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Our hearts are for Calleva & we know that they will stay there. Together. Forever. Come what may!
Calleva alumni are a community of adventurers who value the great outdoors, friendship, and purposeful living. We’re proud of the Calleva diaspora, and are committed to staying connected even though we are no spread out all over the world (literally!).
Here are some ways our alumni stay connected to Calleva’s mission, even when they live far away:
Calleva Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund is directed by a steering committee of staff alumni, all of whom started their Calleva adventure as campers. This fund supports full and partial scholarships for campers from Maryland, Virginia & DC. In 2022 we are hoping to expand our investment in these young people by providing footwear, raingear and other items that make camp even more fun!
Calleva Weekend Adventures! Many of our alumni grew up nearby, so they come to the DMV regularly to visit family & friends. While in town, alumni drop by to see us at the farm for Pizza Night, a visit to the horse barn, or Markoffs Haunted Forest. Some just schedule a weekend paddle from Angler’s or Riley’s Lock.
- Calleva Staff. We welcome alumni as guest speakers to our staff meetings, guest instructors for staff training & orientation sessions, and even guest JCs during camp weeks.
- Mentoring Students & Campers. Volunteers also are welcome to support Leaders in Training & Gap Year programs. Many Calleva alumni are professionals — architects, chefs & other tradespeople — who enthusiastically lend their expertise to support young leaders as they learn & grow.
Revisit Camp! In recent years, we’ve had alumni make guest appearances as JCs and counselors for camp or school programs.
We love every minute we get with our awesome alumni family, who are an essential part of our mission. We couldn’t be more proud of the way they express Calleva values as they build their lives in all parts of the globe. But remember: Your roots will always be here!