Camp Illahee was founded in 1921 by a Mississippi educator and his wife. Hinton and Francis McLeod were both devoted to the creation of a special environment where girls could develop and flourish.
Camp Illahee is a world unto itself just a few minutes from charming downtown Brevard and a short drive from Asheville, North Carolina and Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Three to one. Camp Illahee's staff to camper ratio far exceeds the standards set forth by the American Camp Association.
One-hundred and ten acres; two spring-fed lakes (canoe lake and swim lake); five tennis courts; four riding arenas, (one indoor); indoor gymnasium and climbing wall; “Beanstalk” climbing tower and high ropes course; 33 roomy open-air cabins with bathrooms; and lots of indoor space for occasional rainy days. Our 250 campers come from over 30 states and several foreign countries.
Mild mountain weather. During the days, temperatures warm up to the mid-eighties with plenty of sunshine. In the evenings, temperatures cool down to the mid-sixties, which makes for delightful sleeping weather.
Camp Illahee offers six sessions throughout the summer ranging from five days to four weeks.
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Newton is a Camp Illahee veteran and one of the few boys at camp. His favorite place to hang out is either behind the dining hall or under Laurie’s desk. His favorite activities are swimming, chasing white squirrels and having his ears rubbed by an endless procession of affectionate campers.
Liza is the newest addition to the Illahee family. She is a native of the Virginia coast and is being groomed by Newton to act as #2 camp dog. Like all Illahee girls, she is pretty darn cute, and has quickly become an office favorite.
Camp Illahee is accredited by the American Camp Association.