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Camp Bulletin Week Fourteen 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 02 September 2016 12:05

Week Fourteen 2016

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.




























Restaurant – here’s the tasty offerings for this weekend

Friday Fish Fry specials – the final hurrah of the season!!

o   Kessler Ribs mitt Kraut w/choice of potato & trimmings

o   Baked Salmon w/choice of potato & trimmings (looks like this may become a regular menu item next year!)

 

Live Entertainment – we have some great acts lined up for you to close out the summer!

9/2 – Elvis & Johnny Cash impersonators and other sounds

9/3 – DJ Ed

9/4 – The Blue Adaptors Band

 

Remember the fun doesn’t end with Labor Day Weekend.  There are events every weekend through September.  Watch future Bulletins for more details.

9/10-11 – Elgin Softball Tournament

9/16-17 – All Turner Picnic

9/23-25 – Baers Picnic

9/30-10/1 – Tuna Tournament

 

All Turner Picnic (we need volunteers, please sign up on the Raths bulletin board for open shifts)

9/16 – Grill w/special to be announced followed by Texas Hold’m Tourney

9/17 – 2p Bags Tourney followed by Outdoor BBQ by Donna Litza & Crew w/DJ Ed at 7p

9/18 – Men’s vs. Women’s Grudge Softball Game on the A-Field at 10a













All Things Turner – the National Turner Biennial Convention was hosted by Clinton Turners in Massachusetts a few weekends ago.  Clinton Turners has a great Turner Hall, Rathskeller, gymnasium, and outdoor pavilion where the Convention general sessions were held.  The Illinois District was well represented with a delegation of over 20 Illinois Turners which was the largest in attendance.  Here are the highlights.

Our own Dave Liptak was elected to another two year term as National President.  Congratulations Dave!

The next National Turnfest will be hosted by Fort Wayne Indiana Turners in the summer of 2019.

The National Bowling Tournament in April-May of 2017 will be hosted by Akron Turners.  The Illinois District has slowly been rebuilding their participation in recent years.  Plan to bowl with three of your best friends and have a great weekend with fellow Turners from across the country.  Akron is an easy 6 hour one day ride.

What can the National Turners do for the local Turner Clubs and members?

o   There are a multitude of grant programs offered by the National Endowment & Trust Fund and the Jahn Fund.  They help cover things like computer equipment, gym instructors, competition awards & judges, promoting Turnerism, and more.  Go to the American Turners website for more information and contacts if you have questions.  You can’t benefit if you don’t ask!!!

o   There are also a couple of scholarships available for Turner member kids going to college.  Check out the website for eligibility criteria and application requirements.

 Illinois District Governance – the Illinois District (and Turner Camp by extension) is governed by the District Council which meets the 4th Monday of each month except December.  The council is made up of 15 elected members serving 3 year terms.  Five new members are elected each year at the District Convention in January.  If you would like to run for a council seat, attend your Club membership meetings for more information and possibly be selected to serve as a delegate from your club.  The convention is also where the District President is elected, and the President is entitled to appoint two council members.  The council also includes the elected President of each Illinois Society, or their designated Club representative, and the elected Cottage Owner Vide President.  Congratulations to Art Stevenson who was elected Cottage Owner President this past Sunday and will continue to represent the Cottage Owners on the Council for the next year!  Congratulations to Bill Graham who was elected Cottage Owner Vice-President and will represent the Cottage Owners along with Art on the Camp Committee which manages the day to day camp operations along with the camp committee chairpersons.  One final note on governance.  As many of you know I (Scott Lau) have been District President for almost three years.  I am eligible for one more term and plan to run.  However organizations like the Turners that have been around for over 100 years survive and thrive on a constant influx of fresh people and ideas.  While I plan to run I would gladly work with someone who is interested in being president in the future to learn what it is all about and get you ready.  Organizations like ours need to be good at succession planning for effective continuity.


