Summer of Move

Phew! The BaseCamp community has been hustling these last few weeks.  With the completion of the 3rd annual Beautiful Beast 15k, the awarding of the John Schaible Jr. Memorial Scholarship to Sam VanBelle (an incredibly deserving student-athlete who exhibits such well-rounded strength), the completion of our spring rugby (tackle) and the kick-off of our summer rugby (flag) programs, BC-AC athletes “Muscling Up for Art“….and the start of the APHPT’s “Summer of Move” competition (it’s not too late to join in), one might argue we’ve got a few things going on!  But it’s funny, the more that’s happening…the more moving parts…the more energy that is spread and good times shared.

It’s Summer… a great time to MOVE… join us!
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamp 31
From the Chair
It was great to see so many of you at our annual Beautiful Beast 15k event.  The event, among other things, serves as a great fundraiser for our organizations community-health focused efforts.  At this year’s event, we excitedly announced plans for the build out of the BC-AC clubhouse – a project that will count on the many skills and contributions of members and the community to literally build our home and further establish the parcel of land we call “BaseCamp” as a health-hub!  Look for more details on how to get involved soon!

Mike Wellons
Chairman, BaseCamp 31

Conquer the Beast, Honoring Heroes

Conquer the Beast, Honoring Heroes
It’s that time of year… as I sit here in Frenchtown, overlooking the Delaware River (not far from Washington’s legendary cross), with a slight breeze and a beautiful day…I can’t help but think of every reason to be outside…get active, take in the amazing country so many fight for, and celebrate element #1 – MOVE, and invite you to be a part of it!  In the next few weeks the BaseCamp community is going to VERY active as we embark on our largest fundraiser event – the Beautiful Beast 15k, host hundreds of athletes on the most BEAUTIFUL course in NJ, celebrate achievements as they climb a beast of a finish….and recognize this year’s John Schaible Jr. scholarship recipient along with winners at the awards ceremony!  If you haven’t taken the trip up Hoffman’s Crossing to our host site (and race partner) Hunterdon County ESC yet (this being our 3rd year)…it’s more than worth it (37 Hoffman’s Crossing Rd., Califon, NJ).

But before we climb the “Beast” – we welcome all to join us as we honor our fallen heroes and commemorate Memorial Day, this coming Monday at 9a with “The Murph“.  And while it may look daunting on first glance, please know that you’ll have a community of friends there to support you…provide assistance as you need, and guide you along the way.

Land of the free…because of the brave,
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamp 31
From the Chair
Have you taken the opportunity to see what the BaseCamp community is all about?  Join us at one of our upcoming events where we embrace an active lifestyle and the importance of community support. 

In addition to our events listed in the margin, we have reserved a slot for 9a-12p on July 27 at Grow-A-Row in Pittstown to harvest fresh vegetables that will be used to FUEL the less fortunate and needy in Hunterdon County.  RSVP HERE

Hope to see you out there!

Mike
Mike Wellons
Chairman, BaseCamp 31

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Patriots Day

This past Monday was a special day for us, as it has been for the last decade or so, with a handful (actually two handfuls this year) of our members competing in the Boston Marathon.  Each year, the marathon is held on “Patriot’s Day”, which commemorates the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.  And as it often does, this year’s event got me thinking… not just because a small part of me was missing being there… but more so because of the heroic efforts that took place (congrats to members and race finishers Kristen Prendergast, Kevin Horton, Alysia Puma, Steve Mruskovic, Jim Hardin, Frank Batiste, Eric Puma and Tom Churylo).  

I am incredibly proud of our members who pounded the pavement in Boston this past Monday… leaders in their own right who were willing to take action for something they believe in.  Equally, I am proud of the many upcoming community events that our membership is supporting, most especially those that promote the health of our fellow citizens and the land we call home.  

Sounds like patriotism to me!

Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamp 31

From the Chair
Join us for a little PLOG?  As the weather warms and we continue to get out in the community, we’re excited to kick off spring by inviting all to join us on Saturday 4/20 at 8a for a little “PLOG”
What’s that?  I had to ask too… simple really, Pick-up Litter while jOGging.  We’ll have a spare trash bag or two and a pair of gloves for you. 
 
Also – remember, we have reserved a slot for 9a-12p on July 27 at Grow-A-Row in Pittstown to harvest fresh vegetables that will be used to FUEL the less fortunate and needy in Hunterdon County.  RSVP HERE
 Hope to see you out there!
Mike