The views in Buck Hill have always created a special place to linger long and enjoy life. In 1910, two years after our first golf course was built, Swarthmore Shelter was erected on one of the high hills overlooking the mountains in Buck Hill. It is a place where all are invited to appreciate the enchanting surroundings and get a taste of life in our community. On the weekend of our Men’s Member-Guest Tournament, Golfers can enjoy the camaraderie of playing our golf course, Stag night parties, and the annual challenge of winning the Buck Hill Green Jackets!
All families and guest families: spouses, significant others, and their children can also enjoy a great time in Buck Hill Falls with an entire weekend of events planned just for them! House tours, carnival games, a traditional woods and whites tennis tournament, dinners, night out parties, and of course, the final shootout at the Member/Guest Tournament are just a few of the plans for the weekend!
Thursday Night: Art Gallery Mingle And Kids Glow Party
While the golfers enjoy their Stag Night, spouses and significant others of Members and Guests can RSVP the kids for the Glow Party in the Camp Club building and then head over to the Veduta Gallery for a night out of their own with art, wine, and hors d’oeuvres!
Friday, July 12: Family Day Hikes and A Camp Carnival
Take a hike on our Glade Path and discover our 2019 ArtPaths which displays installation art throughout Jenkins Woods, right near our pool! At the Tennis Tea, stop by a gourmet market table, a Buck Hill renowned delicious baked goods table featuring homemade treats and Gertie’s Garret – a tag sale of unique treasures. Both will be located at the Tennis Tea. Then, from 1pm – 3pm, Camp Club welcomes all Buck Hill resident and guest children to enjoy our annual camp carnival held in the Camp Club yard. The rain location is in the Tennis Tea Ballroom. End the day with a relaxing seat by the pool while the kids splash away the afternoon.
Saturday: Gourmet Table, Shopping Fun, House Tours, And Kids Arts & Crafts
The 2019 House Tour is happening on Saturday, July 13 from 10am – 2pm. There will be six cottages on the tour this year. To participate in the tour, come to the Tennis Tea Circle on the day of the event and purchase your tickets (first come, first serve) for $30/pp. Grab some gourmet treats from the Gourmet Table or enjoy a little shopping at Gertie’s Garrett. Both will be located at the Tennis Tea. All sponsored by The Buck Hill Art Association.
During the House Tour, there will be kids arts and crafts activities at Camp Club with our camp councilors and staff! Drop the kids off at the Camp Club Building for a fun art activity while you enjoy the tour (from 10am – 2pm). This FREE activity is for ages 3 – 12 years. Water and snacks will be provided.
At 2pm, the final shootout happens down at the Buck Hill Golf Club. It is one of the most exciting moments of the weekend. Be sure to be there to cheer on the finalists!
Saturday Night: The Green Jacket Awards Dinner And Kids Night Out Parties
On July 13, after you drop the kids off at the Emoji or Harry Potter Party and have fun at the Green Jacket Awards Dinner at the Inn Site. Want to sign-up the kids for a night out? RSVP for the Emoji Party or RSVP for the Harry Potter Party.
Sunday Tennis: Woods and Whites Wimbledon Tournament and Breakfast
Our very own homage to traditional tennis play, July 13 – 14 is Wimbledon in Buck Hill! Players will be competing in classic woods and whites both days with the mixed doubles match finals occurring on July 14 at 11am.
At 9am July 14, enjoy tasty breakfast buffet delights while watching the Wimbledon Finals on the big screen at the Tennis Tea. Traditional strawberries and cream, bagels and cream cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, homefries, baked beans, juices, coffee, and tea will be served. Adults $22, Kids ages 6 -12 $11, Children under 5 are FREE. Cocktails are available with our cash bar, including Pimm’s Cup, the traditional Wimbledon cocktail. Call the Tennis Pro-Shop to reserve your seat at 570 595-3298.
Sunday Night, July 14: Foxhowe Presents: David and Marina Ottaway
Internationally renowned for their knowledge and expertise on the Middle East, David and Marina Ottaway have experienced first-hand the Middle East and North Africa. David lived with an Algerian family when the War of Independence was taking place. He and Marina returned two years later, in 1964, when the country became independent and both experienced first-hand Algeria’s attempt to superimpose a Yugoslav socialist system on a peasant society. Subsequently, the Ottaways co-authored their first book: Algeria: The Politics of a Socialist Revolution. The Ottaways spent many years living in Africa, including Ethiopia, Zambia, and South Africa, before returning to the Middle East. From 1981 – 85, David was a Foreign Correspondent in Egypt for The Washington Post, while Marina was a researcher and taught in local universities. For the next 25 years, David worked in various capacities at “The Post” while Marina was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she founded and directed their Middle East Program. They returned to joint authorship three more times; most recently with a study of the aftermath of the Arab uprisings in 2011, A Tale of Four Worlds: The Middle East After The Uprisings. Today, the Ottaways continue their important work as Middle East Fellows at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. This event is Free to all and Cocktails begin at 5:15pm, presentation at 6pm.