What is it?
Mother-Daughter Weekend is a fun-filled on-site introduction to Camp Alleghany for Girls for prospective campers and camp moms (or other female family members).
What are “prospective campers?”
Prospective first-time campers are girls ages 5-10 who’ve never been to ‘Ghany before. The would-be camper is curious about coming to be a camper and is asking mom to try it out! Or, moms are taking the lead — you’ve heard about camp and think this would be a good way to introduce camp to your daughter(s).
The camper can be the sister of a current camper, or the daughter/niece of an alum mom, but the prospective camper themselves must not have come to camp already prior to attending Mother-Daughter Weekend.
Among mother-daughter pairs who register, additional female family members are welcome — siblings or cousins may join as long as they are in the 5-10 age range. Extra female adults may attend as well, such as a grandmother or aunt — it’s a girls’ weekend! 🙂
Our fifth annual Mother-Daughter Weekend is June 14-16, 2023. (Read about the first-ever weekend on our blog.)
Thereafter it is planned to be the first weekend before our scheduled Mini Camp session each summer.
What does the weekend look like?
You’ll try out the things that make Camp Alleghany for Girls so wonderful! You’ll…
- Make new friends and meet new people.
- Experience camp life.
- Sleep in a tent with another mother-daughter pair with up to five people per tent.
- Eat meals in our Dining Hall.
- Shower in our brand new Bath House.
- Learn and sing camp songs.
- Get a taste of our daily Activity offerings.
- Enjoy Evening Activities, such as a campfire, and maybe a scavenger hunt, possibly even watch the counselors perform skits!
- Swim or canoe in the Greenbrier River if you want.
- Enjoy nature, our peaceful setting, the crickets at night…
Who will you meet?
New friends, of course!
You’ll also meet the Head of Mother Daughter Weekend, Ace Dandridge, who will have been your communication liaison throughout the registration and preparation period.
And making your experience great are all of our awesome Term Counselors, who will be ready to lead you in activities and show you the ropes.
Also, all our amazing alumna Mini Camp Counselors will join in on a few things, and will be there to answer questions and talk about their own ‘Ghany experiences.
What do I need to bring?
The Fine Print
Not open to campers who’ve previously attended ‘Ghany.
With the focus on our campers’ enjoyment, and getting a taste of real camp life, safety and health remain our top concerns. To that end, all our normal rules, regulations, and policies will be followed during this weekend, including that, even within our evening socializing and in our tents, this is an alcohol-free experience.
We take tent requests for pairing with a friend or another family member. But please NOTE: Tenting is usually paired loosely by age, so keep this in mind if you’re requesting to be with a camper significantly younger or older than your camper. Additionally, only Mother-Daughter Weekend allows for tent requests; tent requests are strictly off-limits for Mini Camp and Term Camp. Questions? Contact us! 304-645-1316.
Early Bird Registration for Mother-Daughter Weekend registration opens January 15, 2024 and runs until February 15, 2024. The early Bird rate is:
Each mother-daughter pair (or other female adult): $530
Each additional sibling OR adult: $159 each
Pricing for registration after February 15 is:
Each mother-daughter pair (or other female adult): $583
Each additional sibling OR adult: $212 each
Mother-Daughter Weekend Registration Opens on January 15th, 2024