Monthly Archives: January 2017

February Parent News

Happy February, Island Lake Families! As we sit here in our winter office looking at the snow outside of our windows, it feels as though summer 2016 was all a distant dream. However, our summer 2017 countdown has already kicked into gear and lucky for us, camp will sneak up on us before we know it. 143 days to go as of February 1st!

We are busy preparing for our big trip that we are offering to all of our oldest campers this upcoming summer. We’re excited for our annual 4 day/3 night TEEN TRIP in our 2nd session to Cleveland, Ohio! This amazing trip will be offered to all campers entering 9th grade and higher. Check out more details about this fun-filled experience in the mailing we recently sent out to all who qualify to go. There is an enrollment form for you to fill out and return to us at our winter office. We additionally have info regarding this trip in our monthly newsletters. We’ll visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Football Hall of Fame, and the most exciting part of this trip, Cedar Point Amusement Park! Cedar Point happens to be one of the largest amusement parks in the world! So,…much,…FUN!!!

A reminder to our summer ‘16 and ’17 families; don’t forget to read our monthly newsletters. You can access them here on our website as well as in your postal mailbox at the start of every month. Our newsletters provide important information for parents as well as campers, including enrollment and availability updates.

Speaking of enrollment, if you have not yet registered your child for summer 2017 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 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”. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the registration form, we promise!

To all current Island Lake families, we look forward to an amazing summer 2017 with your children. To all prospective families, feel free to contact us if you have any questions after browsing our website: 800-869-6083 or 914-769-6060. And last but not least, to one and all,…ILC U THERE!

Island Lake’s Clothing Outfitter

At Island Lake, we have a no uniform policy.  We will give every camper an Island Lake t-shirt when they arrive at camp so they can wear it as they wish, as well as on out of camp trips and inter-camp sports games.  Many campers like to purchase and wear additional Island Lake clothing such as sweatshirts, shorts, and athletic clothing.  We work with Bunkline clothing outfitter to provide you with all of your ILC gear.  They also provide other necessities for camp such as bedding, bathroom needs, duffel bags, and many other accessories.  We recommend that you check out their website to see all that they offer:

Bunkline Clothing Outfitter

Below is a schedule for Bunkline’s road show this year.  If you’d like to take your children to visit them, try items on, and see all that they offer, check out their schedule to see when they’ll be in your area.  Happy shopping!

Lessons from Camp Article

Hi Island Lake families!  The following is a link to a wonderful article that reminds you of all that your children can learn during their stay at sleep away camp.  While Island Lake emphasizes having fun and forming wonderful bonds with peers, there’s a great deal that children can also learn while experiencing summer camp.  Enjoy the article!  Lessons From Camp

January Parent News

Happy New Year! All of us at Island Lake hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with love, happiness, presents, and lots to reminiscence about your children’s wonderful memories of their 2016 ILC experiences. As we sit here in our winter office with the chill outside, it feels as though summer 2016 is a distant, yet fond, memory. Our countdown for summer 2017 has already kicked into gear and our opening day of camp will be here before we know it. Words cannot even describe our excitement for summer 2017 to get here already! 174 days until camp begins (as of January 1st)!

Our camp reunion on November 19th was a huge success! Screams of excitement filled the air as campers and staff embraced one another. We had a fantastic turnout, including children and counselors 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 right here on our website, on our Facebook page, as well as on our ILC App.

We’re busing planning for our annual 2nd session TEEN TRIP, which this summer will be to Cleveland, Ohio. This trip will be offered to all campers entering 9th grade and higher. Check out more details in your January newsletter and if you have any additional questions again, feel free to give us a call. The enrollment forms and details for this trip will be mailed out shortly to all who are eligible to take advantage of this fun-filled experience.

A reminder to our summer ‘16 and ’17 families; don’t forget to read our monthly newsletters! You can access them right here on our website, as well as in your postal mailbox at the start of every month. Our newsletters provide important information for parents as well as campers, including enrollment and availability updates. Here’s a direct link to the newsletters on our website: https://www.islandlake.com/current-camp-families/island-lake-newsletter.php

Speaking of enrollment, if you have not yet registered your children for summer 2017 but plan to do so, please, please, please do not put it off any longer. Some of our bunks are now completely full. We truly do not want to turn away loyal campers, so let’s avoid that from happening. You can register your children with the registration forms mailed to you with your newsletter or you can download the form here on our website under “Island Lake Families” and then “Forms & Mailings” (on the left-hand side of the page). It only takes a few minutes to fill out the enrollment form, we promise!

To all current Island Lake families, we look forward to an amazing summer 2017 with your children. To all previous or prospective families, feel free to contact us if you have any questions after browsing our website: 800-869-6083 or 914-769-6060. And last but not least, all of us here at Island Lake wish you, our campers, parents, and staff, a very Happy & Healthy New Year!!! ILC U THERE (at camp this summer)!