Every year around this time, when summer is put to rest and we have only our memories of our recent camp summer, we turn toward the season ahead of us, and to life at home and at school.
And we also get ready for the NEXT summer, when we’ll be back at camp again.
That’s always an exciting time for me because I love the “off season,” which is full of reflecting on what we learned this summer, and planning ahead for all we’ll do when we meet again on the banks of the Greenbrier River.
The 100th Year Summer!
100 summers! Can you believe that?
100 summers crossing the Barge. 100 summers of canvas platform tents under the starry sky filled with sleeping, dreaming girls. 100 summers of Blues & Whites. 100 summers of Dining Hall songs and Play Hall performances and floats down the river. 100 summers of Junior Camp and Senior Camp and our songs and traditions and our unique ‘Ghany Girl camp culture.
I am so proud. I am so excited. And I am so mindful of the fact that, because we allow our current campers to register on the last day of camp for the summer ahead, that we are already over half full for First Term and exactly at half full for Second Term. Mini Camp is also enrolled at a very healthy clip.
Early Bird Registration for our 100th Summer
All that is to say that if you want your camper to be with us for this historic summer, this summer that will be like — but unlike — all previous summers, this summer full of unique celebrations and special events, then you should be sure to set your e-calendar alerts to October 1st at midnight so that you can get your daughter enrolled without delay.
In an upcoming blog I’ll have more to say about how from this moment on we’re celebrating that 100th anniversary, all across the “off season,” and a few hints at what we’ll enjoy as it culminates in the 100th summer in 2022.
For now, please look over our 2022 dates and rates, our Programs, and think about your daughters’ needs for a healthy and happy summer camp experience next year. If everything lines up and it’s right for you, then secure your place by bookmarking this page to get your registration in as soon as possible on October 1st.
Early Bird Registration is available from October 1-December 1, 2021 but this particular year, I would act sooner rather than later to avoid being waitlisted.
And don’t worry Mother-Daughter Weekenders, and Family Campers, your Early Birds happen in January and February respectively, and we’ll reach out to you well in advance to make sure you can register for this historic summer, too.
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— Elizabeth Shreckhise, Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls
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