Asbury Welcomes Families to Reunion 2016
April 27, 2016
This summer, Humaira Tufail ’90 Dale will pack up her six children and drive to Wilmore, Ky. for what has become a family tradition — Reunion at Asbury University, June 23-26.
Already registered for the Reunion Youth Program, the kids are excited for canoeing, rock climbing, pizza parties and more, and Dale can’t wait to catch up with classmates and revisit Hughes Auditorium for Chapel. With programming available for kids of all ages, Reunion will be fun for the whole family.
“Because of the Youth Program, I’m free to catch up with friends, worship, fellowship and feel safe that kids are being taken care of,” Dale said. “My kids, husband and I love coming to Reunion, and it’s become part of our summer break,” Dale said. “It’s family time for us.”
Advance registration is required for the Youth Program by June 10. Sessions will be offered on Friday and Saturday — with an additional Sunday session for the Pre-school and Kid’s College classes — and kids will enjoy a full schedule of fun, age-appropriate activities.
“Especially for the older kids visiting campus, the Youth Program helps them feel more familiar with the University,” said Youth Program Coordinator Kim Spillman. “It’s a lot of fun, too — they get to meet parents’ friends and classmates, enjoy great games and activities and make new friends throughout the weekend.”
Pre-school (ages birth-6) will enjoy a safe area with indoor and outdoor play, a bubble machine, a swing and more.
Kid’s College (rising grades 1-5) will enjoy various indoor and outdoor activities, a movie at night with ice cream and activities and fireworks related to the Ignited Campaign celebration on Saturday.
Trendsetters (rising grades 6-8) will keep kids busy horseback riding at the Equine Center, rock climbing on Asbury’s brand-new rock climbing wall and swimming at the Luce Center. On Saturday, Trendsetters will combine with the high school College Connection class for a canoe trip on the Dix River.
College Connection (rising grades 9-12) will enjoy games, a pizza dinner, campus tours and activities, devotions and worship and a canoe trip on the Dix River. Trip leaders are certified Wilderness First Responders and have canoe instruction and field experience in a variety of wilderness programming.
“Reunion Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for your children to see into your college years and to meet your friends, former professors and the community at large,” said Lisa Harper, director of Alumni Relations. “It’s also a fun time for the children. They are nurtured, challenged, entertained and loved. You will have time to enjoy your classmates, knowing that they are in good hands – and they are having a great time!”
To learn more about Reunion and to register, visit: asbury.edu/reunion