Monthly Archives: March 2016

April Parent News

Hey ILC families!  Wow, how did April sneak up on us so quickly? With spring in the air, excitement is building and summer 2016 is right around the corner. As of April 1st, we have only 86 days until camp begins! Woohoo!!! We will be moving our offices up to camp over Memorial Weekend so as of May 30th, all correspondence should go directly to our summer address in Starrucca, PA.

If your child is already enrolled for summer 2016, please be sure to fill out your Profile and Transportation Forms 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 in CampMinder so please be sure to fill out and complete the form that was enclosed with your March newsletter last month. You can also download our Medical Form here by clicking “Island Lake Families” at the top of this website and then “Forms & Mailings” on the left side of the page. We have many important forms there for you to print out and use as a guide for packing and what not.

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. If you don’t have one handy, click “Island Lake Families” and then “Forms & Mailings” to the left of the page and print the “2016 Enrollment Form”.

As a reminder to all of our summer 2016 families, please be sure to read our monthly newsletters. The newsletters provide lots of information important to your child’s upcoming summer.  Our newsletter link is located right here on our website (“Island Lake Families” and then “ILC News”), and you will also receive your very own hard copy of our newsletter at the start of each month in the mail.

In early May 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 will be tons 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. Island Lake 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 2016 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!

Canada Teen Trip!

Hey teenagers! Are you ready for another exciting 3rd session trip? That’s right, this summer our adventures take us to Montreal and Quebec Canada!

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 higher (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 older. 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.

Some highlights of this awesome trip to Canada include Parc Olympic, Old Montreal, The Montreal Science Center, La Ronde Amusement Park, Old Quebec, Jet Boating on the Lachine Rapids, and much, much more!

We are looking forward to a fantastic trip to Montreal and Quebec and we hope you can all join us!