Why Do We Have To Wait So Long ?

Lindsey and I traveled to our two largest camp towns, Atlanta and Charlotte, a few weeks ago.  We decided that early January is a great time for camp movies as we had 75 energetic camp girls at each show.  It’s fun to see junior counselors and older campers gather on the floor in a living … 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

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

Homesick and Happy

letters rock!

Had someone told me that I would be a camp director, I never would have believed it.  I would have had difficulty imagining such an incredible job with its Peter Pan like existence. The counselors aren’t exactly the “lost boys,” but living for 25 years among college students and campers does lead to a prolonged … Continued

Crowds of Happy Campers!

Raleigh camper show

Laurie and Gretchen visited campers, counselors and even a few alumnae in 6 cities in the last  week!  Laurie enjoyed five flights on her tour (and four airlines) starting in Dallas on Sunday and then travelling to Houston, Tampa, and Mobile returning to camp on Saturday.  Gretchen elected to drive the “bus-burban” across state making stops … Continued