January Parents News

Happy New Year!  All of us at Island Lake hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with love, happiness, presents, and lots reminiscence of wonderful memories from our 2014 ILC experiences.  As we sit here in our winter office with the chill outside, it feels as though summer 2014 is a distant, yet fond, memory.  Our countdown for summer 2015 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 2015 to get here already!

Our camp reunion on November 22nd 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 are busy preparing for 2 big trips that we are now offering to all of our oldest campers and CITs this upcoming summer.  Firstly, we are offering our 1st annual TEEN TOUR to all of our CIT-age kids entering 11th & 12th grade in the fall of 2015.  This teen tour will include traveling around the west coast of the US of A, visiting cities in states of California (San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and more!), Nevada, Arizona, and more!  We guarantee that this is going to be a life altering experience for all of our CITs who take advantage of this amazing trip.  For more information check out the flyer enclosed with your January newsletter in the postal mail or simply give us a call at our winter office and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our 2nd trip is our annual 4 day/3 night TEEN TRIP that will be visiting Boston, Massachusetts this summer in our 3rd session.  This Boston 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 more details for this trip will be mailed out shortly to all who are eligible to take advantage of this fun-filled experience.  Not only will we be visiting Boston but we will also take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard.  So,…much,…FUN!!!

A reminder to our summer ‘14 and ’15 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 ‘15 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 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” (on the left-hand side of the page).  It only takes a few minutes to fill out the registration form, we promise!  For those of you who registered your campers prior to December 1st, keep an eye on your mailbox (the snail mail kind) for your child’s special edition ILC t-shirt that will arrive sometime in January.

To all current Island Lake families, we look forward to an amazing summer 2015 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 New Year!!!  ILC U THERE (at camp this summer)!!!

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