Our Traditional camp programs allow children to experience a wide variety of activities and adventures.
Children live in a cabin with 10 other children their own age. They learn to live, eat, work, and play together in a positive Christian setting. Two well-qualified staff members live with the children and provide them with adult role models through out their stay. Our goal is for the boys and girls to leave camp having had fun, but more importantly, to leave feeling good about themselves, their accomplishments, and the friends they made during the week.
Our Traditional camping programs; Climbers, Mountaineers and Explorers are designed to offer a well-balanced program of activities to suit the interests and needs of all ages. See Resident Camp. Camp Hanes offers a variety of teen programs to better suit our older and more mature campers. Adventure Trips for the teens that want to challenge themselves in a new environment away from camp; and our leadership programs, LIT and CIT, that offer teens the opportunity to learn and put into practice leadership skills with children and within their peer group.
With the start of band camp upon us, I wanted to pass on some information to old and new families alike about staying hydrated and well during the hot weeks of camp. First of all, drinking water is key. We will be doing things a little differently this year, as we will not be providing cups of water to students except in emergencies.
Getting all of those cups is a big undertaking, and quite frankly wasteful as most kids take a drink and throws it away. Each student will need to bring a water jug filled and ready for the day. They will also need to bring the jug home each day to wash and refill. I know sometimes they like to leave them in the band room, but bacteria will grow after a few days, which can make them sick.
If anyone has difficulty getting a water jug, we do have a few that have been donated. Please contact Mr. Craig, Michelle Messer, or myself. When you get home from a hot day at camp, be sure to drink a couple of full glasses throughout the evening to rehydrate before starting again the next day. They are pretty amazing as you can wet them with even warm water, snap them a couple of times, and they turn into a nice cool towel they can wrap around their neck. Band camp days are long and strenuous.
It is important to eat a good breakfast in the morning before coming to camp. Protein will help give long lasting energy — eggs, peanut butter, milk even a protein shake or bars are all good ideas. Also be sure to pack a good lunch. You will be hungry! Good shoes with support are necessary as you will be on your feet most of the day — especially drum line, pit and color guard. There will be a first aid tent available during the times you are outside, so let one of the adults in the tent know if you are feeling unwell, or if you may have forgotten something that day.
We have a small amount of supplies to help in those instances. This survey must be completed by Wednesday July 17th.Gwynn Valley nurtures each child by building character and relationships in a community that fosters personal challenge, a connection to nature, and the simple joys of childhood. These core values continue to be embraced at Gwynn Valley today. Through community, new adventures, and fun and engaging program participation, we strive to help our campers develop resilience, responsibility, cooperative skills, confidence, and personal independence.
The strength of Gwynn Valley is its nurturing environment in a child centered world where each camper will learn and grow under the guidance of a mature and caring staff. Gwynn Valley is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. It tells you, the caring and careful parent, that we have taken the time to ensure that our camp program undergoes a thorough review of our operations and meets the strict standards required for accreditation.
Learn More about our Values. Our daughter was so connected to the group and I know this was accomplished by a caring and committed staff!
Those of us who live at Gwynn Valley all year awoke to quite the silly sight at camp this morning. Our furry friend the Tajar […]. Who We Are D. Summer Camp D. Parents D.
Marching Band. Campbell Co — Oct George Rogers Clark — Oct Madison Central — Oct 5. Homecoming Ryle v Scott Co — Oct 4. RTOB — Sept Lafayette — Sept Ryle v Boone Co — Sept Ryle vs Conner — Aug Beechwood — Sept 7. Ryle v Simon Kenton — Oct Full Band Marching Band Members Seniors Raider Madness Section Photos Sweet Jazz Festival — April 25, Band Banquet.
Semifinals — University of Kentucky — October 27, Quarterfinals — Tate's Creek — October 20, Louisville Male Competition — October 13, Ryle-Cooper Football — October 5, Ryle Tournament of Bands '18 — September 22, Lafayette Invitational Competition — September 15, Football v Covington Catholic. Seniors — Friends and Family.
Band Camp BOA Grand Nationals November Friends and Family Spring Concert. Sweet Jazz Festival. Madison Central — October 7, Since its founding inCamp Rockmont has been a place where boys have found space and opportunity to grow into the men that God is calling them to be.
