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100th Owatonna/Ropioa Reunion

100th Owatonna/Ropioa Reunion

Welcome Home to Camp 
The Owatonna/Ropioa
100th Anniversary Celebration


LOOK WHO CAME!

  • Eli Abbott
  • Abby Jealous Abouchar
  • Andrew Abouchar
  • Sally Abouchar
  • Palmer Aguirre
  • Daniel Anastos
  • Forest Andresen
  • Fred P. Andresen
  • Grace Barton
  • Izzi Barton
  • Samuel Batton
  • Lily Bermel
  • Eric Beyer
  • Forrest Bless
  • Bruce Bollinger
  • Jamie Bollinger
  • Bonnie Bower
  • Al Boyd
  • Buz Brewster
  • Cedar Brumm
  • Bumatay Family
  • Dana Byquist
  • Kelly Byquist
  • Marina Byquist Bonsi
  • Burt Cady
  • John Caldwell
  • Bruce Cameron
  • Ian Carlson
  • Dan Carter
  • Glenn Case
  • Nancy Humphrey Case
  • Tucker Charette
  • Reid Charlston
  • Bryan Clark
  • Corey Collins
  • Jeff Collins
  • Josh Collins
  • Ross Collins
  • Amy Connor
  • Keith Connor
  • Scott Coolidge
  • Terry Coolidge
  • Richard Coomber
  • Oliver Cooper
  • Eliz Crowley
  • Connor D'Amico
  • Adrian Dahlin
  • Audrey Snyder Davis
  • Kristiana Helmick Ebert 
  • Libbie Edwards
  • Jeff Ellis
  • Rob Estes
  • Bob Feldmann
  • Brandon Frank
  • Nate Frederick 
  • Sam Friborg
  • Tom & Adria Fuller
  • Mitchell Gill
  • Pierson Gill 
  • Julia Golder 
  • Peter Golder
  • Margi Neale Griffith
  • Peter Griswold
  • Kim Grunden
  • Zachary Hanby
  • Hanson Family
  • Ryan Hart
  • Andy Hatch
  • Chris Hatch
  • Doug Hatch
  • Gary Heard
  • Brooks Helmick
  • Katharina Helmick
  • Chuck “Hink” Herrick
  • Bill Hewitt 
  • Doug Hoeschle
  • Gabe Hoffman-Johnson 
  • Anya Hooper
  • Toby Howell
  • Brad Ickes
  • Abby Fuller Innes
  • Bart Jealous
  • Clark Johnson 
  • Glenn Johnson
  • Seth Johnson
  • Alex Jones
  • Elizabeth Jones
  • Jay Jostyn
  • Lisa Wormwood Joy
  • Levi Kline
  • Kline Family
  • David Kurtz
  • Zeya Kyaw 
  • Darren LePage
  • Dale Lewis
  • Stephen Lewis
  • Lizzie Loomis
  • Evan MacDonald
  • Colby Mager
  • Jane Martin
  • Elizabeth Smedley Massey
  • Shawna Newland McCardle
  • Jen Barth McPhee
  • Susan McPherraan
  • Hunter Mehring
  • Dave Meyer
  • Burke Miller
  • Lara Miller
  • Scott Miller
  • Will Miller
  • Scott Moeller
  • Daniel Newberry 
  • Tucker Newberry
  • Brianna Olsen
  • Erik Olsen
  • Karina Olsen
  • Meridee Olsen
  • Andy Parker
  • Andrew Parsons
  • Michele T. Parsons
  • Dave Pelton
  • Varick Pelton
  • Niklas Peschke
  • Chris Read
  • Nate Richards
  • Noel Richards
  • Jeff Robertson
  • Andrew Rodgers
  • Lou Sampson
  • Sarah Sampson
  • Wells Sampson
  • Jared Sass
  • Becky Schlueter
  • Jack Schlueter
  • Skip Schneider
  • Don Seymour 
  • Jeni Martin Seymour
  • Byron Shelton
  • Claire Smith
  • Pemy MacKenzie Smith 
  • Will Smith
  • Zoë Smith
  • Susan Booth Mack Snipes
  • Aiden Snorek-Yates
  • Julie Snorek
  • Amy Dunbar Sparkman
  • Barrett Sparkman
  • Noah Sparkman
  • Truett Sparkman
  • Evan Sperr 
  • Tim Steckler
  • Boone Steele
  • Jeff Steele
  • Olivia Steele
  • Ben Summerlin
  • Kenny Sydness
  • Annie Thayer
  • Christian Thomas
  • Hannah McCauley Thomas
  • John Tibbetts 
  • Parker Tibbetts
  • James Vance
  • Weezie Vance
  • Cody Veidelis
  • Denny Veidelis
  • Michael Vernon 
  • Carrie Waggoner 
  • Hale Walcoff
  • Charlie Warren
  • Nate Waters
  • Jennie Webster
  • Peter & Jane Whitchurch
  • Annie Wilder
  • Duncan Wilder
  • Sandy Wilder
  • Brooks Williams
  • Anne Heinrich Wold
  • Brian Wold
  • Larry Wold
  • Lindsay Wold
  • Heather Worley
  • Liz Fuller-Wright
  • Charlie Youngblood
  • Luke Youngblood
  • Mark Youngblood
  • Susan Youngblood
  • Ty Youngblood 

COME HOME TO CAMP

What a celebration we had for Owatonna/Ropioa's 100th Anniversary! Alumni and friends of Camp joined us for an incredible weekend reconnecting with old friends and making new memories. Stay tuned, we will post a recap and photos soon!

Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6, 2021

  • Camp will be open on Friday, September 3 at 3 p.m. - move into cabins, enjoy activities, and reacquaint yourself with Camp.
  • Official reunion activities will begin with a 6 p.m. dinner.
  • The final reunion meal will be lunch Monday, September 6. 
  • Come for 1, 2, or all 3 nights. 

WHERE:

At Camp Owatonna (and Camp Newfound)

WHO CAN COME:

Owatonna/Ropioa alumni and families, trustees past and present. Newfound, Family Camp, and Creative Arts alumni, and all friends of Camp are also welcome to join.

WHAT TO DO:

Connect with camp friends and participate in all the activities you loved when you were a camper: team sports, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, ropes course, climbing wall, zip line, arts & crafts, nature walks, tennis, archery, competition between the teams, Cherry Island swim, running to the Flag Pole, diving off the Big Float, crossing the sandbar to Hairbrush, day hikes, singing, making s’ mores ... and more!

HOW MUCH:

Since this is Owatonna/Ropioa’s 100th Anniversary Reunion, the rate is $100 per person for the weekend. Financial assistance is available through the Campership Fund. Click here to go to their website. If you need additional financial support for transportation, contact seth@newfound-owatonna.com.

LODGING:

Camp housing is currently very limited. Please contact info@newfound-owatonna.com about housing options. Please remember to bring your own bedding which includes a pillow. The weather in Maine in September is beautiful but the nights can be cool.

At Owatonna

  • Group living in cabins – single beds
  • We will do our best to accommodate cabin requests
  • Bring your own bedding, pillow, towels, sleeping bag, etc.
  • Bathrooms and showers available within a short walk

Or, at local bed and breakfast establishments or nearby hotels

If you need additional assistance, email info@newfound-owatonna.com.

MEALS:

Served at Owatonna’s newly renovated lodge and kitchen

TRANSPORTATION:

Please make your own transportation arrangements to and from Camp. If you need additional assistance, email info@newfound-owatonna.com.

CHILDCARE:

We are offering childcare for children five and under. If you haven’t already been in touch regarding childcare, please contact terry@newfound-owatonna.com so that we can have an accurate number for staffing purposes.

PARKING:

We are requesting that everyone park their cars at one of the camp lots after unloading. Parking areas will be available at the Newfound soccer fields, the lot by the Owatonna basketball courts, and the lot above the business office. In order to minimize traffic, we will provide shuttles around camp.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

  • There will be camp activities from the early morning hours through special evening activities. The daily schedule will be posted on the reunion section of the website and around camp. To help the weekend run smoothly and to make sure as many as possible have the opportunity to participate in a favorite activity, we will have sign up sheets at the Owatonna Lodge for certain activities like water-skiing as well as early morning activities – Cherry Swim, early morning ski, Hawk Mountain hike.
  • Competition between the Blues, Golds, Greens, and Reds
  • Off-camp day hikes 
  • Morning Meeting, Rest Hour, and other special activities will also be held each day.

Download the Reunion Schedule.
 
Questions about registration send them to info@newfound-owatonna.com.

If you are interested in working at the Reunion, have a suggestion for an activity, or are interested in organizing an activity for the reunion, contact Terry Coolidge, Reunion Coordinator at terry@newfound-owatonna.com.

We are planning on honoring our military members, if you have served or are currently serving in the military, send an email to seth@newfound-owatonna.com

Status as of 09/16/21 – The team fundraising competition was exciting and generated much enthusiasm among the teams and Owatonna alumni. At Owatonna/Ropia's 100th anniversary celebration, winners were announced in both the total amount raised and total numbers of donors. As are so many team competitions at Owatonna during the summers, the race was a tight one to the very end. The final places were as follows:

Amount Raised:
1. Golds
2. Blues
3. Greens
4. Reds

Total Donors:
1. Blues/Reds (tie)
3. Greens
4. Golds

We are very grateful for everybody's participation and please note that the fiscal year doesn't end until September 30, so there is still time to give (https://www.newfound-owatonna.com/giving)!

Read reunion coordinator Terry Coolidge's article, Come Home to Camp

Read the article What our Founders Established by Seth "Chic" Johnson

Check out the Owatonna/ROPIOA history written by the Harrison Historical Society.

For more Owatonna History, check out the website below maintained by alum Scott Coolidge

http://www.campowatonna.com/index.htm


 

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