Monthly Archives: November 2013

Our Fantastic Island Lake Camp Reunion!!!

Our Island Lake Camp Reunion this past Saturday at Sportime USA was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!   Thanks to our campers, their parents, and our staff, as all of you made this day special for everyone involved.  Our kids had a fantastic few hours with their camp friends running around playing games, going on rides, and plain ol’ hanging out with one another, catching up on the past few months.  The screams of joy as friends embraced one another was as heartwarming as ever.  There is nothing like the friendships that are created at ILC.

We’d also like to thank everyone who donated canned goods for charity.  Your generosity is overwhelming and we thank you for your assistance in doing a good deed for others.

Keep an eye out for our reunion photos which will be posted on our website and on our ILC app real soon.  We’re going to attempt to post some pictures on our Official Island Lake Camp Facebook Page, as well.

Thank you, again, to all who made Saturday’s reunion so very special for everyone involved. Now the countdown to summer 2014 officially kicks into gear,..214 days!

Happy holidays to all and until we all reunite at camp once again, ILC U THERE!

ILC Trivia Is Back!!!

We have a new awesome, amazing, fantastic prize for the 1st camper to correctly answers our trivia questions,..ILC iPhone cases!!! We can’t wait to send them out to our special trivia winners. The cases fit the iPhone 4 & 5, so keep checking our FB page & website blog for our trivia questions. You can be the lucky recipient of your very own Island Lake iPhone case.

TRIVIA: NAME THE COLOR WAR TEAMS FROM THE PAST 5 SUMMERS! If you can name the winner of each Color War then you’re even more awesome! 1st camper (sorry staff & parents but this one is for campers only) to answer this trivia question correctly will receive our new fab ILC iPhone case in the mail.  Just go to our “Official Island Lake Camp” Facebook page to post your answer.

Trivia winner will be announced on our Facebook page and here on our website blog on Friday. Good luck!

One More Halloween Photo


Vivien Flokas & Talene Basil enjoyed their Halloween as Big Bird & Cookie Monster.  You girls look great!


Another Halloween Pic


Jason Podell dressed up as a murder victim & Emma Podell dressed up as a 50’s gal.  We hope you two had a wonderful Halloween!


ILC Halloween

We hope you all had a fantastic, safe Halloween. Check out our Island Laker in costume. We’d love to post more! Please send them to us at or

Getahun Arnold
Superhero Getuhun Arnold to the rescue! Can he see all of his trick-or-treat candy behind that mask?

Thank You To Our Staff

All of us at Island Lake would to take a moment to thank our staff members for making ILC the most spectacular place on earth. Camp is a huge melting pot of nationalities and demographics, ranging from our young campers to our adult staff. Working together in this small microcosm of society, our staff members have created a special home to so many throughout the past few decades. You, our counselors, are the ones who work incredibly hard to provide children with the summers of their lives. Ranging from bunk counselors to department heads to support staff, group leaders, and head counselors, you all work effectively together to hone children’s skills in a wide variety of activities. With our top notch facilities and our highly professional staff members, we are able to introduce children to activities and have them succeed in ways we never thought possible. Ranging from our circus program to our sports department to our theater, horseback riding, skatepark, waterfront, magic, tennis, cooking, pioneering, and more, anything is possible for our children, and this is because of you.

It is because of our amazing staff that Island Lake has become a home away from home for so many year in and year out. You have created a community for campers to develop unique friendships and create memories that will truly last a lifetime. We acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that our staff put into their jobs for two months out of the year and we would just like to thank you all for your dedication and commitment to Island Lake.

We would love to hear from our staff, as well as our campers. Please email us at or and we will post your messages on our blog. Thank you all again for making Summer 2013 the best one yet! ILC U THERE!

November Parent News

Hey ILC Parents…We hope you and your children had a fun-filled, safe Halloween. We’d love to post photos on our blog of our campers in their Halloween costumes. Please send pictures of your children all dressed up for their special day of trick-or-treating to or and we’ll post them shortly afterwards.

Are your kids still sharing their wonderful ILC memories with you? We sure hope so! Our summer 2014 countdown is in full swing, as camp will sneak up on us before we know it. In the meantime, you and your children can continue to view our daily summer photos, weekly videos, blogs, & Facebook videos for several months to come.

All of us in the ILC winter offices are very excited for our camp reunion on November 23rd at Sportime USA in Elmsford, NY. The reunion will be held from 10am until 1pm and details are provided in our monthly newsletters. We look forward to seeing many of our summer 2013 campers and staff there on that date, no RSVP necessary.

We are excited to announce that we now have a wonderful Island Lake App for your iPhones and iPads. Sorry but the app has been developed for Apple products only, not for Droids and BlackBerrys. We hope all of our campers, parents, and staff have already downloaded our app and have taken advantage of all of the amazing features it entails. You can check out this past summer’s photos, videos, read our monthly newsletters, and even log onto your CampMinder account, which will come in handy next summer while your children are with us at camp. The home screen of our app even has a countdown of the number of days until summer 2014 begins. Definitely take advantage of our new app if you haven’t already checked it out. We’re really proud of it!

By now, all of our camper families should have received their Island Lake Video Yearbook on dvd. We hope you and your children have taken the opportunity to watch this amazing video filled with many exciting summer activities and memories. For over an hour, you can forget about all that’s going on around you and truly feel a part of the ILC experience.

Believe it or not, registration is over 50% full already. If you have no yet registered your child(ren) for summer 2014, please don’t put it off any longer! We truly do not want to turn away our loyal campers. Let’s avoid that from happening. You can enroll your child(ren) with the registration forms we mailed home with your monthly newsletters or you can download the form here on our website under “Island Lake Families” and then “Forms & Mailings”.

We look forward to seeing many of our Island Lakers at our camp reunion on November 23rd. Until then, ILC U THERE!