Wednesday, July 13th

I cannot believe that today was the last full day of session 1 here at Island Lake. These past 2 ½ weeks have flown by way too fast. It’s going to be sad to say goodbye to many of our amazing campers tomorrow morning. I hope they had the greatest experience here at ILC & I hope to see them all at camp again next summer. Parents of session 1 campers, you should have all received an email with changeover day information. Please read it thoroughly to make sure you are properly prepared to pick up your children at the bus stops tomorrow.

Last night’s Circus Show was absolutely FANTASTIC! Our performers put on a stupendous, outstanding, magnificent show. We recorded it so parents, you can order a copy after the summer. Tonight is our older camper performance of “Zombie Prom.” It should be another wonderful ILC production.

Today we offered all 3 of our majors and just 1 minor in order to have our once per session “super cleanup” in the afternoon. Those campers who are staying for 2nd session had to clean their cubbies and find those missing shorts, matching socks, and brand new t-shirts they didn’t know their mom packed for them for camp. (wink wink!) Those campers who are going home tomorrow (tear!) had an opportunity to pack during this time. We then had our big Rock Concert in the late afternoon. Our rockers worked all session with their bands to perform for the entire camp. They jammed out to old school tunes, as well as pop hits, and looked stylish all the while.

Today was a light day in sports. The only intercamp game was our 6th & 7th grade girls’ basketball team who went out of camp. Although we didn’t win, the kids said it was the best time they ever had losing a game to another camp. Actually, in the words of our athletic director Danny, “the kids said it was the funnest loss we’ve ever had.”

Today was our “Sibling Photo Day”. After lunch our camp photographer took pics of just about all of our siblings and then he posted them to our website’s daily photos. I just so happened to have snuck in my little point and shoot camera to get my own set of pics for you to all enjoy here on my blog. I took random photos of siblings who were posing at the moment, so I apologize if I don’t post a photo of your children.  I’m sure there is a pic of them on our website’s photo album.

Well, that’s about all the news that I have for you today, our very last day of the 1st session. For those of you with children coming home tomorrow, enjoy your last evening of peace and quiet (Ha!). I truly hope your campers come home happy, healthy, and with tons and tons of amazing ILC summer 2016 stories and experiences to share with you. To everyone else, ILC U THERE!

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