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.

Camp Bates Sample Schedule

Subject to change

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
Dessert Decorating

10pm-midnight
Movies and Popcorn

Midnight
Camp Bates Concludes

 

Reunion for Teens Sample Schedule

Reunion is a great time for your teen to learn about college life. Teens can catch a movie in Olin Arts Center, join an Outing Club adventure, hang out in the game room, and meet current Bates students. We’ve also added some teen-specific programming for Reunion 2018. Schedule subject to change. 

Friday, June 8

10–11am
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

11am–noon
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

1–2pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

2–3pm
Admission Information Session
Lindholm House

3–4pm
Campus Tour
Departs from Lindholm House

4:30–6pm
Field Games

7–8pm
Games Tournament

8–9pm
Sunset Hike up Mount David

9pm
Fireworks

9:30pm
Movie and Popcorn

Saturday, June 9

9:30 – 10:15am
The Road to College: The Honest Truth
What do you need to know as you prepare to begin your college journey? Join Katie Moran Madden ’93, associate director of admissions at Dartmouth College, and Aya Murata ’92, associate director of college counseling at Phillips Academy, for a candid conversation on how to navigate the college search and application process. All ages welcome!
Chu Hall Lounge (55 Campus Avenue)

5:30–9:30pm
Board Game Tournament and Dinner

10:30pm–midnight
Movie and Popcorn