Summer Fling 2015

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June 17th - 20th, (official portion)
June 15th-22nd - (other events, please see below)


Fling Chronicler:  Needed

Fling Photographer: Alex Gault

Parent patrol organizers: Needed


  • Monday, June 15th

 Getty Villa in Malibu ** Optional **

10:00 AM The finest collection of ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts on the West Coast are in the newly refinished Getty Villa in Malibu.  The Villa itself is modeled after a villa uncovered in Pompeii. 

           Tickets are free but parking is $10. You will need to book your tickets yourself at - Make sure to book for the Villa, not the Getty Center.  There is some nudity and sexuality in the Greek art, so please be discerning regarding whom you bring.   

           There are also some Getty tours you can find out about at

            No backpacks, water bottles, food, pens etc. inside the Villa.  Clipboards and pencils are available for use in the Villa. 

Please bring some money and save some time for the wonderful bookstore!   You will need to bring a bagged lunch to take in with you to the Museum if you do not want to eat in the expensive café.  There is a nice seafood restaurant just down the road from the Villa where I will have dinner with whoever would like to wait for the traffic to die down before driving south and enjoy conversation with fellow ETSians.
    There are a number of videos that I have made to guide you through the Getty and bring to your attention the items that relate to our GBT readings.  You can find them on my youtube channel at   You might watch these videos before you go or watch them on your smart phone while at the getty.


  • Tuesday, June 16th
    ** Optional **

           Dinner for GBT IV Students ** Optional ** 

Students will be making their own dinner together this year.   If you plan on attending the dinner, please be willing to help out in some aspect. If you would like to be part of this culinary crusade, please contact Needed.

  • Wednesday, June 17th

8:30 - Arrival Time

9:00 - 12:00 Fling orientation, group photo, name game, sports introductions, Greek lesson, singing practice

12:00 - 2:30 Lunch- Potluck, Sports and Play Practice

Potluck- Please bring your own drinks, plates and utensils.  Please bring a main course and if your last initial begins with A-L please bring a salad or side dish and if M-Z, a dessert.  Please bring an amount proportionate to the number of mouths you bring with you.  All potlucks follow these same instructions.  Please note that the the BBQ will be available, as well as plugs for crockpots.  We do not have a microwave in our kitchen, so if you are used to depending on one, remember that we do have a wonderful regular oven and plan accordingly.

Sports- Please be sure to wear shoes that will be suited to some physical activity.  We will have volleyball, croquet, basketball, bocce, badminton and garden chess.

Play Practice- If you sign up for the play, please be ready to spend time at lunch practicing for the performance.

Potluck Buyout Option. If you would not like to bring food for the potluck, simply include $20 for each of your family members coming to the fling and we will purchase hamburgers and hotdogs to supplement our feast on your behalf.

Baking Contest- Here is an ETS opportunity for those with a culinary bent.  On Wednesday, after the potluck, esteemed judges will taste whatever is entered into the conquiz and will select the winning entry. 

  If you would like to enter, please bring your entry on Wednesday (which should be a dessert) into the Hinrichs’ kitchen when you arrive in the morning.  Label it clearly as an entry for the contest, so that it does not end up on the general potluck table accidentally.  Make sure to talk to Mrs. Hinrichs and I will assign you a number for your dessert.  Absolute secrecy is vital!  No one should know what you have made until everything has been judged.   Do not put your name on this label and do not attempt to bribe the judges to choose your entry. Any attempts to sabotage competitors’ desserts will result in an afternoon or morning in the ETS stocks.  (Whoops—we don’t have any.  Don’t worry—we’ll think of an appropriate punishment.)

  If you would like to judge, please contact Mrs. Hinrichs at:

  Thank you for your interest—happy baking!

  Mrs. Hinrichs


Morning Tea
  We are planning to offer bagels, cream cheese and tea again this year for those early-risers coming to the Fling.  If you could bring your own mugs, this would ensure that whoever wanted tea would have a mug.  We have some mugs for out of town guests, but a limited number of them. 

  Thank you for your consideration.  We look forward to seeing you bright and early on Wednesday morning.

2:30  Platonic Read-a-thon

  Volunteers needed to read parts from Plato's Phaedrus.   If you volunteer to read a book, please practice your book so that you can read it with good interest for the listeners.  Contact coordinator: Mr. Hinrichs  We will be having a number of volunteers to read the parts of Phaedrus and Socrates.

Phaedrus Socrates  Phaedrus
Intro/First Speech Mr. H Hannah L
Second Speech Ember Ben J
Third Speech Madeline Emily R
Writing section McKennzie Max R


5:00-7:00 Dinner - If you would like to bring a sack dinner or pick up food from town (Felicita Town Center on the corner of Felicita and Centre City Parkway has a Trader Joe's, Major Market, Pick Up Sticks, sushi restaurant, and a Starbucks.), you may eat on the Hinrichs grounds.  Our barbeque will be available during this time, as well.

