Camp Bates

Make Reunion 2018 a family vacation!

Camp Bates offers engaging programming for children ages 4 to 13 on Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening. Children must be pre-registered ($25 per child) to participate, as we need to arrange adequate staffing.

“I like Camp Bates because I got to dance with the Bobcat and play in the bounce house. I got my face painted like a Bobcat and I liked the counselors.” — Avery, age 6

All programs are run by Bates students and are headquartered in the air-conditioned Pettengill Hall. You are welcome to check your children in and out of the programs throughout the day to suit your family’s needs.

If you are bringing children too young to attend Camp Bates, please contact us at reunion@bates.edu or 207-755-5976 for a list of babysitters.

Sample Schedule

Friday, June 8

7pm
Welcome and Registration
Icebreakers and get-to-know you games (children usually eat dinner with their parents)

8:15pm
Cookie Decorating

9pm
Fireworks
Olin Arts Center Terrace

9:30pm
Movie and Popcorn

11pm
Camp Bates Ends for the Evening

Saturday, June 9

8am
Camp Bates Opens
Registration continues

8–9:15am
Summer Games and Parade Crafts

10:45am
Pickup for Alumni Parade and Lunch
Parents are encouraged to include their children in the Alumni Parade and barbecue lunch.

3pm
Camp Bates Resumes

4 -6pm
Bobcat Adventures: Inflatable Bounce House and Field Sport Playtime
Campers will participate in multiple activity rotations.

6:15-7:15pm
Pizza Party
Lots of pizza, plus Sea Dogs Biscuit ice cream sandwiches and a special appearance by the Bates Bobcat!

7:30-9:15pm
Movie or Games

9:30pm
Camp Bates Campfire
Roast marshmallows and tell stories!

10pm-midnight
Movies and Popcorn

Midnight
Camp Bates Concludes