Don’t worry dear friends, Camp Alleghany doesn’t look like this anymore, thankfully. But there are still repairs needed and items to be replaced.
Dear Camp Alleghany Family & Friends,
As many of you already know, Greenbrier County and the state of West Virginia suffered from what is being called an historic flood earlier this summer. Our beloved Camp Alleghany sits right in the heart of the hardest hit county and on the banks of the Greenbrier River.
Several areas near camp were extremely affected, especially Caldwell and White Sulphur Springs.
Camp was fortunate to have not suffered some of the losses that many locals experienced. However, Camp didn’t walk away without damage to the property. Several Counselors lost their belongings, a few tent floors as well as the canoe docks and the road that leads behind Cowbell Alley were damaged, to name just a few. Not to mention the amazingly prolific muddy mess that the river left behind when it receded!
With the delaying of First Term by a week, Camp Alleghany Director Sam Dawson and Assistant Director Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise were constantly being apprised of the situation at camp, as Garret O’Dell, Facilities Director, and his hard-working crew make their way though the list of items that need to be repaired, fixed and cleaned.
Many alumni, parents and special friends have reached out asking how they can help Alleghany! A Camp Alleghany Alumni Association Flood Relief Fund as been established. And we thank those who have already so generously contributed. We have listed you on a special thank you page.
If you would like to help camp with a non-tax deductible contribution, you may do so here:
Or you can send a check to made out to Camp Alleghany (memo: Flood Relief) and mail it to PO Box 86, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
On behalf of Camp Alleghany and the Camp Alleghany Alumni Association, I would ask you to join me in making a donation. This type of flood is unfathomable and no one could have imagined the damage it has done. Let us help restore all of the beauty back to camp, not just in structural features but in the laughs and spirit of all the ‘Ghany ‘Girls that will come to camp this summer.
“They say there’s a camp in the mountains, of West Virginia’s green hills. Come along with me, to my Alleghany, come and share all your dreams with me…
They say once you’ve been to my ‘Ghany, you’ll know what love is for. For you’ll feel a glow, and then you will know, you’re a part of this camp evermore.”
Thank you in advance for your continued support, prayers and well wishes to Alleghany as well as her owners and staff.
In ‘Ghany Love,
— Stephanie McPherson Astley, Board President, Camp Alleghany Alumni Association