Here’s a great old traditional photo of camp back in 1928. It’s hard to say exactly what’s going on, but it looks like a canoeing performance of some sort. Four girls to a canoe, synchronized paddle movements, it brings to mind dancing. You can see the stone Lake View Lodge in the background, and to the right, Vesper Rock. It’s so great seeing these old traditional summer camp photos!
It’s on the way! …This year’s Carrier Pigeon, Rockbrook Camp’s summer “yearbook” has just been mailed out to all of our campers. It’s bigger and better than ever this year.
76 pages… 117 photos… 53 drawings… all the cabin photos from every session… 31 poems… and all sorts of other camper writings!
It’s so much fun to think back to all the fun from last summer— banquet, spirit fire, carnival, birthday night, granny bingo, rafting, the alpine tower, and on and on! We think you’re really going to enjoy looking through the whole thing.
So check your mail! It could come today!
Here’s a set of photos taken one Sunday afternoon at camp. We were queuing up for our cabin photos and took these at the same time. They show our traditional uniforms (white shirt and shorts, plus a red tie) that we wear on Sundays and at other special events.
Here’s something cool— it’s the cover page from the 1925 camp catalog. Rockbrook’s first summer was in 1921, so this is very early in the history of the camp. You can see the founders listed right there on the bottom: Nancy Clarke Carrier and Henry Carrier, her husband. No doubt the photo is a canoeing trip on the French Broad River at the foot of camp.
The second in our series of old camp photos is this picture of a dance performance from the 1930s (we think!). It’s taken on the lawn of the Carrier House. Styles have changed a bit, but dance is still popular, and we still have a performance for the whole camp at the end of each session.
At the end of each main session, our CAs (girls who have finished the 9th grade) throw a big party for the whole overnight camp, an amazing banquet with special food, elaborate decorations, skits, songs, and speeches. They select a surprise theme of some sort and then spend a ton of time planning the whole event. Everyone looks forward to it because it’s such a great time.
What banquet themes can you remember?