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Summer in Full Swing!

Day 4 at Island Lake and camp is now in full swing! It’s our third day of activities and everyone is getting settled into the majors/minors routine. The weather has been warm and sunny, except for a couple of quick rain showers after lunch today and a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon.

Excitement filled the air when the buses rolled into camp on Saturday afternoon. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces come off of those buses. Campers new to ILC started developing friendships almost immediately with other new and returning campers. Our staff has been fantastic thus far, helping their campers settle in immediately.

Summer kicked off with a new tradition- an “Opening Ceremony” down at the waterfront on the first evening. There we introduced our key staff and gave out 5- and 10- year jackets (and boy were there a lot!). We then had our usual make-your-own-sundae (aka “make-your-own-mess”) at canteen that night.

The following day was our 4-minor day where campers took deep water tests, tried out for the musicals, and were tested for levels in a variety of activities such as dance, music, horseback riding, and tennis. It was an opportunity for them to see what activities they wanted to sign up for as their majors, too. In the afternoon we had a big slip-and-slide party and opened the pool for a free swim before everyone signed up for their majors.

Yesterday was our first day of our regular schedule of majors and minors and the kids are now settling into their activities. Energy is high and there’s a great deal of spirit here at camp. We are confident that the weeks ahead will be the most exciting ones ever for our campers. Enjoy our daily photos and weekly videos on CampMinder, as well as our daily tweets and videos on our Facebook page. Until next time, ILC U THERE!

June Parent News

Hey ILC Parents…This is it!  Summer is just about here and we are happy to report that we are back at camp once again!  It feels wonderful to return to our home away from home.  We are sooooo EXCITED for your children’s arrival on June 22nd.  We have amazing plans for this summer including new evening activities, Tribals in our 1st session, an awesome Color War theme, a teen trip to Cleveland, Ohio in session 3, and much more.  Let us just say, we have some awesome plans to make summer 2013 the GREATEST, and we cannot wait to share it all with your children!

Summer 2013 parents, have you sent us all of your forms yet?  Please make sure we have received your children’s profile, medical, and transportation forms, as well as your travel itinerary if you plan to be away while your kids are here at camp.  You can fill out the profile and transportation forms directly online by logging into your CampMinder account.  The medical form is not on our website so please be sure to fill out the form enclosed in your folder.  If you misplaced it, just click “Forms & Mailings” in the “Families” section of our website to download a new one. 

Speaking of photos and emails, don’t forget that by registering with CampMinder you can view our daily summer photos and weekly videos, as well as send emails to your children.  We ask that only immediate family members email our campers because too much information from home can create unnecessary homesickness.

If you are checking out our website for the first time, enjoy your navigation while checking out all of our fun-filled activities and smiling faces.  Our camp offers a program that furthers your children’s growth, independence, and sense of decision-making while simultaneously giving them the responsibility to create their own exciting summer.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions after browsing our website:  570-798-2550

Well, that’s about it for now!  We look forward to meeting many of our new families at our OPEN HOUSE here at camp on Saturday, June 8th, at 11am sharp.   We cannot wait to see the rest of our Island Lakers shortly afterwards!  ILC U HERE!!!