Camp Cheerio with all the Tar Heels
Oh, Oh, what most appeals?
Is it the giant slide,
which speeds you into the lakeside?
Is it the horses that we all ride,
with Miss Carol at our side?
Is it the awesome fun in the gym,
where we say “I remember him!”?
Is it the climbing wall, oh so tough,
keep climbing even when it is rough?
Camp Blue Heaven is great, great fun,
whether it is at night watching stars
or in the day in the sun!
—The Love family
We came to Family Camp.
We found it somewhat damp.
We stayed up past eleven,
here at Camp Blue Heaven.
There’s nothing that is finer
than a camp from Carolina.
We forgot our aquarium,
so we brought Morehead Planetarium.
Too cloudy to see a Star Heel,
but thank God I’m still a Tar Heel.
—Thorp family and friends
See more Family Camp photos online
Tar Heels Are Talking on GAA Web Site
One year ago, a new destination for all
Carolina-minded individuals was
born, one they could get to without ever
leaving home. The GAA created
TarNation, a social networking community, on its Web site for alumni and
friends of UNC. So far, more than
40,000 alumni have registered for the
community. In February, the GAA gave
them yet another reason to do so, with the launch of online discussion groups.
Discussion groups are similar to the by the numbers
site’s existing message boards, in which
alumni have exchanged ideas for several
years. But unlike the message boards, the
discussion groups allow alumni to initiate
and create discussion topics of their own
— so alumni who lived in the same residence hall, who want to plan for their
upcoming reunion or who want to share
their thoughts on this year’s basketball
team or where to find the best barbecue
can begin a discussion on that topic.
Also, unlike the older message boards,
the new discussion group process offers
additional privacy, permitting individuals
to participate by signing into the GAA’s
online community, with a user ID and
password chosen by each participant.
The GAA first launched
alumni.unc.edu in 1995, and the site
now has more than 3,000 pages of content and is viewed by 38,000 or more
visitors each month. Some content is
available to anyone; other content is
reserved for GAA members only.
Content that is open to the public or
registered users of the Web site includes:
• The latest GAA and University news;
• Programming information, such as
Carolina Club events, reunions, travel
programs and Carolina College for
Lifelong Learning classes;
• The ability for alumni to update
their alumni record and submit class
Content that is available only to
GAA members includes:
• The online alumni directory, which *as of Feb. 20, 2007
has records of more than 500,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of
UNC, both living and deceased;
• More than 1,000 online class notes,
many of which include photographs;
with active Web pages
Individuals who have registered
in the online community
Online directory records
(Alumni, faculty, staff, students and
friends of UNC, living and deceased)
Individuals with e-mail addresses
in the online directory
Average monthly visitors
in January 2005
Average monthly visitors
TOP 10 PAGES
in January 2007
VISITED IN 2006
Programs & Events
• Archives of the Carolina Alumni
Review dating to 1994;
• Career advice, job postings and other