Parent Resources: Meet Some of our 2023 Counselors

Summer 2023 is right around the corner! We hope you are just as excited as we are to cross the river this summer and meet our amazing counselors. We have been busy all year hiring the best Counselor Staff and are so excited for you to meet them! But if you just can’t wait to get to know some of our wonderful 2023 Counselors, this blog is for you!

A few of Alleghany’s 2023 Counselors want to say hi and introduce themselves a little early!

Meet Sissy!

Hi! My name is Sissy and I am from Seattle, Washington.  I have been going to Camp Alleghany since 2012 and I cannot wait to be Head of Unit 2 Junior Camp for my tenth summer! I am currently a freshman at California Lutheran University working towards a BA in Psychology with an emphasis on child development as well a minor in Legal Studies. I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue spending my summers at camp but on the other side making the magic happen for the campers.  As a camper, my favorite activities were Rifle and Wild World and it was so much fun leading campers in both of those last summer as a Junior Counselor (JC.) I am so excited to be with all the campers, old and new, as it is going to be a fantastic summer! I am always ready to meet new people so come say hi, I’ll be in Unit 2 this summer!!! 

Meet Tess!

Hello, my name is Tess Phleger. I Have been at camp since I was 7 and this will be my 8th year at camp. I love to dance, swim, and bake! I am so excited to come back to Alleghany as a Maroon this summer, reconnect with old camp friends and make brand new ones! See you soon, Summer 2023!

Meet Amelia!

Hello, my name is Amelia, and I will be head of Alleghany Singers this summer! I was a camper at Alleghany for five years, and now, four years later, I’ve decided to return as a counselor. I’m currently finishing up my first year at George Mason University, where I major in vocal performance. Music is my lifelong passion, and I’m studying in hopes of becoming an opera singer someday. I hope to inspire a similar love for music and song in this year’s campers! I know we’re all going to have so much fun together this summer!

Meet Coleman!

My name is Coleman, and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, I am a sophomore at Virginia Tech studying graphic design. I have been going to camp since I was ten years old, and this will be my 11th summer at Alleghany. This year I am StartUp Mom (Go StartUps!) and I could not be more excited to spend the summer on the Greenbrier River! See you all so soon! 

Meet Charley!

Hello, my name is Charley and I’m from the Uk! This is my first summer at Camp and I am so excited to make new friends and memories!! I will be teaching Dance and Sports & Fitness this summer. I cannot wait to meet the campers and counselors at Alleghany and visit West Virginia for the first time 🙂 

See You in June!

These young women (along with the rest of our counselors and staff) will arrive at camp a few weeks before our Campers arrive for our fun and comprehensive Staff Training. During Staff Training our administrative team teaches our Alleghany counselors a mix of soft and hard skills that are needed to be an outstanding counselors. In addition to these skills, we review safety procedures, rules, and regulations and, of course, bond as a group! 

The culmination of staff training is- our ‘Ghany Girls’ arrival!!! All of these counselors are here for one thing- the campers- and they cannot wait to greet you at the Barge on Opening Day 2023!