Monthly Archives: October 2014

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 [email protected] and we’ll happily post them.

Are your kids still sharing their wonderful ILC memories with you?  We sure hope so!  Our summer 2015 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 22nd 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 2014 campers and staff there on that date, no RSVP necessary.

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.

We are excited to announce that we are in the midst of developing a teen tour for our kids who are of CIT age, entering 11th and 12th grade in the fall of 2015.  We will send out all of the specific details as soon as we have it all finalized, which should be in the next few weeks.  Right now we can tell you that the trip will leave a week or so into the 1st session and they will return to camp in the 2nd session. We plan to have the kids back at camp in time for Visiting Day so you can still come and spend a wonderful day at camp with your children.

Don’t forget, we have a wonderful Island Lake App for your iPhones and iPads.  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 2015 begins.  Definitely take advantage of our app if you haven’t already checked it out.  We’re really proud of it!

Registration for summer 2015 is going very well thus far.  If you have no yet registered your child(ren) for next summer, please don’t put it off any longer!  We truly do not want to turn away our loyal campers.  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 22nd.  Until then, ILC U THERE!

Camp T-shirt Day!

Attention all campers & counselors!  November 22nd is Camp T-shirt Day!  We want all of our Island Lakers to show off their ILC shirts at school that day.  If cold, hey, throw a long sleeve underneath it. We’d love to see pictures of our campers wearing their ILC shirts to school.  Be sure to send us pics to [email protected] or [email protected] so we can post them on our social media.  We’ll remind you again closer to the date.  ILC U THERE!

Island Lake Camp Reunion

1 more month!  Yup, that’s right, we’re counting down the days and we have only 33 more days until our much anticipated Island Lake 2014 Camp Reunion takes place!  We are so excited to see many of our happy campers, along with local staff members.  We can’t wait for screams of excitement when friends embrace one another, seeing each other for the first time since saying goodbye at camp this past summer.

All of our Island Lakers, current and past, are welcome to join us on November 22nd  at Sportime USA in Elmsford, NY.  Our reunion will take place from 10am- 1pm so don’t be late!  Campers will be given game cards to enjoy all that this indoor amusement center has to offer:  arcade games, laser tag, indoor bowling, rides, and more.

Come and be a part of the fun at Sportime USA in a few weeks.  We’ll take tons of photos and post them on our website so if you can’t make it, you can feel as if you were a part of the ILC reunion experience.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in 33 more days!  ILC U THERE!!!

INFORMATION & DIRECTIONS

Sportime USA:  November 22 • 10am – 1pm:  380 SAW MILL RIVER ROAD, ELMSFORD, NY

FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Interstate 95, Hutchinson Parkway, Sprain Brook Parkway or 684 to:  287 West (toward Tappan Zee) to:  Exit 2 Elmsford Route 9A:  At bottom of ramp turn right onto Route 9A:  Follow Route 9A less then 1 mile on right side, Diagonally across from Sam’s Club

FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY

Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 8A:  Follow to Rt. 119:  At exit ramp light turn left:  Proceed to next light and turn left onto Route 9A:  Follow Route 9A less then 1 mile on right side, Diagonally across from Sam’s Club

FROM CONNECTICUT

Interstate 95, Merritt Parkway or 684 to:  287 West (toward Tappan Zee) to:  Exit 2 Elmsford Route 9A:  At bottom of ramp turn right onto Route 9A:  Follow Route 9A less then 1 mile on right side, Diagonally across from Sam’s Club

FROM THE SOUTH

Saw Mill River Parkway to exit 21E (Elmsford Exit):  At stop sign turn right (get in left lane) to first traffic light:  Turn left on Route 9A (heading north):  Follow Route 9A less then 1 mile on right side, Diagonally across from Sam’s Club

Island Lake Video Yearbooks Have Arrived!

We are so excited to report that we just received duplicate copies of our Island Lake 2014 video yearbook!  We will be mailing these DVD’s out ASAP to all of our campers from this past summer. Kids, keep an eye on your mailbox (regular snail mail mailbox that is, not your email’s inbox!)!  You should receive your copy of our awesome video yearbook within a week’s time.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did on our final banquet night at camp this past summer.  Our video staff worked very hard to create these fantastic memories for you to treasure all winter long.

Message us on our Facebook page once you receive your video yearbook to let us know what you think about it.  We know you’re going to love it!

Looking forward to seeing you all at our November 22nd annual Island Lake reunion!  ILC U THERE!

Exciting New Teen Tour for CIT’s!

Imagine having all of your camp friends with you in camp and on a teen tour in the same summer!  It’s the best of both worlds!

We have an exciting new idea brewing for the summer of 2015.  We are putting together a camp & teen tour combination for our CIT’s!  All CIT’s, which are those campers entering 11th and 12th grade will be eligible this summer.

Here’s how this is going to work:  CIT’s will arrive at the start of camp on June 27th.  After a few days in camp, a bus will take them and some of our staff to the airport where they will fly out west to see national parks, cities, colleges, and other great stops.  There will also be some volunteer work involved so that the CIT’s will be able to use this for their college applications.  They will then return to camp in time for Visiting Day and will remain for the rest of second session.  Of course, the CIT’s are welcome to stay for 3rd session and we will have our traditional teen trip during that time as well if they would like to go.

Details and prices will be sent to all those eligible in the coming months once the trip is fully planned.

In future years, this trip will be for first year CIT’s only but we don’t want those who were first year last summer to not have the opportunity to go.

Second year CIT’s will be encouraged to stay for 3rd session so that they can be evaluated for a counselor position in 2016.

We would love to hear from you about this and get your feedback.  If you have any suggestions as to what you would like the children to see please let us know.  Feel free to reply to this email or call our office with your thoughts.