SAVE THE DATE! Pacific NW Peace Corps Group’s REGIONAL Campout 2018

2018 Pacific Northwest Annual Regional Campout
  • Thur., Aug 2 thru Sun., Aug 5.  
  • Riverside State Park, less than 5 miles north of downtown Spokane, alongside the Spokane River.
  • Group Site #1.

If you’ll be going in an RV rig of some kind, please try to get your RV site right away, i.e., now.

For RV’ers: The nearest RV site to Group Site 1 is 14, then 13 and on down. RV sites 15, 16, 17 are not far away and are more luxurious with full hookups.

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SEAPAX Campout! North Cascades National Park July 14-16

RSVP to campout@seapax.org: The 2017 Annual SEAPAX Campout will be held at the Newhalem Creek Campground in the North Cascades National Park, July 14-16. We have reserved several adjacent individual campsites that should accommodate our group. Details about the campground can be found here. Families and friends are welcome.

In order to plan we need a count of folks who will be joining us. To RSVP or ask questions send a note to campout@seapax.org. There will be opportunities to hike and explore the area on your own or with others.

SEAPAX is subsidizing part of the cost for our camp so we are asking for a contribution of just $5 per person for both nights (what a deal!)   We traditionally have a group potluck on Saturday night, with all other meals being on your own.

Mark this event on your calendar. There will be lots to do and see in this beautiful park. Enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. RSVP today!

A taste of the park can be found in this album.

2017 Annual Campout – North Cascades National Park July 14-16

MarmotThe 2017 annual SEAPAX campout will be held at the Newhalem Creek Campground in the North Cascades National Park, July 14-16. We have reserved several adjacent individual campsites that should accommodate our group. Details about the campground can be found here.

As time gets closer to the camping dates, we will post more information about activities, daytime and evening, including our traditional Saturday night potluck. Mark this event on your calendar. There will be lots to do and see! For more information, send a note to the campout committee.

A taste of the park can be found in this album.

 

SEAPAX Annual Campout – Grouse Creek

SEAPAX Campout June 24-26

The 7th annual SEAPAX campout is scheduled for June 24-26 at the Grouse Creek Campground, in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. 

Nestled in a secluded forest setting, this campground is located near the confluence of Grouse Creek and the Chiwawa River, at an elevation of 2,450 feet, and can accommodate up to 50 guests. It is equipped with 3 picnic tables, a large fire pit and campfire rings, and accessible vault toilets, though with no running water.

We have booked the entire group campground for both nights. SEAPAX will subsidize most of the cost of the reservation but asks for adult campers to donate $10 toward the campground fee (cost is for one or both nights). 

Activities are being planned, including easy (e.g., Hidden Lake) and more challenging hikes (e.g., Spider Meadow). In addition, Saturday night will be a group dinner effort (last year, our group of 20 people prepared tacos together and had a great meal!). We will need help (contact one of the organizers below) with planning other activities, preparing the menu, shopping for and preparing the Saturday night meal, and organizing carpools.

Directions: from US 2, west- or east-bound, turn north onto WA-207 at Coles Corner and go 4.3 miles. Take a slight right onto Chiwawa Loop Road and go 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Chiwawa River Road/Forest Road 6200 and go 8.1 miles. At the end of the road, take a sharp left onto Forest Road 6200. There is a gated spur road just off the main paved road on the left. The campground is at the end of the road alongside Grouse Creek and is out of sight of the road providing for substantial privacy. Driving time for the approximately 100 mile trip is typically between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.

So, mark your calendar now for outdoor fun! RSVP as soon as possible to either Nikki Eller (nikkimeller@gmail.com) or Scott Ramos (webmaster@seapax.org).

SEAPAX Annual Campout

Stillaguamish River
Stillaguamish River

RPCVs, families and friends are invited to the SEAPAX camp out June 19-21 at Wiley Creek Campground in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. This campground (more information) is on the Mountain Loop Highway, about 5 miles east of the Verlot Public Service Center (map). We have booked the B Group Campsite area. Come for one night or two. Cost is just $5 per person/night for the nights of June 19th and 20th. Plans are still forming for hikes (examples: Lake 22, Pinnacle Lake, Heather Lake, Big Four Ice Caves) and a group dinner Saturday night.

So, mark your calendar now for outdoor fun! There’s a shelter people can sleep in–a two-level wood-frame with about 400 square feet of space on each level–or they can bring their own tents. Space for ~20 people and 5 cars so carpooling is advised. Please RSVP to Nikki Eller (nikkimeller@gmail.com).