Hi Island Lake families! Dare I even say it? Ok, here I go,…it was another beautiful day here in Starrucca, PA! Today was very warm and sunny with temps in the low 80’s. Lots of sunblock was used and water bottles being carried by campers to activities to stay hydrated.
We had A LOT of different trips and tournaments going on here and out of camp today. Our pioneering kids went out on a climbing trip to Prompton Park. They climbed rocks as high as 25 feet, as well as climbing “chimneys”, rocks enclosed around them where they use their hands on rocks to their sides, not only in front of them. Our climbing kids also practiced their rappelling skills at the park today.
Some other out of camp activities that took place today were a golf trip to a local golf course for 9 holes and a dance competition at a nearby camp. Our dancers of all skill levels in different styles of dance participated in this friendly competition and took home several 1st place trophies. GO ILC DANCERS!
We also hosted an Improv Tournament within camp for many of our little actors to participate in. They placed themselves into teams of 4 and gave themselves group names for this friendly fun tournament. The winning team earned points for Bunk Cup.
But wait, there’s more! We also hosted a big 10th & 11th grade boys Volleyball Tournament here at camp today. About 8 other camps came to compete with one another this morning into the afternoon hours. Our boys played hard and put up a good fight. We also continued with our ILC Open for our tennis kids today. They have been playing one another to ultimately be the champion and earn a trophy, along with points for their bunk for Bunk Cup.
Happy Tournament Tuesday! What is Tournament Tuesday you’re asking yourself? Well I’d love to share that with you. We have several events that went on during the minor periods today and campers earned points for their bunks for Bunk Cup just by participating. For 1st minor we had a fishing tournament for groups 1&2. For 2nd minor we had the following: archery tourney, basketball skills challenge, fencing tourney, chess tourney, fishing tourney, soccer world cup tourney, 3v3 sand volleyball, punt pass and kick, and sports monsters kong pong. Here’s a rundown of our 3rd minor tournaments: home run derby, 3v3 basketball tourney, golf skills challenge, archery long range challenge, sports monster’s gaga, hockey sills challenge, sand soccer challenge, mojo fitness challenge, and punt pass and kick for our older groups. Wow, we had a lot of fun tournaments going on this afternoon!
Today’s special feature, TOURNAMENT TUESDAY! Enjoy the photos below of kong pong, basketball skills challenge, 3v3 sand volleyball, and soccer world cup tournament.
Tonight’s evening activity is Miss ILC. The girls dress up male counselors to look like girls and put on a beauty pageant. Ok, I’ll tell you the truth,…the kids all think it’s Miss ILC, but shortly after it starts, guess what’s going to break out? No, not Color War but Revival Night! Everyone’s all time favorite ILC evening activity! We’ll let your kids tell you about it on Visiting Day. Well, I hope you enjoyed this long blog filled with lots of photos today and until tomorrow, ILC U THERE!