August Camp 2017
Columbia River Gorge (Stabler, WA)
Credit: D.H. Parks
Another exciting new location for August Camp, in the center of a triangle formed by Mount Adams, Mount Saint Helens and Oregon's Mount Hood! In 2017, camp will be located a short distance north of the spectacularly beautiful Columbia River Gorge and the Bridge of the Gods, where the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses the mighty Columbia River. The PCT meanders right by our camp site, located just west of Stabler, WA.
We will hike, raft, bike and more on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Gorge, visiting many stunning waterfalls and scenic vistas. Camp is just one and a half hours from Portland International Airport.
Activities are planned and led by AMC-trained and approved volunteer leaders; meals are prepared by our friendly camp staff. All you have to do is show up at the airport Saturday to enjoy the hiking, the scenery, the people, and the fun that is August Camp!
Detailed info, pricing and registration materials will be available on our website in early December. Camp filled by mid-February in 2016, so don't miss out! Plan your one or two week adventure now and be part of one of the AMC's oldest traditions. Registration opens January 2, 2017.
Week 1: July 15 - July 22
Week 2: July 22 - July 29
Week 3: July 29 - Aug. 5
Week 4: Aug. 5 - Aug. 12
Regarding special activities durings Weeks 1 and 2:
Week 1 Deschutes River Rafting trip (July 19) is now filled; names are being accepted for the waitlist only.
Week 2 Deschutes River Rafting trip (July 26) has one spot left! If interested, email Katy Hiza (email@example.com) before sending monies.
Important Notice to All August Campers and Applicants:
As of early May there are about a half dozen spots open in weeks 1 and 2. Weeks 3 and 4 are full or nearly so, but cancellations resulting in openings may occur. Registration questions, Trish Niece at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general camp questions (not about registration), you may contact August Camp Committee Chair, Sam Jamke at 603-472-2536, before 8 pm eastern daylight time. For transportation-related queries, contact the transportation coordinators, Barbara Flagg and Virginia Campbell at email@example.com.
Updated August Camp T-shirt info for campers:
The shirt is a soft grey 60/40 cotton-poly blend with a unique August Camp design on the front and the AMC logo on the back. The sizing is unisex (male) and the shirt will come with a bonus vintage August Camp patch suitable for putting on a cap or your pack. If you would like to reserve yours, please email Dirgny at Dalexamdra@hotmail.com. Tell her how many and what size and if you prefer the design printed in black or AMC green. They will be waiting for you at camp, so bring cash or check along. Cost $17.
All materials for our 2017 camp have now been posted. You can find the hike list on the activities page and information relevant to transportation and registration, too. Applications accepted beginning January 2, 2017.
Rates for 2017 Camp in the Columbia River Gorge have been posted and are unchanged from 2016! Stay tuned for more information on next year's camp. We look forward to seeing you there!
August Camp in Photos
To view Photos from the 2015 Central
Cascades August camp, see links below:
Camp Life 1
All 2015 photos taken by Mike Darzi
To view Photos from the 2014 Packwood August camp, see links below:
Debbie Ireland Photos
To view Photos from the 2013 North
Cascades August camp, see links below:
Tom Rutt Panoramas
To view Photos from the 2012
Whistler August camp, see the links below:
Marianne Page Photos
To view photos from the 2011 Canadian Rockies, see the links below:
Gordon Haff's Photos
Join the August Camp Yahoo Group!
This is a useful tool to communicate with other August Campers who are signed up to go this summer. Email each other about travel plans, ask the leaders questions, etc.
To join the Group:
- When you get to the page, click the button "Join This Group".
- If you don't already have a free Yahoo account, open one to become a Yahoo Group Member, then click to join the group.