An Easter Sunrise Service

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Clouds lightly layered the sky as our caravan of cars and vans pulled out of the driveway and headed toward a mountain ridge on Easter morning.  It was minutes before seven and chilly. Arriving at the top of the ridge, people grabbed seat cushions and settled in groups on the grass. The view was breathtaking!… 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 »

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 »

Mother Son Banquet 2014

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After an unusually cool summer, the day of our long anticipated Mother Son Banquet dawned hot and muggy.  But even temperatures in the nineties with a real feel in the triple digits couldn’t touch the excitement around camp. Our Mamas were coming! These are the beautiful women who have chosen to give us life, whether… Read more »

Dutch Oven Cookoff

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Ever wonder what it would be like to cook all of your food over a fire?  At Allegany Boys Camp, the boys do exactly that two days out of every week.  Friday through Tuesday they head up trail three times a day and enter chuckwagon where Miss Esther and Miss Sheryl have fabulous food waiting… Read more »

2014 Derby Car Race

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In February, Allegany Boys Camp enjoyed its first derby car race.  The boys and staff alike spent hours designing, carving, and painting a derby car in hope that it would be the winning model!  The most coveted prize, of course, was for speed; but cars were also awarded prizes for more creative and most realistic…. Read more »

It’s Party Night!

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Camp sessions are mostly divided into six week increments culminating in a five day home visit.  On Thursday night before the boys head home with their parents or caregivers, campers and staff alike get together for “Party Night.” Except for holidays, our parties are relatively low-key with minimal or no decor but oh-so-yummy food!  The… Read more »