On Opening Day, please follow the procedures outlined below:
Drop-off time is between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
When you reach the Camp Alleghany parking lot, stop at the green cabin and check in with a counselor, who will point you in the direction of where to unload your car.
Drive to the opposite end of the parking lot where your luggage will be unloaded onto a trailer.
After unloading, find a parking space on the way back toward the entrance to camp.
Your camper’s luggage will be taken across the river separately and dropped off at her tent (the ACA requires that luggage and people must go across separately; we thank you for your patience)
All luggage will get to the tents, it may just take some time.
If you wish to help your camper make her bed, please pack her linens in her duffle bag and hand carry that duffle into camp when you come (and leave the duffle in camp for closing day packing purposes). Please do not pack a third bag for this purpose, as we limit our campers to one trunk and one duffle. Sending a third piece of luggage overcrowds the tents and makes packing for departure more difficult.
Before crossing the river, your camper’s temperature will be checked, she will be screened for lice, and you’ll be asked a few questions regarding her current health as well as her health over the school year.
All campers must be IN camp by 4:00 p.m., so please plan to arrive no later than 3:30, if not earlier.
All parents must exit Camp Alleghany by 4:45 p.m. at the latest.
For the safety of all families and Camp Alleghany staff members in the parking lot, please strictly adhere to the counselors’ directions.
Please note that pets are not allowed in camp on Opening or Closing Days.
We also respectfully request that you follow our Electronics Policy as soon as you enter Camp Alleghany’s property, and leave all of your camper’s electronic devices in your car. Additionally, please do not allow her to use your phone or other devices while in camp.
Should there be a change in plans that would affect your arrival/departure, you will receive an email, text, or phone call from one of the directors prior to arriving at camp.
Once inside Camp Alleghany, please follow our structured procedures with the guide of the counseling staff to help you:
Your family will be greeted by a counselor who will walk you to the Store if you would like to make a stop there to purchase any items for your camper.
The counselor will then lead your family to the Infirmary where you have 2 options:
- If your camper has medication to drop off or you need to discuss any concerns with the doctor, you will go IN the Infirmary;
- If you don’t have any medications or any need to talk to the doctor, you will stop at the tent OUTSIDE the Infirmary.
If your camper has any dietary restrictions or food allergies, a third stop will be a meeting with our kitchen staff to discuss these and sign a dietary restriction agreement together.
Finally, after this the counselor will lead you to your camper’s tent where she will meet her own counselor and tent mates!
Once settled, you are free to leave camp and let the fun begin!