Camp Alumnae Hike to Kilroy’s Cabin

Rockbrook Camp Alumnae enjoyed a hike during our last summer camp reunion

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…

Sybil Dodson

Sybil Dodson

We were saddened to learn this week of the passing of long time Rockbrook friend Sybil Dodson.  Sybil, fondly known to us at Rockbrook as Mrs. Potter, passed away Friday, October 8 in Asheville, NC.

Sybil and her husband John were the founders of the pottery program at Rockbrook. In addition to creating and running Rockbrook’s pottery program, Sybil also managed the camp store as well as her family’s shop Mud Dabbers Pottery.  Sybil was like a mother to many of the campers that she interacted with and lots of girls spent time at the camp store just so they could visit with Mrs. Potter.  Her kindness and bright smile were a gift to all of us at Rockbrook. Her contributions to RBC will be long remembered.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 15 in the Memorial Chapel of the Brooks-Howell Home, Asheville NC.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Brooks-Howell Home, 266 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC  28801.  Condolences may be sent through the Morris Funeral Home.

Rockbrook Memories Book

Rockbrook Camp Memory Book
The inside cover of Rockbrook Memories by Mary Thompson

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.

Nancy Carrier Signature
Rockbrook Memories Letter