Our first big event, Taste of Camp Quest NorthWest, is over. I hope everyone had loads of fun, I know we did. I thought I’d take this opportunity to go into slightly more detail about something that our president, Chuck, mentioned at the picnic. As of our last board meeting we’ve officially selected the campsite and dates for our first week-long session in 2012. As I wrote last month, it’s been an interesting experience trying to find just the right place to provide us with the best camp opportunity for everyone. I honestly think we’ve found just that place, and I eagerly looking forward to next year.
When I last wrote we had just visited Camp Waskowitz in North Bend and were going to visit Camp Niwana in Port Orchard and Camp Kirby on Samish Island, northwest of Burlington. I’d say it was a tough choice, but honestly, at least for me, it really wasn’t one after having visited Kirby just a few days ago. Waskowitz was great, and apparently many other groups think so as well as their schedule for the months we were looking at was pretty packed. Niwana was mostly available but had recently taken down a lot of aging trees, so it didn’t have the woodsy feel we wanted. Additionally, due to damage done by storms this past winter, a good deal of work needs to be done to fix things up. Kirby, on the other hand, is a fantastic mix of everything we wanted in a camp. Aside from hiking trails, an archery range, a climbing wall, volleyball and basketball courts, and plenty of indoor space in case it rains, Kirby has a great beach right on Puget Sound with a view that must be seen to be believed, allowing us to offer waterfront activities such as swimming and kayaking.
Our first, full camp session will be from August 15th through 21st, 2012. Keep checking back here for more information as we get closer. Additionally, please check out our November Taste of Camp Quest NorthWest, where we’ll have more activities for kids of all ages. We’ll also be there to answer any questions you have.