When I think of Rockbrook,
I think of friends
and a place where fun never ends.
I think of
Granny Bingo and Miss RBC
and tiny cabins surrounded by big, tall trees.
I think of
auction night and all kinds of prizes
and I think of the songs and Rockbrook surprises.
I always get sad when I have to pack,
but then I remember I will always come back.
— Morgan M., camper 2004
We had a great time at the Rockbrook Party at Margaret Legerton’s house in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We loved seeing Margaret and her family as well as Gwyneth and Emma Bradley, Catherine, Avery and Ella Saunders, Kaetlin and Makenzie Collins, Beth, Paula and Sammy Kramer and Henley and Emily Ball! What a great turnout. Margaret Lyle, Camine and Leah had such fun catching up with everyone and sharing lots of great camp stories.
We had a great time at our High Point, NC camp party at the home of Marston and Hannah Council. The girls were super Rockbrook representatives, sharing camp stories with all of their friends. We enjoyed watching the slides from this past summer, eating pizza and a Rockbrook cake, and playing Karaoke Revolution. There sure were some good singers in the group. Maybe we need to add a big Karaoke party to the camp schedule this summer.
All of the girls enjoyed learning more about RBC and loved hearing Hannah and Marston’s stories from this past summer. Hopefully some of them will be able to join us next summer. Thanks to Hannah and Marston and their family for making us feel so welcome and hosting such a super party. We had a blast!
Wow- what a great turn out we had at the Columbia South Carolina Rockbrook party. We had over 25 girls in attendance! Margaret Lyle, Camine and Alex enjoyed getting to see everyone and painting some super cool pottery! Thanks to all of you who could come- we had a blast.
I was another amazing gathering of camp girls (old and new), moms, alumni and other interested folks from Columbia. Rockbrook has a long history of families from South Carolina attending Rockbrook, going back to the 40s when Ellen Jervey was the the director when Mrs. Carrier still owned the camp.
Mrs. Carrier, who was born Nancy Barnum Clarke, was originally from a town not far from Columbia, South Carolina, near the Wateree River. Her father and mother owned the Goodwill plantation, where she was born. In fact, the two histroic cabins on the camp property, Curosty and Goodwill were originally erected on that plantation, disassembled and moved up to Rockbrook when the camp was established in NC.
The roots of Rockbrook grow deep in South Carolina!
Hey there fellow Rockbrook Girls! We hope the new school year is going well for everyone, though we are sure you all miss camp just as much as we do. Things are going great here in Brevard. We have had some nice weather for all of the annual fall festivals happening here in Western North Carolina. Fall is always a beautiful and exciting time of year in this part of the country.
With all of this wonderful weather, it puts us in the mood for some adventure. Camine just returned from Vail, CO where she was in the wedding of her best Rockbrook friend Tracy Phelps. Next, she is headed on a sea kyaking trip to the Outer Banks, unless Ophelia gets in the way. Charlotte is going to fly up to Boston soon for a college reunion. Leah is headed down to Charleston, SC to work with a county park. Jerry and Ann will be leaving soon to visit Lucie and Wink in Virginia. Margaret Lyle is also in Virginia, where she just attended a fun family wedding. It sure is a busy month!
We miss the summer and having all of our camp buddies around, but we know we will see you next year. Keep in touch!
I had a great trip to my hometown Macon, Georgia this past weekend. In addition to visiting with family and friends I painted pottery at a party hosted by current camper Kayleigh Sky Donner. Kayleigh Sky and several of her buddies had just come from their basketball game so they were decked out in uniform. The name of their team is the Angels. Go Angels Go! I really enjoyed meeting lots of Kayleigh Sky’s friends from school- there were over 15 girls in attendance.
My next trip is to Florida so I will have lots more to report. Keep reading the Blog…
Hi everyone! Climbing into more camp fun!
Greetings from the heart of a wooded mountain and the place of your girlhood dreams. It has been a while since our last posting so we wanted to update you all on what is going on here in Brevard and at Rockbrook. We have been busy on the road with lots of fun camp parties and slide shows, and it has been absoultely wonderful to see so many of you.
We have lots more parties scheduled so come see us when we are in your town. Here is the latest schedule:
March 4 – Greenville, SC Color Clay Cafe 6-8pm
March 4 – New Orleans, LA Rock ‘N Bowl 4:30 pm
March 5 – Greensboro, NC Camp Fair
March 6 – Wilmington, NC Camp Fair
March 11 – Atlanta, GA Wired and Fired Pottery Studio 6-8pm
March 11 – Charleston, SC Carolina Ice Palace 7-9pm
March 12 – Atlanta, GA Peachtree Presbyterian Church 10-3
March 19 – Macon, GA Camp Fair
Let’s have a camp party!
We are headed out on the road for our first camp parties of the New Year. Margaret Lyle is headed to Florida for 2 and 1/2 weeks so if you live down there, be on the lookout. Check out our website or the upcoming newsletter for our travel schedule.
We are excited that in addition to our camp parties we will also be hosting some parties with our friends at Camp Carolina. That way our brothers and sisters can come together. We will also be recruiting staff members together at several college campuses.
We hope to see you on the road. Give us a shout at 828-884-6151 if you would like to host a camp party. We always love to get to hang out with you guys.
Talk to you soon!