Alford Lake Camp

About Alford Lake Camp

An overnight camp for girls in Maine!

Here, on our 350+ acre camp environment, girls from all over the world have been sharing summers together since 1907.

Ask the staff what they love most about working at ALC and you’ll hear stories of laughter, friendship, adventure and community. United by the single purpose of making camp the best it can be for each camper, the counselors and support staff work as a team that is cohesive, energetic and fun. Yes, working at camp can be demanding, and it is also one of the most rewarding jobs available.

When we hire counselors to work for the summer at Alford Lake Camp these are some of the most important things we look for in an applicant;
* LOVES children!
* Enthusiasm
* Strong work ethic
* Works well in a team
* Willing to laugh, learn and grow
* Flexibility
* Initiative
* Able to put the needs of others before themselves

THIS IS NOT JUST A SUMMER JOB! Working as a member of the ALC summer staff can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Your impact on children and other staff members can be unparalleled and can not be measured and conversely you will walk away from the summer having been changed in ways you never expected.

Alford Lake Counselors teach one or two activities and live in a sturdy canvas tent with 4-5 campers. Campers have structured choice to pursue the activities they enjoy the most. Ours is a non-competitive camp with am emphasis on character and personal growth and forming a close community.


Camp Counselor

June 2018 - August 2018 Hope, ME
“I love the community of ALC. I have been going to this camp for 9 summers, so I am very comfortable there. I was lucky enough to lead one of their Global Challenge trips where I, along with a co-leader, led a group of girls hiking on The Appalachian Trail for 7 weeks. It was challenging, but very rewarding. I have also been a tent counselor and taught swimming. ”
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