Helen Worthington made the key contribution to founding Camp Alleghany for Girls. Read about this extraordinary woman to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude.
TBT: The Alleghany Rattler August 1972: History of Camp Alleghany
During its 50th season, the Alleghany Rattler was chock full of 50th anniversary celebrations and reflections, including this “history of camp.”
TBT: The Alleghany Rattler May 1971: Big Doings are Being Planned for Anniversary
In this piece camp gets ready to celebrate its 50th summer (1922 being the first making 1971 the 50th.) The next few rattler throwbacks will focus on that summer’s events.
TBT: The Alleghany Rattler August 1971: Night of Delight
Fifty years ago camp held an event called Night of Delight. We think it has a bit of New Year’s spirit so enjoy this #ThrowbackThursday!
TBT: The Alleghany Rattler December 1945: Twas the Night Before—!
A funny new version of Twas the Night Before Christmas, Candlelight Campfire, and an imagined camp Christmas!
TBT: The Alleghany Rattler July 1929: The Blessing of Rest Hour
In this busy holiday season it’s nice to recall the value of rest, as this piece does in praising camp’s daily Rest Hour that’s still practiced today!
TBT: The Alleghany Rattler August 1959: Blues Entertain with Beatnik Party
In this piece it’s clear that the esoteric world of beat poets had jumped to mainstream usage and were depicted in caricature, as here is held a Beatnik-themed Party at camp!
TBT: The Alleghany Rattler July 1946: The Twenty-Fifth Summer
How did ‘Ghany mark it’s 25th summer in the wake of WWII? By considering summer camp in the lives of children all over the world, especially in war-torn areas.
TBT: Alleghany Rattler Thanksgiving Round-Up
Between gratitude and good manners, there’s lots to look back on in the Rattler that can prep us for Thanksgiving.