All of us at Island Lake wish you, our devoted camp families, a happy and healthy New Year.  May this upcoming year bring you only wonderful experiences, lots of love, and good health all around.  As we reflect on the 2013 calendar year, the summer is what stands out the most in our minds.  We worked extremely hard to create a joyful, fun-loving atmosphere for all of your children to prosper in.  We are now planning for the greatest Summer 2014 one could ever imagine.

A great deal of Island Lake good and welfare has recently occurred for several of our current and former Island Lakers.  We’d like to take a moment to extend our heart-warming congratulations to the following people:

1.  Corie Kanter– Everyone’s favorite theater director recently received the ring of her dreams,…oh, along with a proposal,…from her long-time boyfriend (& now fiancé), Jackie McHugh. They’ll be tying the knot in August of this summer and we are all so excited for them!  You deserve only the best, Corie!



2.  Amanda Stern– Recently got engaged to her special man, Gregory Schatz.  Although Stern no longer spends her summers with us at Island Lake, she will always be a part of our family (& we will always continue to call her “Stern”!).  She grew up with us as a camper, CIT, counselor, and finally a group leader.  We look forward to her visits every summer, and she will always hold a special place in our hearts.  (Is it too much to ask that they name their first born, “Island Lake”?  Yeah, we didn’t think so but hey, it doesn’t hurt to ask!)



3.  Ali Williams & Zach Brun– Ali & Zach met at Island Lake a few summers ago, so many of us have witnessed their relationship as it has blossomed over the years.  They recently got engaged and we are so happy for them.  We just hope they can still fit ILC into their summers, all the while planning for a wedding.

Ali & Zach


4.  Christy Bounds– Our former Science Department director recently got married to David Murphy.  Even greater news, they’re expecting a boy in March!  Congratulations to the two of you!  We can’t wait for our future Island Laker to join us in another 7 or 8 years.  In the meantime, please visit us this summer and bring that little bundle of joy with you so we can all welcome him to our ILC family.




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