Restaurant Committee – big shout out to the ladies who keep our kitchen facilities clean and Health Department compliant.  Thanks to Cheryl Bothfeld, Barb Dorn, and Mary Becker who do the dirty work quietly behind the scenes when no one is around cleaning the equipment, floors, and putting the dishes away.  They are a key component to our restaurant operations each weekend.  Thanks also to Jim Gerstbrein, Randy Roe, Tom Webb, and Timmy Zbinden who make the Fish Fry Dinner possible every Friday night.  Each of them work all or close to every Friday night June – July, which is a huge commitment!!!  The Fish Fry wouldn’t happen without them!


Bulletin Editor – I’d like to thank Chris Mostyn for serving as our editor and printer of the weekly Bulletin.  It is an important communication tool to keep people informed and requires a weekly commitment to taking the items from a variety of people and putting it together into a cohesive communication.  Then printing and delivering every Friday.  Thanks Chris!!!


BOCCI tournament. The last time to sign up is Saturday morning between 8-830. We start on Saturday morning sharply at 9 :00 There will be sign up"s in the RATHS Friday night. If you have BOCCI BALLS, please bring them to BEER MOUNTAIN. They will be safe and help the tournament run smoothly. This is our 51 years and our officials are experts at what they do. Join us for a wonderful day of fun. Thank you Shotgun


Softball Tournament I would like to remind everyone that the Elgin Turners will once again be hosting the Annual Randy Drews Memorial 16 Inch Softball Tournament at Camp on Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th. If you would like to enter a team, please contact me by email billg279@yahoo.com. If you don't want to play, then please come out, bring the family and friends and support the softball teams. Lots of fun will be had by all as we will have wonderful food and beverages for everyone. Thank you Bill Genz


Tuna Tournament

Beer Pong Tournament - Friday, September 30thFishing - Saturday, October 1st from 7 am to 4 pm

Bean Bag Tournament - Saturday, October 1st

Beef/ Sausage Sandwhich Dinner at Barenhole - Saturday, October 1st 

Fishing Awards at Barenhole on Saturday Night...followed by Bingo


Weekly Bulletin - The weekly bulletin is being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com. Thank you, Chris





 
Camp Bulletin Week Thirteen 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:04

Week Thirteen 2016

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.






















Restaurant here's the tasty offerings for this weekend

 Friday Fish Fry special is a virtual cornucopia of choices this week eat early and eat often!

o   Baked Salmon w/Mango Salsa

o   Grilled Lamb Chops

o   Grilled Half Rack of Lamb

 Remaining Fish Fry Special

o   9/2 Kessler Ribs mitt Kraut w/choice of potato & trimmings

 Live Entertainment we have some great acts lined up for you to close out the summer!

 DJ Ed every Saturday night

 8/26 Soloist Karen McNichols

 9/2 Elvis & Johnny Cash impersonators and other sounds

 9/4 The Blue Adaptors Band

 Remember the fun doesn't end with Labor Day Weekend.  There are events every weekend through September.  Watch future Bulletins for more details.

 9/10-11 Elgin Softball Tournament

 9/16-17 All Turner Picnic

 9/23-25 Baers Picnic

 9/30-10/1 Tuna Tournament

 All Things Turner the National Turner Bi-Annual Convention was hosted by Clinton Turners in Massachusetts a few weekends ago.  Clinton Turners has a great Turner Hall, Rathskeller, gymnasium, and outdoor pavilion where the Convention general sessions were held.  The Illinois District was well represented with a delegation of over 20 Illinois Turners which was the largest in attendance.  Here are the highlights.

 Our own Dave Liptak was elected to another two year term as National President.  Congratulations Dave!

 The next National Turnfest will be hosted by Fort Wayne Indiana Turners in the summer of 2019.

 The National Bowling Tournament in April-May of 2017 will be hosted by Akron Turners.  The Illinois District has slowly been rebuilding their participation in recent years.  Plan to bowl with three of your best friends and have a great weekend with fellow Turners from across the country.  Akron is an easy 6 hour one day ride.




















What can the National Turners do for the local Turner Clubs and members?

o   There are a multitude of grant programs offered by the National Endowment & Trust Fund and the Jahn Fund.  They help cover things like computer equipment, gym instructors, competition awards & judges, promoting Turnerism, and more.  Go to the American Turners website for more information and contacts if you have questions.  You can't benefit if you don't ask!!!

o   There are also a couple of scholarships available for Turner member kids going to college.  Check out the website for eligibility criteria and application requirements.

