Monthly Archives: May 2015

June Parent News

Hey ILC parents,…This is it! Summer is just about here and we are happy to report that as of June 1st we are back at camp once again! Words cannot even begin to explain how wonderful it feels to return to our home away from home. We are sooooo EXCITED for your children’s arrival on June 27th. We have amazing plans for this summer including our new west coast teen tour for the CIT’s, exciting evening activities, an awesome Color War theme, a day trip to Dorney Park, a teen trip to Boston and Martha’s Vineyard in session 3, and much more. Let us just say, we have some awesome plans to make summer 2015 the GREATEST, and we cannot wait to share it all with your children!

Summer 2015 parents, have you sent us all of your forms yet? Please make sure we have received your children’s profile, medical, and transportation forms, as well as your travel itinerary if you plan to be away while your kids are here at camp. You can fill out the profile and transportation forms directly online by logging into your CampMinder account. The medical form is not on our website so please be sure to fill out the form enclosed in your folder. If you misplaced it, just click “Forms & Mailings” in the “Families” section of our website to download a new one.

Don’t forget that by registering with CampMinder you can view our daily summer photos and weekly videos, as well as send emails to your children. We ask that only immediate family members email our campers because too much information from home can create unnecessary homesickness.

We will be posting blogs right here on our website daily once the children arrive. Additionally, we will continue to tweet daily and post short video clips on our Facebook page. So much info for our parents that they will feel as if they, too, are experiencing an Island Lake summer filled with fun!

Now that we are back up at camp, please be sure to mail any outstanding forms or payments directly to our SUMMER ADDRESS in Starrucca, PA. Do not use the New York return envelopes any longer, as that mail takes awhile to be forwarded to us at camp.

Well, that’s about it for now! We look forward to meeting many of our new families at our OPEN HOUSE here at camp on Saturday, June 13th, at 11am sharp.   We cannot wait to see the rest of our Island Lakers shortly afterwards! ILC U HERE!!!

Preparing for Summer!

Summer 2015 is right around the corner! According to our Island Lake website and app, only 39 more days until camp begins! Excitement builds as the thrill of summer approaches! We move our offices up to camp the last weekend of May. As of June 1st, all correspondence should go directly to our summer address in Starrucca, PA.

By now, all families enrolled in summer 2015 at Island Lake should have received our spring mailing. Enclosed were our camper, parent, and activities handbooks, our medication policy, an Open House flyer, and a few other forms. If your child is new to ILC this summer, please return the bottom portion of the Open House flyer if you will be joining us at camp on Saturday, June 13th at 11am. We’re very excited to meet many of our new Island Lakers and their families that day.

With summer right around the corner, many of you have probably started your camp shopping and hey, if you’re really organized, perhaps you’ve even begun the packing process! Be sure to refer to your Packing List and Suggested Equipment List that were enclosed in your winter folder to assist you with this big ol’ fun task. If you’ve misplaced these forms, you can retrieve them here on our website under “Island Lake Families” and then “forms and mailings”. Don’t forget to label all items of clothing and equipment, too.

Parents, we highly recommend that you read all literature that we send to you since a majority of the answers to your questions can be found there. Our winter folder, spring mailing, and monthly newsletters provide a great deal of important information that will help prepare you and your children for a fantastic summer 2015. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at our winter office until May 29th and our summer office after June 1st.

Looking forward to the most amazing, fantastic, spectacular, wonderful, awesome, unbelievable, exciting, memorable summer ever at Island Lake! ILC U THERE!!!

Packing For Camp

With summer right around the corner, many parents have starting their camp shopping and packing.  We know this can be an overwhelming process, especially for the new Island Lake parent.  Please be sure to use our packing list and equipment list as guidelines to help you pack up your children’s duffels for this summer.  You should have copies of these forms in your winter folders and here are links to the forms on our website.  Happy packing and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  ILC U in a month and a half!