"I am so glad i decided to come to the reunion, it has become a memory that i will treasure forever and cant wait til the next one. You all have done something remarkable and many may not have realized it. You all have given at least me a part of something that i have missed and that was shipmates. I cant thank you enough." Betty L.


REUNION DATES TENTATIVE FOR TUES 4/23/2024  -  SUN 4/28/2024

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REUNION SCHEDULE
 

TUESDAY 4-23-24

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN 1600-1800

EVENING EVENT: WELCOME DINNER 1800 - 2100. Tonight we are excited to welcome new and returning veterans to the RTC Orlando Navy Boot Camp Reunion! Cost is $TBD per person

WEDNESDAY 4-24-24

REUNION OFFICE & STORE (hours to be posted)

DAY ACTIVITIES: at hotel today, speaker, etc

EVENING EVENT: CAPONES  1730- 2130. Join us this evening at a reunion favorite dinner theater experience as we time travel back to the roaring 20's for a evening to remember. Dress up or wear your Navy gear!

THURSDAY 4-25-24

REUNION OFFICE & STORE hours to be posted

RTC/NTC HISTORY & GARDENS TOUR 0845- 1445 Today we go by charter bus to Leu Gardens near the former RTC Orlando base entrance where we will spend some time enjoying the renowned botanical gardens. We will then have lunch with views of Lake Baldwin and the former Naval Training Center hospital across the lake.and they we will make the short drive to the site of our former base to tour the history wall and memorial in Blue Jacket Park. Cost: $TBD per person includes transportation, lunch, admission to gardens, and gratuities (meal).

SIGHTSEEING TOUR this tour is TBD

EVENING EVENT: GAME NIGHT 1900 A fun, casual evening where tables of friends will compete against other tables

If you venture out on your own:

SEAWORLD ORLANDO frequently offers free tickets for veterans and up to 3 guests through their Waves of Honor program. We will email you if the program becomes available again in 2022. This could be a great outing to take advantage of while in Orlando. Visit SEA WORLD for current offers.

GATORLAND offers free admission for active duty and retired military with government issued ID. Their guests also get 20% off their admission. 

INTERNATIONAL DRIVE & ICON PARK offers a wide range of activities, restaurants, and entertainment. The Ripley Believe It or Not museum offers veterans a 30% discount off admission.

FRIDAY 4-26-24

REUNION OFFICE & STORE (hours to be posted)

BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE 4.O 1030 Laugh and challenge yourself with boot camp and Navy games and activities (all accessible) with prizes awarded on the spot!

COMPANY COMMANDERS PANEL 1230 CC's share stories and answer questions from the audience. Crowd favorite!

EVENING EVENT: FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER! 1900-2230 Step into the 70's as we raise funds for the RTC memorial upkeep fund with disco music, karaoke and dancing. This is a 70's dress event (hats, wigs, clothes, what can you come up with?!). Lots of prizes for bingo winners, best 70s outfits, and door prizes. Don't miss this event! Cost is $TBD per person. 

SATURDAY 4-27-24

REUNION OFFICE & STORE (final hours 1000-1200) 

BLUEJACKET BINGO 

Free day to relax by the pool or explore Orlando on your own:

BLUEJACKET BANQUET 1700 - 2000 Today we celebrate our bonds, remember our past, and look to our future. Dress your best, luncheon and keynote speaker. $TBD per person. 

SUNDAY 4-28-2024

SAFE JOURNEYS HOME!