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Celebration Weekend

Celebrating 100 Years!

Calling all Camp Riva Lake Alumnae ...

Join us this July 28-31 in the hills of Tennessee to celebrate Camp Riva Lake's 100th birthday!  Come spend a fabulous weekend rekindling your camp memories and friendships. It is time to revisit the scene of your girlhood dreams.  It is time for a camp reunion!



We know you probably have several questions about the reunion weekend.  While some planning is still in motion, here are a few answers and the nitty-gritty!  For registration specifics look here.  Please let us know if you have other questions not included here.  

Feel free to contact Georgia Fruechtenicht at or 678-378-8974 with any questions.

This is your chance to:

  • Reconnect and laugh with old camp friends and sing your favorite camp songs.

  • Jump off the dock and swim to the point.

  • Listen to the cicadas and watch the sun set over Tims Ford Lake.

  • Make a friendship bracelet and roast a perfect marshmellow over a campfire.

  • Have a team meeting.

  • Play some tennis, shoot a bow and arrow, go for a canoe ride.

  • Learn about Camp Riva Lake's amazing history.

  • Experience a bit of camp life all these years later


What will we be doing at the reunion?

The reunion is an opportunity for those who attended Camp RIva Lake as a child, or who worked at Riva Lake to return to camp and enjoy a few days reconnecting with camp friends, soaking in the camp setting, and celebrating the 100 years of CRL history.  The weekend will provide a good balance of time to relax, to socialize, to eat, and to enjoy traditional camp activities.  We hope the reunion will strengthen the bonds of Camp Riva Lake for everyone that attends.

What is the daily schedule?

Morning and afternoon activities will include archery, canoeing, crafts, swimming, horseback riding, woodslore, basketball, yoga, and tennis.  A tennis tournament will be played thoughout the weekend.  All activities are optional.  Some campers will prefer unstructured activities such as walking around camp, talking to new and old friends, relaxing on the porch of the Rockhouse, or visiting the CRL Museum in the Playhouse.

Thursday, July 28

4:00-6:00 Registration Opens for Overnight Campers & Dinner Guests

4:30-5:30 Free Swim

5:45 Warning

6:00 Dinner (Dining Hall)

7:00 Vespers (Flagpole)

7:45 Games (Playhouse)

9:00 Milk and Crackers (Arbor)

Friday, July 29

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7:15 First Bell

7:45 Second Bell

8:00 Flagpole and Breakfast (Dining Hall)

8:00-9:30 Registration Opens for Day Campers 

8:45-9:30 Yoga, Tours with Nonnie, Horseback Riding

9:45-10:35 1st Activity Period

10:45-11:35 2nd Activity Period

11:45 Warning

12:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Rest Hour

2:00-2:50 3rd Activity Period

3:00-3:30 COM

3:30-4:30 4th Activity Period

5:30 Warning

5:45 Dinner

7:15 Vespers

7:45 Team Meetings

8:15 Basketball Game

9:15 Milk and Crackers (Arbor)

Saturday, July 30

7:15 First Bell

7:45 Second Bell

8:00 Flagpole and Breakfast

7:30-9:30 Registration Opens for Day Campers

8:45-9:30 Yoga, Tours with Nonnie, Horseback Riding

9:45-10:35 1st Activity Period

10:45-11:35 2nd Activity Period

11:45 Warning

12:00 Centennial Birthday Lunch & Recognitions

1:00-2:00 Rest Hour

2:00-3:00 3rd Activity Period

3:00-3:30 COM

3:30-4:15 4th Activity Period

4:15 Group Picture 

5:00 Happy Hour to Close Auction (Tent)

5:45 Warning

6:00 Dinner

7:30 Vespers

8:00 Team Meetings 

8:30 Council Ring

Sunday, July 31

8:00 Flagpole and Breakfast 

10:00 Say our goodbyes.

What if I don't want to do any activities?

That's fine.  All activities are optional.  You are welcome to just hang out and be at camp.

How do I know who is planning on attending?

Click right here and you will see who has signed up so far!

Do I have to stay the whole weekend?

No, there is an option to register and attend for one or two days.  You may register as an overnight camper or a day camper. 

Are meals included?

Yes!  We will provide lunch and dinner throughout the weekend for all campers.  Overnight campers will also receive breakfast.  Please note on your registration form any accommodations that we may need to make such as allergies, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

What about staying in the cabins?

Campers 21 and over may register to be an overnight camper and stay at camp.  Space is available on a first come first serve basis.  We will do our best to accommodate cabin requests.  Please use the registration forms to let us know if you have any mobility concerns with respect to cabin choice.

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Where can I stay nearby?

There are various hotels, bed and breakfasts, and short term rentals in the area.  We list many on this local places to stay page of our Website.  

Can children attend?

Campers under the age of 18 must be day campers and be accompanied by an adult.  

Can I purchase CRL gear?

Yes!  We have a Pop-Up shop open from January 24th to February 14th.  You can shop here.  We will offer another Pop-Up closer to the start of camp as well as have items for purchase throughout the weekend.

Are alcoholic beverages allowed?

Yes, we will allow alcoholic beverages during the adult-only portion of the reunion (not during the day when campers under 21 are in attendance).  BYOB, but please be respectful of everyone's camp experience and consume alcohol responsibly and discretely.  Camp Riva Lake will NOT be providing alcohol.

we hope to see you back at camp!

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