The weekend of May 5th at Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake, sixteen men came down the hill looking to get something. In my planning for this as Weekend Coordinator, I had no idea that this was the 25th anniversary of the very weekend of the Upstate New York area holding New Warrior Training Adventures there.
I am happy of my ignorance, I might have wanted to do something differently, added something “special” and nothing needed to be. Men from the Upstate New York Area came together with our brothers from Montreal, Central Great Lakes and a large contingent from the Philadelphia Area. I want to echo the words of our Ritual Elder Steve Aman and state to all of the staff from out of town, “You are forever a part of the UNY community!”. Everyone was so totally focused on the initiates and striving for excellence, providing them what they came to get, that there was no room for anything else.
Our UNY 25th Anniversary NWTA was an important and remarkable milestone for our community!
Homecoming to celebrate these men and this event is on May 17, 2017, @ 7:00 PM at the Carmen Clark Lodge, Brighton Park, 777 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620
We would like to give special thanks to Wegman’s for their generous donations to our weekend!