Register below for the the AMS 60th Year Reunion.
Online registration will end on June 23rd, 2022 at 5pm.
You will have the option to register in person.

Reunion Registration

Please Note: We will ONLY be accepting money when you check in (after filling out the online registrations form)  OR register on these days and times. We will accept CASH, CHECK, DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS.

Thursday, June 30th “walk up” check in/ registration will take place in the breezeway from Noon – 6pm.

Friday, July 1st “walk up” check in/registration will take place in the breezeway from 8am – Noon.

For more information contact Kathlene Stith at kathlene@arthurmorganschool.org or 828-675-6360.

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 BELOW IS THE REUNION SCHEDULE (Subject To Change):

Thursday – June 30th

Noon     6pm                  Check in with Bethany Rountree – Breezeway

4:45pm  6pm                 Community Game of Ultimate Frisbee – Celo Soccer Field

Noon     6pm                  Boarding House – “Open House” for attendees to visit the boarding houses

6pm       6:30pm             Dinner – Gather on the slab

6:30pm  8pm                  Chores & If Folks Finish Early – Lawn Games, Community Art Project (Patchwork                                         Pillow Making – Pillows For The Library Window Seats – Middle classroom in the                                         New Academic Building) – Free Time

8pm       Until                 Bonfire in Morgan Field

Friday – July 1st

8am       Noon          Check In continues with Bethany Rountree – Breezeway

9am       9:30am       Morning sing and Meeting for Worship with Michelle Rehfield, Gib Barrus and others –                               Under the tent

9:30am   Noon        Work projects, there will be a mid-morning snack

Noon      1pm           Lunch – Gather on the slab

1pm        2:00pm     Chores – If Folks Finish Early – Lawn Games, Community Art Project (Patchwork                                           Pillow Making – Pillows For The Library Window Seats- Middle classroom in the                                           New Academic Building ) – Free Time

2:00pm   5:30pm      Activities: Hiking with Tal Galton and Jake Silver, Tubing on the South Toe River and                                   Swimming at the pond

5:30pm   6:30pm       Dinner – Gather on the slab

6:30pm   7:30pm       Chores – If Folks Finish Early – Games, Community Art Project (Patchwork                                                     Pillow Making – Pillows For The Library Window Seats – Middle classroom in the                                         New Academic Building) – Free Time

7:30pm    8:30pm      Trivia with Alan and Wendi Gratz – Under the tent

8:30pm   Until           DJ Dance Party! – Under the tent

Saturday – July 2nd   

PLEASE NOTE: If coming just for the day – Find Bethany Rountree to Check – In

9am        Until        Coffee/Tea Chat with the AMS Board  – Christine’s Porch

9am        9:30am    Morning sing and Meeting for worship  with Jake Silver, Gib Barrus and others – Under                                 the tent

9:30am   Noon       Work projects, there will be a mid-morning snack

Noon      1pm         Lunch – Gather on the slab

1pm        2:30pm    Chores – If Folks Finish Early – Lawn Games, Community Art Project (Patchwork                                            Pillow Making – Pillows For The Library Window Seats – Middle classroom in the                                          New Academic Building)  – Free Time

2:30pm   5:30pm    Kid’s Activities led by Mari Ohta  – Morgan Ball Field

2:30pm   3:30pm    Chat “Rooms” by Decades with David Ryan – Areas to gather  – TBD

3:30pm    4:00pm    Group and Decade Alumni Photos with John Morgan – Meet at the Breezeway

4pm        5:30pm    Arthur Morgan Legacy – Presentation and Q & A with Scott Sanders – Antioch                                                 College Archivist – Under the tent

5:30pm   6:30pm    Dinner – Gather on the slab

6:30pm    8pm        Chores – If Folks Finish Early – Lawn Games, Community Art Project (Patchwork                                            Pillow Making – Pillows For The Library Window Seats – Middle classroom in the                                          New Academic Building) – Free Time

8:00pm    Until       Octopus’ Summer Garden – Open Mic – MC – Jeff Goodman – Under the tent

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT: Our AMS traditional Winter event (that did not take place this year because of covid) is happening this Summer at our 60th year reunion! Come out and enjoy this variety show. OR sign up to perform yourself. Music, poetry, skits, improv, magic and just about anything else that showcases your talent. This event is a suggested $10 donation for the public. FREE to anyone who is participating in the reunion weekend or for the day. For more information contact Kathlene @arthurmorganschool.org.

Sunday – July 3rd

8am       11am        Clean Up and Put Back Campus – Meet under the tent for assignments

9am       11am        Boarding House – “Open House” for attendees to visit the boarding houses

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FAQ(s):

1) Where are the camping areas going to be? Do they include showers? 

Camping will be “first come – first served” once you have checked in OR registered. There are limited spaces. But, we feel quite sure everyone will be accommodated. The areas will be: Morgan ball field, the Saddle and the fields by Meadow House. Each area will have porta-jons placed around. And, you are welcome to use the showers in Hopkins.

