Rockbrook girls love the to climb the Alpine Tower, complete with a “corporate ladder”, swinging logs and more. The climbing staff, or “Climbing Heroes,” are just that. To be a climbing instructor, not only do you have to be safety-conscious and knowledgeable about the set-up procedures, but you also have to be able to know […]
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Why I Come Back to Camp By 2009 Middler Linehead, Lexie Sears Camp life is crazy. There’s always something going on and fun to be had. So that leaves little time to keep up with anything but your outlook on life. You aren’t judged on how much time you spent hair or the outfit you’re wearing. […]
With Halloween approaching, everyone’s thinking about what costume to wear and camp is a place with a highly-concentrated amount of costume ideas! It’s typical to change clothes more than once a day to dress up for things like Granny Bingo, ’80’s Dance Party, Harry Potter-themed Birthday Night, twin day, and lots of other happenings. Here […]
Mandy and Jessi set up a table at the Transylvania County Commerce Expo this week. Many local folks stopped by and shared stories about their connection with Rockbrook over the years. RBC is well-known for being involved in the Brevard community. It’s founder, Nancy Carrier, also helped started the Brevard Music Center. Jerry Stone, Rockbrook’s […]
One of the most common questions we hear is “What’s the food like,” which translates into, “How often do you eat tater tots and chicken fingers?” The answer is, not very often! The kitchen strives to find that balance between kid-pleasing-comfort-food while at the same time being health conscious. There is always a deluxe salad […]
It’s always a good time when Charlotte is around! Charlotte Page grew up at RBC and has been a director since 1996. She’s known for her humor, compassion and her positively-messaged t-shirts. This camp season, Charlotte took on the role of “Parent Liaison”, and worked with new campers and their families. She also helped out […]
Cherie was part of our Adventure trip staff this past summer. She is currently a student at Brevard College. She heard about Rockbrook through Clyde Carter, who is the Chair of the Outdoor Department throughout the school year and also Rockbrook’s Outdoor Director during the summer. Before coming to camp, Cherie did a 21-day paddling […]
Why I Enjoy Working with Seniors By the time campers are Seniors (13 – 15 yo), they’re self-sufficient enough that they can take care of their basic needs on their own, and as their counselor you can focus on getting to know the person they are becoming. It’s a hard age, and being around Seniors […]
There are lots of references to rain, or as we say “Dew”, in the songs we sing. The “dew” actually has to “do” with the amount of forests we have around here and subsequently transpiration, or the evaporation of water from the plants. Generally,the weather’s fairly cool in the morning, then warms up a lot […]
And there he was. The legendary Senior Line Skunk. I had stayed a few minutes after on Line Duty (between 10 and 12 pm, 2 counselors stay up in the bathhouse until all the other counselors are back in their cabins) to finish my book, and suddenly, there stood a small skunk in the doorway […]
Rockbrook really encourages staff to get creative and use their own talents and interests to add to the camp community. The Rockbrook Runners and the Walkbrook Walkers are two great examples of programs counselors have created themselves. During free swims, which happen before lunch and dinner, staff and campers run/walk what is affectionately called “Charlotte’s […]
Spirit Fire takes place on the last night of camp and is an excellent time to bond and reflect on your camp experience. Select campers and counselors speak about why camp is special to them and things of that sort. After the speakers have spoken, everyone holds a candle that is lit from the Spirit […]
“Camp is a place to make countless unforgettable memories. You will often find, both Rockbrook campers and staff start stories with the phrase, ‘this one time, at camp’. While I’ve made several wonderful memories this summer, one memory in particular that will stay with me always was the 24 hour period in which my campers, […]
This week, the Fair Ladies (and court jesters, knights, and peasants) of Rockbrook enjoyed a fine supper while wearing their medieval best for Restaurant Night, when counselors dress up in costume and serve the campers. The coolest part was that there was no silverware used! Here are pictures of counselors Katie Ward and Michelle Batlle.
Here’s a picture from the first night of orientation. Everyone hiked to the outpost, learned some songs and made s’mores. It was a great start to a fabulous week which also included lots of role playing of possible scenarios with campers, emergency drill training, whitewater rafting, a parent panel, dress-up bowling, and much more.