Roo came to camp with Whitney Kiper and then set off on daily adventures all her own. Read on to find out about a day in the life of a camp dog.
Please check out our blog today with a special request for used electronics to aid our Photography and Dance Departments AND give more counselors access to equipment at camp.
It’s been a while since we’ve posted a throwback piece to our old Alleghany Rattler newspaper, so I thought it would be fun to pull one out this week from July 1951! It’s a story of an outdoor adventure. Hope you enjoy! Blue Bend written by Susan Cotts and Dorsey Davidson Edited by Mottie Haverstick […]
Meet our team of counselor interns who are writing stories, taking photos, and helping to tell the Camp Alleghany story from right within camp.
Snippets from a 1928 edition of the Camp Alleghany newspaper will get you in the mood for camp!
I found this old and mysterious article in the December 1968 edition of the Alleghany Rattler (our old camp newspaper actually printed in newspaper style on real newsprint!). I couldn’t resist it because, though the holiday spirit is upon many of us, it is in fact still fall and not yet winter for another 20 […]
Here’s a poem I found from a 1941 edition of The Alleghany Rattler written by Jennie D. Keeling, a GRAY. It seems she was a bit of a prankster — as were her pals — because this poem betrays an impish spirit of jokes and play (but with love mixed in). Enjoy! To the Counselors […]
Call it a moment of Zen, mystical reflection, or the contemplative life. But I found a very spare but uplifting piece in an old edition of The Alleghany Rattler — 1959 to be exact — titled “Silence,” and written by then Chaplain Bill Beal that has soothed my soul. It came at a timely moment […]
The only drama we like to have at camp is the activity called Drama, where budding actresses can deliver their lines with passion and conviction and audiences can enjoy skits and the end-of-camp performance. Over Camp Alleghany’s nearly 100-years Drama has had periods of greater and lesser popularity. There were even times when campers worked […]
The recent Olympics in Sochi, Russia reminded me that we here at Camp Alleghany have an old tie to Russia. Way back in a 1941 edition of The Alleghany Rattler there’s a story on the front page about Captain Yvorsky, that summer’s tennis instructor. It’s filled with daring details from Captain Yvorsky’s bio and I […]