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
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
“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
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
Voices Raised in Praise Singing the new Hymns at CLC Every morning assembly at CLC begins with a hymn from the Christian Science Hymnal. This summer we hope that our campers will learn the new hymns and tunes that The Mother Church has recently published in the Hymnal Supplement, including this favorite by John Newton, who went from being the Captain … 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
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.