Sing Around the Lake and Canoe Formation!

One of my favorite nights of the session traditionally falls on the Wednesday evening before Friday’s close. Tonight, it started with short vignettes performed by the drama classes…and they were great. There was a scene from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the scene where the nuns sing How Do You Solve a Problem Like … 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

Say Goodbye to June!

Time flies when you’re having fun. Apparently so. I signed some checks today and the date jumped out at me. July? Already?! Really? A sure sign of a great summer is that it does fly by…too fast, in this case. We are rounding the corner into the weekend, and wrapping up week one, and what … Continued

Kuykendall, Reverse Scavenger Hunt and a Night to “Chill”

Today was a busy day…it started at around 7:00 am when we loaded a van with two bus drivers (one me and the other Roy who has been driving for us for almost ten years) and two van drivers and headed to Kuykendall to pick up the older girls from Pineview. It is close to … Continued

Atlantic City hosts Camp Directors

Gretchen, Kris, Dave and I were in Atlantic City, NJ- ok, an unlikely travel destination for four North Carolina camp directors, but we joined 2500 directors from all over the country for a terrific camp conference.  We also caught up with former Illahee Associate Director Kim Wenzl  who was a conference presenter for staff orientation … Continued

Welcome, Dave!

The New Year has brought Dave Hartsock to our year round team.  Illahee campers have known Dave for the past seven summers as Illahee’s fantastic tennis director. After Christmas, Dave moved to Brevard from Dayton Ohio where he had been teaching and coaching high school boys and girls tennis.  Dave is thrilled to be working … Continued