Ready for Campers!

The 2018 season opened last weekend with lifeguard training, van driving and the arrival of all the staff on Monday.  We are well into the week and the counselors are enjoying ice cream and crafting door dec’s in the dining hall.  I just said good night to the camp moms who came to be on … Continued

April Showers Bring…EXCITEMENT!

This month’s mantra, “April showers…” has been broken and we have now had 72 hours of sunshine! Despite waking up to freezing temps, we are singing praises. The Heavenly World is a-bloom and looks beautiful. After a month of grey mist, the trees and grass have reaped the benefits and are greener than ever. The … Continued

Illahee Magic!

We are March-ing towards camp at a rapid speed and can hardly believe we are a short three months away! Temperatures have not quite warmed up and Brooks, my four-year-old, took an accidental dip into the canoe lake last weekend, and emphatically stated, “feels good!” I don’t think it’s quite Splash ready… The office has … Continued

For the love of…COOKIES!!!

We all love the delicious chocolate chip cookies served at Sunday evening cookouts, on opening days, and at camp picnics in between.  The CIT’s and JC’s are lucky enough to grab them out of the oven before serving them.  A definite comfort food, cookies are part of the Illahee tradition that links us summer after … Continued

Let The Countdown Begin!

Like the many of you, we at Camp Illahee are starting the new year with freezing temperatures. Camp is beautiful now with the frozen swim lake – ice skating might be our new camp activity. After nearly two weeks of holiday schedules, I woke up to a surprisingly loud alarm clock this morning and rolled … Continued

2017 Summer Highlights – LIVE!

Enjoy “S’More Holiday Fun” this Christmas and watch the 2017 Highlights Video! Merry Christmas, everyone, and Happy New Year!

Coming Soon!

Twelve Inches of snow blanketed Camp Illahee last Friday, just in time for a snowbound weekend.  I was in New York with a dozen Manhattan based Illahee girls enjoying the last camper gathering before the New Year.  Having raised two children at a summer camp, parenting in the city is intriguing.  Our family’s “tree-dition” is … Continued

Giving Thanks!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, second of course, to the Fourth of July at Hannah Ford Farm. The simple fact that the entire day revolves around food is enough for me, but sprinkle in loved ones, football, and food comas -it’s a recipe for happiness! OK, ok…This would be a little misleading if … Continued

What do you DO in the OFF Season?

My favorite time of the year is the SUMMER!  Each camp day is an adventure.  From pancakes at breakfast to songs in Rise and Shine to popping over to the barn to watch a riding lesson, checking out the synchro class on the lake or watching a tennis volley on the courts …the days pass … Continued

Pieces of Summer…

Didn’t camp just end?! I still imagine the bell signaling activity change. This morning I found myself humming a favorite camp tune. The line is, “Leaves will fall and trees will bend…” Looking less and less like summer.  This past weekend was spent at the beach, and although a short trip, we returned to crisp … Continued