Monthly Archives: April 2014

Creating Advantage in College- Article

The attached link is for a very interesting article regarding the relevance of sleep away camp and adjusting to college later on in life.  Enjoy the read!

Open House

All new camp families are invited to attend our Open House at camp on Saturday, June 14th. The day will begin with group walking tours around camp at 11 am sharp, followed by a big lunch buffet. After lunch we will host a Q&A for the parents while the children play organized games in the gym and circus. This is a wonderful time for the children and staff to start meeting one another and developing friendships. Open House is an excellent opportunity for new families to familiarize themselves with Island Lake.

The day will begin promptly at 11am and should end by 3:00 pm. Please leave your pets at home. If you have a camper coming to Island Lake for the first time, an additional Open House flyer will be included in your spring mailing shortly. Please send back the bottom portion of that flyer so we know that your family will be attending our Open House.

Please use only our directions to camp. MapQuest, Google Maps, and your GPS system will put you on dirt roads and may get you lost!  Our directions can be found in your winter folder and on our website under “Island Lake Families” and then “Forms & Mailings”.

We look forward to meeting many of our new Island Lakers and their families on June 14th!  ILC U THERE!

April Parent News

Dear Island Lake Parents,…Wow, how did April sneak up on us so quickly?  With spring in the air, excitement is building with summer 2014 right around the corner!  Yay!  As of June 1st, all correspondence should go to our summer address where we will be busy preparing for your children’s arrival on June 28th (once again, Yay!).

If your child is already enrolled for summer 2014, please be sure to fill out your Profile and Transportation Forms either in your folder or here on our website.  Just click the “CampMinder Login” link on our homepage and you will be prompted to enter your email address and password.  First time users can click “First Time Users – Create Account” below the login link.  If your child is a returning camper, we suggest you use the same password that you use to access our summer photos and send emails to your child.  You will then have access to the Profile and Transportation Forms.  The Medical Form is not on our website so please be sure to fill out the one enclosed in your folder.

Have you registered your child for this upcoming summer?  If not and you plan to do so, please, please, please do not put it off any longer. We truly do not want to turn away any of our devoted campers and it’s very difficult for us when forced to do so each and every year. Please don’t let that happen to your child. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the registration form and send it in to our NY office with a deposit. If you don’t have one handy, click “Island Lake Families” and then “Forms & Mailings” to the left of the page and print the “2014 Enrollment Form”.

As a reminder to all of our summer 2014 families, please be sure to read our monthly newsletters.  The newsletters provide lots of information important to your child(ren)’s upcoming summer.  Our newsletter link is located right here on our website, and all summer 2014 families will also receive their very own hard copy of our monthly newsletter at the start of each month in the mail.

In the next few weeks we will be sending you our big spring mailing.  This will include a camper handbook, parent handbook, activities handbook, our medication policy, information about emailing your child, viewing photos and videos on the web, and lots of other important camp information.  Please be sure to read through this packet, as there is a lot of important info enclosed for you, the parents, as well as your child.

Well, that’s about it for now.  Enjoy your navigation through our site checking out all of our fun-filled activities and smiling faces.  Our camp offers a program that furthers your child’s growth, independence, and sense of decision-making while simultaneously giving them the responsibility to create their own exciting summer.  To all current Island Lake families, we look forward to an amazing summer 2014 with your children.  To all prospective families, feel free to contact us if you have any questions after browsing our website:  800-869-6083 or 914-769-6060.  And last but not least, to all,…ILC U THERE!