Monthly Archives: February 2014

Camp FYI

Chad Abbott spent some time up in Vermont with the Hausman family.  Great photo of them together.

Chad & Hausmans

Here’s another one of Chad and Justin taking a snowboarding lesson together.  Hope you all had a blast (or as Chad says, “ya’ll had a blast”)!

Chad & Justin

Emma Stravitz competed in her very first horseback riding competition and placed 1st in her level.  Great job, Emma!

Emma HB Riding

Logan and Colby Kusinitz showing off their new ILC tshirts.  Looking good guys!


We received this photo of some of our campers but don’t yet have the details as to what kind of competition they were in.  Gymnastics?  Regardless, we hope Sydney Shulman, Paige Wasserman, Barbara Gilman, and Annabelle Fine rocked it!


The Stravitz Family got together with the Gevisenheit family in Miami Beach just yesterday.  Lexi and Mikayla had some fun in the sun!

Lexi & Mikayla





We’d Love To Hear From All Of You!!!

Everybody up, everybody up, up, up!  Rise and Shine!  It’s a beautiful day in Starrucca, PA!  The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the grass is growing.  Everybody out of bed.  Breakfast, in 10 minutes,…see you there!

Now that we’ve gotten your attention,…although it’s only February and the Northeast has been pounded with tons of snow these past few months, camp is constantly on the brain for all of us in the Island Lake offices.  We love hearing from all of our campers and staff, whether it’s via email or social media.  Trip and Dustin are in the midst of their college recruitment tour, seeing lots of previous staff and hiring new fantastic counselors for this upcoming summer.

No time better than the present to send us your thoughts about your Island Lake experiences.  We’d love to hear from our campers and staff, returning and new, with information that we can post here on our blog.  Why not take a few moments to sit down and email us in your warm, cozy homes, whether it’s shout outs to your friends, memories of previous summers, poems about your camp experience, or anything else camp related?

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane,…remember opening day when you first arrived at camp, ran off of your bus, and ran into the arms of your counselors and friends?  Watching you all scream in happiness as you embraced your special Island Lake friends is a familiar experience we love to reminisce. Evening activities (did somebody say “Revival Night”?), Lazy Days, special events such as Tribals, 4th of July, and everybody’s favorite, COLOR WAR,…oh so many memories, we can’t even begin to list them all.

But you can!  We’d love to hear from you so you can tell us what you love so much about Island Lake.  Is it the camp directors that you love so much?  (Haha- sorry, I couldn’t resist!)  What camp memories are you daydreaming about while you’re in class?  How often do you look through your camp photos from last summer?  How much time do you spend on the ILC Facebook page?  How many online group messages do you have going with all of your camp friends?  Have you gotten together with fellow ILC’ers this winter?  What are you looking forward to most this upcoming summer?

We want to hear what YOU have to say!  Email us at and we’ll post your messages here on our blog as well as in our Island Laker newsletter.  Until then, only 137 days our Island Lake family will be together once again!  ILC U THERE!!!

Cloz Company

Cloz Company will once again handle our clothing outfitting this summer.  Remember that there are NO required uniforms at Island Lake.  Anything that you wish to order is completely optional and each camper will receive an Island Lake t-shirt upon arrival at camp.  Flying campers will receive theirs in the mail prior to the start of summer.

Cloz is currently displaying merchandise at various locations throughout the country for “trying on” purposed.  You may also order your camp clothing, process returns and exchanges, and check the status of your order at

Keep in mind that all orders are placed direcctly through Cloz Company, not through Island Lake.

Remember, orders are custom made and they take time to produce.  Ordering early will provide you with time to make any exchanges.

To see a schedule of road show dates and locations, please view the February edition of our newsletter at  The following is a direct link to the newsletter: