Sanctuary

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Have you been to a sanctuary recently?  What does a sanctuary feel like? Did the atmosphere make you feel welcome? A sanctuary is a place of safety and belonging where life is nurtured. We work hard to make Camp a sanctuary for the troubled boys we serve – A place where they gain a healthy… Read more »

Allegany Boys Camp Open House 2017

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You are invited to the annual Open House at Allegany Boys Camp on August 5, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Come experience some Camp spirit and: Receive a tour of one of the rustic campsites built by our groups. Participate in activities that are part of Camp’s therapeutic program, such as woodcutting, cooking… Read more »

February Home Visit

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Camp gets divided up into what we call sessions. Almost all the sessions are six weeks long, except for the one between Thanksgiving and Christmas. At the end of each session we have a party night before the boys head home for a few days to be with their families. Party night is a fun… Read more »

Home Visit Feedback

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We often look at a boy when he graduates and see the significant ways he changed while he was at camp.  Sometimes in the big picture we forget to notice the little changes.  Changes that are like a window into the big changes that are in progress. Tuesday night in chuckwagon after the boys were back from home… Read more »

Celebrating the 4th

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July 4th is always a fun day at camp because all the groups and staff get to join in for some group activities!  We missed the Woodsmen group who had already left for their two and a half week canoe trip. This year the activities started at one o’clock with prison dodge ball, a game… Read more »

Graduation

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There will always be a last time. The last time you walk up trail to chuckwagon. The last time you pack a shower bag. The last time you circle up with your group. The last time you help to lead a song at sharing time. Even the changes we most look forward to can have… Read more »

Problem Solving

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Once a session, except during the holidays, our family workers meet with the parents of the boys at camp in what we call Parent Group Meeting.  Primarily, it’s a way to learn about some of the basics of camp philosophy and structure. It’s also a chance for parents of campers to meet each other, swap stories, and… Read more »

Celebrating Christmas

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Christmas … the beautiful time when we celebrate the birthday of Jesus. The amazing gift of salvation from our Father God.  I love the way giving is wound into the very fabric of the Christmas Season.  At camp, we love to celebrate with a few traditions. During the first part of December, the boys help… Read more »

Turkey in the Hole

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Everyone likes to celebrate Thanksgiving, but I’d venture to guess there are few cooks who have half as much fun cooking the turkey as we do! Our celebration begins in the kitchen, er field.  When we cook turkey outdoors, we do it with flair! The night before our banquet, we take turns stoking and fanning… Read more »

2014

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Happy New Year! At Allegany Boys Camp, we celebrated the coming of a new year all evening! We began with some group singing, accompanied by guitar music by one of our guests, Ben Shank.  Ben has helped camp over the course of the summer by hand-hewing rafters and beams for the office remodel project.  He’s… Read more »