80th REUNION FUNDRAISER 2022
Our organization sponsors a reunion fund-raising event at Arrowbear every five years. Our next reunion event will take place over Labor Day weekend in 2022.
Stay tuned for information.
All of us on the Board understand that this is not the news you were hoping for concerning the 80th Reunion. We are disappointed as well. While California is moving in a positive direction in getting the COVID-19 virus under control, there is still too much uncertainty about what the future holds. Currently, San Bernardino County has limits on capacity and requires masks wearing, even outdoors, for overnight camps. This would not be ideal during a reunion event. There is no way to know what regulations will be in place in September for the county or state-wide. It would be heartbreaking to limit how many alumni could attend the event. We are a small organization. We lack the ability to adjust quickly and to reach our alumni easily with updated information.
The Board feels that by postponing the 80th Reunion until Summer 2022, we will be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend and enjoy multiple activities without any restrictions. Thank you for understanding.
Our Most Recent Fundraising Reunion - September 4, 2016
Music, Fun, and Harmony
Our most recent reunion fundraising event took place on September 4, 2016, at Arrowbear Music Camp. Over 200 alumni and their families enjoyed a day of memories and music. We raised over $4,000 for scholarships.
I want to express my sincere appreciation for all of you who attended our Reunion fundraising event at Arrowbear on September 4. Also, a special thank you to the conductors and those who volunteered to help with all the things that go on behind the scenes during the event. The main purpose of this event was to raise funds for our scholarship program. This event was also a way to thank those of you who have donated to our scholarships over the past five years. We did try something different; most of the pre-Reunion activities were done on Facebook. I would like to know if that was something that you liked and want us to continue to use for more information on our future activities. Many, many thanks to our Planning Committee. They spent almost a year working on the Reunion. Also, a big thank you to Arrowbear and Dennis, Larke, and Breck for letting us converge upon the Camp for the weekend.
The day of the Reunion is always a special time for us to gather together to renew friendships and reminisce about Arrowbear. This Reunion we had our largest turnout of alumni that I can remember. My highlight of the day was the time we spent taking the Decade pictures. We had campers from every decade of Arrowbear including present-day campers and staff. It seemed as if there were dozens of people taking pictures of each decade group with their own cell phones. These photos are posted below along with the Reunion photo of everyone who was there that morning. Thanks to everyone who joined one of the performing groups or participated in the Chamber Music; it was an incredible sight to see and hear the groups rehearse and perform all in the same day.
We may provide the time, place, and some activities, but as soon as all of you arrive, the Reunion takes on a life of its own. For those who attended the Reunion or posted photos on Facebook, thanks for allowing us all to be a camper, counselor, or staff member just one more time.
75th Reunion Photo
Decade Photo Gallery
In honor of Arrowbear's 75th season, we took photos of the alumni who attended or worked at camp during each decade beginning with the 1940s. Some alumni and staff members appear in more than one photo depending upon how long they came to camp. Alumni name tags included colored stickers to indicate which decades they were at Arrowbear. There was a huge crowd of "onlookers" waiting their turn for their own photos. A multitude of flashing cell phone cameras made everyone feel like they were celebrities. The photos were one of the highlights of the day.
Alumni Reunion Tributes
Ann Rasmussen Brenton raffled off a beautiful tote bag she designed and created during the Reunion event. She donated the proceeds to Arrowbear Music Associates. Ann and her husband, Eric Brenton, sold raffle tickets all day. We thank them both for their thoughtfulness and for raising $237 for scholarships. The lucky winner of the bag was Davina Cave Keiser.
Joel Montgomery was a camper in 1961. He sculpted this beautiful bust of Beethoven to honor the 75th season of Arrowbear. It is now on the mantle in the dining hall. “I thank you for this opportunity to adorn my rendition of Beethoven at Arrowbear for your 75th Anniversary and hope it will be cherished for many years to come.”
Reunion Photo Fun
Map to Arrowbear
Has it been awhile since you drove up to camp? Use our Google Map to help you. Click on the minus sign to see which freeways to use to get you to either Hwy 330 or Hwy 18. Then use the plus sign to get more detail to the roads leading into camp.