From finger painting to ice skating, the Tree House Society offers people a chance to get back to their childhood roots. A university RSO since last semester, the Society has challenged what it means to grow up. Each month the club holds “childhood inspired” events that allow students to relive things they did as a child from a new perspective.
Designed with an imagination first policy, the Society is like no other on campus. While many people have no problem getting involved on campus, some have a tough time finding their niche. “We wanted to create a club for these people — the ones who don’t really fit into anything else,” said club President and founder Henry Del Rosario. With an average turnout of over 20 people per event, the club has really caught on with all types of students and support continues to grow.
“We’ve received dozens of emails from undergrads, grads, and alumni supporting us and inspiring us to press on,” he said.
While striving to expand the imaginations of its members, either through nostalgia or trying something new, the club continues to produce fresh ideas. When asked on the difficulty of coming up with new events, Rosario said that they “often end up just having conversations of what they did as kids,” which leads to new event ideas. With a Shel Silverstien poem inspired costume picnic towards the beginning of May, Nothing seems to be out of reach of the club members imaginative minds.
If you’re looking for something a little different this Unofficial, then the Tree House Society might just be your ticket to get away from the drunken crowds on campus. They will be hosting a Bookworm Club in the Undergrad’s Espresso Royale at 5:30 p.m. It will consist of multitudes of board games, cookie eating, a CD exchange, book reading,and any other form of silly fun they can come up with within the most likely deserted library. Rosario hopes that this event will be a success for those who are looking to have fun outside the bars and parties. He said that “rather than being a club against alcohol, [we] focus on giving encouragement to people who may be uncomfortable with or impartial to unofficial.”