Plant a Garden!

After an unseasonably cool start to spring, we finally got out to Hannah Ford to plant the new raised bed gardens last night. One bed will be flowers, another predominantly herbs for the Illahee kitchen and salad bar! Miss Dee, who will be back to create exciting salad bar offerings, is super-excited about the herb … Continued

Farm Gardening!

It looks like we have finally turned the corner to spring on a beautiful Saturday in the mountains! Last week, we had sleet and a winter weather advisory…in April! We all have spring fever and can’t wait for camp to start. Tom and Tim have been out working on a new raised bed garden at … Continued

Six Flights in Seven Days and Thankful for Camp Friends Along the Way!

I may need a new travel agent….six flights in seven days!  What was I thinking? Asheville to Tampa to Ormond Beach to Houston to Dallas to New Orleans and back home in time to drive over to enjoy camp movies with Raleigh girls and counselors who trekked over from UNC Chapel Hill!  While it has … Continued

A Great Day for Cabin Groups

By day three of  camp, cabin groups start to feel like family.   This morning Gordon and I started the day with our heads of hill and leadership team at 7:30 where we catch a more detailed pulse of cabin life.  Resoundingly, the report from each hill’s leader was that “these girls love camp!”  Activities … Continued

Oh Say Can You See? Happy Fourth!

What an amazing day! This is how the Fourth should be celebrated! I will say, at 10:36 PM as I sit down to write, I am glad that it has ended safely and with lots of happy campers and staff. Our last crew is off the road, back from an afternoon and evening at the … Continued

A Great Day to “Meet” the Farm!

Hannah Ford Farm has exceeded every expectation I had for this beautiful piece of property about four miles from camp situated on the headwaters of the French Broad River. This is the same river that attracted both Sierra Nevada brewery and New Belgium Brewery to announce this past year that they will locate their east … Continued

Nothing like a Great Camp Day!

It was NICE to be in camp all day today. And for those of you keeping score, being around this crowd settled any tech frustrations I may have been feeling last night when I was fighting with our website. It’s hard to stay mad when you’re at camp! And, (fingers crossed), I think I may … Continued