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Camp Davis Reunion 2019

Alumni and friends of Camp Davis and many of their families gathered for five days in August to reminisce about their Camp experience, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy the benefits of a spectacular landscape. In addition to hikes, horseback riding, stargazing, and rafting trips, guests were treated to presentations on sustainability and geology. 

The event was an opportunity to showcase our new student cabins and improved Camp infrastructure. While the passing of the old “tin shacks” was sad for many, as one alumnus said: “Nostalgia won’t keep you warm at night." 

We were fortunate to interview a few alumni as part of our ongoing effort to preserve the history of Camp Davis and the Department. Excerpts of that material will begin to appear on social media and the Department website in a few months. A big thank you to those who were able to contribute. If we didn’t get to you at the reunion, or you were unable to attend and would like to include your stories in the history project, please get in touch with Dale Austin. (mrwizard@umich.edu) 

Finally, we thank all those who attended, the staff and faculty who organized the event, and all who have worked to make Camp Davis what it is. We are fortunate as a department for our alumni and friends who support our students and programs through financial contributions, mentoring, and career assistance.