Register for Homecoming Weekend 2018

Bridgton Academy’s 2018 Homecoming Weekend will take place
September 28 – September 30, 2018!

We are excited to “welcome home” alumni, parents (past and present!), and friends of the Academy to celebrate all-things Bridgton during this
annual fun-filled fall weekend!

During Homecoming Weekend 2018, special recognition will be given to those alumni celebrating milestone reunions with graduation years ending in 8s and 3s.

Calling all alumni!

We invite you to join us in helping to make your reunion as memorable as your year here in North Bridgton! Please contact Sarah Gaines in Bridgton’s Office of Institutional Advancement to learn more about rallying your classmates by serving as a Class Representative.

With preparations well underway, a final Homecoming schedule and registration will be released very soon. Here is a sampling of what to look forward to over the weekend:

Bridgton Academy Homecoming Weekend – draft schedule

September 28 – 30, 2018
“Celebrate Your Beginning”

 

Lodging and Accommodation Info
It is strongly advised that you make your area lodging reservations for Homecoming Weekend as soon as possible! With BA’s Homecoming Weekend, the Fryeburg Fair, and an abundance of “leaf peepers” in town, accommodations in the area tend to fill up very quickly.
Please click here for more information about where to stay—and how to get here!  We look forward to welcoming you to North Bridgton!

Day Event Location Times
Friday 9/28 Registration Humanities Center Lobby 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Parents & Alumni attend classes Classrooms 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Parent – Teacher/Advisor Meetings Offices 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wolverine Store Open Hamlin STEM Center 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
School Day Lunch Goldsmith Dining Hall 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wolverine 9-Hole Golf Scramble for Alumni & Parents Bridgton Highlands Country Club 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s College Turf Athletic Field Time TBD
Fall Harvest Dinner Goldsmith Dining Hall 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Songo River Queen Homecoming Welcome Cruise – recognition of reunion years (casual dinner served) Long Lake Dock – Naples 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Saturday 9/29 Registration (after 11:00 registration materials available under Alumni tent at athletic field) Humanities Center Lobby 8:00 – 11:30 am
Parent – Teacher/Advisor Meetings Offices 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wolverine Store Open Hamlin STEM Center 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Breakfast served Goldsmith Dining Hall 8:30 am – 9:30 am
College Counseling Q&A Session Twitchell Memorial Chapel 10:00 am
“Taste of Maine” Tailgate Lunch Tent at Athletic Field 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Wolverine Lacrosse vs. Navy Prep Turf Athletic Field 12:30 pm
Wolverine Baseball (DH) vs. TBD Koop Field Afternoon TBD
College Counseling Financial Aid Workshop Twitchell Memorial Chapel 2:30 pm
Cleaves Hall Ribbon Cutting Celebration & Reception Cleaves Hall 3:00 pm
Inaugural Alumni Basketball Game Memorial Gymnasium 4:00 pm
Cookout Dinner Tent at Athletic Field 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
“Taste of Maine” Biergarten Bridgton Tent behind the Batting Cages 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wolverine Hockey vs. Rice Prep Chalmers Ice Arena 7:00 pm
Sunday 9/30 Breakfast served Goldsmith Dining Hall 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Wolverine Store Open Hamlin STEM Center 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tailgate Cookout Lunch Tent at Field 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Wolverine Football vs. Norwich University Turf Athletic Field 1:00 pm
Wolverine Hockey vs. Rice Prep Chalmers Ice Arena 12:00 pm

 

What is it really like to serve as a Class Representative?

Find out what two recent “Class Reps” have to say:

1965 (50-year reunion celebrated during Homecoming 2015)

Tony Chinappi '65 celebrates his 50th Reunion
Tony Chinappi ’65
I truly enjoyed my involvement as a Class Rep in the preparation of our 50th reunion celebration. At first, I will admit that I was uncomfortable with the idea of serving as a Class Rep, but working in close coordination with Bridgton’s Alumni Office, and with the encouragement of our classmates to get involved, it resulted in a very rewarding and memorable endeavor. Reconnecting with classmates after 50 years is an incredible experience. In most correspondences, it seemed like no time had passed at all. For me, Bridgton was truly a ‘life‐changer’ and I am proud to have played a role in helping to bring our ’65 classmates together to celebrate this milestone year and occasion. We are already counting down to reunion‐year #55! ~ Tony Chinappi ’65

 

1967 (50-year reunion celebrated during Homecoming 2017)

Tim Armour ’67
When you think of 50 years and the time you spent at BA, it is hard not to think of the guys, the year, and the hundreds of stories that go with it. Serving as a Class Rep gives us the opportunity to reconnect and do something meaningful together again as a class. The best part, though, was reaching out to classmates. It was just like yesterday in terms of our relationship and was an amazing experience that I really enjoyed. Many of the guys I called I had not seen or spoken with since our graduation day, but everything seemed to melt away and it was like we were back in 1967. Certainly, it hits home to realize classmates are gone. The success of the Class of ’65’s 50th celebration impressed and inspired me to see what our class could also do to leave a gift in our name to the Academy. Mike Doyle – my ’67 classmate and best friend – and I got to talking about it, and we thought a multi-sport scoreboard was a goal we could reach financially since the school was working on major improvements to its athletic facility. It became especially enjoyable once we got Tim Braun ’67 and George Reid ’67 in board to help. Together with BA, we put together a road map of how to reach our goal. Of course, we are really proud of the 50-year reunion gift that our class gave our Academy; it will certainly outlive us. ~ Tim Armour ’67

George Reid ’67

Mike Doyle ’67

Tim Braun ’67