Marie Runs the Art Loeb Trail in a Day!

They’ve got grit! Last Saturday, Marie and three girl friends (including Janna Barton Carlson, Illahee trip leader and activity instructor since 2011) headed to Camp Daniel Boone at 5:30 a.m. to start their 30 mile through run on the Art Loeb Trail. They finished 10 1/2 hours later having covered 8000′ feet of elevation- an … Continued

Illahee Activities New and Old!

An Illahee girl in the 1940s might’ve spent her morning loading up golf clubs, bags, balls and tees to hit the links. She may have paddled in canoe formation but I’m doubtful she would’ve roped up to climb Looking Glass Rock or rolled a kayak in the lake. She may have hit tennis balls with … Continued

Winter Wonderland

With over 10″ of snow falling in Brevard on Sunday, we are enjoying a winter wonderland at camp. Besides plowing the driveways and shoveling the doorsteps, we’ve been bundled up and taking time to play on this sunny 20 degree day. Marie and Turner got their skis out to explore the farm. Laurie discovered that … Continued

A New Year Brings New Changes

We hope your family enjoyed the holidays and that you are welcoming 2022! January brings new energy at camp as we begin the countdown to summer. This week, we are saying good-bye to Lindsey Guye, who has been operations director and a year-round associate director since February 2014. Lindsey is moving to Nashville for a … Continued

Attitude of Gratitude

If you’re like me, the post-Thanksgiving let-down may be mixed with a few sighs of relief. I enjoy a routine, and am reminded of that after a full week of late nights catching up with family and endless feasting. I do love this holiday- there’s less pressure than Christmas and we’ve nailed down our family … Continued

The Royal Wedding

Illahee girls dream about a camp wedding and on August 28th Gardner and Lucas’ wedding made that a reality! Camp weddings are few and far between, and we thought you might enjoy some of the inside scoop. As the M.O.B. I was able to enjoy the celebration first hand, especially knowing that Gardner was being … Continued

Slowing Our Pace!

The fall-colored mums and pumpkin displays have begun making appearances on the neighborhood stoops. October is here! Since moving to S.C. fall seems like a distant reach- the season we are currently in is one long extension of summer. It’s hot and humid with a capital “H”; we are thankful for new friends with swimming … Continued

County Fair Comes to Town!

I’m always amazed during camp when our outstanding maintenance crew rolls by and says “see you tomorrow”! I forget how quickly the days pass during camp. This marks the “second” part of our day…there’s still a lot more fun to be had after 5:00 PM! Today was the second day of activity and campers were … Continued