What a Way to Start 2016!

Our family’s New Year’s trip to the Grand Canyon jump started my goals for the new year as I had more revelations than resolutions! We joined siblings and cousins to hike into the base of the Grand Canyon and spend two nights at Phantom Ranch . Our group of 11 included 4 fit college students, … Continued

Oh, Give Thanks!

Camp show

As we enter this week of Thanksgiving, families and friends are pausing to be grateful. My uncle shared a New York Times editorial from last Sunday’s that starts, “Choose to be Grateful. It will Make You Happier.” In 26 years of camp directing, I’ve known many college students who spend their summers encouraging and loving … Continued

Can’t Wait To Be On The Road Again!

McLeod Lodge in the fall

We love this time of year. The leaves are turning at camp and the fall colors are beautiful! We’ve been watching Mary Lou’s transformation of the 2015 camp highlights video and are excited to take it on the road. Gretchen is heading to Nashville and Birmingham for our first camp shows of the season. Over … Continued

The 95th – Successful from Start to Finish!

Camp Illahee’s 95th season closed a month ago, and it’s a crisp 45 degrees this morning with Carolina Blue skies.  The summer opened with an alumnae reunion weekend.  150 Illahee women joined us from all over the country representing four generations of campers and counselors. We’ve posted some photos from the reunion. During camp we … Continued

Illahee’s 95th Summer Season!

Alumnae from all corners of the world came home to Illahee to help celebrate our 95th summer!

Our 95th season opened with an alumnae reunion the last weekend in May. 130 women – three generations- returned to the Heavenly World from all corners of the country- Oregon, California, Texas, New York and Florida.  Our senior alumna was former director Frankie Hall who recently turned 90 and held court all weekend telling stories … Continued