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Centennial Book

In the Heart of a Wooded Mountain: Rockbrook Camp for Girls 1921-2021

This beautiful hardcover book describes the 100-year history of Rockbrook Camp. Published to celebrate the camp’s centennial, the coffee-table-size book is filled with over 160 pages of archival photographs and written accounts of the many people and events that color its rich legacy.

Everyone with a connection to Rockbrook will love reading about the camp’s founder Nancy Barnum Clarke Carrier and seeing photos taken of her and her family in the earliest years of the camp. Organized chronologically, the book gathers fascinating material from every decade of the past 100 years up to the present.



SKU: rbc-b-1001 Category:


Contents of the Book:

x – Timeline
1 – Part I: From Big Tops to Mountain Tops
45 – Part II: Growth and Change Ahead: The War Years at Rockbrook
57 – Part III: The Magic of Memories
85 – Part IV: Sunshine, Butterflies, and Rainbows
109 – Part V: Sing it Out! R-O-C-K-B-R-O-O-K
137 – Part VI: The Everlasting Spirit of Rockbrook
165 – Epilogue: Tendrils of Existence
166 – Rockbrook Jargon
167 – Acknowledgements

Written by:

Laurie Shock, Charlotte Page, Phyllis Shaw, Barbara Acree, and Sarah Carter

Published by:

Shock Design Books, Atlanta GA
ISBN-13: 978-0-9963189-4-5
Library of Congress Number: 2021903639
© All rights reserved

Additional information

Weight 3.75 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 1 in

Rockbrook Camp

2 reviews for Centennial Book

  1. Avatar for Phillip Tucker

    Phillip Tucker

    Wow! Such a wonderful tribute to Rockbrook. The book perfectly captures what makes the Wooded Mountain so special for the girls who have spent parts of their transformative years soaking up the bounty of Rockbrook. The pictures bring to life the true happiness in the eyes and smiles of campers and it’s easy to see their joy in camp’s simple pleasures. The authors’ tribute to RBC’s history and heritage was noteworthy. The book weaves Rockbrook’s history with threads of past and present while creating a consistent theme of love, growth, and happiness. This perfectly captures the last century’s story of Rockbrook and is a must-have for all alum. Thank you Sarah and Jeff!
    Phillip Carrier Tucker
    Great Grandson of Nancy and Henry Carrier

  2. Avatar for Elsa D Claverie

    Elsa D Claverie

    This is truly a fascinating book, from cover to cover, especially for any girl fortunate enough to experience a summer at Rockbrook Camp. The book is very well laid out, and shows a great deal of time and effort spent on extensive research. The perfectly placed photographs help to bring the written words to life. The Spirit of Rockbrook is woven throughout the book, and gives the reader a feeling of being part of the camp experience.
    The book is beautifully written and very engaging. All of the contributors did a wonderful job describing multiple aspects of camp life at RBC.
    The history of Rockbrook and the surrounding area is very comprehensive. It is such a beautiful, unique story!
    My mother went to Rockbrook for 8 summers in the early 1920’s, as a camper, counselor and Head of Canoeing. Her favorite part of camp was always the canoe trip to Asheville. After reading about it in the book, and seeing the photos, I can easily understand why. She remembered many of the camp songs, especially “Down the French Broad River where the rapids are..,” and we would often sing them together.
    A true heartfelt THANK YOU to Nancy and Henry Carrier for your dream of a girls’ camp, and for making that vision become a reality. I hope it will continue for many generations to come. And a special THANK YOU to Sarah and Jeff, and all the others who helped create the book to remind me of that dream.
    Elsa Claverie
    Rockbrook 1949-69
    Camper, CT, Counselor, Head of Canoeing
    2nd of 4 generations of Rockbrook girls

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