This summer we introduced Cooking to our Activity offerings and it was wildly popular. Read about what happens and consider Cooking for your daughter next summer!
Camp Alleghany for Girls seeks a new Head Cook and/or Prep Cooks for Summer 2016.
Probably one of the main things parents want to know in choosing a camp is, “What is the food like? Will my daughter like it? And what if she has special dietary needs or preferences (preferences in this case meaning a strict choice like vegetarianism or veganism). “ Secondarily we hear from parents who say […]
Sometimes the most unexpected things come full circle. This was brought home to me recently when a camp alum sent me an article about an old motel — the Penn-Daw — that was located near to where I grew up in Alexandria. The story got me reminiscing because it was the the Penn-Daw motel from where we […]
We’ve written several times on the blog about our approach to accommodating food allergies, restrictions, and dietary choices at camp. But it’s always nice for a fresh update so that newcomers (or the newly diagnosed) don’t have to search too far to find our information. Let me say first that at Camp Alleghany we take […]
We’re excited to announce a new approach to camp kitchen management beginning with the summer of 2015. It’s actually something that campers themselves won’t really notice because it’s more a “behind the scenes” kind of thing. But whenever “behind the scenes” is made easier for the administration and facilities management, and more consistent for campers, […]
It’s that time of year when eager camp registrants start sending me e-mails wondering how to become a hopper. Well, since we recently made a new decision about hopping (see below), I thought the blog might be a good place to get it all out there. Why be a Hopper? First of all, deciding to be […]
Last year I wrote a simple short blog post about food allergies at camp. But it’s always nice to review things and stay up to date. So I thought I’d share some fresh thoughts on food allergies at camp and how we deal with them. We can do it! First, put your mind to ease […]
In the past couple of years we’ve had a few changes in our kitchen staff. First, in 2012, we said goodbye to our beloved Head Cook Hazel Mines who left for the pleasures of her well-deserved retirement. We’ve really missed her — she was with camp for over 30 years! Last year Alene Overstreet came on […]
The new year always inspires a raft of resolutions related to healthier eating. So, while our friends and parents and campers are in that frame of mind we thought we’d share with you a change related to food at Camp Alleghany that’s on track to be implemented for summer 2014 and beyond. Cue the trumpets […]