Rooted in the finest traditions of summer camping, Camp Alleghany was founded in 1922 by Dr. Walter Hullihen, founder and owner of Camp Greenbrier for Boys. With the help of director Hugh Worthington, Dr. Hullihen modeled Alleghany after Camp Aloha in Vermont, the camp Mr. Worthington’s wife Helen attended as a young girl. In 1947, the Worthingtons’ daughter Nancy took over as director.
Camp Alleghany’s leadership passed to the Dawson family in 1963 when S. Cooper Dawson, Jr. took over as director and owner. Alleghany continues today under the directorship of his son, Sam Dawson, with help from his daughter, Assistant Director Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise, and his wife, Bonnie Dawson, Head of Special Events.
The family are supported by an Administrative team, who you can learn about here, and a carefully selected counseling staff. Together, they work to continue the traditions and ideals established in 1922, inspiring growth through honor, loyalty, and friendship.