Summer 2023 is HERE, and as we get further into the season we want our families to start thinking about Opening Day of Camp. How are we going to get to camp, when are we going to get to camp, what do we do when we get to camp, how will my camper feel when […]
‘Ghany We Will Give 2023
My students inform me of the countdown to summer every day, which can only mean one thing…CAMP! Every spring, even as an adult, I impatiently wait to be back on the Greenbrier for those crisp, cool mornings and cotton candy evening skies. As we pack our trunks, I want to encourage us all to pause […]
Life at Alleghany: Our Different Sessions, Which is Right for You?
So, you have made the decision to send your daughter to camp, but how do you know what length of time at camp is right for your family? While there are lots of factors that go into this decision, here at Alleghany we have created 4 different camper paths for you and your daughter to […]
Parent Resources: How to Prepare my New Camper for a Summer Away from Home with Love
Are you curious about how to LOVE your daughter enough to let her go confidently to sleepaway summer camp?
Life At Alleghany, a Series: Writing Letters, Why Practicing at Home can Prepare your Camper for this Summer
In today’s world of social media, texting, facetime, and asking Alexa for all of our answers, gone are the days of writing letters. But at Alleghany we are 100% tech-free– so how do our campers and counselors stay in touch with friends and family at home while they are enjoying camp life? We write letters! […]
Parent Resources: Sending Siblings to the Same Camp, is it Right for my Family?
I’ve blogged a lot about my sons’ experiences at their summer camps, and this year my youngest will finally get to join one of his big brothers at a sleepaway camp! My sons do go to the same camp together, and at Alleghany, we have a LOT of sisters who attend together. But is this […]
Parent Resources: How to Prepare Myself for Some Time Away from my Child
So you and your camper have made the decision that she is going off to sleepaway camp. Yay! That is a huge step, and a move in the direction toward greater independence for your camper. But this can also feel scary as a parent. Will she be ok? Will she still need me when she […]
Life at Alleghany: A Day in the Life of a ‘Ghany Girl
One of the most common questions we get asked when prospective parents or campers are looking into Alleghany is what does a day at Alleghany look like? And while we have information on our website about this question, this blog goes in-depth into what our ‘Ghany Girls experience on a typical day here at Alleghany.
While every day here holds new experiences and some days, such as Sundays and Holidays (4th of July and Christmas in July), have unique programming that differs from our everyday routine, most days hold the same structure.
Parent Resources: Why an All Girls Camp May be Right for your Daughter
Camp Alleghany is a place where girls can come together and make friends, have fun, and learn new skills. ‘Ghany has been around since 1922, but our programs have evolved over time to reflect social change and serve our community. So how do you know that an all-girls camp is the right choice for your daughter?