Creating a Planet Run by the Sun

In high school I began to learn about the various environmental challenges that our earth is facing. At The Principia College I continued to study which factors are negatively influencing our planet and how we as humans can still be positive change agents, within my sustainability minor. I became most fascinated in mankind’s involvement in […]

Designs of Love in Henna

I’ve been doing henna for about 3 years – so not too long. I’m Indian, and so I was always used to henna in my culture. Whenever there would be a wedding, there would be henna there, and I was always fascinated by it. One day, I bought a tube from the market and I […]

A Gap Year Full of Blessings

        I made my gap year my own. I had the opportunity to spend my time exploring and having a lot of new challenges. I would not have had these obstacles if I did not push myself to go against the norm of jumping right into college. Even though taking time off […]

Session 1, 2018

Week 1 of CLC’s 70th summer is coming to a close. We’ve had an amazing start of Session 1 with classes such as cooking, horseback riding, dance, boating, archery, school of rock, and STAR! Our evening programs were full of energy and excitement. The Barn Dance was a blast; we played mouse-trap, musical chairs, and […]

Easter Camp 2018

If you’re reading this post, you probably already know that one of the key components to Crystal Lake Camps is our international program.  You may also know that Becca and I this past December were fortunate to be invited to be part of a group that was in the Philippines to celebrate a century of […]

Service Trip to Ecuador

This week’s blog comes from Noah, a CLC camper who travelled abroad to do service work:   My name is Noah, and I have been a camper at CLC for 4 summers. I was excited when I was asked to write for CLC’s blog about my recent travels with my middle school. I had an amazing opportunity […]

Easter Gladness

What is Easter and what does it mean to you? Maybe it’s a public holiday, a long weekend, or time away from work when you can go camping or spend time doing other activities. To me, Easter has a spiritual significance. For a long time I thought that Easter occurred once a year, but the […]

Music, Music, Music!

Hi Friends! This week’s blog comes from CLC Alumnus, Will Buchanan! We asked him what he was up to these days, and he shared a bit about his band, the Bonbon Plot: “Many of my favorite musical memories are from camp.  I remember jamming to “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Stairway to Heaven” with the School […]