65th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion: July 2-5
Dear VBYC & VBFD Alumni & Friends,
65 Years! What an accomplishment. VBYC is celebrating! It's also a great opportunity to have a Van Buren Folk Dancer Reunion. Let's take this summer to return to VBYC to celebrate, renew acquaintances and meet new friends of Van Buren Youth Camp.
The place to be is VBYC, July 2nd - 5th
Come for the entire weekend or come for a day. It's your time.
We'd love to have people from every decade of VBYC placing this event on your calendar.
What a Great Way to celebrate July 4th!!
Let's see which decade can have the greatest representation at our celebration weekend.
Bring your family & friends and indulge yourself in a "VBYC Fix!"
Visit with old & new friends - enjoy Camp food - walk the nature trails - folk dancing with friends, of course!* - make crafts - eat a lip smackin' S'mores & of course Horizontal Hour and so much more. * Bring comfortable shoes
Prepare your taste buds for an old fashioned VBYC Chicken Dinner with all the fixings. I'm certain we'll need some volunteers to help grill the chicken to help educate our younger "chefs."
Every night following "Evening Rec" we'll end the day with a traditional campfire. A call to all musicians, who added so much to our Camp time; Bring your guitars!! We really need you.
Bring Camp photos to share or use with a craft. The Museum Committee has been busily assembling photo boards for our Celebration/Reunion.
Folk Dancers will Reunite - All VBFD plus a special 40th Reunion for the folk dancers who made the Poland Tour. Tom Riley is heading up this part of the reunion.
**Please call or email your reservation to email@example.com or (269)-521-3855.**
- Meals available from midday, Thursday, July 2nd-breakfast, Sunday, July 5th.
- Cabins & the Campgrounds are available for those wanting to stay at VBYC.
- A list of a number of local hotels/campgrounds are on the website.
Alums, Friends of Camp, the Board, Director Dottie Myers-Hill, the 2015 Summer Staff, the Van Buren Folk Dancers and other special volunteers are helping to make this 65th Celebration a very special July Weekend.
Come Join Us!
Let's reconnect at least one more time before our 75th . . . So, Please Register Now.
Call or Email VBYC @ (269)-521-3855 or firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Most of us are retired and have more time to travel and enjoy our own personal interests. So maybe one pleasure could be to travel to Van Buren Youth Camp & create some new memories with great people.
Many of us are making time for travel; the visiting special people while we still can. Camp has lost several fabulous alums, folk dancers & friends in the past several years and we can have an opportunity to celebrate their lives during the weekend.
One alumnus wrote to say, the four summers at VBYC, were the most formative in my life. They went on to say they are in Michigan every summer for at least a week or two and "one of these times I am going to make it a priority to visit the Camp." Their words would be true for many of us.
If live close by we hope you'll be around to come visit - it's still a fantastic place to be during the summer!
Please come back and be a part of VBYC for just a little while again.