A tribute to Anna

Dear friends of Crystal Lake Camps – as many of you have already heard, Anna Alford passed away Wednesday morning.  It would be difficult to overestimate Anna’s impact on Crystal Lake, and the impact she had on everyone who passed through the camp’s entrance gate.  With well over 50 years of living on or next to camp, she has had … Read More

What do the CIA, President Johnson and Mexican cheese have to do with CLC?

You’ve seen the flags.  29 of them, each one representing campers and staff from a different county, hanging from the rafters in the Dining Hall.  But did you know they represent a history going as far back as the 1950s of international campers and staff attending Crystal Lake Camps? I was one of those campers who came to CLC from … Read More