Editor’s Note: There’s so many reasons to love my job that it’s hard to know where to begin in listing the many ways. But one thing makes the short list for sure. That’s when I get letters, postcards, and e-mails from campers throughout the year that show me how deeply Camp Alleghany has touched their hearts. And I love it when, after asking for permission, I’m able to add these to our blog and share them with you. Such is the case with the contribution below, about how one camper, Anna Turk, was inspired by the Tree of Life. Many alumni and campers will know about camp’s informal adoption of the Tree of Life as an unofficial extra mascot/logo! Enjoy! — Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise
The Tree of Life Grows On
This is Anna Turk from camp. I just wanted to show you what I sewed together. It’s for camp because it’s a Tree of Life pillow!
I was just so pumped for camp that I knew that I had to make a Tree of Life pillow case to go along with my necklace.
I can’t wait to be reunited with all my best friends this summer!!
The pillow case was made from fabric that I bought from a local shop. I sewed the pillow case.
The pillow insert with my name and camp zip code printout was made on a dot com called shutterfly.
My bracelet was made at a store in Blacksburg, Virginia that I called on a whim.
— Anna Turk, Camper, Camp Alleghany for Girls
We love to see our campers being so creative both at camp and at home. It’s especially cheering to us when their happiness at camp is turned into a palpable expression of love for camp. Thanks Anna!
— Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise