For over 100 years, Camp Illahee has been a summertime home to thousands of young women. Countless friendships have started on the sun-dappled path to the riding ring, or in the shade of a Heigh Ho cabin in late afternoon. Each alum has helped make Illahee a truly “heavenly world.” We want you to feel right at home and look forward to having you play an active role in our alumnae family.
Traditionally, alumnae return to camp for reunions and celebrations every five years. Covid altered our plans for a centennial celebration, when we cancelled our 2020 camp season. We are looking forward to welcoming campers back this summer and we plan to celebrate 100+ years of camp with alumni in 2022!
When I come to the reunion, I am most looking forward to hugging old friends and sharing memories, smelling the pines, pushing a dining cart, singing old songs and maybe learning a new one, ringing the bell, having a cheerwine behind Curtis, sitting on the refreshed McLeod porch, and listening to taps at the end of the day. I guess I’m looking forward to every Heavenly bit of it!
Patti Dalis Sistrunck, 1987-99
The history of Illahee has been shaped by visionary leaders, unforgettable counselors, enthusiastic campers, and a changing world. Ever wonder what Camp Illahee was like in 1923? Learn the answer to that question and many others by digging deeper into our history, written by Gary Greene, director Gretchen Greene’s husband.