Alumni Association News!

Dear Alumni:

Get ready: The Crystal Lake Camps Alumni Association is busy planning our third annual reunion. And if last year’s reunion is any indicator of what to expect this year, it’s going to be a blast. So, save the date! October 11-14, 2013.

alumniphotoThe October reunion brought back more than 60 familiar faces from summers past. All of CLC’s heated cabins were packed, meaning it felt like camp! We hiked, conquered the high ropes course, carved pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, shared photos, danced Joe’s famous 7-steps at the Barn dance, and played our favorite games at the council fire. And there was plenty of time to talk about old times and catch up.

This reunion also featured a memorial service for Anna Alford. Along with inspiring readings and music, several people shared some special memories of her. Dottie was so grateful to all who were able to join.

The purpose of the Association is to keep CLC alumni in such close touch with the goals and activities of CLC that they become an important factor in promoting and supporting the camp and its work in the Christian Science community throughout the world.

Our annual reunion at camp is our “main event,” but we’re also trying to bring more alums together at regional events. We’ve had a couple of mini-reunions in the Boston area, and we’re trying to organize events in other areas. If you’d like to help plan or host a reunion in your area, please contact us at It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; maybe a potluck dinner (preceded by singing grace – Johnny Appleseed anyone?) where everybody brings their old camp pictures to share. We just ask that you take a picture and post it to our official facebook group.
The Association’s Board is on the lookout for new Board members. Our aim is to have Board members in geographic areas that have several CLC Alums. We’d also like to have representation from as many generations of camp as possible. If you’re interested in serving on the Board, please get in touch with us and we’ll get you a copy of our by-laws so you can decide if it’s a good fit for you.

Want to sign up? Call 570-584-5608 or email See you soon!

Jim Keeley, Chair
Lille Thompson, Vice Chair
Jenna Fisher, Secretary
Ian McLeland
Sheldon Thompson
Besty Huffman
Rex Nelles, CLC Board liaison
council fire
MARK YOUR CALENDARS TODAY! The next CLC Alumni Reunion will be the weekend of October 11-14, 2013. The cost will be $150 per person for 3 night lodging and meals from Friday dinner through Monday lunch. Ask about a reduced rate if you can’t stay the whole time. Children under 16 will be $75 (children under 2 will be free)

“Like” our official Facebook page – “Crystal Lake Camps Alumni Association” to keep up with the latest alumni events and surveys.

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