Island Lake is located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The picturesque setting of our 550 acre property includes two large lakes for our abundance of water sports and many trails to accommodate our Equestrian, Mountain Biking, and Pioneering programs.
Our campers are housed in comfortable cabins which include a bathroom containing two showers, two stalls, and three sinks. Each cabin has a covered porch and glass windows with screens. The beds are separated by half-walls, affording each camper extra privacy. There are cubbies and hanging space in every bunk with a dresser and an outlet next to each bed, making all of our campers' living accommodations as comfortable as possible. There are approximately 12 campers living in each bunk with 3 counselors, ensuring proper supervision of every child.
Enjoy your meals in our modern, cafeteria-style dining room. Our breakfasts include a choice of cold cereals as well as a hot entrée ranging from bagels to pancakes to French toast. For lunch and dinner we offer a choice of several main courses, overabundant salad bars, fresh fruits, juices and milk. Of course, we also offer a vegetarian course with each meal. Our meals would not be complete without our homemade desserts prepared daily by our own baker. We are able to accommodate all special dietary needs and our dining room is nut and peanut free. Bon Appetit!
Island Lake boasts a huge, new, air-conditioned infirmary furnished with modern equipment. Our doctor and nurses are prepared to handle any medical needs that may arise.
Island Lake has an Olympic-size swimming pool in addition to our 2 on-campus lakes. Campers participate in all swimming, waterskiing, and boating activities, or they can relax on the beach with their friends. The 20,400 square foot athletic center, ball fields, volleyball courts, archery center, hockey rink, mountain biking center, batting cage, basketball courts, gymnastics center, a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art skate park, 13 tennis courts, and 18-hole disc golf course accommodate our athletes. Art is located in a pavilion-style building so the children can spend their creative time in the fresh air. A circus building invites the children to participate in the many exciting activities along with indoor and outdoor flying trapezes. The equestrian center houses 24 horses along with an outdoor ring and many trails throughout the camp. The Island Lake Theater contains digital lighting, professional sound and attached technical theater departments and rehearsal rooms, allowing the campers to perform in a professional setting. Dance studios, a magic building, three music studios and science center, including digital video programs and cooking, are additional facilities for the children to enjoy. The pioneering program includes a 17-station challenge course, 2 climbing towers and the exciting giant swing as well as a zip line.
Each night, after evening activity, we all head for the canteen where you can have snacks and socialize with your friends. The canteen offers you hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, soda, ice cream, hot pretzels, popcorn, nachos, and a large selection of your favorite candies and healthy snacks. It's a great way to end your fun-filled Island Lake day!