We’ve gone (mostly) paperless! The necessary information for camp is provided below on website pages. When it’s necessary for you to sign a form, there is a PDF option that you’ll download, sign, scan, and upload to your CampMinder account. If clicking on the documents below does not bring the document up, you may obtain the Adobe Acrobat PDF reader at no charge.
All other documents requiring signatures or information from you (see below) are found on your CampMinder account, and must be received by Camp Alleghany by May 1st. Please scan your documents and upload them back to your CampMinder account prior to May 1st.
For details on all of our Froms and Policies please read our Parent Handbook:
Parent & Camper Forms
- Camper & Parent/Guardian Policies (Signature Required). Use PDF version to sign and upload to your CampMinder account.)
- NOTE: the Health Forms and the Camper Policies are located on the Forms Dashboard in your CampMinder account
- Nit Fairies Order Form
Essential Eligibility Criteria
These requirements are not intended to be exclusionary, but to provide a safe and positive environment for both campers and staff members. As such, using ACA guidelines as a framework, we have formulated the Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC)below to not only determine if the Alleghany experience is a good fit for your camper but also to know criteria for contacting Elizabeth to confidentially discuss specific needs your camper has to thrive at Alleghany and to determine our ability to provide those needs as we are limited in our ability to provide rehabilitative or therapeutic program. We may ask you to pick up your camper and voluntarily withdraw should any MESH issues arise during her stay which exceed our ability to serve your camper or present a danger to herself or others.
It is our goal to partner with parents and guardians to work together to determine if the Camp Alleghany program will be a positive experience for your camper prior to her enrollment. Safe participation in the programming at Camp Alleghany requires certain physical, mental, emotional, and social health abilities, and you will understand that we are limited as to the types of accommodations we are able to provide by the scope of our program and facilities. As each camper’s ability to participate is unique, decisions to accept a participant are made on an individual basis. As such, we request that parents/guardians contact Elizabeth upon enrolling their camper to discuss any of these points, should they be concerning to you.
Please use the following criteria, developed according to American Camp Association recommendations, as a guide to assess your camper’s readiness for Camp Alleghany. A baseline for participation in our programming, without added accommodations entails the following:
- Entering 2nd through 10th grade; Leaders-in-Training are entering 11th or 12th grade.
- Female in gender, in keeping with our mission to serve the unique needs of girls in today’s world.
- In good health physically and emotionally, and have the ability to participate as part of a supportive community in a socially healthy way.
- In good mental, emotional, and social health and be able to function in a group setting in a positive and cooperative manner that displays tolerance and respect for self and others.
- Able to interact responsibly in a group and work together as part of a team.
- Equipped with the emotional maturity to handle the sleep-away-from-home aspects of the camp program, including living independently in a group setting and taking care of their own personal needs: dressing themselves, sleeping independently, showering independently and adequately, brushing their hair, teeth, etc.
- Able and willing to follow all instructions and refrain from behaviors that pose a risk to self or others and are expected to contribute to a safe learning environment, using respectful language and appropriate physical behavior as detailed in the Camper Code of Conduct.
Camp Alleghany will endeavor to provide individuals with disabilities integrated (that is, not separate, except in special circumstances) access to our programs – and to make reasonable modifications to facilitate that access, so long as appropriate and practical. Camp Alleghany is, however, limited in the accommodations we can make given the nature of our operations. Camp Alleghany will not be able to accommodate a disability if that accommodation would be considered “unreasonable” in terms of cost, safety considerations, or an alteration of the fundamental nature of our program.
Upon consideration of these criteria and the determination that your camper is able to participate in the programming at Camp Alleghany, please consider any other factors that could impact your camper this summer. Whether your camper is new or returning, if she has experienced any of the following this year, please contact Elizabeth to partner with our staff to make certain that this summer’s camp experience at Camp Alleghany is a successful one for your camper.
Contact Elizabeth if your camper has:
- Had any physical health concerns including recent illnesses, broken bones or sprains, concussion, mobility issues, surgery, etc.
- Had any mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, suicidal ideation, or any case in which your camper has required the care of a mental health professional or a school counselor in the past school year.
- Been diagnosed with any learning challenges, including dyslexia, ADHD, etc.
- Been prescribed medication for any MESH, learning or behavior conditions
- Had a difficult year at school either academically or socially
- Experienced any changes to her living situation or family life, including separation, divorce, or death of a loved one.
