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WUUC Campout [os]
July 26 - July 28
The annual WUUC Campout will be held the weekend of July 26-28, 2019. For those keeping track, this will be the 29th Annual WUUC Campout. This year’s campout will be held at Belfair State Park, on Hood Canal. Reservation vacancies may come available in the weeks before the campout.
From the Website:
“Wetlands, pebble beaches, tidal flats and salmon runs are the stuff that Puget Sound is made of. You will find those features and more at Belfair State Park.
Located on Hood Canal between Shelton and Bremerton, the park’s gentle breezes offer ideal conditions for kite-flying, windsurfing and kicking back on a warm summer day. Anglers can choose from fresh and saltwater fishing, and kayakers can push off onto the Cascadia Marine Trail and explore the Puget Sound waterways.
Regular summer interpretive programs, grass fields, warm waters and a playground will occupy the shortest attention spans, and the park’s cozy cabins ensure a mellow evening time.
Those who have tents or RVs will find ample camping, but during the summer, you won’t have the park to yourself. Whether you’re a solo canoeist out for a paddle or a family of four in a camper, you’re sure to make new friends and memories at Belfair State Park.
Belfair State Park is a 94-acre, year-round camping park on 3,720 feet of saltwater shoreline at the southern end of Hood Canal in western Washington.”
For those who don’t know my background, I was previously the campout coordinator from about 1998 until 2005 or 2006, when Cora Goss-Grubs took over as coordinator.
There will be some changes in the way I schedule the campout from the way it’s been done for the past decade or so, primarily in that I prefer the variety of going to a different park each year, within the State Parks System of campgrounds, as opposed to returning to the same campground, year after year. This way, we can go to the mountains, or the ocean, or the sound, and see different things each year. One year we’ll go to Fort Flagler, another year Millersylvania, perhaps Cape Disappointment on the ocean, etc. There are so many parks in our state, each with their own attractions and uniqueness, that it just makes sense to me to spend a weekend exploring different locales.
Another thing that I plan to do (or not, as the case may be) is that I won’t be, in general, organizing any of the weekend activities, such as the talent show, or any outings. I’ll leave it up to those who are passionate about such things to put them together. I will, however, probably revert back to my prior way of choosing the site for the Saturday evening Potluck by just asking whoever has the most appropriate campsite to host the potluck, and then getting the word out.
Speaking of getting the word out, I would also like to once again have paper plates with names/chalice artwork available to staple to the campsite markers so that we all know where each other is staying.
Having said all that, please feel free to email any questions or suggestions that you might have.
Good evening, campers,