Sunday, August 11th

Hi ILC families!  We’re in our final week here at Island Lake.  Although it feels like yesterday when the opening day buses rolled onto Island Lake Road, it’s already been over 6 full weeks of camp.  I hope your children come home next Saturday happy, healthy, and they share all of their amazing camp stories and memories with you.  And hey, if there’s a pair of clean matching socks thrown into the duffel, even better!

Today was an absolutely beautiful day in Starrucca, PA.  I never get sick of saying that.  We woke to pretty cool temps and they rose throughout the day to the mid 70’s.  It’s definitely not nearly as hot up here in the mountains as I hear it is south of us in the tri-state area.  We had blue skies with the sun shining bright all day long.

Last night’s younger kids’ show, Annie, was adorable and incredibly well done!  Our little actors did an amazing job performing on stage for their peers.  The audience was entertained as our young campers sang, danced, and acted their hearts out.  The show was done spectacularly well and our campers who performed were truly fantastic!  We even had a real life dog play the role of Sandy!  We have lots of pictures posted on Waldo and I’ve posted some highlights below for you to enjoy viewing.

After the performance, our male CIT’s took a trip to the island on our lake and had an overnight out there.  They made s’mores and bonded till the wee hours and then returned to camp for breakfast.

Today a few of our female tennis players went out of camp for a friendly match at a nearby camp.  Marion K., Lucy B., and Ava F. played 9th & 10th  graders and all of them dominated their opponents! Ava is only a 6th grader, too!  This afternoon another Wayne County camp came here for a friendly tennis match for our 7th  grade and younger girls and again, we won the entire tournament.   I’m so proud of our campers.

Our ILC Open is almost complete, as well.  Once our matches are all finished, I’ll update you with a list of winners (Although here at Island Lake Camp, everyone is a winner.  Aaaawwwwww!!!).

And now it’s riddle time! Yesterday’s riddle was:  What has multiple hearts but lacks other organs? The answer:  A Deck of Cards!  Congrats to Lisa A. for emailing me the correct answer to this riddle.  Here’s today’s brain mixer upper:  What kind of coat is always wet when you put it on?  Hmmmm, since I was sooo off with yesterday’s answer, I’ll keep my incorrect guesses to myself.

Step right up because tonight’s evening activity is the Circus Show!  We’re looking forward to our 2nd and final circus performance to see all that our campers have learned over the course of the summer.  It’s going to be an exciting fun-filled night with the flying trapeze, cloud swing, fabric, lyra, mini-trampoline, rolling globe, ground skills, and more!  We know it’ll be the best show on earth with the theme being­ none other than Color War!  No, they’re not breaking Color War,…or are they?  Hmmmmm,…..I’ll leave you guessing but in the meantime, they’ll be bringing back previous Color War themes for their performances such as Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Austin Powers vs. James Bond (007), and Marvel vs. DC.

Today’s special feature is photos from last night’s performance of Annie!  Enjoy and until tomorrow, ILCUTHERE!

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