SEAPAX Campout in September

Please join us at the 2018 annual SEAPAX campout at the Grouse Creek in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, September 20-23 for this fun, family-friendly event. We reserved a group campground to accommodate up to 50 people. Details about the campground, including maps and directions, and full information about attractions and activities can be found here. SEAPAX is providing support for the campout so we are asking for just $5 per person (adults & kids age 14 and up) for the campground fee. No entry fee is charged at Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Saturday night dinner will be a potluck and you are on your own for all other meals.

For more information, and to check space available, send us an email.

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Upcoming Regional Campout!

Northwest Peace Corps Campout

August 2-5 RPCVs from throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington will gather at Riverside State Park, less than 5 miles north of downtown Spokane, alongside the Spokane River, Group Site #1. CRPCA offered to take reservations on behalf of host group Inland Northwest Peace Corps Association (INPCA). You can pay $12 per person today at httrr //www.crP-ca.org/checkout/. Two RVs can be at the group site. If anyone wants to be one of the two, contact president AT crpca.org. The following information was submitted by INPCA’s Sue Bracken. INPCA has put together details about the hiking. There are trails walking from the group site and some others in an area of the park where you would drive to do the hikes. There is a place to put kayaks and such in the Spokane River. There is a small beach area along the river. Plenty of areas for bike riding. Many evergreen trees in the park. Restaurants are not far away from the campground The regional meeting will be Saturday afternoon. Potluck at 6pm Saturday evening. Group site has a set of picnic tables for our group meal.. Firepits are there to be used unless we are told otherwise depending on the conditions.

Riverside State Park, Bowl and Pitcher campground: 4427 N Aubrey White P~ in Spokane, Washington.

Take Maple exit off 1-90 and go north to Northwest Blvd to Assembly to Hwy 291 or north on Maple to Francis St which is hi way 291. West or left on Hwy 291 to Gun Club Rd. at the bottom of the hill. Left on Gun Club Rd to the T. Left to the park. Campers don’t pay for a car pass. Second car and visitors pay day State Park Pass of $10 per day. Showers are available for a small fee.

SEAPAX Pictures Wanted

Be a part of SEAPAX history! We’re looking to showcase photos on our new website. You’ll receive photo credit (and become instantly internet-famous) and help us build a repository of great Peace Corps moments.
Ideally photos should be:
– 1MB or larger
– Landscape orientation
– Labeled COUNTRY-FIRST NAME-LAST NAME (e.g. Ethiopia-Jane-Smith).
*If photos include a Peace Corps flag or logo, even better!
Photos can be added HERE. By sending photos you are agreeing SEAPAX may use them in publications or other materials we publish. Questions or issues, let us know at webmaster@seapax.org.

Social Media Changes

We would like to highlight a number of social media changes that we plan to implement in the near future.  We believe these changes will create a more interactive, connected and involved SEAPAX community.

Website

SEAPAX has decided to invest in a new website, which will be supported and sponsored by NPCA.  The new website will provide additional functionalities that our current website does not offer, which includes:

  • improved tools to plan and organize events
  • improved tools to create and organize different types of groups (i.e. social and service-oriented groups) within our network
  • forums for members to directly communicate with one another and to post things such as job opportunities
  • increased integration with NPCA and other RPCV affiliate groups
  • improved ability for members to update and manage their accounts/profiles  

We are hoping to launch the new website before the start of summer.  Additional updates will be provided in the coming months.

FB Group

We have created a SEAPAX FB Group (not to be confused with our FB Page!).  This forum will provide a greater degree of freedom for members to post and connect with other SEAPAX members compared to our SEAPAX FB Page.  The FB Group has already been launched and we plan to continue to support the FB Page as well moving forward.           

Yahoo Group

Due to a lack of use, we have decided to retire our Yahoo Group on March 1st.