It’s another year with a big international staff. Learn how we got here, who we are, and what we’re teaching at Camp Alleghany.
We treasure all our Non-Camper Counselor Club members, international and American, for the unique perspective and enthusiasm they bring to Camp Alleghany.
We always happily anticipate and then welcome with open arms the arrival of any of our international staffers. They add so much to the staff and whole camp!
As you will have seen from Elizabeth’s previous posts about Tent Raising and new things in the store, we’re getting ready for campers in West Virginia! You may also know about how all the counselors go through a staff training period, including teaching at Mini Camp. The new gang But there’s a particular group of […]
This is a time of year that just brims with excitement. Our staff is set, the countdown is getting closer, paperwork is coming in from parents every day and the feeling that camp is upon us just increases. Who doesn’t love that? Our stellar staff Well I do, especially for the staff we’ve hired this […]
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them. ~ Richard L. Evans Three years ago, I was given the opportunity to be a counselor at Camp Alleghany. But I became more than a counselor; I became part of the family. For the past three […]
As you will have noticed if you follow the Camp Alleghany Facebook page or Twitter, plenty of staff have already been hired for summer 2013. Senior camp especially is taking shape, and now that our head counselors, unit heads and midway mom have all been announced, it’s time to start looking forward to the summer! […]
Bonnie’s recent blog post about packing for camp really struck a chord with me because, I have to confess, I also started stockpiling camp essentials in March! As a BUNAC counselor, though, packing is pretty tricky. We usually come from much further away. Trains, planes and automobiles My journey to camp in 2010 involved taking […]
It’s difficult for me to imagine a more demanding and multifaceted job for young people than being a camp counselor. Yet not everyone sees it that way. At first glance, sure, there’s plenty of fun in camp counseling. But does having a chance to take a swim in the afternoon mean that everything else a […]