Crowds of Happy Campers!

Raleigh camper show

Laurie and Gretchen visited campers, counselors and even a few alumnae in 6 cities in the last  week!  Laurie enjoyed five flights on her tour (and four airlines) starting in Dallas on Sunday and then travelling to Houston, Tampa, and Mobile returning to camp on Saturday.  Gretchen elected to drive the “bus-burban” across state making stops … Continued

A New Pulpit for The Woodland Chapel!

New Pulpit for Woodland Chapel

Illahee is celebrating its 95th summer during the 2015 season and we are gearing up for BIG Fun! Plans are underway for an alumnae reunion weekend the last weekend of May and there will undoubtedly be plenty of “birthday” fun throughout the summer. Whether planning a reunion or planning to attend a reunion, the word … Continued

Junior Camp Celebrates 10th Season!

Junior campers gear up for the zipline

This season we’ll be celebrating Illahee’s 95th anniversary and the 10th year of the Junior Session!  Since 2005, the last week of the camp season has brought some of the most excited campers to Illahee!  These campers have been counting down the days to the session and for many, it is their first week away … Continued

Merry Christmas to All…

The good news is that our day recovered nicely after a pretty wet start. Whereas yesterday was misty and overcast, today, it flat out was raining through the morning…not a downpour that can deliver inches in an hour, but steady enough that I put my hood up on my parka when I was walking around … Continued

First Day of Activities and the County Fair Comes to Town!

We are already in our groove! I’ll have to admit that though I love “unplugging” in the summertime, I do love aspects of technology. One favorite is that it allows campers to sign up for activities well before their arrival…most camps do the registration we all remember from the “old days” at college. The first … Continued

The Summer 2012 has begun!

Yesterday we celebrated  Memorial Day with the arrival of  the 2012 camp staff !  After nine months of planning, the start of orientation is a welcome beginning to summer.  I have to admit, that I always get butterflies with camp’s opening and the flurry of last minute preparations and projects,  but after our first evening … Continued

Leadership Weekend Gallery

The discussion is about leadership. Planning for the BEST SUMMER EVER!

[imagebrowser id=27] Over the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd, twelve summer leaders gathered at Camp Illahee for Leadership training, planning, and fellowship. The weekend included great food, great ideas, and lots  of enthusiasm for Summer 2012, the Best Summer Ever!

Brevard: Cycling Capital of the South!

If you haven’t seen this, read on – Big News for BREVARD, NC! The experts have spoken.  BIKE Magazine, the premier mountain biking publication in the country, calls Transylvania County “America’s best kept secret,” and “home to some of the best riding in the country,” in their January issue. The publication hits newsstands on January … Continued

What does it mean when we say Illahee is A Christian Camp?

With the onset of the Christmas season, I have been thinking about what it means for Illahee to be a Christian summer camp. It’s no coincidence that Illahee is known by its family as “the heavenly world.” That title is used interchangeably with the camp’s name. The underlying core of the Illahee experience is the … Continued

Adventures on the Hill Night!

The benefit of a late post tonight for you night owls is a set of pictures from a new angle at Sliding Rock. Hopefully, they’ll all be loaded by the time I publish tonight’s update. There are some fun ones of faces as girls hit the water at the bottom. The downside to getting those … Continued