Alumni Weekend 2018

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HSR Alumni Weekend

Friday August 10 – Sunday August 12, 2018


“And Winter gave Spring a miss and went straight on into Summer” M. Python.


After a wintry April, few of us expected that May 2018 would see immediate return of the glorious mid-summer heat and sunshine that makes us all long for surroundings that include water, trees and wildlife (biting and stinging insects notwithstanding). And if you’re reading this, you’ve already mentally returned to the Haliburton Scout Reserve.

Lucky for you, your Alumni Association is already making arrangements for your ACTUAL return!

This year’s HSRSAA Alumni Weekend will be held, as always, the weekend following the August holiday Monday, and will include camping, cookouts, Saturday dinner with staff in the Hub, the annual Hub ‘n’ Cub open mic, the awarding of this year’s HSRSAA Bursary, and some other opportunities to enjoy what the camp and its property have to offer. We will work with the new director to see about organizing some Saturday afternoon programs (archery and climbing wall have been popular Saturday afternoon activities in previous years) as well as an evening barge tour of the lake. There will of course be plenty of time for hikers to explore the trails, paddlers to take out a boat and swimmers to go jump in the lake.

The HSRSAA Annual General Meeting will be held on the Sunday morning, which is an important opportunity for the Executive to report on its activities over the past year as well as hear fresh ideas from the membership on future directions.

This is an excellent opportunity to return to HSR to hang around with staff past, long-past and present, who all shared the common experience of spending the summer months working there. We hope to see you all there.


Things to know about Alumni Weekend:

  • The cost of the weekend is $30 (13 yrs and older); $10 (12 yrs and younger) (includes campsite, meals, and activities). Family and friends are most welcome.
  • Sign-in, camping, morning / afternoon meals and the AGM will be on Guest Sites on the north side of the road.
  • **NEW**In addition to a clean and valid (within three years) Police Reference Check, all Alumni Weekend attendees over the age of 18 are required to complete a one-time Safe Scouting for Parents training to be permitted on camp property. This training must be completed prior to Alumni Weekend. Details of PRC, Training and other Requirements are available here.
  • Police Reference Checks, Code of Conduct, Hold Harmless and proof of the completion of the Safe Scouting training module must be presented for those attending Alumni Weekend.
  • Alumni members are advised that in accordance with the “Duty of Care” policy, no alcohol or illicit drugs are allowed in the camp. There is also a No Pets policy at Haliburton Scout Reserve.
  • Registration for the Weekend is mandatory. Online registration will be available at (notice will be posted on the Facebook page when this is live, so stay tuned!), or you may confirm your attendance via email to



Arrival & set up camp. Dinner on your own


6-10PM Sign-in


9PM HSR Campfire and/or Alumni Campfire at Guest Sites

Arrival and sign-in continues AGM and Further Comping Enjoyment
Morning Continental brunch 10AM Hot Brunch
1PM Group Hike / Historical Kiosk Tour, Camp Activities (TBA) or Free Time (aka “baking”) 11AM Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
6PM Alumni Dinner with Staff in Hub. This will be followed by the presentation of the 2018 Bursary Award and the annual lake tour by barge. 12PM Lunch


Afternoon Activities TBA!

8-8:30 PM – Special Presentation: HSR History Talk: 1860-1947


9PM Hub & Cub Pub – music, tales, meet & greet
After  Campfire at Guest Sites Evening: Pack up and head home