Homecoming Weekend will offer a new feature for those alumni returning to Culver Summer Schools & Camps this weekend. The Alumni Communications Relay & Great Race will take place Saturday (July 16) at 2:30 p.m. There will be required meeting for the participants in the Naval Building at 2 p.m.
Events will include the bucket brigade, kayaks, swimming, sailing, and running. Participants had to register in advance.
The Ann E. Smitson Moonlight Serenade will help kick off the weekend Friday evening. The Culver Summer Naval Band will board the R. H. Ledbetter and travel along the west and east shores of Lake Maxinkuckee serenading residents. People are asked to place luminaries on their docks to add to the evening’s festivities. The event will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. with a short performance at the Culver Town Park.
In addition to Homecoming, the Culver community will be celebrating Lake Fest, with the parade scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. Marching in the parade will be the Woodcraft Drum & Bugle Corps and Band, the Upper School Color Guard and drill teams, the School of Horsemanship, and the international flag bearers.
On campus activities will include a 1:15 p.m. concert by the Naval Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band on the Naval Building lawn. Naval Band alumni will be invited to join in on the final two songs. The Alumni Communications Relay & Great Race will follow. At 3:45 p.m., the Centennial Cup Sailing Regatta will be held.
Alumni will gather at 5:15 at the Naval Building for the Homecoming celebration dinner prior to the start of the Garrison Parade at 7 p.m. At 9:30, the Woodcraft Council Fire will be performed at the parade field. A post-parade rendezvous and bonfire back at the Naval Building will allow parents and alumni to enjoy the Lake Fest fireworks display over the lake at 10:15 p.m.
On Sunday, a special Summer Carnival will be conducted from 1 to 4 p.m. by the Naval Building. The carnival will include games, inflatables, and food trucks. It is open to all alumni families, campers, and their parents.