NEW CAMP ALKULANA BOOK
A new written history of Camp Alkulana was released at the anniversary celebration on March 21. This full-color, photo-filled, 200+ page book details the camp's beginnings in 1915 and follows its 100 year old story as told by camp alumni and others. Historian Fred Anderson describes the book this way in its foreword: "As camp director, Beth would be expected to know its present, but her inquiring and interested nature led her to invite others, including camp alumni and leaders, to share their remembrances of its past. She has woven the historical record and the reminiscences of so many into a book that captures the spirit of Camp Alkulana, holding up its magical presence for the thousands of “Bright Eyes” who have played on its grounds, splashed in its stream, fellowshipped in the cabins with newly made friends and, along the way, learned some of life’s best lessons. . . . The book is a tribute to the remarkable women who led the program across the century. These include the actual directors as well as the core of volunteers who offered support. Camp Alkulana is a success story—a uniquely American, distinctly Christian, proudly Baptist story with its primary focus upon influencing the lives of one city’s youth. It is more than a place. It is a feeling. Beth Wright has caught that feeling and the reader will not go away empty handed or empty hearted."
Make sure to buy your copy of the book before inventory runs out. It costs $30 and can be purchased by calling the RCFN office or online at this link: https://squareup.com/market/Alkulana100.