Happy 4th of July! Hope you’re all enjoying your holiday as much as we are here at Island Lake. Campers are all decked out in their red, white, and blue clothing and accessories today. We started the day with a late wake-up since we returned from Dorney Park on the later side last night (more info about Dorney in this blog). This morning’s breakfast was at 9am and we started the 4th of July with our annual speech about how the USA beat the British to become our own nation,…but that we are very good friends with the Brits now.
Next hightlight- MUSIC LUNCH! We played music in the dining room and the kids had a fantastic time singing and dancing. Most of the camp joined in on the fun and were bummed when it was time to leave and get ready for their next major. You’ll be able to view photos of our music lunch in our daily summer photos later today. Video footage will be in our 1st weekly video too.
Next highlight- Outdoor COOKOUT tonight! Burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, watermelon, red, white, and blue cupcakes, and more for dinner. Our campers enjoy dining outdoors for our cookouts.
Next highlight- Canteen will follow rest hour and then as the sun sets we’ll put on a short MAGIC SHOW, have a few ROCK BANDS play live, and set off some SKY LANTERNS into the air (if wind permits).
Next highlight- Following this will be our FIREWORK extravaganza! We pride ourselves in having a fantastic firework show, so good that our neighbors come outdoors to enjoy watching it, as well.
Today’s feature,…patriotic campers at the cookout tonight.
Yesterday’s trip to Dorney Park was a fantastic day for everyone. Our campers and staff had an exciting day filled with amusement park rides, water attractions, and lots of bunk bonding. The rain held out until we boarded the buses to return to camp. We could not have gotten any luckier. The day ran smoothly and we’re happy to report that we brought home every single person that we took there with us! (Ha!) Photos should already be posted on our website from the Dorney Park trip for all to enjoy.
Hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of July. Until tomorrow, ILC U THERE!