Children's Activities and Childcare
The information below is for Reunion Weekend 2019. Check back for information for Reunion Weekend 2020.
Bring your kids along! Reunion Weekend is structured with families in mind. There will be plenty of on-campus activities that will appeal to both children and teens.
Registering Children and Teens
Children Under Age 4
Kids under age 4 do not need to register and may attend events for free. If participating, register children ages 0-4 for Camp Reunion at the YMCA. (Information below.)
Children and Teens Ages 4-14
Kids and teens 4-14 must be registered in order to be accounted for during the weekend. Be sure to note the Kids Activities options on the registration form, as well as the sign-up for Camp Reunion. If participating, register children ages 4-14 for Camp Reunion at the YMCA. (Information below.)
Teens Ages 15+
Teens 15+, at parental discretion, are welcome at any event and should register as an adult.
The following options are available on the registration form for children and teens: (Note- While children and teens are welcome at most events throughout the weekend it is not encouraged to bring them to class dinners.)
For children and teens who will attend some of the most popular events of the weekend we recommend purchasing a Kids Package. It includes the 5th-35th Reunions Friday BBQ Dinner/40th-50th Reunions Saturday BBQ Dinner and the Saturday Picnic and Lawn Party. It does not include the class dinner, any brunches or Camp Reunion.
- Ages 4-8, $25: Meals in this package include smaller portion sizes and a child-friendly menu.
- Ages 9-14, $45: Meals in this package include the adult menu offerings.
Saturday Picnic and Lawn Party ONLY
This event is built with families in mind and is a great option for those looking to bring children and teens but not have them on campus all weekend.
- Ages 4-8, $10: Lunch includes smaller portion sizes and a child-friendly menu.
- Ages 9-14, $15: Lunch includes the adult menu offerings.
Saturday Class Brunch (as applicable)
Select classes host a Saturday brunch at the home of a local classmate. Visit your class schedule to see if this applies. (Not included in the Kids Package.)
- Ages 8 and under, $5
- Ages 9 and up, $13 (adult price)
Sunday Farewell Brunch in Vail Commons ONLY
Kids of all ages enjoy the traditional Sunday Buffet Brunch at Commons. (Not included in the Kids Package.)
- Ages 8 and under, $6
- Ages 9 and up, $13 (adult price)
For those with children and teens ages 0-14, we are pleased to offer Camp Reunion at the Lake Norman YMCA (21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius) on Friday (6-10 p.m.) and Saturday (6:30-10:30 p.m.) evenings. The YMCA is approximately 1.4 miles from the Davidson campus and offers age-appropriate facilities, staff and resources. Kids ages 0-14 will enjoy games, crafts, time in the gym, swimming and a movie. If you would like your child or teenager to participate, sign-up when you complete your Reunion Weekend registration. Pre-registration is encouraged in order to maintain a safe adult-to-child ratio. There is limited space for walk-up registrations, so be sure to register your child with your overall Reunion weekend registration.
The YMCA is a separate and independent organization, and is responsible for and manages its own activities, including Camp Reunion. Davidson is not directing, supervising, or controlling the Camp Reunion program hosted by the YMCA, and as such Davidson is not responsible for the YMCA's acts or omissions. Parents will need to complete a registration and waiver form upon arrival at the YMCA.
The price is $30/child/night, including dinner. Please note any dietary restrictions on the registration form. Transportation is not provided.
A list of recommended Davidson community members will be available to alumni interested in hiring a babysitter during Reunion Weekend. To request a list, please email email@example.com closer to Reunion Weekend. All questions regarding scheduling, availability and payment should be made directly with the babysitter. Please note the college does not provide training or supervision of the babysitters nor has it performed background checks on the babysitters listed.
Davidson does not own any equipment or materials for children such as high chairs, cribs and diapers. Please make arrangements for anything you may need prior to your arrival. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.