2) How will I know if I was able to secure a bed in a boarding house or down at school house or a bunk in the Adirondack shelters?

Kathlene Stith will reach out to you and let you know what is still available. This will be “first come, first served” by the order in which it was received via the online registration forms or walk up registration. They do go fast!

3) What do the T-Shirts look like? And how much are they?

They are solid black with an AMS Logo on the front. They are $15. In order for us to guarantee your size, please considering ordering one with your registration form.

4) What should I bring?

Start by checking out the activities and seeing if you need items to help you participate comfortably in them. Then…Clothes for hot days and cool nights, swim suits, comfortable shoes, shoes for getting wet in the river, towels, linens/sleeping bag, blankets (if staying on campus), your own toiletries (if staying on campus), “special” outfit for the dance party, instruments or your own talents for the Open Mic, stories to share, sunscreen, bug spray and whatever else you need to make yourself comfortable.

5) How/When do I sign up for work projects and volunteer opportunities/duties?

At check in! See check in schedule above ⇑.

6) If I do not want to come for the whole weekend, can I pay just for the day?

Yes! Each day is fee of $10. If you plan to come and go, it is cheaper just to pay the weekend fee of $25.

7) I heard that you all have really lovely hand made commemorative reunion ornaments for sale as a Scholarship fundraiser. Where can I purchase one… or two… or three?

These beautiful ornaments will be for sale in Elizabeth’s Hall. They are $12.50 a piece. There are only 20 of each design and were especially made to commemorate 60 years of AMS!

8) Are there places I can stay in the Celo area?

  1. Celo Inn = Check this link out:  https://celoinn.com/ – SORRY! SOLD OUT.
  2. Camp Celo’s Erwin Place = Check this link out:  https://www.vrbo.com/448780 – Check in with the host to request single bed or room rentals. SORRY! BOOKED AREADY.
  3. Air B and B(s) and VRBOs are plentiful! Check them out here: https://www.airbnb.com/celo-nc/stays https://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/north-carolina/blue-ridge-mountains/celo- You can also check Burnsville, NC as well.

9) May I bring my dog(s)?

Well behaved dogs on leashes (at all times) can come with you. However, dogs ARE NOT allowed in any of the buildings or boarding houses. No exceptions.

10) Why are there no breakfasts planned?

Since registration has opened there has been very little interest shown in breakfasts. Therefore, we have decided to ask folks to have breakfasts on their own. But, we will make sure that the mid-morning snacks on Friday and Saturday are plentiful (and part of the registration fee). And, all the other meals will be excellent for all to enjoy (not included in the registration fee). IN addition, we will put out heavy snacks (fruit, granola, bagels etc..) for those helping with campus pack up and clean up. But, no formal breakfast meal will be served on Sunday either.

11) Summer Octopus’ Garden – What is this?

Saturday Night – July 2nd – 8pm to Until – 2022 Summer Octopus’ Garden Open Mic.
Our AMS traditional Winter event (that did not take place this year because of covid) is happening this Summer at our 60th year reunion! Come out and enjoy this variety show. OR sign up to perform yourself.
Music, poetry, skits, improv, magic and just about anything else that showcases your talent.
This event is a suggested $10 donation for the public. FREE to anyone who is participating in the reunion weekend or for the day. For more information contact Kathlene @arthurmorganschool.org.
12) How much are meals?
$10 Per Person for Adults and $5 Per Person for Kids for Lunch and Dinner

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REQUESTS:

Hi folks!  As we plan our reunion community work and art projects, a few requests that we would like to ask of you all have come to mind. Thank you in advance!

Here is our wish list:

* Please bring tools that you can use to help with construction projects. Things like hammers, tape measures etc..If you have a tool belt that you normally use, that would be helpful for you to have on hand.

* ISO: Fabric remnants or scraps, pillow making materials, sewing materials. We are making  patchwork pillows for the library window seats that all participants will be welcome to join in on. If you have these kinds of donations, please email Kathlene@arthurmoranschool.org and let her know. Plus, bring them with!

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* ISO: Volunteer expert sewers to help lead our community art project.
We are making patchwork pillows for the library window seats that all participants will be welcome to join in on. If you are interested in donating some of your time please, email or call me. We will have volunteers work with other volunteers. You will not be solely responsible for these projects. 
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* ISO: Items for our 2022 Online Benefit Auction and Holiday Marketplace. Please consider donating a wonderful piece of art, a service like massage, dance lessons or meals cooked..etc, a vacation rental, a basket of goodies or just about anything you would like to donate. We are already planning these events to support our Scholarship Fund for the 2023-2024 school year! 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kathlene L. Stith (she/her/hers)
Development Coordinator 
60 AMS Circle
Burnsville, NC 28714
AMS Development Office: 828-675-6360
Everyone here at the Arthur Morgan School is looking forward to seeing you all soon!