From wacky singing challenges to a perfect staff — this is the Summer 2015 wrap-up list you’ve been waiting for.
Bonnie, take two: As many of you may know, I was head of Drama at camp for many summers. But as I aged, I found I didn’t have the required energy to continue to run the department. So I stepped back and let younger girls take on that leadership. I have to admit I’ve always […]
Five years ago, my ten-year-old daughter, Minnie, scampered down the stairs, plopped herself down at the kitchen table and announced: “Mom, I’ve decided what I want to do this summer.” “What?” I answered. “ I want to go to a camp with tents.” “Hmmm…” She further explained that she didn’t want a hiking camp, where […]
Where but at a summer camp could you find a reasonably intelligent, normal adult male of 60 plus years willing to don an orange cape to portray the “Guardian of the Forest?”Or an oversized orange cowboy hat to be the Sheriff? Or a set of orange fairy wings to portray the “Fairly Godfather?” Well, I […]
Anyone who’s ever run a camp or taught school or even babysat knows that you’re always looking for interesting and fresh ideas. Well, thanks to a very creative young camp director who shared her ideas at the American Camp Association Conference last February, I was able to organize and execute a wonderful new night activity […]
After months of preparations, renovations, upgrades, training, communications and planning for FUN, finally opening day of term camp arrived at Camp Alleghany. It’s always such a pleasing sight to see our top notch staff decked out in their crisp uniforms and smiles on their faces as they greet parents and campers both on the other […]