Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in a tent with others for part of the summer? Is my daughter ready to go to a sleepaway summer camp? What is this Camp Alleghany for Girls that I’ve heard so much about? What makes it so special?
We answered these questions and many more for the mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and aunts who helped us kick off our first ever Mother Daughter Weekend, June 14-16, 2019. And what a delightful weekend it was.
Well, THAT was Fun!
Our youngest guests, ages 5-10, arrived in force with their moms and other female family members on a picture perfect Friday afternoon eager for the weekend to begin.
Our special weekend for moms and daughters was chock full of activities that included a scavenger hunt, skits, Lunch Under the Apple Tree, and a campfire with s’mores!
Little girls and their grown-up ladies were also able to experience something that was possibly entirely new to them, such as archery, canoeing, or bouldering.
And of course, there was the traditional Free Swim in the Greenbrier River.
There was even an impromptu pre-Reveille mother’s coffee hour each morning hosted by our Head of Mini Camp, Beth Ann Clark Thomas (BA) offering moms a wonderful opportunity to pose questions to BA and her team of Mini Camp Counselors.
Let’s do the Polka, Dot!
Throughout the weekend, the Mother-Daughter campers were introduced to Alleghany traditions. One very special tradition is that every group at Alleghany has its own color. At our Mother-Daughter Campfire, we revealed that from now on, the Mother-Daughter Weekend color is multi-colored polka dots! This encompasses all of the colors of Alleghany and is a precursor to the Tie-dye bunch known as Mini Campers!
The entire weekend provided a wonderful opportunity for all of us to make new friends and connect with each other without the use of technology…a refreshing change for us all. We look forward to seeing many of you again at Mini Camp next summer!
And we welcome all who are interested in this wonderful weekend for mothers and daughters to join us next summer for Mother-Daughter Weekend, which will be June 19-21, 2020. Sign up early because we were at maximum capacity this summer.
Please, if you have any further questions about Mother-Daughter Weekend, do e-mail me — I’d love to chat with you about this super fun, heartwarming getaway that offers an introduction to the joys of sleepaway summer camp.
— Ann (Ace) Dandridge, Alumna and Director of Mother-Daughter Weekend, Camp Alleghany for Girls