"Frost Valley is simply the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I have long enjoyed introducing my extended Penn family to the pleasures of this Catskills utopia."
—Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House & Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing
Penn Alumni is happy to announce that the 2nd annual Camp Pennsylvania is scheduled for October 13-15, 2006 at the Frost Valley YMCA Camp in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. The weekend will kick-off with registration and check-in on Friday evening and will conclude with brunch on Sunday morning (view full schedule).
Lodges with a homey camp-like feel will be your accommodations for the two nights; each room has a private bath and bunk beds which sleep 4-6 people. Programming for the weekend will include a Penn story-telling session with Sam Hughes, Senior Editor of The Pennsylvania Gazette, as well as a wide variety of recreational activities such as hiking, archery, canoeing, and arts & crafts.
The cost for the weekend is just $250 for the room and $85 per person (no charge for children under 4) for which you receive two nights accommodations, four meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Sunday brunch), and all programs and activities. Enjoy a front row seat for peak season of fall foliage and relax with your family in the quiet setting of the mountains.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity for Penn alumni families! Register today - space is limited. Email Kiera Reilly, C'93, Director, Alumni Education and Travel at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of recreational activities will there be? Is Camp Pennsylvania appropriate for my young children?
Frost Valley offers a wide range of recreational activities. With your supervision, children can enjoy a variety of programs: guided hikes, pond exploration, a tour of the Raptor Center, canoeing, arts and crafts, apple cidering, and more. At night, there will be hayrides and a campfire - with s'mores and storytelling! Camp staff are on hand to guide your family through the activities and to make your visit to Frost Valley a memorable one. Everyone can pick and choose which activities appeal to them.
What are the Penn-related programs?
Sam Hughes, Senior Editor of The Pennsylvania Gazette, will lead a Penn-story telling session on Saturday morning, recounting some of the memorable features from the Gazette's 100+ year history and highlights from his book Penn in Ink: Portraits from The Pennsylvania Gazette. Plus, several current students will join us for the weekend to share their stories of life at Penn today! Lastly, an interactive session highlighting the exciting new initiative Penn Traditions will take you down memory lane and test your knowledge of your alma mater.
Is this for families only? What about singles or couples?
All Penn alumni - with their families or guests - are welcome! Rooms sleep 4-6 people, so couples and singles are encouraged to sign up with friends or classmates and share the accommodations fee for a room. Sign up today!