Volunteer Weekend 2019
May
18
to May 19

Volunteer Weekend 2019

Take part in the CRS 2018 season helping to set tents up and to get things ready for campers' arrival.  Volunteer Weekend is an opportunity to relive your time at camp by working on projects that help ensure camp is as great for this year’s campers as it was for you.

 

 

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Alumni Reunion
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Alumni Reunion

  • Camp Rising Sun Clinton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SAVE the DATES: July 19 - July 21 for our annual Alumni Rising Sun Reunion!

ARE YOU CELEBRATING A REUNION THIS SUMMER?

Alumni from the following reunion years are celebrating special anniversaries this year and can register at a 50% discount!

CRS 1969: Celebrating 50 years

CRS 1979: Celebrating 40 years

CRS 1989: Celebrating 30 years

CRS 1994: Celebrating 25 years

CRS 1999: Celebrating 20 years

CRS 2004: Celebrating 15 years

CRS 2009: Celebrating 10 years

CRS 2014: Celebrating 5 years

Reach out to Mads Nissen to get in touch with friends from your camp year, and get involved in organizing your reunion!

Update as of 3/7/19: If you are planning on coming to the reunion this summer and want to stay in town, we were just notified there are only 4 rooms left, at the Rhinebeck Motel, where we placed rooms on hold.

Contact them soon to hold a room. 
rhinebeckmotel.biz
845-876-5900

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California Brunch Celebration!
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

California Brunch Celebration!

We are excited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Clinton and CRS girls' programming with you on April 20th. Join us in celebrating this milestone for Camp Rising Sun. There will be brunch, drinks, and a keynote speaker.

All female, nonbinary, and transgender alums and friends of CRS are welcome. There is no fee for this event. We invite you to show your support for our 2019 campers by donating: www.lajf.org/why-give

Sarah Uttermann-Merritt is hosting. Contact: sarah.uttermann.merritt@gmail.com for more info.

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April New York Reunion
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

April New York Reunion

  • New York Society for Ethical Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Louis August Jonas Foundation invites all alumni and friends for a reunion in New York City on Saturday, April 13th. Come reconnect with your Camp friends, and network with alumni of all ages.

Alumni celebrating reunion years, and students, are eligible to attend for free. The registration page will have more information. 

The New York Alumni Association will arrange an After Party following the event. After-Party location to be determined.

To pre-purchase drink-tickets for the event click HERE

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Spring Board Meeting
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Board Meeting

2019 Spring Board Meeting – New York City

Will you be in the Big Apple on April 13th Join us for the Spring board meeting and stay afterward for the New York Reunion event. Please note, this is the annual New York reunion, which has previously been held in January. More details available soon. Save the Date. Location to be determined.

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Maple Syrup Day
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Maple Syrup Day

Maple Syrup Day 2019 – Camp Rising Sun

Our annual Maple Syrup Day has been moved to March 16!* Join the CRS community to experience every step of making syrup from tapping the trees to bottling. This is a great activity for the whole family and has become a CRS tradition.

*Date has been changed due to weather conditions.


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Women of Rising Sun Brunch
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Women of Rising Sun Brunch

LAJF is excited to gather the ladies of Camp Rising Sun together to discuss everything Camp. We look forward to discussing the 30th Anniversary of Clinton campus, women's leadership in our careers and at LAJF, and will hear from a key note speaker. Come to enjoy your fellow Camp Rising Sun alumnae, join the conversation, and have a mimosa.

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2018 Minnesota Camp Rising Sun Reflection Gathering October 21st
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

2018 Minnesota Camp Rising Sun Reflection Gathering October 21st

Sunday October 21

4:00 - 7:00 pm CDT

Hosts:  Mandii and Todd Braun, Bloomington, MN.

For registration and more information reach out to Drew Schmitz  612-234-2175  Dan Pierpont 651-472-2421 Steve Domine 651-308-7182

PLEASE RSVP  your attendance to this message (risingsunmn@gmail.com).  

If you can make it we will respond with suggested pot luck items to bring to the event.

