In the Cherokee language, Illahee means “heavenly world.” This expresses the very best of what campers, counselors and staff create in our remarkable community every summer.
Since 1921, Camp Illahee has given girls the opportunity to explore their interests, seek new adventures and forge friendships and memories that last a lifetime. We invite you to explore the magic of Illahee.
Welcome to our “heavenly world.”
The Illahee experience includes swimming in a natural lake, listening to crickets and frogs during the night, running outside on a rainy day and enjoying the independence of travelling to activities along white gravel paths. Rather than relying on a virtual experience, Illahee girls enjoy the unique opportunity of living closely in nature.
Western North Carolina’s cool mountains provide the backdrop for Illahee’s 110 acre setting. With 275 campers, Illahee’s 3 to 1 camper to staff ratio assures that each camper is noticed and well cared for in camp.