Are you the next Taylor Swift? Or maybe you just love singing even if you never plan to go to Nashville. Either way, come to camp and sing your heart out!
In the Camp Alleghany color system the Tinges represent a certain through line from camper to counselor. Do you know what that is? Were you a Tinge?
Making the decision to come back as a counselor in 2015 was honestly…not the easiest decision I’ve ever made. Of course, there’s no doubt in my mind that I want to spend my summer at Camp Alleghany, but as I’ve gotten older, there have been other important things on my radar competing for my time and […]
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 […]
Dear 16s of 2014, It could be your boyfriend, or your workload at school. It could be the pressure to train to perfect your sport of choice. You could have tickets to see your favorite band in the middle of the summer, or be scared of how difficult the Junior Counselor (JC) application may be. […]
Busy, hilarious, overwhelming, amazing, brief, infinite, and purple are a few words that begin to sum up the perfection that was my Junior Counselor (JC) summer. For the past five years, I’ve built up these crazy expectations for my JC summer, which normally would just set me up for disappointment. However, this one time I […]
For the past six months, I’ve been volunteering 12-24 hours a week at my local rescue squad, training to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). It is probably the most edifying, challenging, overwhelming, and enjoyable thing I’ve ever done. The rush of knowing I helped to save someone’s life is something that fosters a sense […]
For the past five months, I’ve been doing an internship with Camp Alleghany, mostly working with Elizabeth Shreckhise on historical photographic record keeping. Previously there have been lots of scrapbooks of pictures from over the past nearly 100 years of the camp’s life. Sadly, the photos haven’t been in the best condition, but they are […]
The first year that I attended Camp Alleghany was my 13’s summer. I was quite nervous about going to camp — three weeks seemed like an unbearably long time, especially not knowing anybody. However, that all changed when I met my counselor, Stewart Summers. I immediately took a liking to Stewart’s welcoming nature. She offered […]
Being homeschooled this year gives me the unique chance to both study and have a flexible schedule. And it allows me to do things that I wouldn’t necessarily have an opportunity for in regular school. So my parents and I decided that it would be interesting to find some internship opportunities during the school year […]