Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Holidays!

Hey Island Lake Families! With the winter break already here for some and approaching for others, we’d like to take this time wish you and your families a fabulous holiday. Lots of our campers get together at this time of year so we’d love to hear from those of you who do. Please send us photos to and we’ll post them here on our blog as well as in our next monthly newsletter.

All of us in the Island Lake winter offices wish our special Island Lake families a happy and healthy holiday season. Summer will be here before we know it so until then, ILCUTHERE!


10 Surprising Things Kids Learn at Camp Article

While having FUN is one of the main goals for our campers every summer at Island Lake, it is by far not the only one.  The beauty of our camp is that children can also LEARN in an indirect fun-filled manner, whether it be at their activities or while bonding with their bunkmates.  ILC is a special place where children will learn a great deal about themselves, as well.  The following article covers this topic pretty well.  Enjoy!

10 Surprising Things Kids Learn at Camp

December Parent News

Hey Island Lake families!  We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. With winter just about here, it is our hope that your children still have camp on the brain and continue to share their wonderful ILC summer 2015 memories with you. Our countdown for next summer has already kicked into gear, as the opening day of camp will emerge upon us before we know it.

Our camp reunion on November 21st was a huge success! Screams of excitement filled the air as campers and staff embraced one another. We had a fantastic turnout, including children who flew in from other parts of the country just to see their camp friends. The reunion never seems to last long enough. Time flies when we’re having fun catching up with many of our Island Lakers. Check out our reunion photos posted on our Facebook page. Many more will be posted here on our website and on our Island Lake app shortly.

We are excited to offer our 2nd annual West Coast Teen Tour for all of our CIT’s entering 11th grade in the fall of 2016. Please see our October 12th blog for more details. If you have any additional questions about this trip, simply give us a call in our NY office.

By now all of our summer 2015 camp families should have received our amazing ILC video yearbook. We hope you and your children have taken the opportunity to watch this super fun video filled with many exciting summer activities and memories. For an hour you can forget about all that’s going on around you and truly feel a part of the ILC experience. We hear some children have been watching it on loop, over and over again. Enjoy it!

Reminders to all families, returning and new, don’t forget to read our monthly newsletters. They are located right here online, as well as in your regular postal mailbox at the start of every month. Our newsletters provide important information for you, including enrollment and availability updates.

Speaking of enrollment, if you have not yet registered your child for summer 2016 but plan to do so, please, please, please do not put it off any longer. Some bunks are now completely full. We truly do not want to turn away our loyal campers, so let’s avoid that from happening. You can register your child with the registration form mailed to you with your newsletter or you can download the form here on our website under “Island Lake Families” and then “Forms & Mailings”.

With all of the winter cheer around us, we wish you and your families a spectacular holiday season! Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year to all! ILC U THERE!