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Our Ninety-Year History

In 1919, a young Transylvania County entrepreneur named Joe Tinsley bought a hundred acres of land in order to start a summer camp for girls. With the help of an idealistic educator named Hinton McLeod and his wife, Francis, Camp Illahee opened in 1921.

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Greetings from Camp IllaheeSummer tubers with McLeod Lodge at Camp Illahee, Brevard NC summer camp for girls

With this website, we've tried to bring a sense of the adventure, creativity, enthusiasm and fun that are the hallmarks of the Illahee experience.

So take a look around, acquaint yourself with all that Camp Illahee offers, and get ready to join us for the "Best Summer Ever"! Hear what we have to say!

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