Off he went — my first born — to sleepaway camp. And even though I’m a camp director myself, I now saw it all through a camp parent’s eyes. And it’s not easy!
What’s awesome about camp? Getting away from it all — especially from the endless bustle of the online world. That’s why our no electronics policy is so important and why it includes no digital cameras or video cameras.
Last year we introduced no packages for Mini Camp and this year the policy extends to all-camp. We’ve got good reasons why and we think parents will agree — and be relieved — to not send packages.
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Camp is a time to get away from it all. That includes all the stuff in the commercial world. That’s why our new package policy is no packages.
I found this old and mysterious article in the December 1968 edition of the Alleghany Rattler (our old camp newspaper actually printed in newspaper style on real newsprint!). I couldn’t resist it because, though the holiday spirit is upon many of us, it is in fact still fall and not yet winter for another 20 […]
Rummaging through my old boxes from childhood and young adulthood is always bound to render some surprise or another connected to Camp Alleghany. Camp has been such a central part of my life for essentially my whole life that much of my memorabilia surrounds camp experiences. Well, recently I was doing exactly that — cleaning […]
I received a super cute email from a camp mom —Joelle Conoscenti — that I couldn’t resist sharing on the blog. So I asked her if that was okay and she said, “Yes!” She wrote, I just wanted to share this poem Isabella wrote for her first assignment this school year. Thank you for making […]
Dear Camper of 2015, I want to divide this place into two parts. Not so much a Beginning and End, or Before and After. More like bookends holding together all the scrawled-on names of countless campers across Play Hall benches, all the endearingly creaky metal beds, the almost forgotten Polaroids adorning the walls in the […]
It will be a few years before my three year old and newborn sons send me letters from Camp Greenbrier. But like Liesl Testwuide, a contributor to the confessional blog Scary Mommy, I’m sure I’ll expect them to be full of erudite personal reflections, quotes from Walt Whitman poetry, tales of great outdoorsman feats, and, […]