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.
The mission of the newly formed organization is:
To support Camp Alleghany’s mission by uniting, giving, and enriching alumni, friends, and campers through loyalty and friendship.
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!
How do I get involved?
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 coming 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.
What are the benefits of membership in CAAA?
Initially, members will be given a subscription to the Rattler and a members-only quarterly newsletter The Lantern, 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.
How was the current Board of Directors formed?
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.
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