"Lindsey goes to Camp Rim Rock, July 2003" Yellow Spring by Kentbein

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Lindsey arrives at Camp Rim Rock

My soon to be ten year old daughter attended Camp Rim Rock in Yellow Spring, West Virginia in the summer of 2003. She was very hesitant to leave home this year, which is not at all like her. She is typically adventourous and ready for any type of unknown excitement.

This year was different however. She felt as though she was missing out on the best of summer by leaving home and her local friends. She had just returned the week before from a two week visit with her grandparents, and now all of a sudden she felt she was forced to leave for another two. The summer would be gone before she had time to experience it.

She was also remembering last year's camp experience, attending a very rustic Girl Scout Camp. There were NO ammenities, especially in regards to latrine facilities. I'm sure she had visions of miserable conditions at this camp similar to the Girl Scout Camp.

Let's see if it was the prison she imagined.

One of the things that sold her on Camp Rim Rock is the ability to ride horses. Rim Rock has sixty horses and specializes in riding. Girls can elect to attend horse back riding as the exclusive agenda, or do as Lindsey, and sign up for the General Camp agenda.

General Camp allows for lots of other activities as well as riding, and worked better with her this year. She's especially fond of art, and will have a good time with the Arts program also offered here.


These are the living quarters for the girls. Cabin assignements are arranged by age group, with Lindsey's group nestled among about ten cabins like these pictured.

Each cabin bunks eight people, with two being counselors. Lindsey's cabin is called "Catawba 2".

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Camp Rim Rock for girls is excellent
  • Cons:Too bad there's no camps for the parents!!
  • In a nutshell:Camp Rim Rock seems like a exceptional environment.
  • Last visit to Yellow Spring: Jul 2003
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2003 at 4:39 AM

    Great page, Kent. Memories of my kids sending "homesick" letters on the first day...and overflowing w/ wonderful stories for everyday thereafter. Great experiences for kids. Highly recommended.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2003 at 4:52 PM

    Very nice and warm page!

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2003 at 11:56 AM

    thanks for the pictures it looks like a great place. Don't worry to much about her, I am sure Lindsey likes it there Kent


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