We don’t really want to add to the pile of paperwork on everybody’s desks… but …..it is that time of year again! Forms for the summer of 2011 are online and ready for you to fill out. We do need you to complete your camper’s forms and hope you will find this blog helpful in explaining the process. We want to help make this as easy as possible for our 2011 ALC Families. By now many of you will have received your first Parent Mailing, which also explains the process. Still, if you have any questions, please call us anytime at 207-799-3005.
So what does it take to make sure 175 campers enjoy a healthy, fun and safe summer at Alford Lake Camp? Information and lots of it!!! We, the Directors, along with our medical staff and other Department Heads need information about your camper in advance of the summer to prepare. We have the awesome responsibility of caring for your camper and we take this very, very seriously. We will work with you closely to make sure our camp is prepared for every eventuality. This is why we need all forms completed (both online and mailed to camp) by MAY 1, 2011.
Why does camp require so many forms? We might need to contact you during the summer and will need as current contact information as possible. Should your camper need medical treatment, we will need to have all of her health history information. We must prepare for chaperones for camp buses to and from camp. Etc., et., etc. Campminder allows us to manage most of this information through a secured, password protected data base. But some of the forms must be printed, completed, signed and mailed to Alford Lake Camp. We couldn’t be the excellent camp (100% American Camp Association Accredited Camp) we are without these forms at our summer camp office.
So, let’s begin! Go to the Alford Lake Camp website and find the MyCampMinder icon on our homepage. Follow the login instructions to begin completing the online forms for your camper. Don’t remember your login credentials? Simply call camp and we can help you!
Go to the Yellow Button (Forms and Documents) – and begin! All forms with the computer monitor icon maybe completed online. All forms with the arrow are to be printed at home by you, completed and signed and mailed back to ALC by May 1, 2011. A special note: the online form entitled “Health History” will be the longest form – over five fields. Make sure to “save work” at the bottom of every page as you complete this form.
Once you have completed on-line forms, you will note that they will turn to green. How satisfying!! Printed forms will not “turn green” until they are received at the ALC office. You will receive periodic e-mail reminders of forms that remain unsubmitted.
Campminder is our friend! We can manage the important information regarding your camper and your family through this data base. Additionally, you will be able to view password protected photos of ALC Camp life on the site during the summer.
We need a bit of your time to complete these forms. We urge you to schedule a doctor’s appointment if your child needs a camp physical this year. Do not delay in arranging your camper’s flights if she is flying to/from camp. Please don’t forget that extended trip participants (ALC Abroad, ALPs and NOVA) need valid passports!!
Thank you for helping us prepare for a fun, safe and healthy summer. Mail all forms to:
Alford Lake Camp
5 Salt Marsh Way
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions:
Sue McMullan, Director
Betsy Brayley, Assistant Director