Come Celebrate With US!
Windridge's 50th Reunion
Friday - Sunday August 25-27, 2017
Windridge is hosting its 50th anniversary! People from all of the former camps…the original Jeffersonville camp and well as Craftsbury and Sugarbush camps will be present to celebrate this big occasion.
As we are expecting a large turn-out, it would be wise to make your plans early. Feel free to come alone; or bring your whole family. There will be plenty of activities for everyone…from tennis round robins, soccer games, horseback rides, golf at the nearby Northfield Country Club, mountain biking, swimming, and much more. Meals will be served starting with dinner on Friday night, through lunch on Sunday.
Any profit from this reunion will go to our camper's scholarship fund.
Please join us for an exciting week-end of fun, laughter and 50 years of fond memories.
All the best,
Cost of the weekend including lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday brunch are as follows:
18 and up
8 to 17
7 and under
Full Weekend with Banquet
Saturday Night with Banquet
WINDRIDGE FEATURED IN NATIONAL MAGAZINE
In case you missed seeing the article, Windridge was featured in a six-page spread loaded with old photos and history, along with memorable quotes from former campers and staff. The publication is called QUEST; it's a monthly magazine with headquarters in New York. It also has regional locations in Greenwich, Newport, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, etc. For a little sports camp located in rural Vermont, we were honored and pleased to be recognized by some of our illustrious alums as an "institution" which instills skills, values and friendships which last a lifetime. Click here to view the June Greenwich Issue of Quest.
Windridge's 45th and Teela-Wooket's 100th Reunion in 2012
Over 100 alumni of all ages joined us in August for Teela-Wooket’s 100th and Windridge’s 45th year in camping. We had all ages from the very young to the not so young and from as far away as England and Hawaii for a wonderful weekend of memories, laughter and games. Families with multiple generations were on hand as well as past campers and staff who brought their families and can’t wait to send their young children to camp some day when they are old enough.
The opening campfire got everyone going with songs and skits. We heard from Sam Williams, who wrote, “You certainly left a mark on our kids as the whole drive back home I heard, flush it, plunge it, look out below!’’ Saturday was full of activities with tennis, horseback riding and soccer. Kids of all ages enjoyed archery, arts and crafts, swimming and so much more. Johanna Clark wrote us saying, “The seven hour drive home flew by because I was so alive, so young, and so full of joy and with such a full heart.” The banquet was fun for all, as Cindy Roys Bradford wrote, “You all know how to have a great time, eat great food and – dance!”
It was a pleasure to have Cindy and Lynda Roys with us as they are direct decedents of Claude A. Roys who opened Teela-Wooket to girls in 1913. It quickly became the principal riding camp in America. Also with us for the weekend was Laura Fleming whose family bought the camp from the Roys family and later sold it to Ted Hoehn. Ted was also at the reunion and now runs the camp as it stands today.
From the opening campfire to the banquet it became clear that we better start planning or next reunion soon.
Former counselors from the late 1970's, mid to late 80's, all throughout the 90's and 2000's converged on Craftsbury Common for an epic reunion. They battled on the tennis courts, the soccer field and the waterfront. They enjoyed probably the best food the Windridge kitchen has produced from homemade sushi for appetizers, a Pig Roast (yes, Anuk tasted good) to Bananas Foster over the open flame. Traditional Windridge camp fire stories were shared (thanks Venus) with a few new stories intertwined including the June, 2010 bear saga. Lukas led us in some tennis matches and fantastic turkey ball duels while Dave and Venus opened the archery range for our alumni children, Zufan and Amy opened arts and crafts for those inclined and then Elliott organized a soccer game for the ages. A Koob challenge was added to the list of Wateraaama activities Charley organized for Saturday afternoon. A huge ball (thank you Jay) was also added to the challenges at the waterfront while the traditional sunken canoe, row boat, funyak races and greased watermelon matches were hard fought with only limited cheating (yes, myself included). Jon shared a new "Stones but better" game on Sunday morning before we all retired to the waterfront for some final fun in the water before people started to head their separate ways. It will be hard to wait another 5 years to get our group together again: perhaps we'll find another excuse sooner!
Windridge in Scotland
A group from Windridge converged on Scotland in September of 2009 to witness and celebrate the marriage of their own Venus Williams (counselor then electives director 2002-2007) to Julie Dawson (counselor 2005). Those present for the gathering were (from right to left): George, Donna, Chris Foxton (2007-2009), Gillie Bailey (2005-2009), Charley Witherell (1970-2006), Pam Witherell (1977-2004), Julie and Venus, Tiffany, Michelle Cannon (1984-1989, 2002-present), Lukas Beman (2000-2007), Meg Weeks (1999-2002, 2005-2008), Jackie Eccles (2001-2003), Matthew Turner (2003), Dave Reisman (1991-1996, 2001-2003, 2006-2009)
Windridge In England
Two of Windridge's all time favorites, Trent and Catherine Eriksson, were married earlier this year on the Isle of White in England. It was a beautiful English setting and many Windridge Alumni were there to enjoy the celebration.
From left to right: Matt Sprake, Simon Yeowart, Nick Sullivan, Sam Freeman, Shaun Dierkse, Catherine Eriksson, Trent Eriksson, Chris Cook, Rob E, John Lawson, Errol Nattrass.