Saturday, July 8th

Happy Rookie Day! Today we had a handful of future Island Lakers come to camp and receive the royal ILC treatment by experiencing several activities and dining with us for lunch. These children made friends with other rookies, in addition to our current campers. Some rookies are younger siblings of our campers and some rookies are the first in their family to get a taste of what Island Lake has to offer. They dabbled in several activities such as the giant swing at pioneering, skatepark, cooking, the flying trapeze, sports monsters, pickle ball, and more. Check out the photos at the bottom of the blog to see our rookies in action.

Today’s weather was a mish mosh of everything. As usual, the temps were cool first thing in the morning but the sun came out and warmed it up to the 70’s. We were then hit with some rain at the end of 2nd major. The rain quickly cleared and the sun found its way to the 18462 skies once again. But wait, there’s more! Another rain shower came through during 3rd major. Harrumph! But no worries, by 3rd minor the clouds parted and blue skies shined through.

In ILC sports, our 4th & 5th grade boys played basketball this morning here at camp against a nearby camp. 6th & 7th grade boys played in a singles and doubles tennis tournament out of camp. We hosted 2 different tennis tournaments here at home as well: our 4th & 5th grade girls as well as our 6th & 7th grade girls. The ILC Open continued today in tennis for our 9th grade and older girls.

Tonight’s evening activity is the ILC Idol finals! All of the winners from the preliminary rounds earlier in the week will compete. They will perform in the theater for the entire camp and a winner will be casted amongst us. Will it be another young girl? An older boy? A duo team? We’ll have to wait and see!

Today’s special feature is ROOKIE DAY! Below are pics of our little rookies playing camp for the day. Enjoy and until tomorrow when I’ll feature your campers in another department here at camp, ILCUTHERE!

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