Rick (here he is in this photo!) has been cooking some phenomenal meat over the last couple of days. Today he grilled 160 pounds of pork shoulder to make his own barbecue for the campers. He started by baking all that meat in a low heat oven for 10 hours, and then moved over to the charcoal grill for the finish cooking to give it a great grilled taste. We were shocked when the camp polished off every scrap. Everyone must have loved it, not to mention his homemade coleslaw and sweet potato chips. With cups of lemonade, we all enjoyed a picnic on the hill. Ah, don’t you just love summer?!
In addition to the climbs on Castle Rock, here on the Rockbrook property, we are also located nearby Looking Glass Rock in the Pisgah National Forest. Looking Glass is one of the best and well-known rock climbing areas in the southeast, with hundreds of routes that offer a range of challenges. Clyde and Abby took a group of middlers to the Nose Area of the rock to climb today. This area has fantastic views of the mountains as well as wonderful rock. There are a couple of easier routes to try, so everyone gets up to catch the view. Perfect weather made an even better trip.
This was the night we’ve all been waiting for, the night of the Banquet. The CA campers (9th graders) have been planning and preparing for the banquet since the very first day of camp. They picked a theme and revealed the costumes, decorations, skits, music and dance, and food to create a special evening for the rest of the camp. Their theme? New York City. They had taxi cabs, graffiti artists, broadway lights, soft pretzels, street performers, subway cars, lots of candy (of course!) and more. It was an amazing transformation and performance, and everyone at camp enjoyed it. The creativity and hard work that went into the banquet really showed. Thank you CAs!
Tomorrow is the last full day of camp for this session, and it’s gonna be a busy one!