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

It’s May, It’s May – The Glorious Month of May!

Cinco de Mayo has a special meaning at Camp Illahee!  It marks our official summer countdown and it is quite a fiesta around here!  Camp directors wear a variety of sombreros during the year and in May, it’s the paint, plant and clean hats.  The office becomes the supply zone.  We divide our days between … Continued

We Love Brevard!

Hiking and more in the Brevard area!

If you are coming to Illahee this summer for the Alumnae Reunion or to bring your daughter to camp, we encourage you to plan some time to enjoy the Brevard area.  Not only is this a super area for camp, but it’s a great spot to enjoy your own vacation!  Here are some activities and … Continued

Food, Glorious Food!

“Manners make a person nice to know.”  Or rather I should clarify that good manners make a person nice to know!  And at Illahee, one area that we practice kindness and putting others first -is in Tilley Lodge, our dining hall.  I figure that the community spends about three hours a day gathered in the … Continued

The Cabin is a Family

opening day cabin picture

Cabin life is a big part of the Camp Illahee experience.  We like to think of the cabin group as a “family at camp.”  When a camper arrives on opening day, Kris greets her at the gate with her cabin assignment. Girls are often full of emotion as they hop out of their car to … Continued