Site Information and Details
Cell Phone Use
Cell phone use at Camp is discouraged. If you must use your cell phone, do so out of earshot of other campers - not in your tent, please.
There will be no electricity at camp this year. We suggest bringing a car charger for use while in the vans for charging phones, cameras and such small devices.
Camp Phone Number
Should someone need to contact you in the case of a serious emergency, such as might require your return home, please use your own cell phone as the first line of communication. If that is not possible, for emergencies during Camp, July 13 - August 10, 2019, the cell phone of the Camp Manager Nick may be used (617-967-8305). PLEASE CHECK BACK SHORTLY BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR CAMP AS THIS NUMBER MAY CHANGE IF THE PROVIDER COVERAGE AT OUR SITE IS POOR.
A Special Note About Outings at this Year's Camp
Although August Camp is primarily a hiking camp, we will also schedule some excursions to scenic areas, a possible train excursion, and, if possible, some other non-hiking activities. These extra activities may involve extra charges, such as admission fees, or costs of an outfitter. In addition, it is perfectly ok to stay in camp for the day and relax with a book or your camera.
Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helen's, the surrounding wilderness areas and National Forests are magnificent. It would take weeks or even months to begin to do all the spectacular hiking available in this very special area. With that in mind, please remember that in one week you have only 6 days to hike so you cannot possibly do all the "best" this area has to offer. We will make every attempt to offer some of the most spectacular hikes several times within a given week. Whatever you hike will indeed be wonderful, but you simply cannot do it all during your stay at August Camp. Be aware that in most areas the hikes must be limited to 12 participants by federal regulation.
Driving to Hikes
Drives to hikes may be long and at times on winding secondary roads, as is often the case at our Western sites. It is also possible that we will encounter restrictions due to road work which may add to travel time, as the very short summer season is the only time to work on serious road repair.
Camp and Hike Elevations
Our Camp is located at about 1500’ but our hikes will be mostly in the 4000’ to 7000’ range. You may wish to select easier hikes until you feel acclimatized. The hike to Camp Muir reaches 10,000’.
There is a local website for all sorts of local information about events, services and businesses in the area: www.destinationpackwood.com
Important Contact Information
Registration or general questions: Lois Rothenberger, 215-661-1073 or [email protected]
Transportation coordinator: Virginia Campbell, 917-495-2084 [email protected]
General Camp questions: Lennie Steinmetz, 610-694-8677 or [email protected]
(Call before 9 pm eastern time in all cases.)
Camp Mailing Address:
AMC August Camp
Packwood, WA 98361
Morton General Hospital
521 Adams Ave.
Morton, WA 98356
Randle Dental Clinic
214 Silverbrook Rd.
Randle, WA 98377
Have a safe journey and we’ll see you at Camp!