8:00–9:30am Breakfast Buffet
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 34th 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. Runners, walker, and children welcome.
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 4-12 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). Please indicate the number of children attending on your online registration. A list of babysitters will be available on April 15, 2017. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00am–12:00pm Climbing Wall with Cate’s Outdoors Program
Join 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 or with Junior Camp Cate counselors.
10:30–11:30am Headmaster’s Hour
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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.
5:00–6:00pm Kids’ Dinner
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 ’37 to ’12, 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
Join your classmates for dinner at Mesa House (1937-1967). Thayer Peck Field / Nelson D. Jones Stables (1972-2012). 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 April 15, 2017. For questions, contact Andrew MacDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.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.
2’s versus 7’s in this late night version of the classic school game. Proper footwear and enthusiasm required. All alumni and friends are welcome.