I just received this awesome blog from our Camp Store Managers, Ruth Reitz and Jennifer Mitchell. Instantly I wanted everything I read about. I think you’re going to love it, too! They write,
Hi Campers, parents, and Staff,
Many have heard that we will not be selling candy and drinks after dinner this year, but we have been working hard this winter to bring you many exciting new things!
Last summer we asked what the campers wanted to see in the store and they told us! The campers had LOTS of great ideas and thoughts. We’ve spent our winter searching for great new products based on these suggestions and we think we’ve found some new things that are sure to please!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the new things we’re featuring this summer at the store. You can plan your shopping early!
Over and over again we were asked when we were going to get blue athletic shorts in and the answer is…June!
Something else the campers and counselors asked for were skorts. So this year for the first time we will have skorts in both blue and white.
White tees were another item where girls wanted more options. So this year in addition to our classic lantern tee, we will also offer a white tank top, a long sleeve white tee and a cute Frocket tee.
Yes, Ghany is getting Frocket tees. One is white with a blue seersucker pocket — Bonnie-approved and perfect for dinner! The other is a pretty color with an adorable pocket. We’re not giving everything away; you have to wait and see.
Campers also asked for Spirit Tees and we found them! We let the 16s pick the colors for this tee. We’re sure you will agree, they did an awesome job! Now parents, we have to warn you this one is a little pricey but it’s a great item.
We’re trying a new style of sweatpants, which will have pockets — another camper request!
New comfort crewneck sweatshirts in three colors, as well as flannel pants in a fun polka dot will all keep you warm on those chilly mornings.
We will also a few other fun new tees (you’ll have to wait to see these), and some of our standard items like hooded sweatshirts. Tervis cups will be back with a new patch this year, so even if you got one last year you are going to want another one. We have Nalgene bottles, key chains, Camp Alleghany Flashlights, sunglasses and more!
We also hear even though we will not be selling candy and drinks after dinner, the snacks during the day this year are going to better then ever! There has also been word from the whippoorwill that on Sundays we will have a special treat at the store!
The Opening night skits will include the Camp Store’s own “You Asked For It You Got It” skit. In it we’ll preview the new clothing line at the 1st Annual Camp Store Fashion Show featuring surprise models (meaning they don’t know they are modeling yet).
With so many new items it will be hard to make choices! There will be great items for all members of the family, not just the daughters. We’re excited to see you this summer at the store.
See you soon,
Ruth & Jennifer
And now to convince my husband that I need to do some more of my own Camp Alleghany shopping!
Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise, Assistant Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls