Thursday, June 05, 2008

The annual Alumni Reunion & Summer Getaway become one!

In light of the challenging economic state our country is in and remembering our commitment to ecological sustainability we recognize that the impact of hosting two separate gatherings this summer would be unwise. We are combining The Meeting School Alumni Reunion with the annual Summer Getaway from July 18 through August 3.

The Summer Getaway provides an opportunity for you and your friends/family to spend a day, the weekend, or a full two weeks at TMS. You’ll have the chance to help with chores or milking, pitch in with garden work, and enjoy the many outdoor activities that the Monadnock Region has to offer.

At this year’s Getaway/Reunion we’re hoping to shingle the west side of the barn. This is a large project, and will require a commitment from five or so people throughout the two week time frame. The TMS barn is an historic structure, and was recently listed on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. We hope to preserve the building by taking off the asphalt shingles, and replace them with cedar shakes to match the front side. Come help reface our fantastic barn!

Accommodations for the Gateway/Reunion will be in student housing or camping sites around campus. Small travel vans are also welcome. Beds in students houses are on a first come, first serve basis so make your reservations today! We request a small donation for housing arrangements, but won’t turn anyone away for financial reasons.

Meals are pot-luck style and can be arranged with the Getaway coordinator. There are two grocery stores less than a half mile, and several restaurants within a half hour drive if you want to do meals on your own.

We ask that parents with children supervise them while on campus due to the animals and farm equipment that are in constant motion throughout the summertime.

To register or find more information go to the Summer Getaway under the Outreach Programs tab on our homepage.

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