Below you’ll find the complete schedule of a regular day at Camp Alleghany (with scheduling variances on Opening and Closing Days, as well as Sundays). You’ll also learn more about meals, tent life, activities and more…
Regular Day Schedule
|8:45am||Clean up for Inspection|
|10:00am||First Activity Period|
|11:00am||Second Activity Period|
|Noon||Free Time, Mail Call, Store Open, Free Swim|
|3:10pm||Third Activity Period|
|4:10pm||Fourth Activity Period|
|5:00pm||Free Time, Prepare for Dinner|
|9:00pm||Milk & Cookies|
Meals at ‘Ghany
Campers and counselors eat three meals a day in Alleghany’s large Dining Hall, with Junior Camp eating upstairs and Senior Camp downstairs. A counselor sits at each end of the table, serving family style. Announcements for the whole camp are delivered by our Directors over the speaker system, and we sing grace before each meal.
Camper-waitresses called Hoppers bring the food to the tables at the beginning of each meal, and wait on tables as needs arise. Hoppers are Upstarts (15- and 16-year old campers) who elect to serve as waitresses in the Dining Hall. They dine earlier than the rest of camp so they may set the tables and serve food to campers and counselors.
The meals served are well-balanced with a full salad and fruit bar offered at both lunch and dinner. Our professional kitchen staff ensures that each meal provides the nutrients necessary for the girls to thrive while at camp. Campers are encouraged to try new things and take a taste or a serving of all foods in a meal. We can also accommodate special dietary requirements, ranging from food allergies to vegetarian, etc. — simply indicate this on your registration form (click here to read more about special dietary requirements).
Meal times are a festive occasion at camp, with songs and cheers being sung by all. We also have Lunch Under the Apple Tree on Thursdays, cookouts at Carnivals and for Blue/Gray teams, and special meals such as for Banquet. Counselors can arrange for campers to go on meal hikes to sites around Alleghany for a fun bonding experience, cooking over an open fire, too! Whatever the setup, meal times are a great opportunity for the whole of camp to come together.
Tents are organized in four Units each in both Junior Camp and Senior Camp. Campers are organized by age-group and sleep four to a tent with their Counselor — except for the Upstarts (our 15- and 16-year-old campers) who sleep next-door to their Counselors.
Our tents are beautifully classic white canvas tents with closing-tie flaps that are perched on hardwood floors. Tents come with camp cots for sleeping on and there are hanging shelves to accommodate supplies.
The tent areas are adjacent to bathrooms with running water — toilets, showers, and sinks.
Activities and Programs
Mini Campers and Term Campers choose four activities out of twelve to take during daytime activity periods while at camp. You can read all about these on our Activities Page. In addition to daytime activities we also have Evening Activities which can include all-camp events like campfires, Blue/Gray competitions, the occasional movie, Vespers, live performances, games, and even a chance to try out some daytime activities that the camper didn’t choose as her four activities, among other fun happenings.
Our Programs are organized by age-group, Color Teams, service opportunities, and leadership training. Read more on our Programs page.