Our goal is to confidentially exchange information about your camper, camp life, and any behaviors of concern in order to ensure that your camper is able to participate in the programming at Camp Alleghany, and, if necessary, make any required accommodations. We also want to make sure that our staff is able to be equipped, when possible, with a plan to facilitate that camp experience within the professional constraints of our programming, as the staff at Camp Alleghany does not specialize in serving those with special needs, including mental, social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.
Mental Health (MESH)
There has been an increased focus on mental, emotional, and social health (MESH) issues at camp. These issues have become so prevalent in our society, and camp professionals are making these a top priority We have adapted the following from the ACA article “MESH Essential Eligibility Criteria: Creating a Recipe for Camper Success” by Diane Tyrrell, CCD, MAEd and the ACA’s “Assessment of a Camper’s Behavior of Concern” in order to be certain that we at Camp Alleghany are doing what we can to work with parents and guardians to manage mental, emotional, social health in addition to physical health at camp.
“This information won’t come as a surprise to health providers, counselors, clinicians, teachers, or even [parents and guardians] who’ve seen a rise in depression, anxiety, and related incidents firsthand. The number of kids and young adults struggling with MESH issues is staggering. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than three million adolescents aged 12–17 reported at least one major depressive episode in the past year, and more than two million reported severe depression that impeded their daily functioning (Schrobsdorff, 2016). According to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, the number of children and adolescents admitted to children’s hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm more than doubled during the last decade (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2017).
According to a survey by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, more than half of the college students who visited their campus counseling centers during the 2015–16 academic year reported symptoms of anxiety (Tate, 2017).”
These statistics, as well as our own experience with a rise in MESH issues affecting the camper experience at Camp Alleghany, have made partnering with parents essential for assessing camper eligibility to give Camp Alleghany staff and potential campers (and their parents/guardians) the information needed to make an accurate, objective assessment when deciding if the individual’s abilities are a good fit for camp.
These requirements are not intended to be exclusionary, but to provide a safe and positive environment for both campers and staff members. As such, using ACA guidelines as a framework, we have formulated the aforementioned Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) to not only determine if the Alleghany experience is a good fit for your camper but also to know criteria for contacting Elizabeth to confidentially discuss specific needs your camper has to thrive at Alleghany and to determine our ability to provide those needs as we are limited in our ability to provide rehabilitative or therapeutic program. We may ask you to pick up your camper and voluntarily withdraw should any MESH issues arise during her stay which exceed our ability to serve your camper or present a danger to herself or others.
1. Registration is not accepted unless accompanied by a deposit of $800.
2. A 3% per month carrying charge will be applied to past due balances of tuition and fees.
3. For withdrawals prior to February 1, all payments less a $100.00 administrative fee will be refunded. For withdrawals after February 1, for reasons other than medical, the full $800.00 deposit will be kept. For withdrawals after April 1, for reasons other than medical, the full tuition will be charged. If one sibling withdraws, any payments made toward that camper may be applied to a sibling less the $100 administrative fee prior to February 1 or less the $800 deposit prior to April 1. If a full term camper withdraws from one term, the $100 administrative fee is charged for that term prior to February 1, the deposit is kept prior to April 1, and after April 1 the full amount is kept. If a full term camper withdraws from both terms, the $100 administrative fee is charged for both terms, resulting in a $200 fee prior to February 1, or $800 deposit for both terms, resulting in a $1600 fee prior to April 1.
4. Camp Alleghany reserves the right to dismiss, without refund, any camper whose behavior is inappropriate in a camp community.
5. No refund or prorated tuition is made for late arrival or early departure.
6. Camp Alleghany reserves the right to use photographs of our campers for promotional purposes.
7. Medical attention from camp medical staff is included in tuition. This does not include the cost of prescription medicines, special doctor services, or hospital care.
8. Camp Alleghany operates under a strict No Lice/Nits Policy. We contract with a professional company to screen and treat any campers (treatment cost is $300/camper) who arrive at camp with lice or nits, or the parent reserves the right to take the camper home. Campers may not return until they are fully lice/nit free.
9. Camp operates with the highest safety standards. However it does not assume liability for sickness, disease, or accidents.
10. Camp Alleghany’s medical staff may share relevant medical information to Camp Alleghany administrative staff, if the health issue pertains to the safety and well-being of the greater camp community, in order to put appropriate safeguards in place.
