CAMP CATE
 2016
June 10 - 12
 
Friday
  
11:00am–8:00pm Registration
 
11:00–5:00pm Blue Ewe Sales (New Student Store)
(The Blue Ewe)
Stop by the Blue Ewe and stock up on your Cate gear! The Blue Ewe is located below High House/Lido facing west towards Long House. 
 
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. Come and share tales of your time at Cate.
 
5:30–9:00pm Junior Camp Cate Dinner & Movie 
(Mesa House & McIntosh Room) See Saturday schedule below for extended Jr. Camp Cate activities.
Children are welcome to visit Mesa House prior to the Reception Honoring Cate Faculty for a taco dinner! Campers will connect with staff counselors at this time. At 6:00pm, counselors will walk campers (ages 4-10) to the Hitchcock Theater for a movie and snacks, followed by s'mores! Parents must coordinate pick-up at the McIntosh Room by 9:00pm or schedule a babysitter by this time. The adult reception at Mesa House typically runs from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, so there will be time for parents to check-in with their kids after the event. A list of babysitters will be available on May 12, 2016. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at andrew_macdonnell@cate.org.
 
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. 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 19, 2015. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at andrew_macdonnell@cate.org.
 
9:00pm–11:30pm Evening Gatherings
(E. L. Wiegand Community Center, Johnson Library, & McIntosh Room)
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. For quieter venues to converse with classmates, join us for afterglow in the Johnson Library and McIntosh Rooms.  
 
 
Saturday
 
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 33rd Annual Mesa Race
(2.5 miles, starts from Day Walkway in front of the McBean Library)
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.
 
9:00–5:00pm Blue Ewe Sales (New Student Store)
(The Blue Ewe)
Stop by the Blue Ewe and stock up on your Cate gear! The Blue Ewe is located below High House/Lido facing west towards Long House. 
 
9:00-10:00am Mesa Tours 
(Class of 1985 House Admission Building)
Join members of Cate's Student Alumni Association for a full tour of the campus. The tours will leave from the new admission building at 9:00am.  
 
9:30am - 2:30pm Junior Camp Cate
(Meet in Raymond Commons at 9:30am)
Children ages 4-10 are welcome to join our Junior Camp Cate counselors for a fun-filled day of activities on the Mesa. Parents should arrive at Raymond Commons at 9:30am. Children will be placed in groups by age. Each group will participate in activities such as arts & crafts, climbing wall, lunch, and a Mesa-wide scavenger hunt. After lunch, campers will have the opportunity to choose between the scavenger hunt or the attending the backcountry hike with their parents. Drop-off and pick-up in Raymond Commons. Parents should plan on scheduling a babysitter outside of the Junior Camp Cate times (9:30am - 2:30pm). Children must be registered for the children's all-weekend pass to participateA list of babysitters will be available on May 12, 2016. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at andrew_macdonnell@cate.org.
 
10:00am–12:00pm Climbing Wall with Cate's Outdoors Program 
(Ropes Course)
Join Science Faculty Member and Outdoor Program Director 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 Headmaster's Hour & Alumni Council Meeting
(Johnson Library)
Join Headmaster Benjamin D. Williams IV 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.
 
12:00–1:30pm Lunch 
(Kirby Quadrangle)
Join your classmates for lunch on the Kirby Quad and take in this beautiful outdoor space. If you are interested in performing music during lunch, please contact Andrew MacDonnell at andrew_macdonnell@cate.org.
 
1:00pm–2:30pm Backcountry Hike
(Meet at the Kirby Quadrangle)
Enjoy a 90-minute mildly strenuous hike up to Bee Camp led by Outdoor Program Director, Peter Bonning. 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.  
 
2:00–3:30pm Alumni Tennis Matches 
(Tennis Center)
Join your fellow alumni for this Camp Cate classic. All levels are welcome, as well as spouses and guests. 
 
2:00–3:30pm 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
(Schoolhouse 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. Music by Mike Dewberry '71
 
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 '46 to '11, to join him at the new admission building for appetizers while enjoying 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
(Various Locations)
Join your classmates for dinner at Mesa House (1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966), Thayer Peck Field / Nelson D. Jones Stables (1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011). 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 12, 2016. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at andrew_macdonnell@cate.org.
 
8:30–10:00pm Reunion Dessert and Dance
(Thayer Peck Field & Nelson D. Jones Stables Courtyard)
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.
 
11:00pm Dodgeball
(Fleischmann Gymnasium)
1's versus 6's in this late night version of the classic school game. Proper footwear and enthusiasm required. All alumni and friends are welcome. 
 
 
Sunday
 
8:00–10:30am Brunch Buffet
(Raymond Commons)
 
11:00am Dorm Check-out
Please be considerate of check-out time as cleaning is scheduled to begin at 11:00am.

 

Also available 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 7:00am-5:00pm. 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-5:00pm. Check out sports equipment from CCHQ and join a game of basketball, tennis, or squash.
  • 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.