Maple Syrup Day 2019 – Camp Rising Sun
March 9th is our annual Maple Syrup Day!* 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 may change, due to weather conditions.
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.
Sunday October 21
4:00 - 7:00 pm CDT
Hosts: Mandii and Todd Braun, Bloomington, MN.
PLEASE RSVP your attendance to this message (email@example.com).
If you can make it we will respond with suggested pot luck items to bring to the event.
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.
On September 5th the CRS Alumni Association of Minnesota is hosting their board meeting. All alumni are welcome to attend, and after the board meeting, a meal will be served.
For registration and more information reach out to Drew Schmitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Take part in the CRS 2018 season helping to set tents up and to get things ready for campers' arrival.
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 (email@example.com) for more information.
Connect with the CA alumni association by liking our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRSCAAA
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.
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).
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.
On March 6th the CRS Alumni Association of Minnesota is hosting their board meeting. All alumni are welcome to attend, and after the board meeting, a meal will be served.
For registration and more information reach out to Drew Schmitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CRSCAAA 2017 Camper Welcome-Home Party
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Oakland, CA USA
Join the Californian alumni for an afternoon potluck to welcome home our 2017 campers!
Contact email@example.com for more info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the code.
100% Discount for alumni celebrating notable reunion years (listed above). Email email@example.com to receive the code.
Camp season staff will receive either a free individual package or meals only package. Email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
How to Get There
Camp Rising Sun Clinton
Rising Sun Lane 6
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
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.
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.
Join in a wonderful celebration with New York area alumni. Meet and greet new and old friends. Enjoy a buffet dinner and some Camp songs.
Student (Complimentary admission)
Camp Years 2008-2011 - $20.00
Camp Years 2001-2007 - $30.00
Camp Years 1991-2000 - $40.00
Camp Years 1981-1990 - $50.00
Camp Years 1980 and below - $60.00
Reunion Classes 07, 97, 92, 97, 87, 77, 67, 57, 47 (Enjoy complimentary admission if you are celebrating a big reunion anniversary!)
Drink Ticket - $20.00 (3 drinks for $20 !)
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Please include LAJF in your philanthropic plans. Did you know that you can credit your gift to your regional alumni association? Or that you can set up monthly giving.
We hope you are excited to show off your Camp Rising Sun t-shirt! As in the past, we are getting ready to celebrate International Camp T-shirt Day on Thursday, November 15th, along with many other summer camps around the world.
Bring out your camp t-shirt, bring back the memories and let's share a moment of great joy, across country borders and time-zones! It’s the only reunion where everyone can attend, no matter where you are!
This year Helene Mattera, the Executive Director of LAJF, has pledged to donate $1.00 for every person who wears their t-shirt and posts a picture on this event.
Here's what you have to do:
Step 1: Wear your CRS T-Shirt
Step 2: Meet up with alumni around you (if possible)
Step 3: Take a picture
Step 4: Using # post it on our Facebook page and on Instagram
Step 5: Reminisce about being a camper and part of this community!
If you do not have your t-shirt anymore, don't worry and use your imagination, you can take part all the same!
Dear CRS'16 parents,
We invite you to visit Camp Rising Sun on August 26th. It will be a day full of activities and a great opportunity to visit the place where your sons are creating so many memories. If you wish to take part in the celebration, please register in advance at your earliest convenience. For more information, the schedule, and to register please follow this link or paste the following on your browser: https://lajf.z2systems.com/np/clients/lajf/event.jsp?event=22&
Regardless of whether you will visit us or not, transportation for all campers will be provided to go back to New York City (The Cloisters). Please keep in mind that we are counting on host families to open their homes again at the end of camp for 2 nights. Campers will work out hosting arrangements with our assistance and we will do our best to inform you about your guests at least 1 week before camp ends.