100TH OWATONNA/ROPIOA REUNION

100th Owatonna/Ropioa Reunion

100th Owatonna/Ropioa Reunion

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


LOOK WHO'S ALREADY COMING!

  • Abby Abouchar
  • Andrew Abouchar
  • Palmer Aguirre
  • Lily Bermel
  • Jamie Bollinger
  • Rob Brierley
  • Dana Byquist
  • Marina Byquist Bonsi
  • John Caldwell
  • Bruce Cameron
  • Reid Charlston
  • Jeff Collins
  • Scott Coolidge
  • Terry Coolidge
  • Richard Coomber
  • Audrey Snyder Davis
  • Bob Feldmann
  • Susie Edwards Getzschman
  • Field Glover
  • Peter Golder
  • Margi Griffith
  • Gabe Hoffman-Johnson
  • Doug Hoeschle
  • Glenn Johnson
  • Seth Johnson
  • Lisa Joy
  • Levi Kline
  • Nate Lane
  • Evan MacDonald
  • Elizabeth Massey
  • Susan McPherraan
  • Dave Meyer
  • Burke Miller
  • Scott Miller
  • Scott Moeller
  • Tom Neale
  • Tucker Newberry
  • Andy Parker
  • Andrew Parsons
  • Michele T. Parsons
  • Niklas Peschke
  • Andrew Rodgers
  • Wells Sampson
  • Leah Schaefer
  • Skip Schneider
  • Fletcher C. Smith
  • Amy Sparkman
  • Barrett Sparkman
  • Noah Sparkman
  • Truett Sparkman
  • Mitchell Stock
  • Al Tibbetts
  • John Tibbetts
  • Parker Tibbetts
  • James Vance
  • Weezie Vance
  • Nate Waters
  • Duncan Wilder
  • Mark Youngblood

SIGN UP NOW TO COME HOME TO CAMP

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WHEN:

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:

At Owatonna

  • Group living in cabins – single beds
  • We will do our best to accommodate cabin requests
  • Bring your own bedding, 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:

Childcare will be provided. If needed, contact info@newfound-owatonna.com by July 1, 2021.


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.
  • Competition between the Blues, Golds, Greens, and Reds
  • Off-camp day hikes 
  • Quiet Hour, Morning Meeting, Rest Hour, and other special activities will also be held each day.

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

Register Now!


Status as of 03/01/21 – As a way to once again have the Owatonna teams engage in healthy competition, we are having a fundraising competition between the Blues, Golds, Greens and Reds. There will awards for both most money raised and the highest level of participation. Your gift can be applied to the fund of choice – Campership, Capital, Endowment or Unrestricted and you can designate your gift to one of the teams. We are excited to see the same brotherhood and fun competition in this fundraising competition that we experienced when we were at Camp!' Use this link to donate.

Share your Owatonna/Ropioa stories – to celebrate the upcoming centennial of the founding of Camp Owatonna/Ropioa, we are compiling an official written history. We need your help! Click the link above to read more.  

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

Reunion Schedule

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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