A big thanks to the many staff and families who joined us at the GAC Holiday Party on Sunday! We love seeing our GAC family throughout the year and are looking forward to seeing more GACers at future GAC events!
GAC History Book Coming Fall, 2017
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Sierra Summers, The History of Gold Arrow Camp, in the fall of 2017. This beautiful, full-color book will be a meaningful keepsake for families whose children have enjoyed their childhood summers at camp, as well as for alumni wanting to reminisce about GAC’s early years.
The book begins with the story of camp founder Manny Vezie’s odyssey from Notre Dame football (where he played under coach Knute Rockne and was in the locker room for the “Gipper” speech) to an extremely brief law career, dabbling in Hollywood as an advisor (and sometime actor) in football movies, and, finally, to fulfilling his dream of starting a summer camp for boys at Huntington Lake.
The eras of GAC are all included in this volume filled with photos and mementos from every decade of camp’s history including the early years, the Manny and Jeanie Vezie era, and the current era with the Monke family at the helm.
Long-time staff member and writer Chuck “Woody” Radke has been researching and writing the book for several years. He has interviewed countless past and current campers and staff members, collected and recorded their camp stories, and discovered interesting facts from each era of GAC’s rich history.
Publication is scheduled for the fall of 2017, in anticipation of GAC’s 85th anniversary in the summer of 2018.
2017 GAC Dance Themes
Shaver Water Sports June: Zoo-topia
Session 1: Party in the USA
Session 2: Enchantment Under the Sea
Session 3: Go Green
Session 4: Under the Big Top
Mini Camp/Water Sports August: Halloween
Read more about the 2017 Dance themes on the GAC Blog.
When planning your dance costume, it’s most fun to be creative using everyday materials! The best costumes in the past have incorporated items that campers have found around their homes or borrowed from parents, relatives or friends. Many campers create great costumes while they’re at camp too. Whatever your style, we look forward to dancing with you in 2017!
Turkey Trot Recap
A big thanks to the many staff and families who braved the crisp Fresno Thanksgiving morning and joined GAC Runners at the Turkey Trot! We’re looking forward to seeing more runners at future GAC Runners events!
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