2021 Rockbrook Alumnae Reunion
Calling all Rockbrook Alumnae… Join us this August 27-29 in the Heart of a Wooded Mountain to celebrate Rockbrook’s 100th birthday! Come spend a fabulous weekend in the mountains of North Carolina rekindling your camp memories and friendships.
Since 1921, when Nancy Carrier welcomed her first girls to Rockbrook, it’s been a haven for everyone experiencing camp, a special place of support and encouragement. The spirit of Rockbrook has touched thousands of lives over the years.
It’s time to recognize Rockbrook’s rich history. It’s time to revisit the scene of your girlhood dreams. It’s time for a camp alumnae reunion!
This is your chance to:
- Reconnect and laugh with old camp friends and sing your favorite camp songs.
- Hike to Castle Rock and Rockbrook Falls, and explore the natural beauty of camp.
- Jump off the diving board and ride the water slide at the lake.
- Listen to the frogs and crickets at night, and smell the nighttime mountain air.
- Make a friendship bracelet and roast a perfect marshmallow over a campfire.
- Climb the Alpine Tower and take a wild ride on a zip line.
- Learn about the Rockbrook’s amazing 100-year history.
- Experience a bit of camp life all these years later.
The reunion events will occur between Friday 9am and Sunday at 11am (8/27 – 8/29), with optional “Family Time” on Sunday until 5pm.
The cost for the complete weekend is $350. There is a “Saturday Only” option for $150, and the Sunday “Family Time” is $50 per person.
All Rockbrook alumnae 21 and over are invited to attend Friday and Saturday, and family members of all ages on Sunday.
Registration is now closed for the event.
We know you probably have several questions about the reunion weekend. While some planning is still in motion, here are a few answers and the nitty-gritty! Please let us know if you have other questions not included here.
What will we be doing at the reunion?
The reunion is an opportunity for adults who attended Rockbrook as a child, or who worked at Rockbrook, to return to camp and enjoy a few days reconnecting with camp friends, soaking in the camp setting, and celebrating the 100 years of Rockbrook’s history. The weekend will provide a good balance of time to relax, to socialize, to eat well, and to enjoy traditional camp activities. We hope the reunion will strengthen the Spirit of Rockbrook for everyone who attends.
What is the daily schedule?
Friday, August 27
9:00 Please plan to arrive between 9:00am and noon.
Drive into the main entrance, drop luggage, and park at landsports field.
Check in on the hill and move into your cabin.
2:00 Tours of Camp – Hikes to Rockbrook Falls and Castle Rock
4:30 Social hour and Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 Opening Dinner
8:00 Evening Program – skits and dance party
Saturday, August 28
7:30 Early bird coffee and polar bear swim (optional, of course)
8:00 Rising Bell
10:00 Activities: Curosty, Hobby Nook, Pottery, Canoeing, Swimming, Alpine Tower, Ziplining, Hiking, Archery, Riflery, Tennis.
1:45 Group Photo
2:00 Rest Hour
3:00 More Activities
5:00 Wine reception at Carrier House
6:30 Rockbrook Birthday Dinner
8:00 Campfire at Vesper Rock
Sunday, August 29
7:30 Early bird coffee, donuts and fruit
9:00 Flag Raising and Chapel Service
11:00 Family time begins
1:00 Lake is open
5:00 Departure time
Do I have to stay the whole weekend?
No, there is an option to register and attend only on Saturday, or for just the Sunday “Family Time.”
Are meals included?
Yes! We will provide all the meals and plenty of snacks throughout the day. Rick Hastings, Rockbrook’s longtime chef, will devise a menu that will accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free preferences.
What else is included?
You will receive a Rockbrook 100-year Anniversary t-shirt. Those registered for the whole weekend or just Saturday also receive a copy of In the Heart of a Wooded Mountain: Rockbrook Camp for Girls, 1921-2021, the recently published hardcover coffee table book about the 100-year history of Rockbrook. This book will also be for sale after the reunion for those unable to attend.
What are the COVID-19 protocols?
We plan to follow the most current CDC guidelines for safe public gatherings. This includes encouraging vaccination when medically warranted, social distancing and mask wearing if unvaccinated, and contact tracing.
Upon arrival, every person must attest to being free of Covid-19 symptoms and have a body temperature less than 100.4°F.
Please note: SARS-CoV-2 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. An inherent risk of exposure to this virus exists in any place where people are gathered. For this reason, Rockbrook Camp cannot guarantee that if you attend the reunion, you will not become exposed to the coronavirus or contract COVID-19.
While any person is at risk of potential exposure, senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By coming to Rockbrook Camp you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and any other communicable disease.
Do I have to be vaccinated to attend?
While we strongly recommend it, we are not requiring COVID-19 vaccination to attend the reunion. Being fully vaccinated is required if you wish to stay overnight at camp.
What about staying at camp in the cabins?
We are allowing only fully vaccinated people to sleep at camp. Only those registered for the “whole weekend” option, and who can provide proof of vaccination, can stay overnight at camp. Here is the reservation system where alumnae can select a cabin where they would like to sleep.
Where can I stay nearby in Brevard?
There are various hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and short-term rental options in our area. We list many on this local accommodations page of our Web site.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Yes, we will allow alcoholic beverages during the adult-only portion of the reunion (not during the Sunday afternoon “Family Time”). BYOB, but please be respectful of everyone’s camp experience and consume alcohol responsibly and discretely.
Can someone from Rockbrook pick me up at the airport?
No, sorry, but we are unable to provide transportation to or from camp for the reunion. We suggest you reach out to a camp friend who is driving and try to coordinate your travel plans.
Can I bring my spouse who did not attend camp at Rockbrook?
No, the Rockbrook Alumnae Reunion is restricted to adult Alumnae of Rockbrook. Alumnae of all ages and their family members (yes, including children!) are welcome to attend on Sunday afternoon.
What does the “family time” on Sunday entail?
Registering for the “family time” allows Alumnae to enjoy camp with their non-alumnae family members. There will be a mid-day Sunday brunch and then opportunities in the afternoon to swim in the lake, hike the Rockbrook trails, and enjoy a few camp activities.