Illinois District Governance the Illinois District (and Turner Camp by extension) is governed by the District Council which meets the 4th Monday of each month except December.  The council is made up of 15 elected members serving 3 year terms.  Five new members are elected each year at the District Convention in January.  If you would like to run for a council seat, attend your Club membership meetings for more information and possibly be selected to serve as a delegate from your club.  The convention is also where the District President is elected, and the President is entitled to appoint two council members.  The council also includes the elected President of each Illinois Society, or their designated Club representative, and the elected Cottage Owner Vide President.  Congratulations to Art Stevenson who was elected Cottage Owner President this past Sunday and will continue to represent the Cottage Owners on the Council for the next year!  Congratulations to Bill Graham who was elected Cottage Owner Vice-President and will represent the Cottage Owners along with Art on the Camp Committee which manages the day to day camp operations along with the camp committee chairpersons.  One final note on governance.  As many of you know I (Scott Lau) have been District President for almost three years.  I am eligible for one more term and plan to run.  However organizations like the Turners that have been around for over 100 years survive and thrive on a constant influx of fresh people and ideas.  While I plan to run I would gladly work with someone who is interested in being president in the future to learn what it is all about and get you ready.  Organizations like ours need to be good at succession planning for effective continuity.

The Lincoln Turners annual summer meeting / party - will be on Sunday 8/28

at the Bärenhöhle in Illinois Turner Camp. The Bärenhöhle will open at 12:30 PM (cash bar)

The Lincoln Turner will serve lunch around 2 PM,  after the meeting. All Turners and friends are welcome.


Softball Tournament I would like to remind everyone that the Elgin Turners will once again be hosting the Annual Randy Drews Memorial 16 Inch Softball Tournament at Camp on Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th. If you would like to enter a team, please contact me by email billg279@yahoo.com. If you don't want to play, then please come out, bring the family and friends and support the softball teams. Lots of fun will be had by all as we will have wonderful food and beverages for everyone. Thank you Bill Genz


Tuna Tournament

Beer Pong Tournament - Friday, September 30thFishing - Saturday, October 1st from 7 am to 4 pm

Bean Bag Tournament - Saturday, October 1st

Beef/ Sausage Sandwhich Dinner at Barenhole - Saturday, October 1st 

Fishing Awards at Barenhole on Saturday Night...followed by Bingo


THE DEUTSCHES INTERNATIONAL TURNFEST IS ONLY 9 MONTHS AWAY!!!  Don't miss out on this opportunity to travel to Berlin in June of 2017 for a Memorable week of competitions, pageantry, and Gemuetlicheit with Turners around the Globe.  Petra Croneigh has put together a package spanning June 2 - 11, 2017.  But it can easily be modified to meet your individual plans.  Petra is now accepting $100 per person deposits to hold your spot in our Group's Hotel.  Time is running out before she has to release the unspoken for rooms, so don't delay!  Please contact Petra at Petra4travel@yahoo.com for more information or to place a deposit.  Other questions, feel free to ask Pam Lau.


Weekly Bulletin - The weekly bulletin is being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com. Thank you, Chris




 
Camp Bulletin Week Twelve 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 19 August 2016 13:03

Week Twelve 2016

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.


















Restaurant €“ here's the tasty offerings for this weekend

 Friday Fish Fry special is baked Salmon with Mango Salsa w/choice of potato & the trimmings.

 Remaining Friday Specials

8/26 €“ Grilled Lamb Chops or Grilled Half Rack of Lamb w/choice of potato & trimmings

9/2 Kessler Ribs mitt Kraut w/choice of potato & trimmings


Live Entertainment we have some great acts lined up for you this summer.

 DJ Ed every Saturday night

 8/26 €“ Soloist Karen McNichols

 9/2 €“ Elvis & Johnny Cash impersonators and other sounds

 9/4 €“ The Blue Adaptors Band


Remember the fun doesn't end with Labor Day Weekend. There are events every weekend through September. Watch future Bulletins for more details.

