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Alumni Day
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Alumni Day

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Return. Reminisce. Reconnect. Reciprocate.

Save the date!

If camp is a place where you can create an essential part of yourself, perhaps you can reintroduce yourself to that part of your character by stepping back into its grooves. It’s as close as we get to going back in time. The location contains intense memories, and there are triggers everywhere that can pop them out of the subconscious.

– John Dickerson

Come home again! Surprise Lake Camp is pleased to invite our Alumni & their families to Alumni Day.  This event is held annually, rain or shine, from 10am until 4pm. Enjoy a BBQ lunch and (weather permitting) swimming and boating.

Alumni Day is about visiting, reconnecting, reminiscing, and giving back.  We ask you to join the Alumni Association and/or give to the Alumni Day Campaign to support camper scholarships.

Get a free SLC blanket or sweatshirt!

Become a Lifetime Member of the Alumni Association today and receive a free SLC blanket or sweatshirt as our gift. Lifetime membership costs $250.

You Can also start purchasing your Raffle Tickets for the 2019 raffle.


Alumni Day 2019

  • We are delighted when SLC alumni choose to send their own children to SLC.  Indeed, we have 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th generation campers!  Of course, a lot has changed over the years.  If you are thinking about sending your child to SLC in the near future, we'd love to give you a tour and show you all the awesome upgrades we've made. 
  • The 1902 Society empowers every camp alum, parent, grandparent, and friend to fulfill Surprise Lake Camp’s mission: to provide the magic of summer camp to every child, regardless of ability to pay. Back in 1902, the camp’s founders established SLC as a life-changing summer home where cost would pose no barrier. Today’s 1902 Society Members carry forward that legacy.
  • Please let us know how many people from your party will need a ride from the Cold Spring Metro North Railroad station. The train departs from Grand Central Station at 8:32am and arrives in Cold Spring at 9:57am. The shuttle will pick up passengers on the parking lot side of the station.
  • Drawing to be held in December, 2019 Grand Prize: $1500 First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: 4 Disney Park Hoppers Tickets Fourth Prize: 2 Disney Park Hoppers Tickets
  • The SLC Alumni Association is excited to have you as our guest at Alumni Day. Putting the day together does involve significant expense. Please consider an optional contribution to the Alumni Association to help support the costs of the day. Please know that a portion of your contribution will go to SLC’s annual scholarship drive. Enter the amount of your contribution here:
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Surprise Lake Camp
382 Lake Surprise Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516 United States
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