Wednesday, July 6th

It was another beautiful day in Starrucca, PA today. We’ve been extremely lucky with the weather so far this summer. The weather gods have been listening to our sweet prayers and are blessing us with warm temps and beautiful skies.

Last night’s Island Lake Idol was a huge success. A camper from each group sang their heart out and you will be shocked to hear who our winner was. It was a little girl from girls group 1! Her name is Alexa W. and she was absolutely AMAZING! She sang so beautifully well that she could seriously be a contender on America’s Got Talent or American Idol for children! The entire camp was in awe by how this strong yet beautiful voice could come from such a young adorable camper in girls bunk 1. At the end of the competition, all of our campers voted and Alexa truly earned her 1st place trophy. I hope her parents are reading this blog, as they should be so proud of their daughter.

Here at camp today our 8th and 9th grade boys lacrosse team played at home against another camp and we won! Go Island Lakers! Our 6th & 7th grade boys basketball team played out of camp this afternoon and our 6th & 7th grade girls tennis team played out of camp, as well.

Tonight’s evening activity is GROUPS! Here’s a breakdown of what everyone is doing: Boys Group 1- campfire: Boys Group 2- egg hunt (similar to an Easter egg hunt, yet with a camp-oriented twist): Boys Group 3- lower group (7th graders) will play Gaga; upper group (8th graders) will watch Beaverhead, an original movie about Island Lake. It was written & directed by our campers and staff many years ago and it has become an ILC tradition to finally be old enough to watch it: Boys Group 4- dodgeball: Girls Group 1- pool party: Girls Group 2- egg hunt (with boys group 2): Girls Group 3- lower group (7th graders) will have a campfire; upper group (8th graders) will watch Beaverhead with the boys: Girls Group 4- Minute 2 Win It (just like the tv game show)

Today’s special feature is TENNIS! Enjoy the photos below of some of our tennis all-stars during their majors and minors.

Tonight is LTB, Late To Bed. Our campers will have an extra 30 minutes added onto their curfew since tomorrow is Lazy Day. The camp will sleep in tomorrow morning and have a big brunch at 10:30am. We will have an optional breakfast for those early birds who would like a little something to eat at 8am. Tomorrow, groups 1&2 will go to the movies and groups 3&4 will go bowling for their Lazy Day trips. I’ll give you more details on all of this in tomorrow’s blog. Until then, ILCUTHERE!

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