If you have not already done so please take a moment to join our Rockbrook Camp Alumnae Group on Facebook. It is a great place to reconnect with old friends and to keep in touch with the happenings at camp. We hope to see you there!
A very special feature of the landscape of Rockbrook is the three unique stone lodges. Each age group or “line” is centered around their lodge where all sorts of activities take place. They are a crucial part of the heart of camp and many alumna have very fond memories of the fun events that they shared with friends in their lodge. We were looking through our archives and came across this interior lodge photograph featured in the Rockbrook Catalog around 1956. Our current campers would probably say that the lodge looks just the same today. They are still the center of each “line” and campers enjoy activity time in the lodges as well as morning assembly and evening program. Here is the excerpt about the lodge from the catalog:
We would love to hear from you some of your favorite memories of time spent in your lodge. We would also like a report on the name of the moose pictured above. We have heard him lovingly referred to as Marvin, but imagine there are other stories out there.
We have a wonderful book in our camp archives called Rockbrook Memories by Mary Bissell McIver Thompson. It was published in 1968 and is filled with stories about the early days at camp. It is fascinating to read all of the stories and realize that Rockbrook has not changed much at all! There was singing, polar bear, fun activities, skits, a ringing bell and of course fantastic friends. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? We hope to reprint this wonderful treasure and have it available for the new generations of campers to enjoy.