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2018 Fall Retreat
Oct
12
to Oct 14

2018 Fall Retreat

  • Camp Rising Sun Clinton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a beautiful autumn weekend with your fellow CRS alumni from October 12 to 14 at Camp for our alumni retreat. The weekend starts on Friday at 6 PM and ends on Sunday at 1 PM. Enjoy escaping the city for the fall weather at Camp among friends helping work on important projects at both campsites. There is a suggested donation of $25 to help cover the cost of meals, however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

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California Alumni Association - Camper Send-off
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

California Alumni Association - Camper Send-off

Hello Californian alumni,

This summer we will be sending seven teenagers to Camp Rising Sun from California! You are warmly invited to a send-off party with our 2018 campers and their families.

As our campers are from different parts of California, we will be having two simultaneous events: one in the Bay Area and one in Los Angeles. Both parties will be from 2pm-5pm on Saturday, May 26th. Join us in congratulating our newest campers, sharing your camp stories, and maybe even singing a camp song or two! 

If you're in Northern California: The event will be hosted by Lila Mack ('15) and her family in Palo Alto.

If you're in Southern California: The event will be hosted by alumnus Eric Beckman and his wife Jaynee in Los Angeles.

If you are unable to attend in person but would be interested in joining a videoconference, let us know!

Please contact Sarah Uttermann-Merritt (sarah.uttermann.merritt@gmail.com) for more information.  

 

Connect with the CA alumni association by liking our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRSCAAA

 

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Minnesota Alumni Association - Day of Service
Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Minnesota Alumni Association - Day of Service

Please join the Minnesota Alumni for a Day of Service at the Center for Changing Lives (See more below)

We will meet at 2400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis on Sunday the 28th of April at 8 AM, and volunteer until noon.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Steve DomineDrew Smitz or Dan Pierpont.

Read more about what we will be doing:

Messiah Church and Lutheran Social Service of MN at the Center For Changing Lives build ridges that help individuals connect as human beings and create community. The Vision of LSS is that all people have the opportunity to live and work in the community with dignity, safety, and hope. The Center for Changing Lives offers a web of interconnected services for easy access – breaking down barriers between providers and resources and building a pathway to prosperity. The Food Pantry is a large part of that vision and relies on the support of volunteers to help provide a response to the many challenges faced by people
in the Phillips West neighborhood. 

Help is needed from 8:00 AM until noon on Saturday, April 28. Duties include setting out food items, bagging groceries, assisting people from the community who come, preparing & serving food, and helping with clean up (bilingual volunteers would be a great help).

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Maple Syrup Day 2018
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Maple Syrup Day 2018

Camp is beautiful in the Spring! The trees are blooming, the pond is thawing, and summer is in sight. Join the CRS community to experience every step of making syrup from tapping the trees to bottling. This is a great activity for the whole family for what has become a CRS tradition. 

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NYAA Cocktail Party
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

NYAA Cocktail Party

  • We Work Times Square (entrance on 41st Street) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After the board meeting, come mingle with the board members and local New York alumni over drinks and snacks. Please note that the NYAA reunion, which has been held in January in the past, is now in April.  Use the entrance located on 41st Street.

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Alumni Weekend 2017
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Alumni Weekend 2017

We welcome alumni and friends to Camp Rising Sun for our annual Alumni Weekend. This weekend is perfect to reconnect with the CRS community. 

There will be a special welcome for these notable reunion classes, who can come for free. Email alumnireunion@lajf.org to receive a 100% discount code. 