 9/10-11 €“ Elgin Softball Tournament

 9/16-17 €“ All Turner Picnic

 9/23-25 €“ Baers Picnic

 9/30-10/1 €“ Tuna Tournament


Cottage Available -- cottage #49 is available for a bid of $500 or best offer. It is a one and a half room cottage with a basement that is located behind the Rathskeller. Sealed bids are due by August 22, and will be opened at the District Council meeting that evening. Bidders must be a member in good standing of one of the Illinois District societies for a minimum of year. The winning bidder will be responsible for the 2016 ground lease payment that will be issued at the end of September and due November 1, 2016. Bidders do not have to be present at the District meeting. Bids should clearly identify who the bidder is (name, address, etc.), what Society they belong to, and how long they have been a member. Bids should include a check for the full bid amount and will only be cashed if your bid is accepted. Bids not accepted will be returned uncashed.
















Bathrooms we have recently been having a challenges with our bathroom facilities caused by cottage owners emptying their chemical toilets into toilets. Most recently the Cicero bathrooms became totally clogged with every toilet unable to use and waste backing up through sink and shower drains. The Cicero bathroom was closed for a day and camp had to pay a plumber $400 to rod out all the drains and clear the clogs. DON'T DUMP!!! If you have a potty to empty please call our facility manager Dave Cross at 224-800-3636.

Pool Hours for the rest of the Summer

Week 1 August 15-21 Monday-Friday 11:00-6:00 Saturday-Sunday 11:00-6:00

Week 2 August 23-28 Monday-Tuesday 12:00-6:00 Wednesday-Friday 12:00-6:00 Saturday-Sunday 12:00-6:00

Week 3 August 29-September4 Monday-Wednesday 4:00-6:00 CLOSED Thursday Friday 4:00-6:00 Saturday-Sunday 12:00-6:00

Labor Day Monday September 5 11:00-5:00

Youth - Congratulations to last week's Camper of the Week recipients:Mikey Pardo and Lexi Garelli; and last week's Swimmer of the Week recipients:Samantha Moore, Lexi Garelli, Michael Baumann, Mikey Pardo, andJulia Mrazek.

Congratulations to all campers for a job well done i n the 2016 Final Show, "Once Upon a Time". In case you missed the announcement,Ale ByrneandAmy Sawicki received the

Alfred Wilde Awardfor their outstanding contributions and involvement in the summer program.We hope everyone enjoyed the show , and we truly thank the audience for their donations made toward the ITC Youth Program. A special thank you to all volunteers who

helped with the sound system and the backdrop. We literally cannot do it without you!

Applications for people interested in being a counselor for the 2017 summer will be available soon ! You must be 15 prior toJune 1, 2017and have American Red Cross certifications for lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED to apply.

Berlin Turnfest 2017 - The hotel has been confirmed and the itinerary is in place. For details and information about this trip please join Petra Croneigh for a Q&A session on Friday July 29th in the Raths during/after Fish Fry or on Saturday before and after the Founder's Day dinner.

To secure your spot a $100 deposit will be taken, and we can start looking at your individual travel plans. If you have any questions please e-mail Petra at Petra4Travel@yahoo.com or call me in the office 847-865-5642.


Mosquitos - I would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Turner members for making this summer just a little more comfortable for all of us.

Coming up from Texas my wife and I really expected to encounter more mosquitos in camp than we did.

I would like to thank Eddie Bauman for all the work he did, spraying camp and keeping all of us as mosquito free as we were.

Next time you see Ed in the Raths tell him thanks and maybe buy him a drink. Thanks again Eddie, we appreciate it!!! Tom Webb


Softball TournamentI would like to remind everyone that the Elgin Turners will once again be hosting the Annual Randy Drews Memorial 16 Inch Softball Tournament at Camp on Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th. If you would like to enter a team, please contact me by emailbillg279@yahoo.com. If you don't want to play, then please come out, bring the family and friends and support the softball teams. Lots of fun will be had by all as we will have wonderful food and beverages for everyone.Thank you Bill Genz


Tuna Tournament

Beer Pong Tournament - Friday, September 30thFishing - Saturday, October 1st from 7 am to 4 pm

Bean Bag Tournament - Saturday, October 1st

Beef/ Sausage Sandwhich Dinner at Barenhole - Saturday, October 1st

Fishing Awards at Barenhole on Saturday Night...followed by Bingo


Weekly Bulletin - The weekly bulletin is being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com. Thank you, Chris


 
Camp Bulletin Week Eleven 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 12 August 2016 13:56

Week Eleven 2016

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.