11. I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the camp director to order X-Rays, routine tests, and administer of over-the-counter medication and treatment for the health of my child and in the event I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the camp director to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for, and to order injection and/or anesthesia and/or surgery for my child as named above.
12. I understand that the Camp Alleghany administration may share my contact information with the Camp Alleghany Alumni Association as well as designated Alleghany recruiters or agents, for the purposes of promotional and social gatherings and reunions, and/or mailings in support of Camp Alleghany. I also understand that my mailing address will be printed in the annual end-of-summer yearbook and a camper roster, given to all campers and counselors. Camp Alleghany will never provide my contact or personal information to any outside, third-party vendors not associated with Camp Alleghany.
13. I hereby give permission for my camper to participate in each of the 14 activities offered at Camp Alleghany, in addition to each of the Evening Activities and other programs planned for the session during which she will attend.
We are so excited to see you at Alleghany this summer! Our goal is for each camper to have a healthy, active, and enjoyable experience. A qualified health care staff member is on site 24 hours a day to meet your camper’s health and wellness needs (typically two nurses and one doctor at all times). In addition, emergency facilities are readily available at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and MedExpress. There are a few things that you can do to help us provide the best care possible for all our campers, and we are asking your cooperation with the following items.
- If you have not yet submitted your camper’s Health History Form (Form A), which is to be filled out by a parent or guardian, and is available online in your CampMinder account, please complete this in its entirety and submit it as soon as possible. (Note: this is filled out by you, the guardian; a doctor visit is NOT necessary to complete this one!)
- Have your health care provider complete the Camper Health Form (Form B) and update the immunization records to provide us the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Please include comments about any and all illnesses, medical problems, restrictions, limitations, or special concerns, allergies, activity, dietary, mental health, etc. The more we know about your camper, the better prepared we are to ensure she has a positive experience. Remember to sign the Parent/Guardian Authorization box and include all pertinent emergency contact information.
Also remember to include your health insurance information. We will keep your camper’s health care information confidential. Only those staff members who need to know of your camper’s health care concerns will be informed.
Please scan and upload your camper’s Health Form, signed by her physician, to your CampMinder account by May 1. If your doctor’s appointment does not occur until after May 1, please click here to let us know the date of your camper’s appointment.
Daily Medication Procedures
In an abundance of safety and precaution, using absolute best practices and steadfastly following the ACA’s standards for medication dispensing, this year we are requiring that regular, daily medications are brought to camp in separate dosing packets/bags for each dose, with the camper’s name, date, time of day the medication is to be taken, and medication name and dose listed on the packet. This means that if she takes medication twice a day for three weeks, you will bring with you 42 packets of medication, fully labeled with all the pertinent information, for her entire stay (21 days) at camp. If she takes more than one medication at the same time, both medications can be in the bag/packet and they must both be listed on the label.
There are multiple ways to achieve this:
- Amazon Prime is offering a free service called Amazon PillPack.
- Many pharmacies offer a similar service, you can inquire at your local pharmacy.
- You can do the work yourself by using mini bags like these, and typing or writing on mailing labels with all the information on them.*
- Alternatively, you can use blister packs such as these that you assemble on your own, making sure to also fully and clearly label these as well.*
*If you choose this route, you must bring the original package/bottle that the medication came in, so that our medical staff can confirm the dosage and other important information.
Note: Liquid medications will still need to come in their original bottles with dosing cup.
If you have questions about this, please contact Elizabeth@campalleghany.com.
Additional Medication Notes
- Medications are kept safely locked in the Infirmary and will be dispensed by our medical staff per your physician’s instructions. Medications are NEVER allowed in the tent or outside the Infirmary, except in very rare instances with explicit instructions from your physician.
- Only ESSENTIAL doctor prescribed and those medications taken daily should be sent to camp. Due to the volume of medications we receive, we are no longer able to accept any other vitamins or non-essential medications.
- Please do not send anything GUMMY (e.g. gummy vitamins, gummy melatonin, etc). The mice LOVE gummies and will smell it and find it and attempt to eat it. Please leave the vitamins at home anyway, and please do not send anything gummy.
- Our Infirmary supplies all routinely needed non-prescription medications, so please only send medications that your camper takes on a daily basis (for example, if your camper takes an allergy medication such as Zyrtec as needed, not every day, do not send this to camp, we have this in stock at the Infirmary!).
- We will not dispense medication labeled for another person (i.e. siblings may not share).
