You CAN Go Home Again!
It’s been years, decades perhaps, since you have been here, and we know many people continue to hold HVC in their hearts. Now it’s time to create another instant community, share memories and celebrate a time that remains essential to so many of us.
Hope to see you at HVC! ~ Peter and Meg
What Will We be Doing?
Relive days at camp... Float in Ledge Pond, go for a canoe ride or zip down the waterslide… Visit the log cabin or other favorite places... Friday night will feature an old-fashioned contra dance… And think about something to share at Saturday night’s Pine Grove.
Other activities reminiscent of your time at camp might include: trail hikes, tie-dye, biking, music and art, a game of Ultimate and more. How about a big time-line memory board?
You might choose to enjoy the Common Ground Fair, being held nearby that weekend. See below for details.
Mainly, the reunion provides a time to “hang out,” renew old friendships and create new ones across the many years of HVC’s time as a home-away-from-home.
What was the 2014 Reunion Like?
A fantastic mix of people from all eras of camp. You can see more here.
Hidden Valley Alumni from any year who are 21 or older. Expect to see people from the 1970's and 1980’s when Jay Stager directed the camp as well as staff and campers from Peter and Meg Kassen’s early years along with more recent alumni staff.
Children are welcome! Basic arts and outdoor programs will be available for young people. Children 7 and under must be supervised by a parent.
Here's a partial list of attendees:
Registration and Payment
• $220.00 per adult ($200.00 before 2/1/19)
• $190.00 per child ($150.00 before 2/1/19)
• $675.00 maximum per family
• $75.00 per person – Day rate for Mainers on Saturday. Come for breakfast at 8 AM and stay ‘till the Pine Grove fire has dimmed.
• $75.00 per person - Arrive one day early (Sept. 19th; see below)
• Children under 2 attend free.
Payment due with registration. Pay as follows:
• Send a check made out to Hidden Valley Camps to: HVC-Alumni Reunion, 161 Hidden Valley Rd., Freedom, ME 04941
• Call 800-922-6737 between the hours of 9-3 weekdays and provide credit card by phone.
• Pay online: Fill in your name for the parent and camper names. Then scroll down to Payment Info. Select "Credit Card'" and proceed as directed.
Cancellation Policy: 50% of fees refundable prior to June 1st. After June 1st, no refunds provided.
Come 1 Day Early - Enjoy the Common Ground Fair
Arrive on Thursday, September 19th and join friends for an unstructured evening and day on Friday. We’ll serve basic meals Thursday night and during the day Friday.
Spend the day Friday at the nearby Common Ground Country Fair, home to amazing organic food (read a NY Times review) and “a grand celebration for spinners and weavers; woodworkers and jewelry-makers; drovers of oxen, horses and mules; and sheep herders and their dogs. Not to mention solar and wind power gurus, seed savers and worm-keepers, poets and fiddlers.”
Learn more at the Fair's Website.
Extra cost for early arrival is $75.00 per person; you’ll receive a one-day ticket to Common Ground on us.
Sing this to the melody of the Beverly Hillbillies theme song:
So you may have heard the story of a couple named Kassen
They bought a little place in Maine to fulfill their passion
Invited some campers, artists and staff
added a few llamas, horses, pigs and a calf
stained glass, pottery, ropes and a lake
by the time they were finished they celebrated with some cake
A few years later, they started a family
and now after 25 years
they’re inviting you back to Hidden Valley
Camp Reunion that is, sunny skies, smiling faces
You're all invited back again to this locality
to have a pinegrove, contra dance
and some hospitality.
From the 80's, 90's or beyond,
we welcome you back
to join us for a song.
Y'all come back now, y'hear.
~ Thanks to Jules Mintz!
2014 Reunion Attendees...