June 5 - 7
11:00am–8:00pm Registration
12:00–1:30pm Lunch Buffet
(Raymond Commons)
3:00–5:00pm Cate Open Archives
(McBean Library Archive Room)
Join Betty Woodworth and archivist Ginger Williams in the archives as they answer your questions and reminisce about Cate. We will have an open forum discussion, so come and share tales of your time at Cate.
5:00–6:30pm Kids’ Dinner
(Raymond Commons)
Pick up a boxed, kid-friendly meal in the dining hall.
6:00–8:30pm Reception Honoring Cate Faculty
(Mesa House)
Celebrate your return to the Mesa with your classmates and members of the outstanding Cate School faculty including those retiring: Mary & Peter Arango, Bob Bonning, Anne Hall, and Ross Robins. Enjoy a bounty of hors d’oeuvres and drinks. This event is for adult guests only please. A list of babysitters will be available on May 11, 2015. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at
9:00pm–12:00am Evening Gathering
(Wiegand Community Center)
Join us for a lively evening in the Wiegand Community Center. There will be food from local Cate-favorite Rusty's Pizza, drinks, and music for a fun opening night of Camp Cate. 
9:00am–6:00pm Registration
8:00–9:30am Breakfast Buffet
(Raymond Commons)
All Day Frisbee Golf
(Meet in the McIntosh Room)
Pick up a Frisbee and a course map in the McIntosh Room anytime during the day and enjoy a round of Frisbee golf.
8:30–9:30am 32nd Annual Mesa Race
(2.5 miles, starts from the track)
Lace up your running shoes for a refreshing run around the Mesa! Race t-shirts will be given to all participants, as well as a prize for both the male and female winners.
9:00-10:00am Roundtable Discussion
(Johnson Library)
Join Headmaster Ben Williams and a senior faculty in a discussion about Cate's inquiry question for the year, "What Endures?" Enjoy conversations and questions about the changes on the Mesa both in and out of the classroom. 
10:00am–12:00pm Climbing Wall with Cate's Outdoors Program 
(Ropes Course)
Join Head of Outdoor Programs Paul Denison '79 as you scale obstacles and attempt the climbing walls. No experience necessary. Children under 12 must be with an adult.
10:30–11:30am Alumni Leadership Council Meeting
(Class of '85 House Admission Building)
Listen to Headmaster Benjamin D. Williams IV and Alumni Council president Jack Jackson '95 in a conversation about the state of the School.  You will hear an admission and college update, and plans for Cate’s future. Learn how you can be involved in the Alumni Leadership Council’s latest endeavors and help create future programming. Nominations for Distinguished Alumni welcome. All alumni are welcome.  Come share your ideas.
11:00am–2:00pm Cate Cargo Sales
(Kirby Quadrangle)
Stop by the Cate Cargo area and stock up on your Cate gear!
11:00am–12:30pm Backcountry Hike
(Meet at the Kirby Quadrangle)
Join Outdoor Program Director Ned Bowler '83 on a 90-minute mildly strenuous hike up to Bee Camp.  Please wear sneakers/hiking boots and long pants.  Water bottles will be available prior to the hike in the McIntosh Room.  Suggested age is 7 years or older.  Hiking without a Cate School certified guide is strictly prohibited.  
12:30–2:00pm BBQ Lunch and Alumni Jam Session
(Kirby Quadrangle)
Join your classmates for lunch on the Kirby Quad and take in this beautiful outdoor space. Jam with other Cate musicians or enjoy the music while relaxing on the Kirby Quad. If you are interested in performing, please contact Andrew MacDonnell at
1:30–3:00pm Pool Party hosted by the Class of 2010
(Emmett Horowitz Aquatic Center)
Test your croquet, bocce ball, or badminton skills or take a swim in one of the pools! 
2:00–3:30pm Alumni Tennis Matches & Tournament 
(Tennis Center)
Join your fellow alumni for this Camp Cate classic. All levels are welcome, as well as spouses and guests. To enter, please email Andrew MacDonnell at (A few racquets will be available).
2:30–4:30pm Alumni Basketball & Squash Games
(Sprague Gymnasium and Fleischmann Gymnasium)
Basketballs, squash racquets and balls will be available for pick-up games in the gyms. Squash players are required to wear proper eyewear.
3:00–4:00pm Twelve Step Meeting
(Berolzheimer Classroom Building 1 "BCB 1")
Everyone is welcome to attend this Twelve Step Meeting.
4:00–4:30pm Memorial Service for Alumni and Faculty
(Katharine Thayer Cate Memorial Chapel)
We encourage alumni and friends to remember and remark on schoolmates and faculty who have passed away in the last year.
5:00–6:00pm Kids’ Dinner
(Raymond Commons)
Pick up a boxed, kid-friendly meal in the dining hall.
5:00-6:00pm Headmaster's Sunset Reception
(Class of 1985 House Admission Building)
Headmaster Benjamin D. Williams IV invites all reunion classes, from '45 to '10, to join him at the new admission building for cocktails and appetizers and enoy the splendor of the setting sun on the Mesa.  This is a chance for all classes to mingle and exchange Cate experiences prior to reunion dinners.
6:30–8:30pm Reunion Dinner
(Faculty Homes)
Join your classmates for appetizers, drinks, and dinner at the home of a Cate faculty member. Your class photo will be taken at this event, so please be on time. This event is for adult guests only please. A list of babysitters will be available on May 11, 2015. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at
8:30–11:00pm Reunion Dessert and Dance
(Commencement Lawn)
Enjoy the company of your classmates and reminisce as you enjoy dessert and dancing under the night sky. This event is for adult guests only please.
8:00–10:30am Brunch Buffet
(Raymond Commons)
10:00-11:00am Family Soccer Game 
(Thayer Peck '53 Field)
Unwind after the great weekend and get some exercise before leaving the Mesa. This game will be co-ed and family friendly. All are welcome to come out after brunch! 
11:00am Dorm Check-out
Please be considerate of check-out time as cleaning is scheduled to begin at 11:00am.


Also availabe for your use:

  • The E.L. Wiegand Community Center: Always open. Enjoy board games, ping pong, foosball, a pool table, and television.
  • Emmett-Horowitz Aquatic Center: Open from 8:00am-7:30pm. There is no lifeguard, to be able to swim at least three people must be in the pool area. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Athletic Facilities: Open from 7:00am-9:00pm. Check out sports equipment from CCHQ and join in on a game of basketball, tennis, volleyball, or squash.
  • Harcourt Fitness Center: Open from 7:00am-9:00pm. Guests 18 or older only please.
  • McBean Library: Open from 10:00am-5:00pm. Check out Cate's library or use the computers to access the Internet. Newspapers are available in the McIntosh Room.