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Olympic Peninsula 2020

Our beautiful site is located in Quilcene, Washington, in the foothills of the Olympic Range, just outside Olympic National Park. This site is near our 2016 location but not the same.

On the Olympic Peninsula, forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems combine to create a spectacular wilderness park. We will explore this diverse environment with multiple hike offerings each day at varying levels of difficulty. We will also feature special activities such as sea kayaking, biking, swimming, and various tours to unique destinations in the area.

This full-service tent village accommodates 64 campers each week. Hikes are planned and led by AMC trained and approved volunteer leaders. Three delicious meals are prepared by our friendly camp staff.

After a day of the activity of your choice relax around the nightly campfire. This will be the time to listen to reports from the day’s hikes, learn about the next day’s activities, and enjoy singing and conversation.

Fly into Seattle-Tacoma International airport, from there our fleet of camp vans provides transportation to Camp each Saturday. The vans also provide transport to and from daily activities.

All you have to do is show up at the airport on Saturday to enjoy the hiking, the scenery, the people, and the fun that is August Camp!

Availability is limited so plan your adventure now and be part of one of the AMC's oldest traditions.

Who Can Attend

This is a full day hiking camp, and to attend, you should be able to hike a minimum of 5 miles with a minimum of 600 feet elevation gain in a 5 hour period.

In addition to the program-specific information provided in these materials, please note that the AMC has Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) that apply to all participants in AMC-sponsored activities. These criteria were created to help potential participants identify and understand the fundamental cognitive and physical requirements of participating in AMC activities. The EEC is a resource for anyone considering participating in an AMC sponsored activity; please speak with the (insert appropriate volunteer position title ) with any questions or requests for accommodation regarding the EEC. 

Youths 10 years and up may attend with a parent or guardian. There is no youth-specific price or programming.  Any minor children younger than 18 years old must be accompanied on all hikes and activities by their parent or guardian and may not be left unattended at Camp.

Dates and Cost

Camp dates: July 18 to August 15, 2020

Week 1: July 18 - July 25
Week 2: July 25 - August 1
Week 3: August 1 - August 8
Week 4: August 8 - August 15

$975 for AMC members
$1,175 for non-members

Please consider joining AMC to save money on your camp fee. 

Application Process

The online application process will open on January 6, 2020, at 9 AM.

To ensure fairness and equal opportunity to all, the application window will begin on Monday, January 6 and last through Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  All applications received within that time period will be entered into a lottery for the requested week(s).  Applications received after January 15 will be processed provided space is still available

Keep in mind acceptance is not guaranteed and notification letters will not be sent out until late January or early February, so please do not make travel arrangements until you hear from the registrar.

Additional location and registration information will be released throughout the fall. Please subscribe to our email list and you will be updated when new information is available. 

Questions?  Click below to contact our Registrar, Lois Rothenberger