The entire family is strongly encouraged to participate in Reunion &
Commencement weekend. While you attend various activities, your children
(ages 4 months through 12 years) may enjoy Camp Cardinal, a supervised
program created to entertain children during the weekend. Camp Cardinal
preschool program ages 4 months to 5 years. For the 15th consecutive
year, the neighborhood Preschool —a licensed day-care Facility serving
the Middletown and Wesleyan communities —will operate a special program
exclusively for children of alumni and parents attending Reunion
&Commencement weekend. The professional, trained staff will organize
games and other activities, and will also provide quiet time, when
needed, for the younger children in the group. The Preschool is
conveniently located on the Wesleyan campus at 115 High Street, near the
Butterfield residence halls.
Camp Cardinal Children’s Program Ages 6 to 12 Years
The children ’s Program will provide entertainment and supervision for
6-to 12-year olds attending reunion &commencement weekend. The program
begins on Friday afternoon with games and activities, including the 10th
annual all-campus scavenger hunt, and concludes with a pizza party and
movies. Saturday’s schedule features more games, meals, and lots of
other fun-filled indoor and outdoor activities on campus.
Camp Cardinal “Counselors IN Training ”
while we will not offer a schedule of activities for teens, children 13
and older are welcome to act as “counselors in training ” throughout the
weekend. Teens may assist student counselors with various children’s
activities during Camp Cardinal hours. Please contact Linda Kavan,
associate director of events, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 860/685-2641 to make arrangements.
Camp Cardinal Registration
Please complete and return your registration form (attached to this
brochure) or register online. The registration fee includes food,
snacks, and other essentials. Each session is $50 per child per session.
Session 1 is Friday, 3 p.m.–midnight, Session 2 is Saturday, 9 a.m.–4
p.m., and Session 3 is Saturday, 4 p.m.–midnight. Once you register, you
will receive more detailed program information, along with special
permission forms. A preliminary schedule of events for the children ’s
Program is listed here, and a final schedule will be provided at
registration (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High street)
when you obtain your welcome packet. If you have questions or need more
specific information, please contact Linda Kavan, associate director of
events, at 860/685-2641 or
email@example.com. For specific information about the Preschool
Program, please contact Diane Kischell, director of the Neighborhood
Preschool, at 860/346-4333.
Friday, May 26
Meet and Greet
Student supervisors and children will learn names and create name tags.
We’ll all play some “getting to know you” games. Student staff will be
available to answer questions.
Scavenger Hunt (Weather
Back by popular demand for the tenth consecutive year. We’ll separate
into small groups and scour the campus for facts, figures, and hidden
Swimming @ Freeman
Campers may enjoy swimming in our Olympic-sized pool.
Dinner will be delivered by a local eatery.
After a full day of activities, we’ll relax, enjoy some munchies, and
watch movies (choices will be offered, based upon age).
Time for Bed
We will clean up and get ready to say goodnight. Parents, PLEASE pick
your children up by midnight.
Saturday, May 27
Children meet student staff for another day of fun and excitement. We’ll
play more games and learn names.
The Nia Technique for Kids
Join instructor Kim Thibodeau in a lesson of the Nia Technique, which
combines dance movements and martial arts moves designed to both calm
and invigorate. A Nia workout delivers cardiovascular and whole body
conditioning for the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Annual Parade Practice
Please bring a plain white T-shirt to be decorated and proudly donned
for the big parade. Campers will also have the opportunity to create
Assemble for the Annual
Annual Parade Begins
Fun with Fitness
Swimming at the Freeman pool. Parents are welcome to come and make some
waves with your children.
Celebrate Wesleyan’s 175th Birthday!
All-College Picnic and “Kids Fair”
We’ll eat lunch and then join the adults for an afternoon of fun, games,
and lots of entertainment. Get ready for a magician, face painting,
tattoos, caricaturist drawings, and more.
Arts, Crafts, and Stories
Time to get creative by making art masterpieces and telling tall tales.
Dinner will be delivered by a local eatery.
Ice Cream Sundaes and
We’ll show a big-screen movie appropriate for all ages while we create
and consume amazing ice cream sundaes.
Goodnights and Goodbyes
Once again, it’s time to wind down and bid farewell. Parents, PLEASE
pick your children up before midnight.