Fish Fry – This week’s special is Leg O’ Lamb. Future specials:
August 18 – Chef’s Surprise
August 25 – Chef’s Surprise
September 1 – Kessler Ribchen (Smoked Pork Chop) Mit Kraut
Entertainment – Friday night the King Elvis Presley is in da house! Along with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Wow!!! The season is almost over! Here’s the live entertainment lineup for the rest of the summer.
August 18 – Vocalist Karen McNichols sings everything from Janis Joplin to Adele
August 25 – Acoustic Guitar Duo LJ & Jeff span the musical spectrum from typical acoustic songs to Jethro Tull and Charlie Daniels
September 4 – Hudson McCoy
Founders Day Weekend – Wow!!! What a great weekend! It started with a busy Friday Fish fry and the Roadshow Band with our favorite songs of the 50s-70s. Saturday the parade and program following was awesome as usual! Thanks to Barb Zweifel for coordinating another great Founders Day Parade and program. Then the Turner Trot – Sound Mind, Sound Body & sore muscles! Another great event and a fundraiser for the new playground – stay tuned for good stuff!! Then the Founders Day dinner – thanks to Pam and crew for awesome pork & sauerbraten and Bev Zitta & crew for homemade Spaetzle! Emm, emm good! Our apologies for running a bit short of good chow near the end. It won’t happen next year. Then Phenix kept us dancing, polkaing, and carousing, and then Ed lined danced us to the wee hours. Could it get any better???? Really???? Can’t wait until next year!!
Summer is winding down but we’ve still got a lot of great activities left!
August 19 – Three on three basketball tourney (See Nick Barts for info)
August 26 – Doubles bags tourney – watch this spot for details
September 2 – Bocce Ball Tourney on Beer Mountain – thanks to the Becker Family for hosting this wonderful camp tradition for so many years!!!
September 9-10 – Elgin Turners Softball Tourney and After Party on the A-field/Shelter
September 16-17 – All Turner Picnic – Texas Hold’em, Bags Tourney, DJ Ed
September 23-25 – Baers Picnic at the Barenhohle
September 30- Oct 1 – Tuna, Tuna, TUNA, TUNA!
Fall – Bears Games at the Bhole
Youth - Congratulations to our Camper of the Weeks: Addison DeRusha and Parker DeRusha; and Swimmer of the Weeks: Isla Bigosinska, Carter Gibson, Claire Blasgen, Mickayla Valentine, Cassidy Webb, and Nick Garelli. Way to go, campers! We are proud of your effort in program. Cheers to another fabulous summer of program activities. We thank you for celebrating our staff at Tuesday's Counselor Appreciation Dinner. Laurie VanDahm did a great job coordinating the event, and we are grateful for the generous family donations that made dinner so wonderful! Please join us for one last hurrah at the Sugar Bowl this Saturday at 7pm. Campers and counselors will perform, "A Night at the Museum" directed by Lili Fujui. Show admission starts at 6:30pm, and water and Gatorade will be sold at the entrance for $1. Juniors are hosting an after party at the Dining Hall around 9pm. Come dressed and ready to dance! That's a wrap! Thanks again to Youth Committee for steering the ship alongside our staff members, and also Howard Boress, Curt Litza, Dave Cross, Mike Sullivan, and Ed Bauman for carrying out the plan on numerous occasions. We look forward to planning another great season of fun for our youth!
Youth Upcoming Events
August 11- Farewell Awards
August 12- Final Show
Junior Penny Social – Thank you Jody Boreck, Tom Web and Robin Posnanski all of their hard work to make things happen in 3 weeks. A special thanks to the Reuter Family for all of their Home Depot donations. We love you and so does Home Depot . Fun was had by all what a GREAT evening.
Founders Day - Thank you to all volunteers for making our day so nice. Without
all of you this activity, as well as others in Camp, would not be possible. “It takes a village!” I appreciate all time and efforts. Thank you so much. Barbie Zweifel
Recycling Program - We would like to update everyone on some activities regarding the recycling program. First of all, thanks to all you for participating in this very beneficial program. It's great for the environment, the correct civic responsibility and it's the right thing to do for our children. And when you get down to the basics, Illinois Turner Camp is a children's camp. That's why it's here, and why we are here.Having said that, some clarifications for all everyone.There are two 6 yard dumpsters in camp for recycling. One is in the big parking lot, the other behind the Rathskeller. These are clearly marked as recycling cans and obviously only for recycling.These are single stream cans meaning all recyclables can be put in the cans, no separating needed.
Follow the same guidelines as you would with your home recycling. Please no glass, except bottles, styrofoam, wet cardboard or pizza boxes in these cans.Plastic, paper or cardboard( not wet) glass bottles, cans and any other acceptable recyclables are ok.We continue tohave blue 55 gallon drums spread throughout camp. They are still only to be used for cans, not any other recyclables or refuse. In the Rathskeller are garbage cans marked cans only. Since we are now serving some beers in bottles, it is OK to put those bottles in those marked garbage cans. That will eliminate those bottles being thrown into the garbage, and get them recycled also. Again thanks for everyone's help on this effort. It's made our beautiful little place better for all of us. Thank you, Buildings and Grounds
Recycling - IMPORTANT UPDATE We now have new recycling cans inside the Rathskeller and on the patio. These cans are blue, two inside the Raths, one outside. These are designed to accept both cans and bottles. PLEASE use these containers appropriately. Do not not put cans and bottles in the refuse cans any longer. We all appreciate everyone's participation in this matter. Thanks, Buildings and grounds
THANK YOU TO A GREAT STAFF WHO MADE THE CAMPERS SUMMER SO AMAZING!