“[At the gathering] I was reminded that the Spirit of Rockbrook is ageless, timeless, and omnipresent. And while we may find ourselves having moments where we forget about it in the un-real world, it never forgets about us. It connects us all no matter what “school or name or fame” because at its core, the Rockbrook Spirit has the uncanny ability to gather and welcome hundreds of women (and the select irreplaceable male figures) with wide open arms whenever we feel like going home.”
The world can teach us so much. During our last Alumnae reunion, Phyllis Shaw, former hiking guide and “CT”, lead a hike to Quinton Falls. The ladies trekked into lush landscape and toward cascading mountain water. Nature reveals to us a parallel between the wonders of the natural world and who we are as Rockbrook girls. Just as water grooves its own path in the earth, year after year, Rockbrook sends girls into the world, confident and inspired to forge their own way in the world.
During the recent Rockbrook reunion there were several sets of Mothers and Daughters in attendance. It was such a special experience for Moms and Daughters to finally get to be campers together, sharing bunk beds, singing camp songs and dining around the green tables in the dining hall.
During the activity portion of the reunion there were lots of Mother and Daughter sets spotted sliding into the lake on the water slide, hiking together, playing tennis or making crafts. Overall though, the favorite experience for everyone was just sharing time with their loved ones in such a special place. Sharing the gift of Rockbrook with your daughter is definitely the gift that lasts a lifetime.
The years drifted away during the recent Rockbrook Reunion weekend as old friends reconnected in the heart of a wooded mountain. For some women it was their first trip back to Rockbrook in more than 40 years but it did not take a moment to find a friend and jump right back to where they left off. The joy on everyone’s faces as they saw their old friends was magical!
We will post more stories and memories from the reunion soon. It was a spectacular weekend filled with fun!
Calling all Rockbrook Alumnae… The Rockbrook Reunion countdown has begun- only 45 days until the big weekend, August 26-28. We can’t wait!! If you have already registered- hooray! We can not wait to see you! If you would like to participate, please take a moment to register now as spaces are limited and are filling quickly. Registration details and materials can be found on our website. It’s sure to be a great weekend! Here’s to celebrating 90 summers with you!
Calling all Rockbrook Alumnae… It’s time for Rockbrook’s 90th Anniversary Reunion! Join us the weekend of August 26-28, 2011 for a celebration of 90 summers. Dust off those camp uniforms and start planning to return to the land of your girlhood dreams for a fabulous weekend.
Online registration materials are now available at the Alumnae Reunion section of our website. Register now as spaces are limited.
Calling all Rockbrook Alumnae… Mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming Alumnae Reunion!
Join us for the weekend of August 26-August 28, 2011 for a fabulous weekend filled with friends, activities, singing and stories. Registration materials and a reunion schedule will be posted soon on our website! In the meantime, spread the word and save the date!
During our camp reunion in 2009 one of the most popular events was the hike to Kilroy’s Cabin which is up past Castle Rock. Jerry took a large group of hikers on one of his wild adventures to find Kilroy’s. The group returned with wild stories, dirty clothes and big smiles on their faces!
The legend of Kilroy is famous in Rockbrook history and everyone has their own version of the story. What is your favorite Kilroy story? Just watch out if you have red hair and green eyes… You may not want to go up there!
We are all looking forward to our next reunion which will happen during the end of August 2011! We will gather again to celebrate 90 years of summer fun, friendships, and wonderful adventures (and a crazy hike to Kilroy’s of course). We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more information…