Our Girls’ Summer Camp is in Full Swing!
Wow – the first week zoomed by fast!!
Campers were choosing their activities that continued – rain or shine- throughout each day.
Campers are divided into living groups from the youngest to the oldest: Rangers, Explorers, Blazers, Guides. Then comes the group who will be entering (or rising) 11th graders – the Jr. C.Ts, then Sr.C.Ts (“rising” 12th graders.) Campers may experience a half session of 3½ weeks or a full session of 7 weeks. As the Guides (teens) return to camp, they generally choose the full session in order to better qualify for some of the extended trips that are offered in their older Guide years. Depending upon their camp and social skills, and upon their general camper citizenship, the Directors invite these lucky Guides to experience such as the Appalachian Trail Trip, the Mexico trip, the Abroad Trip and the Nova Scotia Trip. Thirty-two extended trippers who are rising 10th graders are representing ALC on these trips this summer. And we can even accommodate boys on three of the extended trips…usually brothers of ALC campers. We are enormously proud of these campers and many of them will no doubt will be candidates to become Jr. C.Ts next summer. There is a wonderful tradition in ALC to ‘grow’ many of our own counselors!
Word from ALC Abroad
is that they love Ireland and Karen and John Black’s farm! Abroad campers are doing 10 days of Community Service while staying on the Black farm. That trip will travel in Wales, Scotland and England over the 7 weeks of the trip.
Don’t you wish you could spend a summer camping at Alford Lake Camp?
Jean, Sue and Betsy
We are so happy to share these bits with you. If you are an enrolled 2008 Family and have not used our myCampMinder system yet, please email Melissa for instructions as to how to do this. It featured the newsletter in full with photo. If you are an alum, hang on! We are developing this system to include you, so that you may enjoy watching the continued growth of ALC!