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Mid Week Update

A few highlights from our last few days: Sunday John Mark Scruggs, our camp minister for the summer, brought us an encouraging and gospel centered chu...

Saturday Activities

I love to stroll through camp and visit regular activities when I have time. This morning afforded me the chance. I first encountered a group of Hunte...

Night Activities

At 3 o’clock this afternoon my truck temp registered 73 degrees. And that was the hottest it got all day. And mostly a cool breeze blew all day making...

Taco Tuesday

It’s Taco Tuesday here at Alpine! And the weather could not be more perfect. 70’s, low humidity, and abundant sunshine have marked our day. I have jus...

First Sunday of First Term

If you are a radar watcher you’ve noticed it’s been a rainy weekend on Lookout Mountain. But spotty rain, not the kind of complete wash out that keeps...

First Term Successfully Open

I paced the road this morning about 8:30, after breakfast, making the walk from my house, mid-camp, back towards the front gate. Camp was eerily quiet...

Junior Camp Winding Down

Today’s weather has been the best of the term. A quick, but drenching rainfall yesterday afternoon knocked all the dust off around camp. When the sun ...

Food at Alpine

Food at Alpine is a big deal. When Mr. O started camp in 1959 his father gave him one piece of advice. His father, by the way, was Dr. Carter O’Ferral...

Activities Abound

So much has happened since my Opening Day post. A day in camp is like a week in the real world. This afternoon I was finally able to shove off my offi...

2019 Junior Camp Arrival

Under gorgeous sunny skies this morning summer officially began here at Alpine Camp for Boys. Shiny SUV’s and minivans full of excited boys crunched o...