2009 CLC Open House

First Time Campers Come for a Test Drive Brochures, websites and DVDs try to explain what camp is like, but nothing compares to experiencing the actual place. Spending a weekend at camp gives you an opportunity to get the feel of camp, test our bunks, look around the cabins, try camp activities, taste the food and swim in the lake. … Read More

All Hands on Deck – Volunteer Weekend 2009

The hands came in all sizes from child size to well-seasoned, but they were all very willing. Some were on their first visit to Crystal Lake Camps, others were reacquainting themselves with their memories of being campers or staff members. No task was too tough for this crowd from hoisting heavy glass storm windows into the Lodge attic to digging … Read More

New Flags Fly High in the CLC Dining Hall

      High in the soaring rafters of CLC’s central Dining Hall hang the flags of 18 nations from around the world. A truly unique aspect to Crystal Lake Camps is the international program – in recent years we’ve had campers and staff from over 15 countries on all six inhabited continents, join us for a few weeks in … Read More

Completing CLC’s Leadership Training Program

By Kate LaFranchi, 2008 LT Graduate   With the bright sun overhead and a breeze in the trees 12 Crystal Lake Leadership Trainees were walking down a narrow trail two by two. One of each pair was leading the other who was blind folded: We were learning how to trust each other. Each pair was deep in conversation, only interrupted … Read More

2009 Summer Camp Theme

 “Striving to be good, and to do good, and to love our neighbor as ourself, man’s soul is safe;” From Page 200: 14 – 15 The First Church of Christ Scientist and Miscellany by Mary Baker Eddy Whether your time or your child’s time at Crystal Lake as either a camper or staff member was years ago or even only a … Read More

CLC’s 2008 Counselor-in-Training Program, by Kate LaFranchi, 2008 CIT

What a CIT does After completing the CLC Leadership Training program, I spent the next four weeks of camp being a Counselor-in-Training, or “CIT”. During this time I worked with kids of all different ages and got to see the inner workings of camp and how all staff members pull together to make sure that camp runs smoothly and harmoniously. … Read More

Summer 2009: Giving back to CLC! This summer we’re excited to be introducing a Community Service Day, an afternoon during each session that will be devoted to providing interesting opportunities to the campers to give back to CLC.  Our Service Day projects will cover a full spectrum of physical ability to ensure that there are age-appropriate options for all campers!  … Read More

Welcome to the CLC blog!

We’ve started a great new way to learn about Crystal Lake Camps in our blog!  In coming days you’ll be hearing about some of the new ideas we’re exploring for camp programs, information on fall and spring events, and about this summer’s Metaphyscial Theme.  Check back often to catch up with what’s going on lakeside at CLC.