Fully Connected Camp
Retreat-based summer camps — that is, camps “away” from the hustle and bustle of life, and situated in nature for the purpose of connecting with nature, — have been a part of American culture since about the 1870s. Our camp itself is nearly 100 years old with our anniversary in 2022!
As a Fully Connected camp we recognize that the same need that people saw over a 100 years ago to take time to slow down, retreat from everyday modern life, seek nourishment from the natural world, and really embrace the culture of a special camp place, is every bit as potent a need today as it was back then.
In fact, with the proliferation of cell phones, and the hyper-plugged in realm of social media, we’d argue that this need may be even more urgent today.
It’s for that reason that we want applicants to understand that working at Camp Alleghany means that being Fully Connected is being fully connected to camp, and not to the outside world. We’re a cell phone-free, Internet-free, e-device-free girls summer camp for our campers and staff.
We Love Being Fully Connected
The beauty of being Fully Connected is that we’re entering into our camp world committed to working closely and in a supportive way with one another. We’re committed to seeing each other face to face, talking and dialogging about our work and camp needs, resting into place and simply being fully present and alive to that process in an open-minded and open-hearted way. We know that it brings out the best in us in our work!
We want our staff to see their time at camp not simply as a summer job, but also as a time for personal self-renewal, reflection, and deep connection to others with and through Mother Nature.
Of course we allow cell phones during days off and time off, just not during breaks on regular work days. If this is an approach that you, too, are looking for in order to find balance and a deeper connection to yourself and others, then Camp Alleghany for Girls might be just the summer job for you.