2017 – A Year to Celebrate!

It’s a special time of year…the perfect time to put a bow on more than just a holiday gift, but on an impactful year. For with your help there has been much goodness to look back on, and even more to anticipate ahead.  And so we pause a few moments to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thank you for so many of the ways you’ve helped BaseCamp 31 move a step further in it’s mission, and facilitate healthy community in 2017:
TIRO program with the United Way of Hunterdon: Providing increased access to quality exercise and nutritional coaching in partnership with the United Way of Hunterdon, the Hunterdon County YMCA & Shop Rite
Youth Rugby:
Over 50 local youth, in various age groups partaking in fun and friendly competition in Spring, Summer, and Fall!
Race Timing & Community Health Event Management:
Over 12 events timed and managed throughout the Tri-State area, generating funds for John Schaible Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
We Shall Over Run 5k
Blue Knights Crusade 5k
Freedom House 5k
TEF Tiger Trot 5k
Run Like a Tiger 5k
Beautiful Beast 15k
Lakewood Community
Travis Manion 5k
Main Street 1/2 Marathon
Running of the Lions 5k
Achiezer CIMBY
Birch Family Services
Running & Race Series:
Over 50 BC-AC members and local athletes competing in the 2017 BC-AC race series, earning discounted entry and achievement filled finish lines across the state of NJ.
Teaching and facilitating healthy behaviors at Tewksbury Elementary & Immaculate Conception Schools in 2017
Community Partnerships:
With Main Street Marathon, LLC, the North Hunterdon Educational Foundation, and Hunterdon County ESC, BaseCamp 31 helped promote various races and in doing so, donating much needed funding to organizations like the Municipal Alliance of Hunterdon County and the Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs program in support of drug abuse prevention for our youth, to Teen Challenge of NJ to assist those recovering from addiction, and to further fund the annual John Schaible Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

In support of the Flemington Food Pantry & Camp Fatima and in honor of our Veterans, members packed pantries and trucks full of supplies for those in need, and one member (Mike Mahaney) and friends even ran 50k to raise funding for veterans in need.
Education & Professional Development:
In collaboration with medical professionals nationwide, the Academy of Prevention & Health Promotion Therapies was born out of BaseCamp 31 in 2017, and is on a mission to develop and deliver a fundamentally different way to care.  Find out more at www.aphpt.org
Over 175 strong this year for the annual turkey trot!
Thanks to the BC31 Community & Pro-Activity clientele, over two car loads went down to Harvest Family Success Center and directly to local families in need, including over 40 gifts, and over $600 in gift cards. A great example of a community coming together to make an immediate impact!
It’s been an amazing year…we look forward to working with you in making 2018 another step forward.  But till then, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Most Sincerely,
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamp 31

Grateful, Happy, Healthy

It’s not a new concept….we’ve talked about it often… especially at this time of year.  Giving thanks, and the role of gratitude has often been cited to have a strong association with health and happiness, and when we stop for a moment and look around, it’s easy to see just how many things we have to be grateful for in the BaseCamp 31 community.  And so, we thought it was time that we branched out some…and leverage some of the resources we’re thankful for to help others who may not be blessed with as much….I hope you’ll help!
Beginning this month, BaseCamp 31 will be partnering for the holiday season with the Harvest Family Success Center to support local families in Hunterdon County with a giving tree.
The giving tree will be set up on the 19th of November in the front lobby area of our facility. Please consider selecting a tag from the tree and shop for these families in need. Each tag will have an item which we encourage you to bring back unwrapped and place under tree (you are not limited to one item), by December 7th!
SAVE THE DATE: 12/7/17
On Thursday, December 7th we will be hosting our annual Holiday Party (bring something to share) and capping a great 2017 and the many achievements therein.  At the party we also will be joined by guests from the Harvest Family Success Center who will provide a brief presentation about their organization and the ways that they help local families in need strengthen their connections within their community.
May you and yours have a wonderfully grateful Thanksgiving and beginning of the Holiday Season.
Eric Eisenhart
BaseCamp 31
It’s Not Too Late….
But it will be soon….the deadline to sign-up to take part in our annual Thanksgiving tradition and join the BaseCamp Athletic Club team at the CEA / Johanna Foods Turkey Trot is November 13th.  Help us break the record (our own) for the biggest and most fun team out there!

Thanksgiving Dinner… To Go!
Heading somewhere for Thanksgiving dinner….gonna be busy at the turkey trot or won’t have time to make something to bring? Check out sponsor Chive & Thyme who provides Thanksgiving dinner items, a la carte!  From butternut squash soup, stuffing and any side you can dream up, to turkey with all the fixings and delectable desserts, they take the stress out of the holiday rush!

BaseCamp Athletic Club News
Congrats to Mar Busher and Mark Cawley for completing the 2017 NYC Marathon!
And to BC-AC Ruggers for a great showing in South Jersey!

Rugby Marathon


Since inception, the BaseCamp Athletic Club (BC-AC) has committed to serving the health, fitness, and social needs

of the community by committing to the development of athletic endeavors, events and groups.  In it’s tenure, the group has established an engaged group of primarily adult endurance sport (run, bike, tri) enthusiasts who socialize around active pursuits, train and compete together.  However, a gap in community offerings, specifically for our youth, still remains.  Unfortunately in many cases, children are pushed to “choose” early, specialize in a given sport in hopes of gaining competitive advantage.  Equally unfortunate, as cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics, early specialization often leads to overuse, over-training, and burnout.   However, that does not change the global need for adequate physical activity, and why it so desperately matters!

In 2017, BC-AC is taking the next step in it’s launch of Youth Rugby and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Why?  Because Rugby is a FUN, game that develops critical, and universal athletic skills (running, cutting, catching, kicking, throwing), in a socially-supportive environment accessible to the entire family.  It’s a game that bucks the overuse (by requiring diversity of human movement) and specialization (given it’s relatively new emergence) trends.

How You Can Help!

  • Get involved, come play or cheer at the club’s inaugural “Rugby Marathon” on 6/2/17 at Patrick McGaheran School (meet at BC31) 5p – Sun Down CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
  • Consider supporting financially by DONATING
  • Order dinner and make it a night out!  ORDER HERE