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Princeton in the Sierra 2013!

Second Annual West Coast Princeton Alumni Retreat – October 3-6, 2013 Fallen Leaf Lake, CA

 

 

PRINCETON IN THE SIERRA 

Second Annual West Coast Princeton Alumni Retreat – October 3-6, 2013

Fallen Leaf Lake, CA

 

 

Join us for the second annual weekend Princeton University alumni retreat at a spectacular location in the Sierra! This event last year was a huge success.  Arrangements are being made for Princeton families to stay at the Stanford Sierra Camp on secluded Fallen Leaf Lake near Lake Tahoe.   The Camp, which normally has a five-year plus wait list for the popular summer family weeks, offers two and three bedroom private cabins and lodge rooms with views of the lake and surrounding mountains.  Delicious meals will be included.  You will be able to enjoy a range of organized and on-your-own activities, appropriate for any age, including use of a full boat dock, magnificent hikes and mountain biking, swimming, fishing, nearby horseback riding and golf, a beach campfire, crafts, music, and lots of other fun things.   It will be a great time to get together with classmates and enjoy an incredible weekend with old and new Princeton friends, as much for couples and singles as for families with children. This event will fill up fast.  Further details below.  For questions, contact Josh Rafner ’77 josh@rafner.com. The event details are also in a pdf downloadable here.

This year there will be a special lecture on Wine Economics by Professor Orley Ashenfelter. Dr. Ashenfelter has been examining the economics of wine by analyzing weather, auctions and markets for over 30 years. He is also “a leading scholar in modern labor economics and law and economics. He broke new ground in analyses concerning trade unions, wages and employment, labor supply, discrimination, education and training, and dispute resolution. Perhaps even more importantly, his work has influenced a generation of researchers in empirical microeconomics to value credible identification strategies, and has led to the widespread adoption of classical experimental designs to evaluate economic policies.” ww.aeaweb.org

Professor Ashenfelter “is a recipient of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the Mincer Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Society of Labor Economists, and the Karel Englis Medal awarded by the Charles University in Prague.  He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economics, and he is a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He edited the Handbook of Labor Economics and was editor of the American Economic Review and the co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review. He is a past president of the American Economic Association, the American Law and Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists.” (www.princeton.edu). Professor Ashenfelter is currently the president of the American Association of Wine Economists.

To read more about Orley Ashenfelter’s work on wine there are many articles including one in the NY times from 1990, and one in the Daily Princetonian in 2012.

 

Registration:

Register now!  Spaces are limited and this very popular event will fill up fast.  To reserve your space and pay please click on the link at the bottom of the page, download and mail in the registration form in accordance with the instructions (this step is new this year), AND pay by credit card on the payment website.   Registration does not guarantee a space – we will confirm your reservation as soon as we can based on the availability of accommodations.  If you find you need to cancel, if we receive your cancellation by June 15 you will receive a refund (minus a $20 admin charge), but after June 15 refunds will be made only if the space can be filled, which will be determined only after October 3.  No exceptions!

Last year many attendees wished they could stay longer…so new this year there is an optional Thursday arrival (at additional cost).

 

Accomodations:  There are charming, rustic two- and three-bedroom, one-bath cabins with lake-views from private balconies.  There are also single rooms in the main lodge with private baths.  Single participants are assigned to a bedroom. In two and three-bedroom cabins, each participant has his/her own room and shares a bath. Families with children are accommodated in appropriately-sized cabins and where necessary cots are available.  Couples are assigned to a lodge room with private bath.   Private cabins may be available for couples and singles depending on capacity.  There is a business center with desktop computers and Wi-Fi. 

 

What’s Included: 

Lodging

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day

Coffee, tea, decaf and whole fruit available all day

High speed wireless internet access

Courtesy transportation to and from the Reno/Tahoe Airport depot in S. Lake Tahoe on the first and last days

Social hour with hors d'oeuvres and beverages including assorted beers, sodas and wine

Soda fountain (items must be purchased separately)

Use of on-site recreation facilities (weather and other conditions permitting): tennis,

volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, Ping-Pong, rowboats, sailboats and kayaks

Morning kids' groups for ages 5-12.  

If we have enough interest, we can look into hiring a service to run programs for children under 5 at additional cost.

Meals:  Delicious food, served family style or buffet, with a selection of wine and beer available for purchase 

 

Program:  In addition to do-it-yourself fun, including use of a full boat dock, magnificent hikes and mountain biking, swimming, fishing, nearby horseback riding and golf, a beach campfire, crafts, music, we are developing a program of organized activities including group hikes, a boatster cruise on the lake, kids games, a Princeton faculty member talk a Princeton football video.  There will be lots to do!

 

Cost (inclusive of all taxes and gratuities): 

For Friday October 4 arrival (2 nights):

Single participant $546, PCNC member discounted rate $495 (you can join the PCNC now!).  The spouse/partner/guest rate sharing the same accommodation is $225 per person.

The child rate, ages 5-12, is $153 per child.  The child rate includes supervised activities each morning between breakfast and lunch.

Toddler rate, ages 2-4: $90 per child.

For Thursday October 3 arrival (3 nights):

Single participant $819, PCNC member discounted rate $768 (you can join the PCNC now!).  The spouse/partner/guest rate sharing the same accommodation is $337 per person.

The child rate, ages 5-12, is $229 per child.  The child rate includes supervised activities each morning between breakfast and lunch.

Toddler rate, ages 2-4: $135 per child.

 

 

Registration: 

There are TWO steps to make sure you are all set to go! Payment and Registration Details (form).

Download and mail in the registration form in accordance with the instructions (this step is new this year), AND pay by credit card on this website. Both links are right here: 

Click here to download the Registration Form!!

 

Click here to purchase and pay for your weekend!!!

 


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