We present age-appropriate challenges that become the vehicle to personal growth, and male development. My son, Cannon, was a first time camper last July. He dove right in and decided he was going to be cool with 2 weeks away from home and me even though as a single mother I adopted Cannon from Ethiopia by myselfhe has never been away from either for that long. I had […]. I literally thank God for Rockmont in prayer.
We love Rockmont and its mission and I tell people about it frequently.
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We tell Seth that sending him to Rockmont is an investment in the man he will become. We are a middle class family and the expense is, honestly, a stretch for us.
But it […]. It is night and day when it comes to initiative, attitude toward us, response when corrected, engagement in conversations and I can go on and on. I love that I picked him up from camp less than a week ago and he has already sent three letters to his friends.
I love the friendships that he has made and that he is looking forward to seeing his friends next summer! Creating a community where each child feels respected and heard, while also providing opportunities for him to respect and hear others. Teaching campers to thrive in a new environment and make new friends, particularly through the cabin experience.
Campers and staff work together to create an incredibly fun and meaningful Christian community. Each summer we partner with parents to invite young men to answer a universal call to adventure and discover things about themselves that require the kind of experience that only a quality boys summer camp can provide. Our mission is growth Watch Video Coronavirus Updates. Watch Our Video. Scroll Down. About Us. One Place, Many Voices Since its founding inCamp Rockmont has been a place where boys have found space and opportunity to grow into the men that God is calling them to be.
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View Full Story. Sarah Parent Story I love that I picked him up from camp less than a week ago and he has already sent three letters to his friends. Our mission We seek to help each camper grow Physically Providing activities that challenge the camper to stretch himself in healthy ways physically. Emotionally Creating a community where each child feels respected and heard, while also providing opportunities for him to respect and hear others.
Socially Teaching campers to thrive in a new environment and make new friends, particularly through the cabin experience. Programs Overnight Summer Camp Other camp programs Overnight Summer Camp Campers and staff work together to create an incredibly fun and meaningful Christian community.Jerry Thompson and Tommie Beavers stayed in their trucks after being hit and on fire to drive them out of the convoy route so the rest of the convoy could pass.
Both trucks were hit by enemy fire, and were on fire after the trucks exploded they were hauling fuel. Both men were burned, but Jerry Thompson died the next day from his burns. Dave found out last year that Beavers survived his burns. When men don't return to the unit after being severely burned, you assume the worst. Dave was also driving JP4 fuel in that convoy. He had to drive past the burning trucks with his friends to get the fuel to the firebase.
The road was hot, but the helicopters needed fuel and ammo, so they had to drive up anyway. The road was 'too hot' to return to base, but other truck drivers in other convoys were directed to brave the hot road to deliver the needed fuel. The road remained 'hot' for 2 days after the rest of the convoy made it to Quan Loi with the necessary JP4.
Some of the other guys on the Wall next to Jerry's name were KIA defending that road, if not the same day of Dave's convoy, it was escorting or driving in other convoys.
The men weren't allowed to use the road to return to their post until it was declared 'not hot. There were three helicopters that attempted to rescue men from the ambush, Eugene Parker was a gunner in a helicopter that was KIA during an attempt to rescue truckers that were hit in the convoy.
Once a truck was hit, the driver had to stay in the cab until it was off the road. If the cab was on fire you stayed and burned as your buddies drove by and watched, because if they stopped to help; they would block the road leaving everyone in the ambush zone.
The Vietnam Casualty Search Page, internet address www. Sent a copy of the only record of the Transportation Company for the time perod Dave was interested in. NARA's web site is www. The Transportation Company petroleum operating consisted of 5 officers and enlisted men has consistently supported US and other free world forces in the struggle for freedom.
The Transportation Company began it's history on 2 February During the following 5 years it was reorganised as the th Transportation Corps Truck Company,on 1 August ; and on 30 June redesignated as the th Transportation Truck Company.
On 11 June it was redisignated as the th Transportation Company.
On 3 Augustthe th was again activated at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Immediate milestones in the history of the th since it's arrival in Vietnam were the providing of direct support for operations Toledo, Attleboro, and Cedar Falls from 1 January to March From those early beginnings in Vietnam to 4 Junethe th massed an impressive record.
It hauled 68, gallons of fuel, over 1, combat gallons of bulk fuel products in support of combat operations in the Republic of Vietnam. In recognition of this feat, the th was honored as "Unit of the Day".Camp Highlander is a residential summer camp in Mills River, North Carolina, devoted to the growing and nurturing of boys and girls, agesin a safe, fun-filled, and electronics-free environment.
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