What’s on the minds of 14-year-olds as they contemplate the coming Leadership In Training Program? Well they asked and we answered!
One rising 16 reflects on her years at camp, and how this one will be her last…as a camper at least.
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’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 […]
During the summer of 2013, I had the pleasure of taking on the role of Assistant Head of Senior Camp at Alleghany. As well as helping the Head of Senior Camp, Kathryn Baker, the Assistant Head is responsible for the delivery of the Upstart program. All the fifteen- and sixteen-year-old campers take part in this […]
For the past four years, I’ve gone to Camp Alleghany during the first term. But, ssince this past summer was my last year as a camper, I was lucky enough to go full term. Unfounded fears Once I was at camp this summer, I found myself very apprehensive about going second term. There were twenty-seven […]
I’ve held several ‘Ghany jobs over the years (most recently Changeover Queen) and loved them all. But in a very close contest, Hopping wins as my all-time favorite job at camp. Hopping comes with the obvious advantage of getting to be a camper in the non-hopping hours, but that’s actually pretty far down the list […]