7:00-10:00 p.m. Dance Practice:

Feel free to dress semi-formally or casual for this event.  We will be teaching: country dances (i.e. Virginia Reel), swing, polka, German dances, Regency dances and any other dances we forgot to mention but have time for.

  •   Thursday, June 18th

8:30 - Arrival Time

9:00 - 12:00 Shakespeare Readers' Theatre - As  You Like It.

Volunteers needed to read parts from As You Like It.
  Contact coordinator:
Mr. Hinrichs

Ben J Duke Senior
Mr. H Duke Frederick
Lords Attending on the Banished Duke.
Julia L Amiens
Madeline C Jaques
Weston S Le Beau
Alex  Charles
Sons of Sir Rowland de Boys.
Aaron Oliver
Madeline Jaques 
Servants to Oliver.
Emily Adam
Olivia Touchstone
Max Sir Oliver Martext
Ember Corin
A person representing Hymen. 
Madeline Rosalind
Reilly Celia
Hannah L Phebe

All students will have a part to read in the play, so please be sure to bring a copy of the text.  ( .01$ used on Amazon!)  Please do not bring other editions, their lines will be different and confuse the reading. 

12:00 - 2:30 Lunch- Potluck, Sports and Play Practice

2:30-5:00 Debate- Theological topics

Resolved: Apple juice is as appropriate a substitute for wine in communion as grape juice.
Resolved: If God completely author's all of history as an author does his book, all significant human action is a delusion.
Resolved: The Ten Commandments are the basis of all good civil and criminal law. 

 5:00-7:00 Dinner -If you would like to bring a sack dinner or pick up food from town (Felicita Town Center on the corner of Felicita and Centre City Parkway has a Trader Joe's, Major Market, Pick Up Sticks, sushi restaurant, and a Starbucks.), you may eat on the Hinrichs grounds.  Our barbeque will be available during this time, as well.


7:00 Movie and discussion: Babette's Feast
Younger Movie: TBA

        Parent coordinator: Mrs. Henson


  •   Friday, June 19th

8:30 - Arrival Time

9:00 Contemplation of Gratitude

10:00 Septathalon - Please make sure to have shoes that allow athletic activity.

12:00 - 2:30 Lunch- Potluck, Sports and Play Practice

2:30- 4:00 Free Afternoon

Good time to get ready for the ball and practice for Saturday.  The San Diego Wild Animal Park is twenty minutes from the Hinrichs' home-- this might be a good time to visit it, if you are so inclined:  

4:00 - 6:00  Portrait time

Each family and each student will receive one free portrait. 

5:00-7:00 : If you would like to bring a sack dinner or pick up food from town (Felicita Town Center on the corner of Felicita and Centre City Parkway has a Trader Joe's, Major Market, Pick Up Sticks, Arrieros (great Mexican food), sushi restaurant, and a Starbucks.), you may eat on the Hinrichs grounds.  Our barbeque will be available during this time, as well.



7:00 – 10:00 Ball

Dress code- Formal/Semi formal.  Please bring your favorite dessert or snack.  We will be using our lawn for some of the dancing, so please wear shoes that will allow you to dance on the lawn.

Ball musicians: piano, flute, violin, guitar, bass are all needed.  Please contact Mr. Hinrichs if you can help.  The more musicians we have, the more musicians will have the opportunity to dance.


  •   Saturday, June 20th

8:30 - Arrival Time

9:00    Greek Readers' Theater- Antigone

Volunteers needed to read parts from Antigone.
Mr. Hinrichs will read the part of Creon

Contact coordinator: Kirsten Carlson -

11:30 Reports from ETS Alumni on Various Colleges - Please contact your alumni friends how might be interested in participating.
12:00 - 2:30 Lunch- Potluck, Sports and Play Practice

2:30 Music and Poetry Recital 

If you would like to play a piece of music or recite poetry for the recital, please contact: Aaron Nunez at
Only live accompanists are allowed during the recital- no canned (recorded) music please.

Please take note of the following guidelines. Please let the coordinator know by the evening of Monday, June 15th.  Also, please sign up to perform only if you are sure you can do so--if at all possible, we would rather not have to remove anyone from the program. Mr. Hinrichs also asked that the recital not be any longer than 2 hours, so we will need to know how long your performance will be. He also said that music of any style is welcome, so long as there is no need of electronic amplification.  At present there is no time limit, but if the recital gets too long I may have to remove some numbers (i.e., ask some students to play only one piece instead of two or three. ;)) We will also need the name of the piece and the composer's name.  Please do not sign up until you are sure of those details.  Thank you all for your cooperation--we hope to make this recital as enjoyable as possible!

5:00-7:00 Dinner -  If you would like to bring a sack dinner or pick up food from town (Felicita Town Center on the corner of Felicita and Centre City Parkway has a Trader Joe's, Major Market, Pick Up Sticks, sushi restaurant, and a Starbucks.), you may eat on the Hinrichs grounds.  Our barbeque will be available during this time, as well.

