Emily McCabe Alger
What years were you at Camp, and what were your positions?
Camper – 1976-1980
CIT – 1980-1981
SC – 1982 -1984
Staff – 1985-1988
1985 and 1986 Arts and Crafts, Wilson Left
1987 and 1988 Archery and Girls Outpost
What have you been up to since Camp?
After graduating from SCSU I have been working in the field of education on many levels. I am currently the UCONN 4-H Program Coordinator for Middlesex County. I also am the official liaison between the University and the Middlesex County Camp Board. I have a beautiful daughter Mikayla, who is 18 and I have been married to my awesome husband Joe since 1991. We have a small farm in East Haddam.
What’s your favorite part about Camp?
That is difficult to pin down, I pretty much love everything about camp!
I especially loved my time as an SC and on Staff because I made life-long friends at camp. There are no friends like camp friends – and they are “forever friends” the kind that are gold.
As a camper, camp was such a different experience than school for me. I was confident and happy, I felt supported and felt like I was “home”. I was not judged, but appreciated for what I brought to the table. Such a freeing experience, I truly feel I would not be the person I am today without having had the Middlesex County (4-H) Camp experience. I am happy that my daughter and both my nieces have had similar experiences at camp, even though the staff and times change – camp is still providing our family the unique opportunity to have a special place in the summer.