How Can You Help?
You, as an ALCer, are a vital part of our community and are the key to generating excitement around ALC experiences. We are so grateful for your enthusiasm and love for this place that has affected so many lives!
You CAN Help! As always, we love to hear from our alums! We’ve created a form to make it easy for you to tell us how you’d like to help! Use this form to request packets of information or flyers, refer a family, or suggest a Gathering location.
* Refer friends and family
Don’t think “I don’t know anyone of camper age,” dig deeper! You may realize you know someone who knows someone who would LOVE to experience ALC for the first time!
* Ask us for packets of information to distribute
You can fill out this form to request packets, or call or email us! We’d love to hear from you!
* Hang flyers in your community
Don’t have a way to download and print flyers? To request flyers, use this form, call, or email us, and we’ll send you some in the mail!
Where to hang or hand out flyers:
Your gym, doctor’s office, school, community center, church, book club, or you could even distribute them through the mail or email!
* Host an ALC Gathering or Parent Coffee
ALC Gatherings are a wonderful tradition of bringing our current camp community, Alumni, Staff and Families who are interested in camp, together to share their experiences or learn more about us. To host a Gathering all you need is a room to accommodate a small group of people where a DVD can be viewed and serve a few light snacks! Hosts/hostesses work with the ALC office to generate a list of invitees, and we take care of sending the invitations from here! It works best if the host/hostess knows a few interested families aside from those in our database. Gatherings typically last between 1 1/2 and 2 hours.
Our Parent Coffees are an informal, conversational time to talk and share ideas about the challenges and triumphs of parenting and the important role that a resident camp experience can play in our parenting. We’ll also have the opportunity to talk about Alford Lake Camp and the warmth and enthusiasm that we share as a summer community.
* Talk about your ALC experiences!
One of the most reliable ways to inform and excite new families about Alford Lake is to hear about it through alumni. As an alum, you know best the impact that an ALC experience has on children and young adults. Relive your summers on the shores of Alford Lake by sharing your experiences with others!
Jean McMullan’s Advice:
By talking about the importance of a fun-filled, wholesome and unforgettable resident camp experience, you will peak the interest of those listening through the emotion behind your words. You can explain that it is not just the activities or the setting, but the long-term challenge, care and dedication of staff that make ALC one of the finest educational communities a camper can experience. Perhaps, by recalling that upon your return home, the important skills of adjusting to a new environment, translated into incredible growth in self-esteem. Conversation around taking a break from the electronic make-up of our world and finding huge satisfaction in making one’s own fun and is of infinite importance in developing invention and creativity, is critical point to bring up. Remember that the values that are instilled by living close to nature, looking up to positive role models, conquering fears of something new and finding that one is truly important to the fabric of a close community is of incalculable importance to the healthy development of children.