7:00 - Theater Night- PLAY CONTEST

Students who are attending this year’s fling are invited to write and produce plays for our Saturday performance.  The plays should be 20 minutes in length and their subject should be an adaptation of a Greek or Roman myth.  The goal will be to show the meaning of the myth in our contemporary context.  One character in the play must be recognizably drawn from the Iconologia.  Students may write a play instead of GBT IV paper #3 or GBT II paper #4.   Everyone in attendance will vote at the end with a $5 bill to be given to the director of the favored play.  Please do not submit a play if you are not willing to direct it at the fling.  I will choose the four best scripts for performance. For inspiration, please the Metamorphoses .


Here are the myths this year's plays are based on.  Please review the stories so you can understand the plays.

Cupid and Psyche



        Hotels :

Comfort Inn

Motel Mediteran:  This is the closest (and also appears to be the cheapest in our area) motel to the Hinrichs' property.  ETS families who have stayed there have said that it isn't fancy, but very clean.

Off-site camping

There are many details to remember the week of the Fling.  Hopefully, this checklist will help simplify things.


1. Your contribution to the daily potluck.  We have an oven, lots of plugs for crockpots, and a refrigerator available for use.    ***Please note: We do not have a microwave, so plan accordingly. You may also choose to do the potluck buyout option.  Please see the Fling webpage for more information. 

2. Dishes to use during lunch and/or dinner potluck for four days.  (Plates, forks, napkins)

3. Non-disposable water bottles (Please do not bring disposable cups or water bottles.  People are wonderful about cleaning up after themselves, but somehow, we continue to find disposable plastic and paper cups (and disposable water bottles) in unusual places around the property after most events.)

4. Sunscreen and hats. (It was in the high 90's and as high as 113 degrees one year)

5. Jackets, sweatshirts, and/or blankets in case it is cold.  (It was in the low 60's and drizzly another year)

6.  Lawn chairs identified with your family name.  We have a number of folding chairs, but not enough to accommodate the amount of people on the property.  Many lawnchairs are left after each Fling, so it is nice to know who they belong to so we can get them back to you.

7. Please remember to bring copies of all texts that we will be using for reader's theaters. 
Label all jackets, lawnchairs, water bottles, dishes, etc. so that your things do not end up being taken to Goodwill after six months of not being claimed.



   Fling jobs - Please check back for more details on these positions.  All fling attendees must volunteer for a position.  It is helpful if you can signup for a position that you have already done.

Job Duties Duration Family    
Barbeque Tend the BBQ during lunchtime 4 days ???
Bathroom cleaner Clean the bathroom after lunch and dinner time 1 day Main-
Wed: Botello
Thurs: Campbell
Fri: Carlson
Sat: Haynes
Wed: Johnson
Thurs: Madanat
Fri: martin
Sat: P. McDonald
Hall Sweep Sweep the Hall and surrounding patios at dinner time 4 days Kaiser
Ice Getter Keep the ice cooler full of ice each day 4 days Schnoebelen
Water Fillers Keep the water jugs full each day 4 days Perry
Trashman Keep the trashcans emptied and lined with fresh bags. Break down pizza boxes and stack each day. 4 days Pruitt
Afternoon cleaner Walk the property each afternoon to pickup trash 4 days Fitzpatrick
Parent Patrol  Parent patrol to periodically walk the property during activities.
    Please make students are attending all scheduled activities.
    Please make sure rules are being obeyed on the property.
4 days Powell -Organizer
Kitchen cleaner Clean the house kitchen each day after lunch 4 days Abrams
Kitchen Organizer Make sure the potluck runs smoothly 4 Days Onarecker
Prefling clean Clean the hall and property and move machinery- June 16th, 9-12ish 1 Morning Cochrane
Postfling clean Clean the hall and property and move machinery- June 22nd, 9-noonish 1 Morning Hinrichs
Snack person Help Mrs. H with extra snacks that are served. As needed Cook/Cizek
Cup washer Gather and clean the plastic cups each morning 4 days Willer
Bagellady Get Bagels from the bagel shop each day at 2:45. 4 days
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Parking Attendant Please help people unload their cars in the circle so that they can quickly move their cars along and let the next person unload.  Please arrive at 8:20  4 Days Arend
SaladMaker Make salad for potluck each day - Materials provided 4 Days Rascon
Breakfast tabler Set up Bagels and Bread each morning 4 Days Walsh
Captain Fun Organize kids activities 4 Days Henson
Fun Assistants Help children's activities 2 Mornings C. McDonald

Costco runner Trip to costco on Wednesday and Friday morning to purchase buyout foods. 2 Days Scrivner
Fling Photograher Take pictures 4 days Gault
Recital coordinator Coordinate music recital   Nunez