Coming Soon!

Twelve Inches of snow blanketed Camp Illahee last Friday, just in time for a snowbound weekend.  I was in New York with a dozen Manhattan based Illahee girls enjoying the last camper gathering before the New Year.  Having raised two children at a summer camp, parenting in the city is intriguing.  Our family’s “tree-dition” is … Continued

Giving Thanks!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, second of course, to the Fourth of July at Hannah Ford Farm. The simple fact that the entire day revolves around food is enough for me, but sprinkle in loved ones, football, and food comas -it’s a recipe for happiness! OK, ok…This would be a little misleading if … Continued

What do you DO in the OFF Season?

My favorite time of the year is the SUMMER!  Each camp day is an adventure.  From pancakes at breakfast to songs in Rise and Shine to popping over to the barn to watch a riding lesson, checking out the synchro class on the lake or watching a tennis volley on the courts …the days pass … Continued

Pieces of Summer…

Didn’t camp just end?! I still imagine the bell signaling activity change. This morning I found myself humming a favorite camp tune. The line is, “Leaves will fall and trees will bend…” Looking less and less like summer.  This past weekend was spent at the beach, and although a short trip, we returned to crisp … Continued

Yukon Adventure!

Paddling on the Beaver RIver, Yukon, Canada

It’s not often that an adult gets to feel like a camper, and when I agreed to a canoe expedition, paddling 138-miles on the remote Beaver River in the Yukon, I realized that it was a lot like a two-week camp session.  Most of my post-camp vacations involve a large beach umbrella, sunscreen, and a … Continued

The Best Summer Ever!

Every three to five years, our “mission statement” the Best Summer Ever really does come true. Camp is almost 100 years old, so odds are that every year we add, it gets harder for it to be the BEST summer ever. I don’t mean for that to sound like it catches us off guard, because … Continued