Virtual Camp 2020, June 30

Reunion Day V

The fifth reunion in 2014 was part of an alumni push by the Council.  The idea was to have a reunion every five years with the 2014 reunion as the first of this series.  When it became clear that the Centennial was 2020-2021, having a reunion in 2019 did not make much sense!  The 2014 Reunion was similar to the first reunion in terms of format and program.  The big difference was that this reunion was a sponsored event, meaning that participants could come for free.  This Reunion also had booths for recording camp stories and scanning old camp photos.

[If you’re a staff member and want to come to the 2021 Reunion, please visit this page: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/2021_staff_reunion.php]

2014 Reunion

Camp staff and family at the 2014 Reunion campfire

Virtual Camp 2020, June 30

Reunion Day IV

The fourth reunion in 2009 was a bit of an oddity.  Technically, it was not advertised as a reunion, but as a 50th Anniversary celebration of Boxwell Reservation at Old Hickory Lake.  It was more council driven and happened after camp was over.  As a result, there were no program areas to visit and no dinner or campfire. For the most part, the 2009 event was really a big afternoon-long reception.

[If you’re a staff member and want to come to the 2021 Reunion, please visit this page: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/2021_staff_reunion.php]

2009 Reunion

Council Executive Hugh Travis speaks at the 2009 Reunion

Virtual Camp 2020, June 30

Reunion Day III

There was a long gap between the second and third reunion, but the third Reunion finally came together in the summer of 1999.  The Reunion followed a similar pattern as the first two and for the first time there was discussion of a Boxwell Museum, perhaps in the now abandoned Pump House.  Clearly, this never materialized, but the idea of housing camp history somewhere has been floating around for awhile.

[If you’re a staff member and want to come to the 2021 Reunion, please visit this page: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/2021_staff_reunion.php]

1999 Reunion

Here is a retired Tom Willhite at the campfire for the 1999 Reunion

Virtual Camp 2020, June 30

Reunion Day II

The same group who were responsible for the first reunion also planned and executed the second reunion in 1989.  It was not as well attended as the first reunion, but followed a similar format in terms of the day itself.

[If you’re a staff member and want to come to the 2021 Reunion, please visit this page: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/2021_staff_reunion.php]

1989 Reunion

A Reunion group photo from 1989. This was the 1985-1989 staff who attended

Virtual Camp 2020, June 30

Reunion Day I

We’re going to spend today looking Camp Staff Reunions.  The first one was organized by a group of former staff members on their own in 1983.  The event was held July Fourth weekend. Trying to recreate a day at camp, the Reunion included all sorts of camp program activities, a meet and greet, a dinner complete with awards, and a campfire.

[If you’re a staff member and want to come to the 2021 Reunion, please visit this page: http://www.virtualboxwell.org/2021_staff_reunion.php]

1983 Reunion

1983 Reunion Banner at the Crab