- Do not send any medication to camp with your camper that is not listed on the Camper Health Form. If your child requires any medication during camp (prescription, or daily over-the-counter), it must be brought to the Infirmary on the first day of camp.
- If the camp doctor determines that your child needs more of the same medicine, you will be notified, we will obtain the medication at a local pharmacy, and your child’s account will be billed accordingly.
In the case that your camper needs medical or dental attention at a facility outside the camp setting, we will make such appointments and a staff member will transport and chaperone her to the appointment. You will be notified by an Infirmary staff member if this becomes necessary.
You will also be notified if your camper has been confined to the Infirmary for more than 24 hours due to illness or injury; if she has been prescribed antibiotics; if there is a suspected or confirmed concussion; sutures; tick bites; if your camper has been to the Infirmary 3 times for the same issue; or if the health care provider has other concerns to discuss. Please make sure your preferred contact information and method (phone, email, etc.) are current in your CampMinder account and on your camper’s health forms.
COVID Procedures/Guidelines for 2023
Please review our full COVID Action Plan on our website, which is updated as often as we receive new information. We will communicate with families when any updates are made.
Viruses are still present during the spring and summer, and because we live in close quarters at Alleghany, they could be easily spread to other campers. Camp Alleghany follows the American Camp Association guidelines for flu/virus prevention. It is helpful to us to know if your camper received a flu or COVID vaccine.
If your camper has been (a) exposed to flu/COVID, (b) has a fever upon arrival at camp (temperature of 100.4 F or higher), or (c) has had a fever (100.4 F or higher) within 24 hours of arrival at camp, we require that you:
- Keep her at home until she has been fever free for 24 hours, without the use of an antipyretic (e.g. Tylenol)
- Call camp to let us know you will be delayed in arriving due to illness
- Notify us when you plan to bring her to camp after she has been fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of an antipyretic.
Lastly, on Opening or Closing Day, if you or anyone in your family has been ill or had a fever within 24 hours, we respectfully ask that you not come to camp, for the safety of your camper and all of our campers and staff.
Fever Policy: At Camp Alleghany, a fever is a temperature of 100.4 F or higher. If your camper arrives at camp with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher, we will ask that you take her home or to a hotel until she is fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of an antipyretic (e.g. Tylenol). A low grade fever of 99.5-100.3 F will require a follow-up check at camp, and monitoring for the first 24-48 hours at camp. If a camper develops a fever while at camp, first COVID will be ruled out, and then she will be monitored by the Infirmary staff and will stay in the Infirmary until she is fever-free.
Infirmary Email Address
You can reach the Infirmary staff via email here or at the email address Infirmary@campalleghany.com (this email address is NOT monitored until camp is in session, please do not use it until then). This email address is checked daily by one of the nurses or doctors during the summer, and may be used to contact parents/guardians if a phone call has not been successful. We do ask that you respect the medical team and only contact them using this address if absolutely necessary. The intent of this email is to make communication more smooth and take out the “middle man” (i.e. the camp office, which has so many other emails to reply to daily!), but our hope is that parents will not take advantage of this communication tool. Thanks for your understanding! As always, it is our goal to ensure that all of our campers have the most positive, pleasant, and healthy camping experience possible. Working with us, you can help make this possible. Camp Alleghany’s directors and staff thank you for your partnership, understanding and diligence in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. Open communication between you, your child, your physician, and the Camp Alleghany Infirmary staff will ensure a smooth transition into camp and a more healthy time while here.
We look forward to providing excellent care for your camper while she is at Alleghany this summer!
Camp Alleghany’s Medical Team
Head lice have reappeared over the past few years in schools, camps, and workplaces across the U.S. This is a national issue that is discussed and addressed at length at several American Camp Association (ACA) conferences that we have attended over the past few years, and self-contained communities like camps are especially vulnerable and must be vigilant to control this problem.
Despite taking every precaution and doing our very best to keep this out of camp, it still made its way into Alleghany in the past. Due to the extreme time-consuming and costly nature of trying to get rid of it, we have chosen to partner with the Nit Fairies, a professional lice screening and treatment service, to screen all campers before they enter camp and to treat any campers who arrive with lice or nits. Although our nurses have done these checks in the past, we feel better served by outside specialists as our medical staff is consumed with other important responsibilities on Opening Day.
Lice is a very common problem and not one that occurs from being “dirty.” It also can’t live without a human host, so it’s not possible for lice to be living at camp prior to campers arriving. The only way it gets in to camp is on a person. The ACA’s educational web page on lice has excellent information for you to read about this topic.
