Hi ILC families! We’re now fully into our 2nd week of camp so I’d like to share a link with you to view our week 1 video. It’s a culmination of opening day, majors/minors, and special events. Some of you may have already seen the video via our link on Facebook but feel free to share this link with your family and friends. It’s worth the few minutes to feel like you’re a part of the ILC experience. https://youtu.be/uCbgARiY-Ew
Last night at the end of evening activity we had an unexpected drop in the temperatures, some crazy wind, followed by a big thunderstorm. Instead of letting everyone mosey on up to the canteen at their leisure we called them by group and then had them return to their bunks. Once the storm hit we kept a group in the canteen until it passed. We sent the remaining campers back to their bunks for the night once it was safe for them to leave. Hey, nothing like an impromptu ETB!
Buzz around camp is excitement for tomorrow’s 4th of July festivities. We have some great annual traditions planned such as our morning breakfast speech, music lunch, dinner cookout, and then an outdoor rock concert and huge firework display at sunset. It’s always fun seeing everyone dress up in their patriotic colors to represent their countries, Americans and overseas staff. I’ll fill you in with more details tomorrow. I’ll also blog photos of the kids at music lunch all decked out in their red, white, and blue.
I’m happy to report that the temps cooled by 10 degrees today in comparison to yesterday here at camp. The high was in the low 80’s (which now feels cool!) with partly cloudy skies, which made the sun less strong.
Today in sports, our 6th & 7th grade girls went out of camp this morning to play in a soccer game. Our 4th & 5th grade girls also went out of camp this afternoon to play in a soccer game. I don’t usually find out who won the games when I blog but spoiler alert: I found out that the 4th & 5th grade girls beat the other camp 4-2. Woohoo!!!
Tonight’s evening activity is ILC’S GOT TALENT! Yup, you guessed it. It’s just like America’s Got Talent but we’ve limited the audition pool to just our campers. (wink wink) Tonight is the preliminary rounds within the groups. Later in the week we’ll have a final round for the entire camp to enjoy.
Today’s special feature is COOKING at the Bistro! During the majors they made sesame noodles (only sun butter, don’t worry, and we made sure no one had any allergies). During the minors they made magical mystery mugs (individual chocolate chip cakes for each child). Cooking is very popular here at camp but between you and me, I think many kids just like the end results,…the eating part!
Have a great evening and until tomorrow when we celebrate our nation’s independence from our fellow Brits on the other side of the pond, ILCUTHERE!