Summer 2015 is approaching and we are busy planning for another incredible camp season. There is a great deal of information in the folder you recently received that is relevant to preparing your child for a successful camp experience. Please take some time to read through our literature thoroughly. We encourage you to use our online system instead of paper forms to submit your profile and transportation information. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of filling out the profile and medical forms in a detailed, timely manner. These forms are due back in our winter office by May 1. They provide us with important information about your child so that our staff can have thorough, accurate knowledge about each camper in order to provide him/her with a safe and successful summer. The medical form is not available to fill out online as original signatures are required. We also need your transportation information by May 1 in order to finalize our bus numbers.
If you have not already done so, go to islandlake.com and click on “CampMinder Login”. You will be prompted to enter your email address and password. If this is your first time using the CampMinder system, just click on “First Time Users – Create Account.”
FORMS: All forms are due back in our winter office by May 1.
PROFILE FORM– Please give attention to the profile form, as it provides valuable information for us in assuring your child a successful camp experience.
TRANSPORTATION FORM– All campers must take the bus to and from camp. The bus ride begins and ends the camp experience. We must have your form in order to finalize the number of buses for each location. We will assign your camper a bus if the form is not received by May 1. (Please call us if you need to make special arrangements.) If your child is flying to camp, a letter with more details is enclosed in your folder.
MEDICAL FORM– We must have a current complete medical form on file for each camper. If your child requires out-of-camp treatment, the hospitals will not treat any child without a medical form. The medical form must be completely filled out by the parent and the doctor. Be sure to include:
1) Parent signature
2) Doctor signature
3) Photo copy of insurance card (front & back)
4) Credit card information for out of camp medical expenses
OPEN HOUSE: Since many new Island Lake families would like to see the camp prior to opening day, we are hosting an Open House on Saturday, June 13. All new campers and their families are invited to attend. This is a great way for first-time campers to feel comfortable with their decision and we strongly encourage you to join us. The day will begin at 11:00 am and will continue until approximately 3:00 pm. There will be tours as well as a buffet lunch. After lunch, we will have games and activities for the campers and a question and answer session for the parents. The day will start promptly at 11:00 am so please be on time. Also, please remember that pets are not permitted in camp.
CLOTHING CATALOG: Enclosed is a pamphlet from an outside company featuring Island Lake clothing. Remember, Island Lake is not a uniform camp and you are not required to purchase any camp clothing. All campers will receive an Island Lake t-shirt upon their arrival at camp and all other clothing is optional.
Feel free to call if you have any questions. We are always available to you.