Additionally, the Center for Disease Control as well as KidsHealth have excellent websites with plenty of information. Lastly, this wonderful and informative site called Mothers Against Head Lice will offer a wealth of information and advice.
You’ll see from reading those websites that we’re doing everything we should be doing to prevent and control the spread of lice in camp. Below is our step-by-step plan so that you’re prepared when you arrive at camp.
Step 1: Camp Alleghany’s Policies
First, Camp Alleghany’s No Lice/No Nits Policy is stated in the Parent Handbook:
Head lice have reappeared over the past few years in schools and camps across the U.S. Self-contained communities like camps are especially vulnerable and must be vigilant to control this problem. To combat head lice, we will be contracting the services of an experienced, professional company to check all campers on the first day of camp. Although our medical staff has done these checks in the past, we feel better served by outside specialists.
If any positive cases of lice are found, they will treat the camper on-site. The camper’s parent will bebilled $300 for this service if needed. We will begin treatment immediately so that campers can stay in their tents on the first night of camp. We will also put all of that camper’s clothing and bedding in a hot dryer for 20 minutes.
We encourage you to have your child checked for head lice by a school nurse or pediatrician two weeks prior to departure and again immediately before camp begins. If any sign of head lice is found, please call your pediatrician to arrange for appropriate and immediate treatment well BEFORE your child leaves for camp and let us know that such treatment has taken place. If your child had head lice or was exposed to it (family member, friend, schoolmate, etc.) within four weeks of her arrival to camp, please notify us. We are committed to doing all we can to keep lice out of our community.
*Please be aware! Having your pediatrician check for lice prior to arrival at camp is NOT always a guarantee, as there can be a 3 to 7 day period of gestation during which the nits are invisible.
Additionally, upon registering your camper, all parents initialed this statement:
I understand that Camp Alleghany will contract with a professional lice screening/treatment service, and I will pay that company $300.00 to treat my camper should she arrive at camp with lice or nits. I have the option of taking her home to treat her if I wish.
Step 2: Prevention Before Camp
On our website we have an order form to purchase lice prevention shampoo from the Nit Fairies before camp begins. This is completely optional and not required, but we encourage families to take preventive measures before coming to camp (even if it is not this exact product).
The Nit Fairies’ products are organic, and therefore safe to use every day, whereas many of the over-the-counter lice shampoos contain harsh chemicals and can only be used once per week (more information can be found on this topic at Mothers Against Head Lice). These products are also 99% effective with the first treatment. Their website also has a wealth of information regarding lice in general and the best/most effective ways of treating it.
*We especially encourage campers who are traveling by bus or plane to purchase and use the preventive products.*
You can also take the time to put all of your camper’s clothing, bedding, stuffed animals, etc. in a high-heat dryer for 20 minutes prior to packing them up in her trunk. As long as these items don’t come in to contact with anyone or anything else between the dryer and the trunk, this may kill any lice or nits that might be on her belongings that you aren’t aware of.
Step 3: Screening Upon Arrival at Camp Alleghany
When your camper arrives at camp, she’ll have a brief medical check-in with our medical staff, and then proceed to the lice screening station. One of the Nit Fairies’ professional lice screening technicians will check her hair, and any case of lice or nits found will then be verified/confirmed by one of our own medical staff members.
Step 4: If Lice/Nits are Found
If any positive cases of lice are found, the Nit Fairies technicians will treat the camper on-site with their own products. We will begin treatment immediately so that campers can stay in their tents on the first night of camp, and the camper’s parent will be billed $300 for this service. If a parent chooses not to pay for this service, he or she may take her camper home to be treated and bring her back after she is completely lice-free (see Mothers Against Head Lice for full treatment procedures at home).
Additionally, all of her clothing and linens will be put in a high-heat dryer for approximately 20 minutes prior to being delivered to her tent. This process kills any lice that may have survived on any of her belongings.
Step 5: Partnering Together
We are committed to doing all we can to keep lice out of our community. We encourage you to have your child checked for head lice by a school nurse or pediatrician prior to camp. If any sign of head lice is found, please call your pediatrician to arrange for appropriate and immediate treatment well BEFORE your child leaves for camp and let us know that such treatment has taken place.
