2012 NYSC Alumni Reunion

Nashville is the site of the 2012 NYSC Alumni Association Reunion late this summer!   NYSCAA officers, Board of Advisors, long-time staph and supporters, and past camp participants will be in Nashville from August 2nd to August 5th to host a great time of re-connection and fun. *** (Some will be there for that entire time; some alumni will pop in and out according to their summer schedule.  We encourage everyone to come for what they can!) ***

Reunions are a combination of big group activities and meals and smaller group outings depending on everyone’s interests – with the overall goal simply to have time with other campers and have some fun in a great location.  Families/kids are welcome – there are always things to do that kids and grownups alike can enjoy.  We are making plans for ‘big outings’ that all or many may want to do; and we are arranging information on other things to do, so that people can group up according to their interests.  We are staying at the Holiday Inn Nashville – Vanderbilt, with rooms available at a good group rate, and will have “hang out space” in a suite there as well.

Nashville has a wide range of things to do:   The Hermitage (home of President Andrew Jackson), a Parthenon replica, great parks and botanical gardens, Lane Motor Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Civil War sites, multiple art museums, a fantastic children’s museum with fun science-related sections, plantation homes, historic recording studios and music venues, and tons of live music!

NYSCAA reunions are always flexible, so please join us as for much as you can, even if you can’t spend the whole weekend with us. Nashville is a beautiful, friendly city and we’ll have a great time exploring with science camp friends and family.

General schedule:
Thursday Aug 2nd: People start arriving on Thursday.  Dinner, outing, hang-out time Thursday night as desired for those who’ve made it in.
Friday Aug 3rd:   More people arrive Friday day or evening. Outings on Friday as desired. Dinner out on Friday night.
Saturday Aug 4th:  Saturday morning – Brief NYSCAA business meeting plus short talks of interest from campers, staph, and/or local people (e.g. profs from Vanderbilt).   Interesting tidbits of current work, research, etc!   All are welcome, it’s like mini-camp sessions!
Saturday afternoon – more fun!  outings, hang out, etc.
Saturday night – the traditional NYSCAA Reunuion Banquet with great food and socializing, plus updates on this year’s just-finished camp session, the new camp location, other NYSC news.
Sunday Aug 5th:  Some people stay and see more sights during the day before departing. Others leave Sunday morning to get on home.

You can register for the Reunion here:
Information on our special group rate accommodations, if you wish to stay at the Reunion hotel, are at http://www.nyscaa.org/events/reunion2012/reunion2012_accomodations.html  
You can also contact Cinda Voegtli, LA’77 and one of the reunion coordinators, at cvoegtli@sbcglobal.net or 650-814-4755 if you have questions!

We hope to see you in Nashville!  

NYSC 50th Anniversary Reunion
Join all of your old friends back where it all began. From July 3-7, 2013 we invite you back to where it all began to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Youth Science Camp. Reuniting in West Virginia, we’re planning the biggest and best reunion yet full fun, friends and fond memories – for you and the entire family.
Please contact reunion@nyscaa.org for more information or if you’d like to volunteer to help plan the reunion. Can’t wait to see you there!

Join the NYSCAA!
Open elections are coming up and votes will be flying. Nominate yourself or a willing alumni friend to join the officers or Board of Advisors for the National Youth Science Camp Alumni Association. Nominations must be in my August 5th. We’d love to have you!
Election to be held from August 15th through midnight, August 31st. Vote early and vote often!