An end-of-year message about ‘Ghany’s beloved traditions is mixed in with this reflection on Summer 2017. Get ready to light your Candlelight Campfire candle!
As the year winds up we offer our thanks to all of you, to our lovely alum association, and to our staff. We celebrate the season with remembrance!
In the frenzy to put kids in multiple summer activities, the meaningfulness of a quiet, engaging summer is lost. Trying sending your camper for 3 weeks instead.
In 2013, when I was a 16-year-old camper, I stayed full term for the first time. Every year prior I had only come first term so that year was technically the first where I got to enjoy Candlelight Campfire. I had heard a lot about it and as a dyed-in-the-wool Christmas lover, I was excited […]
By now we hope everyone is joyfully tucked in from a busy year and settled down into a holiday season with family and friends that is less about frantic bustling and more about simple pleasures and loving enjoyment. Christmas in July Of course, it’s the third Christmas of the year for Camp Alleghany! Our second […]
One of the activities that campers can choose is our singing program, the Alleghany Singers. This is a fairly newer activity we offer, though way back in the day (50s and 60s) there were the Alleghany Serenaders. About ten years ago or so we created this activity, at first called Choir but then changed to […]
I found the sweet devotional type piece of writing seen below in the December 1968 issue of Camp Alleghany’s The Rattler. Written by Daniel J. Foley it tells of the importance of light in trying circumstances and of the role light plays in Christmas. I thought you all might enjoy it as you light your […]
In this season of promise, abundance, and gratitude I am always so overwhelmed when I reflect on the many friends of Camp Alleghany. Each of you are in our hearts and your love for Ghany fills us with joy! One group of friends that has consistently awed us with their love for Camp Alleghany is […]
In part one of this blog post, I talked about the responsibilities that come with being an Upstart at Alleghany, and the leadership training undertaken by the girls to prepare them for this. What I didn’t talk about, though, was the fun side of being an Upstart, and that’s because I felt like I needed […]
During the summer of 2013, I had the pleasure of taking on the role of Assistant Head of Senior Camp at Alleghany. As well as helping the Head of Senior Camp, Kathryn Baker, the Assistant Head is responsible for the delivery of the Upstart program. All the fifteen- and sixteen-year-old campers take part in this […]