Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming on the Hill at Bridgton Academy is Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2.  It is definitely going to be a weekend you won’t want to miss!

Text WOLVERINES to 41444 or click here to register for Homecoming

The Homecoming tent will be set up at the athletic fields with lots of food and fun for all guests.  Every Wolverine team athletic team will compete throughout the weekend, so it’s also a great time to watch your favorite team in action! Other schedule highlights include an evening reception at nearby Bridgton Highlands Country Club and a Golf Scramble Sunday morning.  A family fun zone on the hill with activities for all ages will be set up during the weekend and a virtual 5K in conjunction with Homecoming is also being planned.

For our Bridgton alumni, Homecoming provides a wonderful chance to reconnect and reminisce with your Bridgton classmates.  We’ll have a VIP alumni tent set up at the athletic fields just for that purpose! Alumni from all classes are encouraged to attend and throughout the weekend, we’ll be specifically recognizing reunion-year classes ending in 2 and 7, 1 and 6.

Parents will have the opportunity to see their son settled into life at Bridgton and visit with other parents and our faculty.  On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, parents can schedule a meeting or two with teachers.

Text WOLVERINES to 41444 or click here to register.

Throughout the Weekend:

  • Family Fun Zone and Games (Field adjacent to Goldsmith Dining Hall): Inflatable obstacle course, lawn games, and more will be set up for Homecoming guests of all ages to enjoy!
  • VIP Alumni Tent (adjacent to Athletic Fields): Offers the best seat in the house at the Athletic Fields for our alumni Homecoming guests!
  • School Store Open (lower level of Goldsmith Dining Hall): Stop by to pick up some new Bridgton gear while on campus!
  • Homecoming Photo Booth (Family Fun Zone area): The perfect place to take photos commemorating Homecoming on the Hill!

Friday, September 30

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Homecoming Check-in (Homecoming Tent; adjacent to Athletic Fields): All Homecoming guests are asked to check in under the tent upon their initial arrival to campus to pick up a welcome packet and nametags.

8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Attend Classes with Class of 2023 Wolverines: Class schedules will be available in the Homecoming Tent.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Parent/Teacher Meetings (various campus locations): Meeting sign-ups will be available for parents in mid-September.

4:00 pm – Wolverine Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s College (Fisher-Ellis Field)

4:00 pm – Wolverine Baseball vs. Southern Maine Community College (Koop Field)

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Fred’s Fried Dough on Campus (Athletic Fields): Enjoy a favorite Maine treat while taking in one (or both!) of the games!

6:00 pm – Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony (Goldsmith Dining Hall):

  • Bridgton Academy’s Class of 2022 Hall of Fame Class will be inducted.
  • Event is open to any interested Homecoming guests. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement (alumni@bridgtonacademy.org) to RSVP.

Saturday, October 1        

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Homecoming Check-in (Homecoming Tent)

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Parent/Teacher Meetings (various campus locations)

8:30 am – 10:00 am – Continental Breakfast (Homecoming Tent)

9:30 am – 10:30 am – College Counseling Information Session (Chapel): Learn about our process and get your questions answered.

11:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Tailgate Lunch (Homecoming Tent)

12:00 pm – Wolverine Football vs. Navy Prep (Fisher-Ellis Field)

4:00 pm – Wolverine Lacrosse vs. Navy Prep (Fisher-Ellis Field)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Alumni & Parent Social (Bridgton Highlands Country Club, 379 Highlands Rd, just 2.3 miles from campus): This event is for adult guests only, please.

7:00 pm – Wolverine Hockey vs. Rice Prep (Chalmers Ice Arena at Bridgton Academy)

Sunday, October 2

9:00 am – Homecoming Golf Scramble (Bridgton Highlands Country Club): Cost for Nine-Hole Golf Scramble is $55 and advance registration is required.

11:00 am – Wolverine Hockey vs. Rice Prep (Chalmers Ice Arena at Bridgton Academy)

Area lodging

Text WOLVERINES to 41444 or click here to register.

We hope to see you in North Bridgton this fall at Homecoming on the Hill!

 

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 Michelle Cross in Bridgton’s Office of Institutional Advancement to learn more about rallying your classmates by serving as a Class Representative.

 

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

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

 

Tony Chinappi '65

Read Tony's bio

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 Office of Institutional Advancement, 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.

Tim Armour '67

Read Tim's bio

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 on 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.