Monday, August 11th

Happy Monday, everyone! It was another beautiful day in Starrucca, PA. The birds were singing, and the sun was shining. Our temperatures climbed into the 80’s once again, and some late afternoon clouds provided some much needed shade for our campers and counselors.

We started early today because our oldest campers left bright and early on their Teen Trip! After a quick meal of warm bagels and cold cereal, our campers loaded up on two charter buses and set their sites Toronto bound. Their itinerary today consists of a fun filled afternoon at Canada’s Wonderland complete with dinner at the park. The action continues tomorrow as they have a full day of activities in Toronto. Those of us left behind are extremely jealous!!

The fun today wasn’t just reserved for our Teen Trippers though. This morning we had a group of over thirty go out on a coal-mining trip. Our campers went to a coal mine in Scranton to get a tour of the facilities. They even get to ride down into the mine some 300 feet underground. It was in operation for over 100 years but now it’s just used for tours.

We also sent a group of campers on our 3rd session tubing trip down the Delaware River. Our campers struck gold with the weather today; it is perfect for floating down the river.

Tonight’s evening activity was our Camper/Counselor Talent show. We had ten acts tonight that sang and danced their way into our memories. The campers were enthralled with the many varied talents of our campers and counselors.

Tonight also marks the beginning of Tribals! Tribals will be a two-day, three team event that encompasses all facets of our Island Lakers skills and cunning. Stay tuned for a breakdown of Day One tomorrow. Until then, ILC U THERE!

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