Thursday, June 15 – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ages 6–12 Welcome

Tent location: Channing Cox Lawn
Registration Required

Anytime Over the Reunion Period - Strike Out on Your Own ($)
Juniors must be accompanied by caregiver. Rent a canoe, take a hike, go mountain biking, or play golf. See below for details.

2–10 p.m.

Meet and Greet
Junior tent
Who’s up for dodge ball, street hockey, volleyball, capture-the-flag, arts & crafts, and other activities? Meet new friends and have fun; snacks, too.

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Dinner
Junior tent

6:30–8 p.m.

Tent Activities
Junior tent
Enjoy arts & crafts and board games and hang out with new friends.

8–10 p.m.

Evening Fun!
Movies: Room 28, Silsby Hall & Murdough Cook Auditorium 
Tent Activities: Talent Show—Junior Tent

10 p.m.

Tent Closes
Please be on time to pick up your juniors!

9 a.m.–10 p.m.

More Fun
Junior tent
Who’s up for dodge ball, street hockey, volleyball, kickball, capture-the-flag, arts & crafts, and other activities? Snacks, too.

10–11:45 a.m. 

Montshire Museum of Science
Bus leaves from the junior tent
The Montshire offers dozens of cool, hands-on exhibits about the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. The museum is in Norwich, Vt. Children’s admission is included in the registration fee. Parents are welcome for an additional admission fee paid directly to the museum at door.

noon

Lunch
Junior tent

1–4 p.m.

Montshire Museum of Science
Bus leaves from the junior tent
See above for details.

2–4 p.m. 

Swimming
Karl Michael Pool, Alumni Gym
Bring a suit and towel.

4:45–5:30 p.m.

Marko the Magician
Junior tent
Performing since 1970, student of the world-renowned hypnotist Ormond McGill, Marko makes every show an event to remember. This quintessential magician will dumbfound and delight kids and parents alike. Prepare to be a part of the show.

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Dinner
Junior tent

6:30–8 p.m.

Tent Activities
Junior tent
Enjoy arts & crafts and board games and hang out with new friends.

8–10 p.m.

Evening Fun!
Movies: Room 28, Silsby Hall & Murdough Cook Auditorium
Tent Activities: Talent Show—Junior Tent

10 p.m.

Tent Closes
Please be on time to pick up your Juniors

The Reunion Kids program closes from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday so that children may enjoy lunch and other fun activities with their families.

9 a.m.–noon & 4–10 p.m.

The Fun Continues
Junior tent
Who’s up for dodge ball, street hockey, volleyball, capture-the-flag, arts & crafts, and other activities? Snacks, too.

9:30–11:30 a.m.

Swimming
Karl Michael Pool, Alumni Gym
Bring a suit and towel.

10–11:30 a.m.

Montshire Museum of Science
Bus leaves from the junior tent
See above for details.

Junior tent closes from noon to 4 p.m.

noon–4 p.m.

Lunch with Families
Please see class schedules for locations and times.
Parents and caregivers pick up juniors at junior tent

Junior tent reopens at 4 p.m.

2–3 p.m.

An Animated Festival for All Ages
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
The Class of ’76 invites your family to a cartoon festival for all ages celebrating the Emmy Award winning work of Tom Ruegger ’76.  Tom will introduce clips from his biggest hits for Stephen Spielberg’s Warner Bros. Animation including the adorable, mischievous Animaniacs, the crazy superhero Freakazoid, and the legendary and hilarious Pinky and the Brain – two lab mice who each night attempt to take over the world. In addition, Tom will answer questions about creating the most popular cartoons of the last 40 years from Scooby Doo to today’s 7D.

3:30–4:30 p.m.

On the Green! A Dartmouth Alumni Celebration
Dartmouth Green
Bring your kids, meet your friends, and gather on the Green with alumni from all classes for an afternoon of fun. Let us treat you to a free ice cream social, live music, and chance to relax and soak up the sun. 

5–6 p.m.

Dinner
Junior tent 

6–7 p.m.

Gary the Silent Clown
Junior tent
Learn to juggle, walk on stilts, spin plates, ride a unicycle, and do costume and face design — all from a clown who knows that actions speak louder than words. A must-see for kids of all ages.

8–10 p.m.

Evening Fun
Movies: Room 28, Silsby Hall & Murdough Cook Auditorium
Tent Activities: Talent Show—Junior Tent

9:30 p.m.

Join us for On the Green!
Join family, classmates, and friends under the night sky for a culminating celebration with the Dartmouth Idol All-Stars and some spectacular pyrotechnics. Kettle corn and glow sticks for everyone.

10 p.m.

Tent Closes
Please be on time to pick up your juniors!

Junior Program Coordinators
Don Cutter ’73,
Co-director, Reunion Kids Program, has been coordinating Dartmouth children’s reunion programs for more than 20 years.
Hugh Mellert, Co-director, Reunion Kids Program, is the director of the Fitness Lifestyle Improvement Program for the Dartmouth College Athletics Department.

Program Details

  • If you registered your toddler, junior, or teen to attend Reunion, they are automatically enrolled in the Reunion Kids programming for their applicable age group. No further registration is required.
  • Sign in at junior tent upon arrival
  • Juniors must be accompanied by a parent when first registering at the junior tent; a release form must be signed
  • For ages from 6 to 12 years old
  • We assume that your child does not have your permission to leave any junior activity without the direct supervision of the program staff
  • Children should have a warm jacket or sweater for the cool evening weather
  • Swimmers should bring a towel and bathing suit
  • The Junior Program ends at 10 each evening. A parent or caregiver must check the child out of the tent each night. Please be sure to pick up your child on time.

Strike Out on Your Own ($)
($) Separate charge not included in Junior Program Fee

Ledyard Canoe Club — $10/hr., 1 canoe or 2 kayaks; call (603) 643-6709.
Hanover Country Club — for golf lessons, rates, and tee times; call (603) 646-2000.
DOC — Stop in at Robinson Hall for ideas on where to hike, walk, or take a picnic, call 603-646-2429.
Storrs Pond Recreation Area, just minutes from the Green. The area is a jewel just minutes away from the center of Hanover, NH. Two sandy beaches for swimming in Storrs Pond, a heated pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball, hiking trails, mountain biking, as well as scenic picnic areas. Free public wi-fi is available around the pool area and tennis courts. Call 603-643-2134 for 2017 rates.
Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, Vt. — The farm dates back to 1871, when native Vermonter Frederick Billings set out to build a farm and forestry operation that would serve future generations as a model of wise stewardship. His farm is still a first-class working farm operating with a museum of Vermont’s rural heritage. 10 am–5 pm daily. Admission: $14 adults (ages 16–61), $13 age 62 and over, $8 children (ages 5–15), $4 (age 3–4). (802) 457-2355.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center, Quechee, Vt. — Raptor exhibits that house eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. Check out the Nature Nook, exhibit includes, turtles, frogs, snakes, fish and more. Nature shop, classroom, nature trails, and behind-the-scenes animal support facility. 10 am–5 pm daily. Admission: $14.50 adults, $13.50 (62+), $12.50 children (ages 4–17), free for children 3 and under. (802) 359-5000.
The Nugget Movie Theater, Main Street, Hanover — Admission: adults $10.00/$12.75 for 3D (15+), seniors $8.00/$10.75 for 3D (62+); juniors and teens $8.00/$10.75 for 3D (14 and under). All matinees $7.50/10.25 for 3D (603) 643-2769.