Saturday, July 2nd

Hello Island Lake parents! Can you believe we’re already 1 week into camp? Time sure does fly by when we’re having fun. And fun is indeed what you’re children are having here at ILC so far.

Today was partly sunny but pretty chilly in terms of summer weather. We hit highs only in the upper 60’s to low 70’s but hey, that’s perfect weather for sports. And speaking of which, today we had several intercamp games in and out of camp. Our Island Lakers did very well and even won some of their tournament games against other camps. Here’s a run down of sports that took place today:

  1. Girls 4th & 5th grade basketball out of camp this morning
  2. Girls 8th & 9th grade soccer this morning here at camp
  3. Girls 6th & 7th grade softball out of camp this afternoon
  4. Boys 4th & 5th grade tennis out of camp this afternoon

Tonight’s evening activity is a new one here at Island Lake called “Field Night.” Contrary to what all of our campers may think, tonight is not “Revival Night” (an ILC all time favorite evening activity that we surprise our campers with every session. More details to come regarding Revival at a later date.). Field night is similar to “field day” at your children’s schools. Here’s how it works:

Our campers will start at a variety of stations to participate in events such as the 3-Legged Race, Egg & Spoon Relay, Water Balloon Toss, Water Pitcher/Cup Relay, Unlace & Re-lace a Shoe, and the Hula Hoop Race. Campers will rotate to each station with their bunks to participate in each event.

There will be a 7-minute time limit at each station to complete the events. When the horn sounds, it will be time for our campers to move to their next station. Most activities are timed; therefore the bunk that finishes first, wins. There will be 1 winning bunk per age group. The winners will receive 50 points towards Bunk Cup (To read more details about Bunk Cup, please see my blog on June 26th). Our campers are having an absolute BLAST with Bunk Cup this session so it ties in well with tonight’s Field Night evening activity.

Today’s special feature is ARTS & CRAFTS! Enjoy the photos below. Tomorrow I have a special treat for all of you on my blog. Stay tuned and until then, ILCUTHERE!

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