Browsing through my favorite bookstore, Highland Books in downtown Brevard, I stumbled on the latest Images of America, Summer Camps Around Asheville and Hendersonville by Melanie English. Illahee is prominently featured on pages 24 to 34. Earlier that day I had shared some of Illahee’s history with the older campers, the Sparks. We read letters and stories written by campers in 1940. Check out Melanie English’s new book to see that Camp Illahee is part of a long tradition of summer camps in Western North Carolina.