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!
Our good friend and Rockbrook Alumna Phyllis Shaw sent us word of the passing of former Rockbrook counselor Sue Alley. Sue and Phyllis were counselors together in the early 60’s.
Phyllis says: “Sue and I kept up closely, bound by that Rockbrook connection. Despite her numerous health issues over the years, she maintained a positive outlook and spoke of her health problems with wry humor. I last saw her two years ago when I got a last-minute weekend fare and flew out to surprise her for her birthday–a real Rockbrook SURprise, for sure!”.
We were saddened to hear of Sue’s passing, but are so thankful to have such a wonderful group of Alumnae that create our huge Rockbrook family. Her obituary can be read below.
Sue B. Alley
(February 17, 1940 – February 24, 2011)
Have you had a chance to read the summer camp book series Summer Camp Secrets by Rockbrook alumna, Katy Arbuckle Grant? They are loosely based on her time spent at Rockbrook and are a wonderful read! Those of us who have spent time in the heart of a wooded mountain will feel right at home in Katy’s books.
The latest in the series is called Summer Camp Secrets- Fearless. The story centers around the horseback riding program at Camp Pine Haven. The main character Jordan is eager to learn to jump on a horse and try lots of other new things. That is one of the things we feel that make camp so special!
Katy’s books can be found online on her website at www.katygrant.com
Thanks for sharing such wonderful camp stories Katy!