Monthly Archives: January 2015

Session 3 Teen Trip to Boston


Hey teenagers, are you ready for another exciting 3rd session trip? That’s right, this summer our adventure takes us to Boston!

There are only 3 requirements for you to join us on this 4 day/3 night trip: 1. You must be entering 9th grade or up (CIT’s included). 2. You must be registered for 3rd session. 3. You must be prepared to have tons of fun!

We recently sent out a mailing to all families with campers entering 9th grade and up. That mailing included a trip enrollment form along with other important details.

If you are not currently registered for the 3rd session but would like to go on the trip, please have your parents contact us to add the session. Keep in mind that there’s limited space on this teen trip and many families sign their children up as soon as they receive the mailing.

Looking forward to a fantastic trip to Boston and Martha’s Vineyard!

Attention Flying Campers

Now that 2015 is here, many of you are starting to think about camp and your children’s travel plans.  In order to facilitate a smooth travel day, we’d like all flying campers to arrive and depart from NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT within the same time frame, as close to 12 o’clock noon as possible.  By keeping flights within these parameters we are able to ensure that our campers are at the airport for a minimal amount of time.  Please contact Wendy prior to booking your children’s tickets to confirm flight times:  [email protected] or 954-688-9527.  Upon booking your children’s flights, please e-mail Wendy a copy of their tickets.

All South Florida campers should fly from Fort Lauderdale to Newark together on the same JetBlue flights.  We have not yet decided whether we will have an adult escort the children on Opening Day (June 27th), but we will let you know once a decision is finalized.  If your children are flying to camp on a changeover day (July 16th or August 4th), there will be no escort to fly with them so please book your children as unaccompanied minor if under the age of 15.  On dates of travel with no escort, our staff will meet your children at the arrival gate at Newark Airport.  We will have staff names for you closer to the date of travel.  Same details apply for return flights from Newark to Fort Lauderdale.

More airport details will follow in the spring.  For now, we’d like you to book your children’s flights before the rates increase and the seats fill.  The Florida flights are as follows:

TO CAMP:  Ft. Lauderdale to Newark  Jet Blue Flight #306  Depart 9:35am & arrive 12:30pm        FROM CAMP:  Newark to Ft. Lauderdale  Jet Blue Flight #505  Depart 1:30pm & arrive 4:22pm

UNACCOMPANIED MINOR:  When booking flights, please make any necessary “unaccompanied minor” arrangements for children under the age limit specific to each airline.  Children who fly as unaccompanied minors are permitted to be escorted by an Island Lake staff member from their gate upon arrival and to their departure gate for their return trip.  We will provide a staff member’s name for you in June.   If your children are older and there are no unaccompanied minors on your children’s flight, our staff will meet those campers at the security checkpoint upon their arrival.

Please send Wendy a copy of your child’s itinerary once you have booked the flights and unaccompanied minor reservations.  You can reach Wendy at [email protected] or  954-688-9527.  In June, we will send additional information along with Island Lake t-shirts for your children to wear on the plane to camp.  We look forward to making the travel days as smooth as possible.  Thank you!

New Clothing Outfitter Company

We’re excited to tell all of our camp parents that this summer we will be working with Bunkline Outfitter for all of your camper clothing needs.  Remember, Island Lake is not a uniform camp so anything you’d like to purchase is completely optional.  Bunkline will start their road show at the end of February in New York with details below.  We will also remind you of their road show in your February Island Laker newsletter.  We will include a pamphlet about Bunkline in your winter folder and then you will be able to go directly to their website at  We will let you know once you can order directly from their website.  The following are their road show details:


Come to the show to receive FREE SHIPPING on orders placed at the show only.
101 Corporate Park Drive 914-251-9700
White Plains, NY 10604
9 AM – 4 PM

40 Westbury Avenue
Carle Place, NY 11514
9 AM – 4 PM

1 Ridgedale Avenue North 973-775.3064
Whippany, New Jersey 07981
9 AM – 4 PM

Come and try on your camp clothing – see how it fits
– feel the material. Make getting ready for camp FUN!
We request you to make an appointment. If you don’t have an appointment you will
have to wait until we can help you. Appointments come first. Don’t wait to make
your appointment as the times fill up quickly.
• It may be easier to try on clothes if your camper wears a tank top and shorts or
leggings under their clothes
• Do not bring sick children or parents.
• In case of bad weather or unforeseen problems please call the hotel. We will notify
anyone who has an appointment as we will have your phone number. If you do not
have an appointment please call the hotel to confirm the show.


New Years Reflection

We hope you all had a wonderful New Years celebration.  New Years is a great time to look back at your entire year to reflect.  We hope many of our Island Lakers took time to reflect on their summer experience at camp, with much anticipation of what’s to come this upcoming summer.

With that said, here’s our own reflection of last summer with a variety of photos that we blogged throughout camp.  Enjoy and again, happy New Year!