Restaurant – here's the tasty offerings for this weekend

·         Friday Fish Fry special is Leg O' Lamb w/choice of potato & the trimmings.

·         Saturday Night Final Show grill specials are Maxwell Street Polish with grilled onions and special appetizers Southwest Eggrolls and Jalepeno Cheese Poppers while they last!

·         Remaining Friday Specials

o   8/19 - Baked Salmon w/choice of potato & trimmings.

o   8/26 – Grilled Lamb Chops or Grilled Half Rack of Lamb w/choice of potato & trimmings

o   9/2 – Kessler Ribs mitt Kraut w/choice of potato & trimmings

 Live Entertainment – we have some great acts lined up for you this summer.

·         DJ Ed every Saturday night

·         8/12 – Hudson McCoy Band

·         8/26 – Soloist Karen McNichols

·         9/2 – Elvis & Johnny Cash impersonators and other sounds

·         9/4 – The Blue Adaptors Band

 Remember the fun doesn't end with Labor Day Weekend.  There are events every weekend through September.  Watch future Bulletins for more details.

·         9/10-11 – Elgin Softball Tournament

·         9/16-17 – All Turner Picnic

·         9/23-25 – Baers Picnic

·         9/30-10/1 – Tuna Tournament




















Cottage Available -€“ cottage #49 is  available for a bid of $500 or best offer.  It is a one and a half room cottage with a basement that is located behind the Rathskeller.  Sealed bids are due by August 22, and will be opened at the District Council meeting that evening.  Bidders must be a member in good standing of one of the Illinois District societies for a minimum of year.  The winning bidder will be responsible for the 2016 ground lease payment that will be issued at the end of September and due November 1, 2016.  Bidders do not have to be present at the District meeting.  Bids should clearly identify who the bidder is (name, address, etc.), what Society they belong to, and how long they have been a member.  Bids should include a check for the full bid amount and will only be cashed if your bid is accepted.  Bids not accepted will be returned uncashed.

Bathrooms -€“ this is a crappy subject but needs to be discussed.  Many cottages have added small (and not so small) chemical toilets.  Of course they need to be periodically emptied.  We have started to see two problems with the emptying of of the chem-johns into our bathrooms.  First, sometimes there is so much solid waste (I said this was a crappy subject…. J ) dumped in, that the toilet clogs when flushed.  Second, when dumped the waste sprays all over the toilet, floor, and walls causing a real mess and rendering that stall unusable.  So, please be courteous to your fellow campers and empty slowly to avoid splashing and creating a mess.  Flush early and flush often to avoid nasty clogs.  We are exploring installing a trap door to dump waste directly into one of our septic fields to provide a more direct route to empty waste.  However until that is finished, please follow those simple steps.


Berlin Turnfest 2017 - The hotel has been confirmed and the itinerary is in place. For details and information about this trip please join Petra Croneigh for a Q&A session on Friday July 29th in the Raths during/after Fish Fry or on Saturday before and after the Founder's Day dinner.

To secure your spot a $100 deposit will be taken, and we can start looking at your individual travel plans. If you have any questions please e-mail Petra at Petra4Travel@yahoo.com or call me in the office 847-865-5642.





The ITC Youth Committee is looking for dedicated Turners who have what it takes to keep our summer youth program alive and running! We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers ready to work as a team to assure youth a summer filled with opportunity and excitement for all ages. Some committee responsibilities include: -Hiring staff and overseeing the nine week youth program -Establishing progressive activities that enrich and benefit campers -Maintaining safe and up to date facilities for campers and staff If this opportunity appeals to you, write a brief letter of interest to introduce yourself to the committee, and share why you'd like to be a part of the team! Submit letters to ganatos.kate@ccsd59.org no later than Saturday, August 20th.

