We are excited to welcome our new Director of Alumni Engagement, Alissa Loo. We sat down with her and talked about what she has been up to since her days as a Seafarer Counselor and her new role at Camp!
What is your camp history?
My parents sent me to Camp as soon as we moved to Raleigh when I was in the third grade. I was a camper, Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor, Assistant Head Counselor, Assistant Lake Chief, Lake Chief, and Camp IV Head Counselor.
What have you been doing since your last summer at Camp?
Since my last summer at Camp, I have been working in higher education. I spent one year as an admissions counselor at Meredith College in Raleigh and two years in alumni relations at Campbell University in Buies Creek.
How do you hope to make an impact through being the Director of Alumni Engagement?
I hope to make all alumni feel connected to Camp. Camp is such a special place for so many people, and I want everyone to feel like they are on their way home when they drive into Camp. I hope to make an impact by creating strategies to keep people connected to each other and to Camp itself, inside and outside the gates.
What excites you most about this new role?
Connecting with alumni from all decades excites me the most. I can’t wait to listen to alumni stories, meet with alumni from different eras than my own and find a way to preserve camps’ history for generations to come.
What do you think keeps alumni interested in giving back to Camp?
A summer spent at Sea Gull or Seafarer is a powerful experience for campers and counselors alike. I think the idea of ensuring that Camp continues to prosper for the next generation is what keeps alumni giving back. We are so lucky to have alumni so passionate about seeing Camp continue to be even better.