Each summer, Camp Alleghany offers two 3-week sessions for rising 2nd-10th grade girls.
Most campers live in a tent with three or four other campers and one Counselor. Girls in rising 2nd-7th grades live in Junior Camp, while rising 8th-10th grade girls live in Senior Camp. The oldest campers, aged 14 and 15, live in a tent next door to their counselor.
Please take some time to read through our website to learn about:
- Our History
- Activities & Programs
- Group Colors
- Helpful Packing Information
- Becoming a ‘Ghany Girl!
- A Day in the Life, a typical daily schedule!
2023 Dates and Rates
The 2023 Term Camp will be the 101st Term Camp Summer! All of our 2023 dates and rates are available here.
Our 2023 registration opens to the general public for Mini Camp, Term Camp, and Leaders-In-Training at an Early Bird Rate on October 1, 2022. Register early as many campers who attended this summer re-register for next summer on the last day of camp. Space is limited.
The link below will open on October 1, 2022:
We ask that you begin planning for camp with our downloadable PDF trunk list packing guide (found on our Helpful Packing Information Page) for your Term Camper’s clothing and supplies. Below are some clothing rules and must-do’s that we especially want to emphasize:
Please put your name on everything! Campers are allowed 1 trunk, 1 duffel bag, and 1 carry-on bag. Plastic drawers are no longer allowed due to fire code. Camp Alleghany is in the mountains along a river. Items will get damp, if not wet. Daily temperatures are summer-like 80s, but the evenings can get as cool as 40 degrees. Please pack accordingly.
PLEASE do not bring valuables such as jewelry, electronic devices, etc. Camp Alleghany is in the mountains along a river. Items will get damp, if not wet. Daily temperatures are summer-like 80s, but the evenings can get as cool as 40 degrees. Pack accordingly. Labeling clothing is VERY important.
All campers and counselors must wear closed toed shoes. Flip flops may be worn to the shower, but all other footwear must be closed toed (e.g. Tevas are not acceptable, but Crocs and Keens with toe covers are). River shoes are recommended for swimming and canoeing.
Navy blue shorts and a plain white t-shirt (known around camp as B’s & W’s — blues and whites) comprise our traditional camp dinner uniform. Each girl must wear this to dinner only. Throughout the day girls wear whatever clothing the weather dictates. They then change into B’s & W’s for dinner. In Term Camp, on Sundays, campers and counselors must wear white shorts and a white shirt from 10am to 5pm. The Sunday uniform does not apply to Mini Camp. Camp Alleghany shorts in navy and white are available at the camp store, as well as white Alleghany tee-shirts.
Chilly Mountain Weather
The mornings and evenings at Camp Alleghany can be chilly. A hoodie adds a comforting layer from the cool, damp temperatures. Jeans and sweatpants are appropriate for evening activities. Rain gear is a must! It rarely rains, but when it does it pours, and can add to chilly temperatures! Ponchos, and knee-high rain boots are strongly recommended.