Youth - Congratulations to last week's Campers of the Week: Isaac Byrne and Stella Sturgis; and last Week's Swimmers of the Week: Maddie Sandine, Emalina Hernandez, Lexi Garelli, Addison DeRusha, Ale Byrne, and Kylie Borck. Great job!!

Thank you to everyone that donated and brought dishes to the Staff Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday in honor of our amazing 2016 Staff. We hope everyone enjoyed the corn roast on Wednesday, where campers dressed as their favorite counselor, ate some delicious corn, and swam! Last but not least, farewell awards to our amazing campers are being announced this evening on the Rhats patio. Don't miss our goodbyes! 

The Final Show is this Saturday! Campers have been practicing hard all week, so come out and cheer them on at the Sugar Bowl as they perform, "Once Upon a Time" @ 7:00 PM. As always, the show runs on donations, so there will be a $3 donation upon entering the show. The youth program will also be selling custom koozies made in honor of our annual Final Show for only $1. Get some at the show before they sell out! The pool will be closing at 5 pm on Saturday due to the Final Show.

Applications for people interested in being a counselor for the 2017 summer will be available soon. You must be 15 prior to June 1, 2017 and have American Red Cross certifications for lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED. Applications must be completed by November 1, 2016. 


Tuna Tournament

Beer Pong Tournament - Friday, September 30thFishing - Saturday, October 1st from 7 am to 4 pm

Bean Bag Tournament - Saturday, October 1st

Beef/ Sausage Sandwhich Dinner at Barenhole - Saturday, October 1st 

Fishing Awards at Barenhole on Saturday Night...followed by Bingo



Weekly Bulletin - The weekly bulletin is being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com. Thank you, Chris



 
Camp Bulletin Week Ten 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 05 August 2016 10:36

Week Ten 2016

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.






















Restaurant - here's the incredible edibles for this weekend

 Friday Fish Fry special is Deep Fried Pork Shanks w/choice of potato & the trimmings. Sorry Walleye fans, still having supply issues……

 Saturday night the Gonzalez family will be serving up some awesome catered in Mexican Cuisine. Quantities are limited so get there early!

 Next weekend's offerings

oFriday Fish Fry Special is Leg O' Lamb w/choice of potato & trimmings.

oSaturday Night Final Show grill specials are Maxwell Street Polish with grilled onions and special appetizers Southwest Eggrolls and Jalepeno Cheese Poppers while they last!

Founders Day – thanks to Barb Zweifel and Rosie Bressler for planning and leading a great Founders Day Celebration! Thanks to all who participated in the program, parade and turned out to help celebrate!

Live Entertainment – we have some great acts lined up for you this summer.

 DJ Ed every Saturday night

 7/30 -€“ Founders Day Party Oom Pah Band at 6:30p & DJ Ed after

 8/12 -€“ Hudson McCoy Band

 8/26 -€“ Soloist Karen McNichols

 9/2 -   Elvis & Johnny Cash impersonators and other sounds

Cottage Available – cottage #49 is available for a bid of $500 or best offer. It is a one and a half room cottage with a basement that is located behind the Rathskeller. Sealed bids are due by August 22, and will be opened at the District Council meeting that evening. Bidders must be a member in good standing of one of the Illinois District societies for a minimum of year. The winning bidder will be responsible for the 2016 ground lease payment that will be issued at the end of September and due November 1, 2016. Bidders do not have to be present at the District meeting. Bids should clearly identify who the bidder is (name, address, etc.), what Society they belong to, and how long they have been a member. Bids should include a check for the full bid amount and will only be cashed if your bid is accepted. Bids not accepted will be returned uncashed.















Bathrooms - this is a crappy subject but needs to be discussed. Many cottages have added small (and not so small) chemical toilets. Of course they need to be periodically emptied. We have started to see two problems with the emptying of of the chem-johns into our bathrooms. First, sometimes there is so much solid waste (I said this was a crappy subject).) dumped in, that the toilet clogs when flushed. Second, when dumped the waste sprays all over the toilet, floor, and walls causing a real mess and rendering that stall unusable. So, please be courteous to your fellow campers and empty slowly to avoid splashing and creating a mess. Flush early and flush often to avoid nasty clogs. We are exploring installing a trap door to dump waste directly into one of our septic fields to provide a more direct route to empty waste. However until that is finished, please follow those simple steps.


