During the last week at Illahee, campers and staff finish up activities and participate in various closing events, culminating in our Final Night Banquet and Campfire. These ceremonies are designed to help each camper evaluate and appreciate all that she has accomplished at camp. They bring closure to the entire camp experience. We strongly discourage campers from departing before closing day.
Please make arrangements to pick your daughter up between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Friday. When you arrive at camp, we will give you specific checkout procedures. Your most important tasks are seeing your daughter, meeting all her new friends, and helping her make it into the car with all of her belongings.
Be prepared for a variety of emotions. Most likely, your child will be overjoyed to see you, yet sad about leaving her friends. For a first-time camper, these conflicting feelings can be especially confusing. It might help to remind your daughter that she can stay in touch with her friends and will see them next summer.