Camp Yale Emeritus 2017

September 15, 2017: This was a great year for summer parties in Central PA. We held 3 events in 3 cities, and helped a dozen other Yale Clubs from as far away as Japan hold Camp Yale events. For more about Camp Yale Emeritus see, its Facebook page at and its Instagram page at Here are the Central Pennsylvania parties.

Yale alumni, family and friends on the Downsbrough's deckGeorge Downsbrough ’73 and his wife Tamara again hosted a picnic-BBQ at their home in Bellefonte, near State College on Sunday, August 27. Folks came from as far as Lancaster! Just shy of a dozen Yalies, family and friends had great conversation and a great time. George grilled up such succulent New Zealand lamb chops. They were huge … more tender than beef fillet and more flavorful! Thanks George and Tamara.


Yale alumni, family and friends on the patio at the John Wright Restaurant

Don Mann ’94 and Trex Proffitt ’89, hosted an evening at the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville, PA, between York and Lancaster. On Friday, September 8, a dozen Yalies and spouses enjoyed drinks and dinner on the patio as the sun went down. Great view of the Susquehanna. Great pizza and a great easy-listening rock band. (Btw, the John Wright Restaurant is owned by Don’s family.)


Nick's balloon aglow. It's design is flag-like with stars and stripesNick Moehlmann ’60 brought a hot air balloon to the John Wright for a “glow”. That’s when the balloon is inflated, but tethered, so that after dark, when the gas jets are set off, the balloon glows like a gigantic paper lantern! Thanks Nick. And also thanks to Don and Trex for hosting.





Yalies at Devon On Friday, Sept. 15, Mike Kline ’71, our Club President, hosted our final Camp Yale Emeritus event of the season: a Happy Hour at the Devon restaurant in Hershey. Tasty food, great drinks, and lots of pleasant conversation. Seven folks from Camp Hill, State College and Lebanon came out. Thanks Mike.


– Ben Slotznick

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