Why High Rocks?
Many camps have similarities, but each camp has a uniqueness that makes it different. These are the qualities that we feel make High Rocks special:
We are small, with around 145 campers and 70 staff members. We like this size as it allows us to get to know each other and not have a child slip through the cracks. We want to create a sense of community and a “home away from home”; we are able to do this successfully with our small size.
Our philosophy of promoting a non-competitive atmosphere is the core of High Rocks. We feel it is important that every boy who attends camp challenges himself by setting goals in the activity area and then working to achieve those goals. The reward then is improving in the skill as a result of effort. For instance, going on an out of camp climbing trip, improving their confidence in swimming, score in riflery, or riding a horse that just looked too big on the first day are all self-generated rewards for camper effort. We use the activities as tools to build confidence and self esteem. These take-aways of a camp experience are truly lifelong rewards.
Another unique part of High Rocks is our staff. Many of our counselors are returning staff and many have attended camp as campers and counselor trainees. We hire a mature staff group, preferring college upperclassmen or graduates. The average age is approximately 24 to 25 years of age. See pictures and read more about our staff
We are very fortunate to have 1000 acres of property for camp use and enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding on the many trails on the property. We have a private 11-acre lake that we use for sailing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. We are also within 25 minutes of Pisgah National Forest and we border Dupont Sate Forest, a beautiful haven of waterfalls and hiking trails. See our Facility
We never aim to claim that we are better than other camps. We do, however, want to be the best camp for the children and parents who choose High Rocks. There are so many excellent camps to choose from, we hope that our philosophy and activities will be a fit for your son’s personality. Article- How to choose a camp