Lampert Family Reunion

July 12-15, 2012

Palmer Gulch Resort

Hill City, South Dakota

Did you know that in 2006, 40 million Americans moved?  We are a nation in transit.  Few people live in the communities in which they grew up, and for many families, seeing grandparents may be an annual event, rather than sharing dinner together every Sunday.  We’re lucky these days if we even know our first cousins, let alone stay in touch.  Impermanence and fragmentation pervade our culture, and a sense of rootlessness is replacing an awareness of identity and community.

Lampert Kin!

Yep, that's you -- aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins once, twice or thrice-removed... We're all family, and it's time to think ahead to our next fun-filled opportunity to celebrate our shared heritage and wonderful relationships across the miles and generations.

As this summer begins winding down, it's not too early to start planning for next year's vacation. which you can center around another fun reunion in the Black Hills.

WHEN: July 12-15, 2012

WHERE: Palmer Gulch Resort, Hill City, SD


First, please reply to this e-mail so I know you received it, and update me with your current mailing address and phone number (even if I have it from last time, it would be great to make sure our records are current).

Second, if you like to plan ahead, you can reserve your accommodations now, and you don't have to pay anything down until January 1, 2012. Choose from a block of varied rooms and cabins that has been set aside under the Lampert Reunion name, or select an RV site, Kamping Kabin or other accommodation choice on your own. To reserve, contact Reunion Coordinator Gwyn Wathen at Palmer Gulch Lodge at 800-562-8503 or 605-574-2525.

If you'd like to read more and see pictures of the resort, as well as all the types
of accommodations, click this link:

Look for more information coming in the spring of 2012, including registration details.

We had such a great time at our last reunion in 2009, especially with a whole new generation of parents and kids 'moving up the line'! Even if you haven't been to a reunion since you yourself were a little kid, or you're not sure what it will be like, trust us -- come, you will have a blast.

Make your reservations now:

We’re returning to Palmer Gulch Resort, near Mount Rushmore, for three days and nights of family fun.  By popular demand, we’ve added an extra day so there will be plenty of time both for planned doings together and excursions on your own.  A “Rapid City Heritage Tour” is in the works -- a narrated drive around many of the sites, homes, etc., where our relatives lived and worked over the past century.  We’ve reserved a range of accommodations, including two large executive lodges, lodge rooms, a row cabin, and rustic cabins in the woods.  A KOA campground is also available for RVs and tents.  Or you can make your own reservations at any of the resort’s offerings.  For details, visit  Book your space now by calling 1-800-562-8503 and tell them you’re with the 2012 Lampert Family Reunion.