Mother-Daughter Weekend 2022

Sitting in front of the fireplace last night, I knelt down to start the fire. Without realizing, I muttered to myself, “Kneel always when you light a fire…”

With the cold weather and a tree in the house, sitting in front of the fireplace, it’s hard to think of anything but camp.

December is full of friends and family and holiday spirit, but for ‘Ghany Girls, it’s a little something different. December is the halfway mark for the next camp season (almost better than Christmas).

Camp has always been a significant part of my relationship with my mom. Way back in the 80s, my mom arrived at camp for the first time. It’s hard to explain the magic of Alleghany to someone who has never experienced it, but the sparkle in her eyes when she talks about camp makes it clear how great her love for camp is.

I feel the same way.

My sisters and I spent seven summers together at camp, singing and dancing in the same places our mother did. I never would’ve imagined that one day we’d return to camp together to head up Mother-Daughter Weekend, sharing our love of the Alleghany mountains with all of our Mother-Daughter Weekend attendees. In each pair, we see reflections of ourselves, and we joyfully take on the role of keeping the ‘Ghany magic alive for generations to come.

Mother-Daughter Weekend registration is just weeks away (opens January 15, 2022), and my mom and I are already counting down the days until we meet our newest group of MDW pairs in June. We’re especially excited because this is Alleghany’s 100th summer. There’s plenty of centennial celebration planned for this year, and we’ll have our taste of this history-making summer at Mother-Daughter Weekend, too.

If you’re looking for something to do this summer, pack up your female pairs and take a trip to Camp Alleghany for Girls– magic awaits.

— Mae Dandridge, Alumna and Co-Head of Mother-Daughter Weekend, Camp Alleghany for Girls