It’s time to review necessary paperwork for camp, get physicals, make bus reservations and plan your camper’s time at Camp Alleghany.
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 […]
I love coming across articles like this one on the blog Sunshine Parenting titled “Five Reasons Great Parents Send Their Kids to Camp.” Yes, that’s GREAT parents! I love it because it’s so encouraging to come across parents who are writing about the benefits of letting go a little bit as a crucial part of the art […]
It’s a strange time to be a parent. On one hand there are an abundance of inflammatory messages geared toward parents that make it seem as if life today is a total threat to our children’s safety at every minute of every day. On the other hand we’re also lead to believe that unless we […]
At this time in the year when camp fairs are springing up and parents are trying to nail down summer plans for the whole family and individual kids, the question often arises about whether a child is ready or not for sleepaway camp. One reason we offer our Mini Camp is for exactly this reason […]
It turns out that the ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald writes for our blog! Well, sort of… The truth is that former counselor and 2013 Assistant Head of Senior Camp and Upstart Mom Georgie O ‘Toole found a wonderful old letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and sent to his beloved only daughter Frances Scott […]
Earlier this week I wrote Part 1 of the story of “Changing dynamics in camp recruiting.” My point then was to show how things have changed in the broader society concerning kids’ activities in general and parental comfort levels in particular, especially as it relates to sleepaway camp. Today I’d like to address not only […]