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

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

February Snow!

Over the course of two days in late February, Camp Illahee got almost ten inches of beautiful snow. Enjoy snowy scenes from camp!

An Attitude of Gratitude

Camper thank you note

Yesterday I was opening the mail that had piled up last week while we were all away at the American Camp Association Conference in New Orleans.   I opened a hand drawn Illahee pine branch with Thank You on the front.  The letter from our 5th grade camper began,  Dear Camp Illahee Staff…..Thank you…. Every day at … Continued

A New Pulpit for The Woodland Chapel!

New Pulpit for Woodland Chapel

Illahee is celebrating its 95th summer during the 2015 season and we are gearing up for BIG Fun! Plans are underway for an alumnae reunion weekend the last weekend of May and there will undoubtedly be plenty of “birthday” fun throughout the summer. Whether planning a reunion or planning to attend a reunion, the word … Continued

Leadership Weekend Gallery

The discussion is about leadership. Planning for the BEST SUMMER EVER!

[imagebrowser id=27] Over the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd, twelve summer leaders gathered at Camp Illahee for Leadership training, planning, and fellowship. The weekend included great food, great ideas, and lots  of enthusiasm for Summer 2012, the Best Summer Ever!

13 cities and 8 states!

The past two and a half weeks have been fantastic!  The five of us – Gordon, Laurie, Gretchen, Kris and Caroline divided destinations, logged miles across eight states and enjoyed visiting with old campers, new campers and prospective families in 13 cities! In week one, just before halloween, Gretchen and Caroline gathered with our Nashville … Continued

Merry Christmas…in July!

Sleigh bells were ringing and carols were singing on this balmy summer day in the Carolinas! It was Christmas in July! Reds and greens were the colors of the day and Christmas cheer was every where. Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday…largely because of the strong tradition of family gatherings in our clan.  Christmas has … Continued

First Day of Activities and County Fair!

Technology moves a heck of a lot faster than we do, but it is fun to utilize some of it to give you all a glimpse of all the fun we are having. With that in mind, here are a couple of items of interest: we will try to upload pictures in almost real time … Continued