Thursday, August 10th

Today was our last day of majors and minors for summer 2017. It’s hard to believe that camp is almost over! It truly feels like yesterday when our 1st session buses rolled in to drop off our campers. It will be sad to say goodbye to so many friends we’ve made throughout this fantastic summer.

In the meantime, guess what time it is? That’s right, it’s ILC weather forecast time! With winds coming in from the southwest,….just kiddin’! We woke to blue sunny skies and temps in the 60’s. It quickly warmed up to the low 70’s by lunch and mid to upper 70’s in the afternoon hours with partly cloudy skies. It was fantastic weather for our final day of majors and minors.

For the final time this summer, here’s your ILC sports: 8th & 9th grade girls played lacrosse out of camp this afternoon. 5th grade girls played basketball out of camp, as well. Our athletes had a fun summer learning and playing hard on the ball fields and courts.

At the end of the 3rd minor I will read a sad poem over the PA about activities being over and end of summer drawing near.  Just about the whole camp will then voluntarily come to the office to sing our alma mater as I play it over the PA for everyone to hear.  It’s all very bittersweet. Lots of tears will fall onto the office porch just before dinner this evening.

Tonight’s evening activity is our musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie! We’re thoroughly looking forward to seeing our older campers perform on stage for all of their friends.

Today’s special feature is from last night’s fantastic, amazing, stupendous, out-of-this-world phenomenal CIRCUS SHOW! Our campers were on the edge of their seats watching the wondrous acts of their fellow bunkmates and friends as they performed their hearts out.

We have only one more full day left for summer 2017 here at Island Lake. Our blogs will continue even after camp ends and will run all year long every couple of weeks. Be sure to continue reading them throughout the fall, winter, and spring months. If any of your children have written anything about their summer experience here at Island Lake that they’d like to share with their camp family, I’d love to post it in the blog. Just email the info to me at

Enjoy your last full day tomorrow of peace and quiet in your homes before your children invade it,…uh, I mean return to you on Saturday. We have one more blog to go while our campers are still here for this Island Lake camp season. Until tomorrow’s final summer 2017 blog, ILCUTHERE!

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