Now that Thanksgiving is over and the mad rush of the holidaze is still more than a month off, we thought we’d squeeze in some mid-December camp events around the area to keep us all connected while reaching out to new potential camp families.
Let’s Get Together in December
As I mentioned in a blog last week, we have a new page on our website called Events that we’ll be using to let you know about camp happenings, like off-season reunions, camp interest parties, and special things like our L.O.L. Alumni Weekend — and anything else that’s not actually camp but involves camp.
Please bookmark the events page and check back often to see what’s happening.
Two exciting events late this autumn are a new twist on winter reunions in that we’re combining all of our current campers/camp families, counselors, and staff WITH our prospective campers so that old and new can meet together to celebrate our camp culture and the old timers can help newbies learn all about us!
The closest upcoming events are below, and below that are some really great reasons to come to these so read all the way to the bottom!
Saturday, December 8
The Gym at
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
4700 Whitehaven Parkway
NW Washington D.C.
For information and/or to RSVP:
Sunday, December 9
Washington Hall, Café 2010 at
St. Catherine’s School
6001 Grove Avenue
For information and/or to RSVP:
Richmond Reunion/Open House
All the Fun
We hope to see you at one of these and we have some special incentives to get you there, like…
FOOD! We’ll have pizza and sweet treats and soft drinks so you can be sure you’ll have a hearty snack just for stopping by!
MUSIC! A festive mood will be set with pop songs and camp sing-alongs. The perfect vibe to take pics in our…Photo Booth!
A PHOTO BOOTH! Grab your best camp buddies or mug for the camera solo or with your family and take home a souvenir of the day that’s extra special. Share it on social media too and let all your camp friends know that you were there for the 2018 ‘Ghany Reunions!
CRAFTS! ‘Ghany Girls are not idle types. We keep busy. We do things. We’re makers! So plan to put on your creativity cap and get down to work making something that you’ll treasure as you dream of summers past or #summer2019 to come!
YEARBOOK PICK UP! If you were a camper in 2018 you can get your 2018 Yearbook at our Winter Reunions. Get all the group photos and individual shots and fun pics now instead of waiting for our mail out date in…February? If you can’t make it, or live too far away, YES, you’ll still get yours in the mail when we do our mass mailing. But you can get it now if you come this December.
2019 TEE SHIRTS! If you’re registered for 2019 and you come to any of the reunions, you’ll get the exclusive 2019 Camp Tee Shirt NOW instead of waiting for the summer.
REGISTER! If you’re not yet registered but want to be, you can do so at the reunions. This applies to returning as well as new campers. And yes, if you register you’ll get your exclusive 2019 tee right then and there!
DOOR PRIZES! If you covet some ‘Ghany Gear then you just might find you’re a winner when we draw door prize tickets from among the attendees. As they say, “you gotto play to win…” So come on out.
GHANY INFO TABLE! Want to bring a friend or a friend and her parent(s), please do!
If you’ve always wanted to explain and show more of what Camp Alleghany, these events are the perfect place. Potential campers can enjoy our snacks and festivities and crafts and photo booth and good times, and both she and her parent(s) can learn more specifics about ‘Ghany, and ask questions of staff, the directors, and other camp families.
So yes, yes, bring friends! If they register and come to camp, you can get a Refer-A-Friend discount to camp for next summer, as well as the pride of bringing a newcomer to camp!
Even if you don’t live in one of these cities, but are willing to travel a little, we’d love as many folks to join us as possible to contribute to the merriment! And of course, we do need you to please RSVP, including if you’re bringing guests, to help with our head counts/supplies and for sending out reminders.
So glance back up at the DC and Richmond dates above and if you plan to come, please hit the RSVP buttons and let us know.
Can’t wait to see you!
— Elizabeth Shreckhise, Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls