Crystal Lake Camps is a Christian Science camp located in the Endless Mountains of north-central Pennsylvania. The property spans over 960 acres of wooded land and includes two lakes, Crystal and Wild Rice. The Girls and Boys Camps together, located on opposite sides of Alford Hall, hold a capacity of 100 campers, which gives Crystal Lake a small, family feeling. Though the camper cabins are separated, the programs and activities are enjoyed by boys and girls of all ages together. We host campers and staff from all around the world -- countries such as Russia, Mexico, England, the Philippines, DRC, and more -- which allows for a global perspective, diversity, and inclusivity.
CLC is a Christian Science organization dedicated to supporting the spiritual growth of all its participants, and in particular, to help young people become practicing Christian Scientists.
One of CLC’s goals is to help people learn to be God-dependent instead of people- or matter-dependent.
CLC celebrates each individual, and accepts everyone as family.
We will strive to provide a place where individual creative expression is embraced, and each person has the opportunity to find their unique talents.
The Natural Environment critically underlies the learning, growing, and healing that happen at CLC.
Outdoor-focused activities are central to the CLC program, and will constitute a significant portion of all mission-related programming.
The blessings we receive are passed on to others. Members of our community are expected to take the growth & healing they gain at CLC and apply those lessons in their lives and subsequently the world.
It is important that CLC participants understand that the good, inspiration, healing, etc. that happen at camp are not limited or circumscribed by being at the camp facility. We will strive to help people understand that as God is good, and that good exists in all places and at all times.
It’s important to CLC that we have a work ethic that is both holistic & spiritual.
Holistic means we understand that working for CLC encompasses all aspects of our lives, and that finding appropriate balance and scope is important. We understand Principle and Love act in unity, and we actively work to express that unification in our activities.
Meet Our Staff
Board of Trustees
Kathy Bailey, President
Jim Keeley, Vice President
Jennifer Vomvas, Treasurer
East Norwich, NY
Sussie Holzberlein, Secretary
East Aurora, NY
Mexico City, Mexico