NorthWoods invites you to join staff, alumni and friends as we celebrate 20 Years of Conservation Service in northern communities. The Corps Reunion Weekend offers past corps members the opportunity to join this year’s crews in our annual Field Day competition and Season Celebration as well as participate in special Alumni events.
Come home to the Northeast Kingdom for the Corps Alumni Weekend and reconnect with current and past staff. We have a full schedule of events planned for this year’s Conservation Corps crews and many opportunities for alumni to get involved.
Friday, Alumni Field Day & Evening BBQ
The weekend kicks off with the annual crew Field Day Competition held on the last day of the 2014 summer work season. Following a short morning service project, crews will convene at NorthWoods to compete in our traditional ‘Redneck Olympics’— Spike Drive, Rockbar Race, Pulp Throw, Tea Boil, trivia and more! Join the Alumni team and compete or cheer on the crews. At an ice cream social following the event, the winning crew will be presented with the #2 Pulaski handle (passed down annualy through the years since 2000) and bragging rights for the next year.
Join us Friday evening for a barbeque dinner and re-live the glory days with your fellow alums. Potluck salads, snacks and desserts are welcomed.
Saturday, Celebration & Alumni Dinner
Saturday’s activities begin with the annual Season Celebration and Open House featuring presentations and displays from the 2014 NorthWoods Conservation Corps crews. Enjoy each crew’s stewardship education projects, a slideshow of Kingdom Corps crews over the years and a table for scrapbooks, photos, and alumni memories. This year’s crews will be recognized in turn, and the event wraps up with a potluck luncheon and a special dedication to celebrate 20 years of the Corps.
Saturday afternoon, choose from several guided outings or explore NorthWoods and the area on your own. We’ll reconvene at 5 PM for a social hour with cash bar (beer and wine) and light refreshments. During dinner, we’ll present alumni awards and update you on plans to build a new Conservation Barn and Training Center to serve the Corps for the next 20 years.
When the weekend’s activities conclude Saturday night, we hope you will be inspired to stay connected in the future—mentoring today’s young crewmembers, providing professional networking opportunities and celebrating the common bond shared by all Conservation Corps crews.
Camping and Lodging
Free (primitive) camping is available at NorthWoods with access to NorthWoods facilities. Indoor lodging is available with a number of local alumni for a $10 donation or you can visit www.northwoodscenter.org for a list of local area accommodations.
Unless noted otherwise, all activities will take place at NorthWoods Stewardship Center, located off of the Ten Mile Square Road in East Charleston.