Thank you for visiting the Camp Alleghany Alumni Association’s Web Hub! The mission of the CAAA is:
To support Camp Alleghany’s mission by uniting, giving, and enriching alumni, friends, and campers through loyalty and stewardship.
Spring 2023 L.O.L. Alumni Reunion Weekend June 8-11
What is the CAAA?
The Camp Alleghany Alumni Association, Inc. (CAAA), which formed in 2011, is a group of former campers, Green Team members, camp employees, parents, and friends of camp who are interested in joining together for support events and in raising money to make capital enhancements to the Camp facilities and provide scholarships to campers. We provide a way for alumni to give back to Camp Alleghany, whether or not they have a camper to send.
We have deliberately used the word “alumni” rather than the feminine “alumnae” so that both men (Green Team members and other male staff) and women know they are welcome to join! Additionally, we welcome both alumni and friends/family to join!
CAAA Lantern Scholarship Fund
The Camp Alleghany Alumni Association is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation(GVCF) to create the Lantern Scholarship Program. This program accepts tax-deductible donations which directly provide scholarships for campers at Camp Alleghany.
The selection of recipients, from applications received by the Alumni Association, occurs annually prior to the camp season. The CAAA Scholarship committee will make these selections and Camp Alleghany will be notified of awardees.
When you click the button below, a browser tab will open to the GVCF site that manages the CAAA scholarship fund. After you’re there, please follow the two steps below:
Donate to the Scholarship Fund
- Click the Donate Button near the center of the page.
- Select the amount you would like to give, and whether you would like it to be a recurring donation.
- Click “Donate with Paypal” or “Donate with a Debit or Credit Card”.
- Where it says: “Write a note (optional)” or “Add a note”, please write “CAAA Lantern Scholarship”, plus an optional “in memory of” if you wish to donate in memory of a specific person.
- Follow the instructions to complete your donation.
To become a member of the CAAA, click the button below and choose your level of membership. Regular membership is $50/yr and Youth Membership (ages 25 and under) is $25 annually. When you click to join you also have options to add more to your membership if you so choose.
How will membership dues (and other contributions) be used by the CAAA?
Membership dues will fund capital enhancements that cannot be covered by camp tuition. This includes things like new Play Hall curtains, the Junior Camp Event Deck, a porch for the Cottage, etc. CAAA members have the opportunity to provide input on high-priority projects, but the final decision on these capital enhancements are determined by the CAAA Board of Directors.
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for raising tax-deductible contributions for the sole purpose of providing Lantern Scholarships to campers with an identified need for financial assistance. Through the sponsorship of the scholarship fund administered by the American Camp Association – a non-profit organization, Camp Alleghany, Inc. and CAAA will be able to solicit and use tax-deductible contributions to send deserving campers to Camp Alleghany. Anyone interested in serving on this committee should contact the Lantern Scholarship Committee.
Why are my membership dues not tax-deductible?
The CAAA was incorporated as a for-profit organization in order to allow CAAA to raise money and spend it on capital enhancements for Camp Alleghany, also a for-profit corporation. The IRS will not allow a tax-deductible contribution be given to a for-profit corporation. However, the CAAA does accept tax-deductible contributions for the Lantern Scholarship listed above. This scholarship is processed by the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation.
Benefits of CAAA Membership
Initially, members will be given a subscription to the Rattler and a members-only monthly newsletter The Bugle, and priority reservations for Family Camp, a car sticker/magnet, and more. Additionally, CAAA hosts reunion events and other events and venues for alumni to stay connected with each other.
Board of Directors
The initial Board of Directors was formed by a group of volunteers who expressed an interest in getting involved in the creation of the CAAA. This group recommended a Board of Directors that was comprised of representatives from a variety of Camp constituencies – including alumnae from different age groups, a camp employee, a parent or past parent, and a Green Team member.
The current roster of Board Members was approved by this group. Board terms are staggered, so that new Board members can be added over time. If interested in serving on the BOD or a committee, please contact us.
Stay in Touch
- Sign up here to receive updates and information from CAAA
- Fill out Camp Alleghany’s Alumni Contact Form to receive emails, news, and updates from Camp Alleghany (separate from CAAA communication)
- CAAA Online Store
- The Bugle (through Aug 2023)
- The Bugle (Sep 2023- Present)
- Remembering Lily
- Remembering Natalie Wade