Sunday, August 7th

Hi Island Lake Families! I’m sure you’re sick of me saying this but today was another beautiful day in Starrucca, PA. The sun shined, temps were in the 70’s, and there was no humidity in the air. Another great day to play camp!

Tomorrow morning, bright and early at 6:30am we are leaving for our teen trip to Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. Our 9th grade and older campers who signed up for the trip, along with 4 staff and myself (Wendy), will be heading out of camp to make our way to Montreal, Canada. Everyone is very excited for the trip. We will post photos of the trip with our daily summer photos on Friday once we return.

Tomorrow we will head straight to La Ronde Amusement Park for the entire afternoon into the evening. We will check into the hotel at night and get a good night’s rest for the following day. On Tuesday we’ll go to Lachine Rapids (jetboating) and then do a variety of activities at the Old Port of Montreal. We’ll go to Voiles en Voiles (a pirate ship with a ropes course), the SOS Labyrinth (indoor maze), and walk around Old Montreal.

On Wednesday we will spend the day in Quebec City. We’ll visit Old Quebec, the Citadel, Lower Town, and the Palace Royal. On Thursday, our final day of the trip, we will travel to the Parc Olympic. We’ll visit Montreal Tower, the Biodome, and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. We’ll watch some short movies at the planetarium and explore before boarding the bus to head back over the border and return here to camp. Everyone going to Canada is super pumped for this exciting trip ahead.

Here at ILC, Camp of Thrones continues. Last night at dinner we had the opening ceremonies. This included a precession of royals who were dressed up to present their respective kingdoms. There are photos posted on our CampMinder daily photo page dated from yesterday. Challenges have begun and alliances have been formed. Skatepark has challenged science and cooking, therefore skatepark is at their mercy with science and cooking’s choice of an event to be challenged with. Waterfront challenged arts & crafts and the rock shop. Again, art and rock shop get to decide what the challenge will be. Skatepark and art, waterfront and sports, tennis and pioneering, theater and circus, and rock shop and horseback riding have all formed alliances with one another respectively. As alliances, they are allowed to use each other’s forces (campers) for challenges and what not.

This evening after dinner our science campers will be taking a trip to Binghamton to the Kopernic Observatory. There they will explore the outer worlds, space, and the stars. Always a fun out of camp trip for our campers who love astronomy!

Step right up because tonight’s evening activity is the Staff Circus Show. It is sure to astound us. It is sure to amaze us. It is sure to be out of this world amazeballs!

Today’s special feature is PIONEERING! Enjoy the photos.

While I’m away in Canada, Dustin will take over the blog for me. No doubt that he will do a fantastic job reporting to you what’s going on here at ILC. We return to camp late Thursday night so I’ll be back behind the keyboard once again on Friday for our final few days of camp (Tear!). Until then, ILCUTHERE!

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