Camp Yale Emeritus: BOLD Old Town Fort Collins Meet-up!

28 AUGUST 2019 ] 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Calling all NoCo Yale alumni – especially Bulldogs of the Last Decade! Come down to Old Town for our first Fort Collins Camp Yale event, which is hosted by Brandon Morgan ’16. Enjoy some great local German-style brews at Prost Brewing Co. and Biergarten, 321 Old Firehouse Alley, and meet fellow alums on Wednesday, August, 28th, starting at 5:30 pm and going til all Yalies leave. Fort Collins’ more than 20 breweries produce 70% of Colorado’s craft beer and 7% of the nation’s — rightly earning it the designation as Colorado’s craft-beer capital. All Colorado Yalies are invited, and those whose graduation date is in the last ten years get their first round free.

Camp Yale Emeritus is the summertime version of FebClub. So no speeches, no fundraising, just a party. Please let Brandon know if you are coming, so that he can arrange adequate seating: If you’re interested in carpooling from Denver, contact Stephanie Grilli:


CYA Hike: Mount Royal with Mount Victoria Option

24-25 AUGUST 2019

The August hike on the Mount Royal Trail has the option of staying overnight at organizer Tom Creighton’s Frisco duplex (12 beds and floor). Alumni can sign up to carpool on the evening of Saturday, August, 24th, from either the Denver or Golden pickup spot, or you can drive to Frisco on your own. We’ll set out from the trailhead the next morning at 7:30 am, and you can choose to arrive there without staying overnight. Mount Royal is the most visible peak along the stretch of I-70 by Dillon Reservoir, and from there you get views of many of the Summit County Peaks. The trail isn’t that long but at times is steep. So bring a hiking pole, if you have one. Once atop Mount Royal, you have the option of continuing on to Mount Victoria, the next outcrop of the Ten-Mile Range. Email Stephanie Grilli to sign up, indicating whether you want to stay at Tom’s and if you want to carpool:


CYA Hike: Mount Sniktau from Loveland Pass

21 JULY 2019

The July CYA hike is on Sunday, July 21st on the trail starting at Loveland Pass and going to Mount Sniktau, with a distance of 3.5 mi, elevation gain 1532 ft, and maximum elevation 13,240 ft. Enjoy the views — you’ll be looking out over some spectacular scenery! This whole hike is above tree line, so you’ll be able to take in miles of the front range, including famous peaks like Grays and Torreys, and the Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, and Keystone ski areas. Just a heads up: the ridge is fairly exposed, so it’s a good idea to come prepared with layers and sunscreen. On the drive back, we’ll stop in Georgetown for lunch.

Denver Pickup: 7:00am @ Decatur-Federal Station RTD Park-n-Ride (1310 N Federal Blvd, Denver)
Golden Pickup: 7:15am @ Park and Ride T-Rex Lot (US-40 & W Colfax, Golden)
Trailhead: 8:00am @ Grizzly Peak Trailhead (on Loveland Pass)
Lunch: ~12:30pm  Miners Saloon, 1109 Miner’s Alley, Golden

Sign up and indicate at what location you want to meet up with fellow hikers HERE. For questions, contact Ben Jacobs ’17:


CYA Tour of “Treasures of British Art”: The Berger Collection

11 JULY 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

British Artist, “Three Young Girls” (early 1600s)

Yalies and their guests have the opportunity to see Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection in a special after-hours CYA tour at the Denver Art Museum on Thursday, July 11th, starting at 5:30 pm. Attendees will come in the main entrance off the plaza and gather on the main floor. The tour will be conducted by Kathleen Stuart, curator of the collection.

The paintings are part of the collection formed in the mid-1990s by the late William M. B. Berger ’48 and his wife Bernadette Joan Johnson Berger, which have been house at the museum since 1996 and which were donated by the trust in 2018. A fourth-generation Coloradan, Berger founded the state’s first mutual fund, after studying English literature at Yale. A towering figure physically and in life, he was an Anglophile to rival Paul Mellon, and now the Yale Center for British art provides research support for study of a Berger group of Tudor portraits.

Thanks to Bill’s step-daughter Cindy Hayes for making this event possible. The tour is free, but you must RSVP to Stephanie Grilli: After the tour, those interested can gather at the Cap Hill Tavern to discuss their museum experience and to socialize.


CYA Hiking Season Begins: First & Second Flatirons, Boulder

23 JUNE 2019

Tom Creighton ’76 MA ’83, Samantha Lichtin ’16, and Ben Jacobs ’17 have planned monthly CYA hikes, kicking off with the trail through the first and second Flatirons on Sunday, June 23rd. This short but intense hike will take you up the dramatic centerpiece of Boulder’s landscape with a phenomenal view of the CU Campus and surrounding area.  The distance is 2.4 miles with an elevation gain of 1446 feet. As with most foothills trails, be prepared for a steep ascent. Join us afterwards for brunch and a well-earned beer at the Bohemian Biergarten!

People not living in Boulder County must pay to park at the trailhead, and the expectation is that parking will be difficult. So the organizers have set up two carpool meeting spots: Denver, 41st & Fox Park-n-Ride, 4105 North Fox Street @ 7:15 am; Golden, Jeffco Government Park-n-Ride, 605 Johnson Road, Golden @ 7:15 am. The destination is New Vista High School, 700 2oth Street Boulder, where hikers will take the shuttle to the trailhead @ 8:00 am. Those not opting for either carpool are encouraged to meet fellow Yalies at the high school to take the shuttle. The anticipated time for brunch is 11:00 am. RSVP to Stephanie Grilli ( to confirm if you will be joining for the hike, beer, or both and if you want to join a carpool!