Virtually CLC

We cannot express enough gratitude for our Virtually CLC summer staff; we are so proud of the great feat you’ve accomplished in building an online camp program from scratch and totally rocking it! The spirit of CLC streamed through Zoom and YouTube reaching campers around the world. It was truly inspiring to watch all of the fun, joy, love, inclusivity, … Read More

Four ways CLC prepared me to be an actor

On the surface, spending a summer at camp and performing a play are very different activities. For example, at camp we try to unplug from gadgets and get outside, while plays are (usually) indoors and often require quite a bit of technology to pull off. But as a professional actor in Chicago for the past six years, I’ve found many … Read More

Feeling God’s Ever Present Love!

Thanksgiving is in just a few days and during the holiday season it’s especially important to be recognizing the true spirit of what they represent.  Here to tell us about feeling God’s Love and being grateful for that, is Christian Science Practitioner John Kohler, who joined us for the first time this past summer! It’s not unusual to want to … Read More

Winter is coming!

Halloween has come and gone, and you can’t help but notice the immediate scramble to get Christmas decorations up and holiday tunes playing when walking through a store.  Even before Halloween, big name shops had Christmas lurking in the back corner of their stores waiting for November 1st to come. Now I know that there are two very different reactions … Read More

“I can of mine own self do nothing…”

In honor of Veterans Day today, Brian Humphreys gives us a glimpse into his training time during his military service and how Christian Science and his experiences at camp helped in overcoming obstacles.  Nothing quite prepares you for boot camp in the Marines.  Think of the tornado scene in the Wizard of Oz, only in color and you can’t click … Read More

Coming Home To Camp – October Events

 Marissa Bunting has been coming to camp since 2002.  Throughout the years camp has been a second home for her as she’s gone from camper to counselor.  This past October Marissa joined us for two annual fall events. I started going to off-season events at camp when I was 13 years old.  Jessica Henderson, a previous director, took me up … Read More

Join Us in October for Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Crystal Lake Camps is to many people a second home away from home.  What makes it so memorable though? The beauty found walking through the woods with sunlight streaming through the leaves of trees, sunsets over the lake, or the bright glowing stars at night… Raising the flag with your camp mates to signal a new day… The dancing firelight … Read More

Little Olympics Pt 2

Round TWO of the CLC Little Olympics and you guessed it! It’s WATER SPORTS (and other fun and often food related games!) Games like the high jump!           And Dragon Tails (an aquatic version of flag foot ball, this sport involves teams of several swimmers in a chain of inner tubes trying to steal the tail off … Read More


It has come again! The culmination of the summer clan games at Crystal Lake take place in a floury of camaraderie and spirit…THE LITTLE OLYMPICS! For those of you just tuning in allow us to set the scene: the competitors each hail from one of the four Crystal Lake Clans (based on the clans of the Leni-Lenape tribes native tot he area). … Read More

500 Miles (Roughly)

We better sing about it…. *to the tune of  The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles*     When I get packed, well, I know I’m gonna be I’m gonna be the one who gets packed next to you       When I make lunch, yeah, I know I’m gonna be I’m gonna be the one who makes bag lunch with you … Read More