CRS 1957: Celebrating 60 years
CRS 1967: Celebrating 50 years
CRS 1977: Celebrating 40 years
CRS 1987: Celebrating 30 years
CRS 1992: Celebrating 25 years
CRS 1997: Celebrating 20 years
CRS 2007: Celebrating 10 years
CRS 2012: Celebrating 5 years

Registration and pricing 

  • $200.00  -  Individual Package (Meals and a bed in a shared tent for the whole weekend)

  • $450.00  -  Two Adults (Meals and a private tent for 2 people)

  • $500.00  -  Family Package (Meals and accommodation in a tent, 2 adults and children 12 and under)

  • $125.00  -  Meals Only: Whole Weekend

  • $50.00  -  Saturday Only Pass including meals (Libby and Mandy Day)

Schedule

(Schedule is subject to change)

Friday, July 21

5:00-6:00 PM: Guest check & Cocktails in the Camper’s Lounge

7:00 pm Dinner

8:15 PM- Board Games in the Dining Hall

Sleeping accommodations at Camp or at local hotel/B & B (your choice). A block of rooms are reserved at the newly renovated Rhinebeck Motel at $120 per night. Please call 845-876-5900 or email RESERVATIONS@RHINEBECKMOTEL.BIZ and mention you are with Camp Rising Sun.

Saturday, July 22 - Libby & Mandy Day

8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast at Camp

9:15 AM-12:00 PM: Attend LAJF Board Meeting at Camp, pool will be open

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch & Libby & Mandy Day Program

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Instructions & Projects

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: SST (Self-structured Time), pool will be open

6:30 PM- 7:30 PM: Dinner

8:30 PM- 10:30 PM: Alumni Council 

Sleeping accommodations at Camp or at local hotel/ B & B (your choice). A block of rooms are reserved at the newly renovated Rhinebeck Motel at $120 per night. Please call 845-876-5900 or email RESERVATIONS@RHINEBECKMOTEL.BIZ and mention you are with Camp Rising Sun.

Sunday, July 23

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM: Breakfast at Camp or on your own

10:00 AM- 11:30 AM: Community Meeting

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch- either bag lunch or sit down

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Trips to local Vineyard or Red Hook Golf Course or SST

 

Notable reunion year, Student, Committee Member discounts

20% Discount for active committee members. Email alumnireunion@lajf.org to receive the code if you are currently serving on a committee.

50% Discount for all full-time students! If students use the discount code, they will be asked to volunteer 3 hours of their time at the reunion. Please email alumnireunion@lajf.org to receive the code.

100% Discount for alumni celebrating notable reunion years (listed above). Email alumnireunion@lajf.org to receive the code.

Camp season staff will receive either a free individual package or meals only package. Email alumnireunion@lajf.org to receive the code if you will be on summer staff.

No one will be turned away if they cannot afford reunion. Please email Helene at hmattera@lajf.org

How to Get There

Camp Rising Sun Clinton
Rising Sun Lane 6
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
United States

By car: 

It is a two hour drive from New York City. If you are driving and have spare seats and would like to carpool, please let us know in the registration form. 

By train: 

The nearest train station to camp is Rhinecliff. There are trains to Rhinecliff from Penn Station (NYC). It is a 15 minute car ride from the train station to camp. We will provide rides from Rhinecliff to camp on Friday for selected train arrivals in the afternoon.  In addition to filling out the registration form, please email alumnireunion@lajf.org if you wish to be picked up from the train station.  We will also coordinate rides to get to the train station on Sunday. 

 

We look forward to seeing you here! 

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Volunteer Weekend
May
20
to May 22

Volunteer Weekend

We will be raising the tents on the hill and uncovering the pool. We also have special projects and need many hands to paint, help construct an Adirondack shelter, repair banisters and more! In return for your hard work will be delicious food from our new smoker, good conversations and a campfire Saturday night. 

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Spring Break Service Week at Camp Rising Sun
Mar
11
to Mar 14

Spring Break Service Week at Camp Rising Sun

We would like to invite all alumni and friends of CRS to join us from the 11th through the 14th of March, and to give a hand with building the new shelter on tent hill and other spring-time projects. There will be in- and outdoor projects, syrup-making and instructions! All in all, a spring-break with all the camp-spirit we remember.

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If you are up for an extended weekend of project time and fun, you can sign up clicking here. Everyone is welcome – even if you are not able to come for the entire Spring break, but just want to come up for a day or two. This event is free. We will provide food and lodging in thanks for your hard work.

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