However, remember that lice have a gestational period during which they are invisible, therefore if your doctor says your camper is all clear, they could still appear upon arrival at camp. If your child had head lice or was exposed to it (family member, friend, schoolmate, etc.) within four weeks of her arrival to camp, please notify us.
We understand that many of you will have questions or want to contact us, and we welcome you to do so by phone or email. We are happy to answer your questions, and we encourage you to also read the websites given on this page and to consider purchasing a preventive shampoo.
Thank you for your understanding and your support in helping us have a lice-free summer at Alleghany! We know you understand that all of these efforts are being made solely in the best interest of the campers, so that they may have a stress-free summer that is not interrupted by lice treatments.
While technology and electronics remain an important part of today’s fast-paced society, and being technologically savvy will be important in your camper’s future, we ask that you support us in viewing her time at Alleghany as a “break” from the modern world. After all, Alleghany’s philosophy is:
… that when young women spend time together in a structured yet fun setting, away from their male friends, school, peer pressure, and academic expectations, they grow into confident and successful individuals, capable of excelling in whatever they choose to put their minds to. Alleghany offers a chance to experience new activities, to express one’s self, and to broaden one’s horizons. Living under an honor system and in the safety of the wilderness away from the distractions of modern technology, the girls build new skills, lasting friendships, and solid self-esteem.
Therefore, it is prohibited for campers to use or possess the following items at Camp Alleghany:
- Cell phone
- Video camera
- Digital camera with video or internet capabilities
- Video games
- Any device that has internet connectivity (including iPods or cameras with such capability)
- Any device that shows/records videos (including iPods or cameras with such capability)
- Any other electronic device with internet or video capabilities
Should a camper have one of these devices at camp, it will be kept in the office until closing day. A simple mp3 player without video/internet capacity is allowable, but campers may not charge these items, and counselors may not charge them for campers. Radios/discmen are acceptable.
Many newer digital cameras have internet and video capabilities, so to protect the innocence of our campers only cameras without internet or video capabilities will be allowed. We sell disposable cameras in the camp store for $10. You can get any disposable camera developed onto a digital CD for no extra charge at Wal-Mart, or for $0.97 more they will create an online gallery for you. We do have a staff member taking photos every day, and we post hundreds of photos each summer on our password protected gallery.
Electronics on Camp Alleghany’s charter buses:
Once Camp Alleghany assumes responsibility for a camper, all of Camp Alleghany’s rules apply, including the Electronics Policy. Therefore, campers will not be allowed to use a cell phone, iPod or any other electronic device on the bus. Please do not send these items with her on the bus.
Electronics on the camp side of the river on Opening/Closing Days:
Please do not allow campers’ cell phones or other electronic devices on the camp side of the river on Opening or Closing Days. When you drop your camper off at camp or pick her up, please leave all her electronic devices, including cell phones, in the car! The only campers who should bring a cell phone into camp are those who are arriving by plane, and they will check their phones into a locked safe in the office upon arrival.
Camp Alleghany’s Camper Code of Conduct and Honor Code:
The Camp Alleghany Camper Code of Conduct addresses this electronics policy, and all campers are expected to uphold this, as we abide by an Honor Code at Alleghany. Parents and guardians, we ask that you help us fulfill our mission by not packing these items in your camper’s bags. Please set an example for your child by discussing the Electronics Policy together, and talking with her about why it is beneficial and even enjoyable to spend some time away from the Internet and other modern technology. Just a little encouragement from you will go a long way to helping her to enjoy the timeless joys of summer camp. If your camper seems unable to part with her electronics, refer back to the goals you made with her and talk to her about what she wants to gain from Alleghany—fun in the outdoors, new friendships, experiencing Alleghany at its best! These goals are much more achievable without distracting electronic toys.
Read more about our No Electronics Policy here.
We want to remind you that your camper is strictly prohibited from having or driving a vehicle while attending Camp Alleghany, even if she has her license. This is in accordance with the American Camp Association’s Personal Property Policy.
Thank you for your understanding.
Camp Alleghany respects the rights and dignity of all campers and staff, including individuals with varying abilities, cultures, genders, sexualities, races, political affiliations, and religions.
We expect all individuals to act respectfully when they are on our property and to respect the rights of others regardless of their differences.
Camp Alleghany is inclusive to all, and staff are trained to set the highest examples of behavior for campers. We practice this through our Camper Code of Conduct, Counselor Code of Conduct, Honor Code, and No Gossip Policy.
Camp Alleghany is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or age.