Yawgoog Alumni Association
Reunion #35 – August 1, 2015
Dear Fellow Alumni & Friends,
On August 1st the Yawgoog Alumni Association will be hosting its 35th Reunion and Camp Yawgoog will be celebrating its 100th camping season. We are inviting our loyal Alumni, Yawgoog staff members from all years, and current Scout Leaders. On this special day, Alumni will be given the opportunity to swim in Yawgoog Pond, paddle a canoe, enjoy a rowboat, kayak, sail, try out the new paddleboards, learn low COPE skills, and do all the fun things we did as Scouts. Our goal is to have a record-breaking attendance and have fellow Alumni gathering from around the country for this special event. Breakfast, lunch and supper will be served in the Donald North Court. After enjoying our continental breakfast, you will have the chance to spend the entire morning enjoying what camp has to offer.
*To participate in any of the aquatics activities you will need to attend the reunion with a BSA Health Form signed by a physician and complete medical check in and swim test at Camp Three Point.
At noon, join us for lunch in the Donald North Court. Throughout the afternoon the Yawgoog Heritage Center will be open for your pleasure. We will also have a large tent set up in case of inclement weather. Memorabilia and photo displays, along with the sale of historic and collectible patches, will make up the Donald North Court activities. Bus service to camps and program area begins at 1 p.m. and don’t forget camp swim meets will be ongoing for your enjoyment. Test your shooting sports skills at the Rifle and Archery Ranges. Most importantly, starting at 2 p.m. you may participate in low COPE activities and team building exercises. You will be asked to sign a release before participating in COPE.
Our annual Alumni Gathering will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Donald North Court. You will want to be present and learn of the great 2015 Projects funded by the Yawgoog Alumni Association Members. Decade Photos start at 4 p.m. followed by our famous dinner. The Saturday Night Show starts at 8 p.m. It will certainly be a day of fun and enjoyment for those who take full advantage of all the activities. Don’t miss out!
Membership remains a key emphasis with the YAA and your participation and attendance at Yawgoog Days is important. Our founder, H. Cushman “Gus” Anthony led and guided us for years. It is now time for following generations to become actively involved and insure that the YAA continues to be a strong voice in carrying out the work and dedication of our founder.
As we prepare for Yawgoog Days 2015 keep in mind that during 2016 we will be celebrating Yawgoog’s 100th Anniversary. There will be special Centennial events celebrating this important milestone.
Mark your calendar and let’s make our 35th reunion the best ever. Contact everyone you know who camped at Yawgoog and encourage them to attend. Reach out to former Yawgoog Staff Members and mark your calendar for August 1st and we’ll welcome you at camp.