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Calendar: Events below are presented for information only. We try to post all related community parent education, adoption, cultural events that our members might be interested in. Unless noted specifically as a FRUA INC event, FRUA INC does not endorse, nor have any connection with the event.

Events listed in red are FRUA INC events. Events listed in blue are support groups or educational events. Events listed in green are cultural events. Events listed in purple are adoption playgroups and childrens' activities.

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Contact List:

Board, President, Grow Bag, Lending Library:
Sharon Kiddle
Board, VP, Camp Director, Single Parents:
Debbie Erickson
Board, Sec-co-Treas, Newsletter, Website, Membersh:
Terry Mandeville
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Camp is on for 2014 and NOW is the time to make your campsite reservation! For questions, contact debbie@ericksonconnection.com

FRUA INC Family Camp 2014
Date: Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3, 2013
Location: Grayland Beach Park (near Westport, WA)
2 hours & 40 minutes from Seattle and 3 hours & 10 minutes from Portland with no traffic (ADDITIONAL TIME FOR PEAK TRAVEL) Click here for map.

There are many accomodation options: yurt, RV camp site, tent camp site and nearby hotels and cottages. If you want to stay in the state park, make a reservation today!

YURTS ARE FULL! Campground is 83% full as of 11/10/2013. Yurt reservations filled up within 3 days!

Yurt Cancellations: Please note, Washington State Parks has dramatically changed their cancellation policies and fees effective 1/1/2014. The penalties for cancellation are much higher than in the past. For the yurts reserved through FRUA, we can’t cancel these or refund any money as any changes will cancel the entire FRUA reservation. If you reserve a yurt and end up needing to cancel, you may be able to find someone who can take your spot. By clicking below, you are acknowledging this cancellation policy.

YURT RESERVATIONS ARE FULL! RV or Tent campsite reservations: To make RV or tent campsite reservation, click here or call 888-226-7688.
After you make your reservation, send an email to Debbie Erickson to let us know you are coming.

Off-site Accomodations: You could stay off-site and come into the park and join the FRUA campers during the day.

Park Overview:
Grayland Beach State Park is a 412-acre, year-round, marine camping park with 7,449 feet of spectacular ocean frontage, just south of the town of Grayland in Southwest Washington. The park attracts kite flyers, kite-flying observers and those who just like a pleasant day at the beach. The park is popular for bird watching, kite flyers, beach walking and more. Visitors can enjoy the many activities a day at the beach offers, then retreat to a comfortable and unique yurt for the evening, or camp in your own tent or RV (or rented RV). There are also other options for accommodations nearby. For more information on the park, visit: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Grayland%20Beach http://mapq.st/VF7tPZ

Camp Format:
The idea behind this camp is to provide an extended event for families to get-to-know other families with similar origins as their own. Kids and teens get time with each other. Parents get time with other parents, too.

This will be a “BYO” camp. Camping families will bring their own food and bedding. Additionally, while there will some scheduled events, there will not be a jammed packed age-divided class schedule. This is a very different format than the camps that we hosted from 2010 through 2012. In 2013, we changed the format to a do-it-yourself family camp. There will be no camp counselors or other volunteers from the community. There will be plenty of time for beach-combing, kite flying, hiking, games, and kicking back in our camp chairs watching the kids hula hoop and play Frisbee. We will ask for campers to volunteer to organize some events. If you have an idea for an activity that you would like to lead, let us know.

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