Nature Thought for January: Mountaintops

  Recently I have been thinking about mountaintops. These are places one aspires to reach. This is because often it takes a great desire and discipline to accomplish a wilderness peak. One has to be wholly dedicated to giving extraordinary effort to make it all the way to the top. The rewards for not stopping […]

Winter Camp 2015

After all the Christmas presents are unwrapped, and all the Christmas dinner gobbled up, many families struggle with boredom in the days following the festivities of Christmas and before New Year’s celebrations begin. This is never a problem for families who attend Winter Camp at Crystal Lake Camps. Despite the lack of snowfall, this year’s […]

Nature Thought for December: Snowflakes!

  Coming into December got me thinking about snow and the intricate little flakes that make up snow. Snow is a big deal at Crystal Lake Camps. It is what fuels the cross country ski season and entices hundreds of visitors to come and enjoy the winter beauty of our camp. The snow itself is […]

Terrific Turkey Trivia!

  There are many things I love about being a member of the proud Crystal Lake Camps turkey clan. First of all, turkeys have their own day every year, called Turkey Day, though some may also refer to it as Thanksgiving. It is a day when everybody gives thanks for turkeys. Secondly, turkeys are clever […]

Cleaning up can be fun too!

  Our relationship began four years ago. Mark and I felt compelled to get involved with a Christian Science youth camp and decided to check out Crystal Lake Camps first as it was the closest to us. We saw that they had an upcoming Fall Clean-up Weekend and, although we had never been there before, […]

Mirror of Eternity: Alumni Weekend 2015

  Let me start by saying that Alumni Weekend 2015 was FANTASTIC! The spectacular fall campus of Crystal Lake was second only to the delighted reunions of generations of campers and staff. It seemed like each colorful tree was celebrating our CLC friendships right along with us. Everywhere I looked Love was emanating like a […]

DiscoveryBound Weekend of Fun in the Sun!

  By Holly Valentine This weekend at Crystal Lake Camps was awesome! We started with some playing some basketball, frisbee, and gaga while we waited for everyone to arrive. When we were all there, we worked together to get to learn everyone’s names. There were teens and parents from New York, Boston, Ohio, and the […]