ALFORD LAKE CAMP COVID-19 RESPONSE
We are grateful to the many members of the ALC Community who have inquired about making a donation to help ALC. We will be in touch with you very soon about ways to help.
May 7, 2020
It is with deep sadness and profound disappointment that we announce the suspension of all scheduled ALC programs for the 2020 summer season.
Knowing the unpredictable nature of this virus and the risks that it presents to our community, we feel that keeping ALC's tent flaps closed for this summer is the most responsible decision that we can make. We simply cannot risk the health and safety of our campers, staff, and surrounding community posed by COVID-19.
We appreciate your patience, trust, support, and hope throughout these past weeks. Like you, we spend all winter counting down the days until camp. We know that this spring presented unique challenges for each of us and that camp is usually the balm that heals us all. We are determined to keep our heads up, to keep our 2020 community connected in a different, yet warm and loving way for this summer, and to begin to build the excitement for our 2021 summer together. ALL 2020 campers are eligible to return in 2021 regardless of age or grade in school.
April 7, 2020
Our global community is facing challenges that none of us have ever experienced. Alford Lake Camp is closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus. Our Directors and winter leadership team meet regularly to review the latest information and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local, state, and federal agencies, our pediatrician and head nurse; to review plans for the summer; to provide guidelines for our community members with regard to their health and wellness; and to discuss communications to the ALC community.
We have created this webpage to provide the ALC Community with the latest information on ALC's response to the outbreak. Please check back regularly for updates. Families of currently enrolled campers, along with our 2020 staff, will also receive these updates via email.
We are working closely with our colleagues at Maine Summer Camps and the American Camping Association, a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.
The health and safety of all ALCers - campers, staff, alumnae, parents, and friends - is our focus. ALCers may be scattered around the world, but we know that the strength of this great community will give all of us needed support as we move through this challenging time together.
There is nothing we want more than to provide each of our campers with the exceptional summer experience they are hoping for. We continue to plan, hire staff, and enroll new campers. We are eager for the summer. For now, all we can do is wait a bit longer and hope that ALC's 114th summer will happen in 2020. In the meantime, we will continue to bring ALCers together on social media and for our weekly virtual Logs each Sunday in April.