out on their overnights tonight. This morning I enjoyed watching the guys roll in from the woods after their overnights.  The stories of the “grit” these overnightsRead More »
Today's Pictures It’s almost not fair to others how much fun we are having.  Life at camp feels like home. I have enjoyed watching the boys finding their way, having fun, and mostly enjoying being around each other. While it is not “life after COViD” quite yet, we are certainly doing our best and that is incredible right now! WeRead More »
I love the excitement of the first morning of camp. That first wake-up bell of the season is always a wonderful sound.  We typically add a little flair in the morning after the bell rings.  Sometimes we play a little revelry, but mostly it is an exuberant yell from the diaphragm that excites the boys beyond imagine.  The scream ofRead More »
In March of 2020, I had no idea how much time we would spend on messaging, planning, and hard decisions.  I can say that this time last year, camp was silent, and it was a strange place. Now, after 2 years of camp director energy, I felt the joy of controlled chaos and the sheer excitement of being outside withRead More »
It sure has been nice to see little light at the end of the tunnel as 2021 moves forward to a little more normalcy every week. We are most excited about having everyone back at camp this summer.  As we move into another season and look forward to an exciting 2021, we are sad to say goodbye to Will JohnsonRead More »
With 2021 summer on the horizon, more families are asking us what this summer will be like. One of the most common questions our campers are asking is, “Will camp still be the same? Will it still be fun?” We bet camp will be the highlight of your year! Why do we think that? Because CAMP IS STILL CAMP! HearRead More »
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