Monthly Archives: May 2019

June Parent News

Hey ILC parents!  This is it! Summer is just about here and we are happy to report that we are moving back up to 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 Saturday, June 29th.  We have amazing plans for this summer including exciting evening activities, an awesome Color War theme, a day trip to Dorney Park, a teen trip to Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, fun-filled theme days, and much more.  Let us just say, we have some awesome plans to make summer 2019 the GREATEST, and we cannot wait to share it all with your children!

Summer 2019 parents, have you filled out your forms yet?  Please make sure we have received your children’s Profile and Medical Forms. You can fill out the Profile Form directly online by logging into your CampMinder account.  The Medical Form is not an online form so you and your pediatrician must fill out the hard copy that we mailed to you a few months back.  If you misplaced it just click “Forms & Mailings” in the “Families” section of our website to download a new one.  We must have one for each child prior his/her arrival at camp.

Don’tforget that by registering with CampMinder you can send emails to your camper(s).  We will be posting daily blogs right here on our website once your children arrive at camp. Additionally, we will continue to tweet daily, post short video clips & photos on our Facebook page, and post photos on our Instagram page as often as possible.  With so much info for our parents, you will also feel as if you are experiencing a fun-filled summer first hand at Island Lake!

This summer we will post all of our camp photos directly through Waldo Photos (not CampMinder as we have done in previous summers).  Waldo Photos offers a very unique opportunity to see what is happening at camp with your child via facial recognition software.  If you enjoy scrolling through the galleries and looking at all of the photos, you will still be able to do so.  You can have photos of your camper(s) sent straight to your phone.  No more “Refresh, refresh, refresh!”  This optional service, offered by Waldo Photos, uses facial recognition to find the photos of your camper and then sends them to your phone via the Waldo App with notifications when new photos are found.  Multiple users are allowed for each subscription.  For more information to enroll and create an account, please see the email we sent to all of our current camp families dated May 8th.  If you did not receive this email and would like additional info, just give us a call at camp at 570-798-2550.  We’re so excited to offer this new opportunity to our camp families.

Now that we are back at camp, be sure to mail any outstanding payments and forms directly to our summer address in Starrucca, PA.  Do not use the New York return envelopes any longer as that mail takes quite some time 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 15th, at 11am.   We cannot wait to see the rest of our Island Lakers shortly afterwards!  ILC U HERE!!!

May Parents News

Hey Island Lake Families!  Wow, how did May sneak up on us so quickly?  With spring in the air, excitement is building and summer 2019 is right around the corner!  Yay! We will be moving up to camp on June 3rd so as of May 28th all correspondence should go directly to our summer address.

If your child is enrolled for summer 2019 at Island Lake, please be sure to fill out his/her Profile and Transportation Forms right here on our website.  All forms were due on May 1st.  If you haven’t yet taken care of these forms (whoopsie!), please do so right now. Just click the “CampMinder Login” on our homepage and enter your email address and password.  If you have not yet created a CampMinder account, click “First Time Users- Create Account” and follow the directions.

It is imperativethat we have a Medical Formon file for every child attending Island Lake this summer.  The Medical Form cannot be filled out online so please be sure to fill out the form mailed to your home and return it to us as soon as possible.  If misplaced, click the following link for a copy:  Medical Form 2019

The form is located on our website under “Island Lake Families” then “Forms & Mailings.”  As a reminder, you can mail it to our NY winter office until late May.  After May 28ndplease mail your Medical Form to our summer address at camp.

Attention all new Island Lake families!  By early May you should receive your “Spring Mailing” in the postal mail.  Enclosed in this mailing are your Parent Handbook, Camper Handbook, Activities Handbook, Medication Policy letter, as well as an Open House flyer.  For all returning ILC families, these handbooks and flyers are available for you on our website under “Island Lake Families” and “Forms & Mailings.” Whether you are returning or are new to the Island Lake family, please make sure you and your children take a few minutes to sit down and read this spring mailing thoroughly, as we always add new information.

Are you a returning parent who has not yet signed up your child for this upcoming summer at ILC?  If so, please, please, please do not put it off any longer.  Some of our bunks are now completely full.  We truly do not want to turn away any of our devoted campers! If you don’t have a registration form handy, click “Island Lake Families” at the top of the page, then click “Forms & Mailings” and print the “2019 Enrollment Form.”  You can mail or fax it directly to our NY office until the end of May, upon which you can then send it to our summer address at camp. For faster enrollment, you can simply scan/email the registration form to us at info@islandlake.com.

To all current Island Lake families, we look forward to an amazing summer 2019 with your children!!!  To all prospective families, feel free to contact us if you have any questions after browsing our website:  914-769-6060 (as of June 3rdcontact us at 570-798-2550).  And last but not least, to one and all…. ILC U THERE! (very very soon!)