YOUTH: Thank you to the parents who volunteered to drive to on the Brookfield Zoo field trip and to everyone who helped with the 10 and over walk. We hope everyone enjoyed bring your parent/guardian to program day! Thank you to everyone who was able to participate! Don't miss our annual wedding ceremonies after awards tonight! Can't wait to hear about how all the happy couples met!

Congratulations to last week's Campers of the Week: Clare Blasgen and Lorenzo Koehler; and last week's Swimmers of the Week: Quinn Sandine, Clare Blasgen, Grace Blasgen, Gunnar Garelli, Amy Sawicki, and Kyle Abruzzo. Great job!!

Don't miss the annual corn roast and pool party this Wednesday at 7:30. The theme for the campfire at the pool is “Favorite Counselor”. Mark your calendars for the 2016 Final Show on Saturday, August, 13th. We will be selling koozies at the show. If you were unable to attend a costume meeting last week, you have one more chance on Monday, August 8that 3:00 at the pool.

We've had a very hot summer! Please make sure you are sending your camper to morning program and swim lessons with water and sunscreen!

If your camper is interested in participating in our weekly cooking class, please make sure they turn in their cooking forms each week to Kelli or Jodi by Monday's swim lessons. This is important so they can plan food accordingly for the campers.


The ITC Youth Program is selling a limited number of beach towels again!  This is a fundraiser to benefit the Youth Program.  You can purchase your towel at the Candy Store.  Towels are $20 each and checks can be made payable to Illinois Turner Camp.  The Candy Store also has 100 year t-shirts and mugs available for purchase.

The lifeguards would appreciate your help during the week with collecting admission.  If you bring a guest up to the pool during the week, please pay one of the lifeguards who are not sitting in the chair.  Thank you!  The pool is open through Labor Day!  Please check the bulletin and signs posted throughout camp for hours soon.

 Applications for people interested in being a counselor for the 2017 summer will be available soon.  You must be 15 prior to June 1, 2017 and have American Red Cross certifications for lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED.  Applications must be completed by November 1, 2016. 

Berlin Turnfest 2017 - The hotel has been confirmed and the itinerary is in place. For details and information about this trip please join Petra Croneigh for a Q&A session on Friday July 29th in the Raths during/after Fish Fry or on Saturday before and after the Founder's Day dinner.

To secure your spot a $100 deposit will be taken, and we can start looking at your individual travel plans. If you have any questions please e-mail Petra at Petra4Travel@yahoo.com or call me in the office 847-865-5642.

2016 Turner Trot -1.5 Mile Run / Walk. All abilities, strollers and Turner friends welcome

Saturday, August 6th10:30 AM Race Start Turner A-Field

9:00 Same Day Registration and packet pick up

Register online at www.turnertrot2016.racewire.com

Cook-out, music and raffles following at the A-Field. Runners receive $1.00 off when you show your race bib!

$25 Registration Fee for 13 years or older

$15 for kids 12 and under

Proceeds Benefit the New, Safer Playground FundLet me know that you get this. Thanks Amy

Counselor Appreciation Dinner will be Tuesday, August 9th, at 6:30 PM at the Raths! Show your appreciation for our staff by preparing a dish to pass. If you prefer to not cook, please give a monetary donation to Laurie VanDahm (cottage 91) by Friday August 5th so additional food can be purchased so there is enough food for everyone. Hope to see you there!


The ITC Youth Committee is looking for dedicated Turners who have what it takes to keep our summer youth program alive and running! We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers ready to work as a team to assure youth a summer filled with opportunity and excitement for all ages. Some committee responsibilities include: -Hiring staff and overseeing the nine week youth program -Establishing progressive activities that enrich and benefit campers -Maintaining safe and up to date facilities for campers and staff If this opportunity appeals to you, write a brief letter of interest to introduce yourself to the committee, and share why you'd like to be a part of the team! Submit letters to ganatos.kate@ccsd59.org no later than Saturday, August 20th.



Weekly Bulletin - The weekly bulletin is being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com.

Thank you, Chris







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