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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
Board, Treasurer:
Shauna McGuinn









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Check back frequently to find out about the 10th Annual Family Camp in 2019. For questions, contact Debbie Erickson.

Information below is about the 2018 camp that was held in July. Check back frequently for information about the 2019 Camp.

FRUA INC Family Camp 2018
Date: Thursday, July 19th - Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Location: Grayland Beach State Park (Grayland, WA)
It is a minimum of 2 hours & 40 minutes from Seattle and 3 hours & 10 minutes from Portland with light traffic and of course, there will be traffic (ADD ADDITIONAL TIME FOR PEAK TRAVEL)

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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). You could also opt to stay off-site and come into the park and join the FRUA campers during the day. For more information on the park, visit the park website and view the map to the park.

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 ďBYOĒ 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. There are also teen-specific activities. 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.

To register for camp, follow these four steps.:
1. Reserve accomodations below.
2. Send us an email to let us know you are coming to camp.
3. Make sure your FRUA INC membership dues are up-to-date for 2017.
4. Make a $20 donation for camp supplies below. (You may skip this step if you reserved a yurt. $20 was included in the yurt registration fee.)

On-site Accommodations:

ON-SITE TENT or RV CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS: As of 11/6 there are only 3 campsites left in the park and all yurts have been reserved.
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You book RV and tent campsites directly through the state park website. To book campsites through the state park reservation system, click here. Prices vary by type of campsite.

After you make your campsite reservations, please send an email to Debbie Erickson to let us know you are coming, plus we are requesting that all campers donate a minimum of $20 per family for camp supplies. You can make this donation below.


Off-site Accommodations:

There are cottages and a motel half a mile away from the park.
There will likely be several FRUA families here.

If your family has their heart set on a yurt, there are two yurts (and 5 cabins) that are at nearby Twin Harbors State Park
which is just 10 minutes from Grayland Beach State Park.
  • To go to the Twin Harbor State Park Yurt/Cabin reservations page, click here. (Note this is not the park where FRUA activities will be held. It is a nearby park.)

Donít like to camp, but like the beach? There are many off-site alternative places to stay in Grayland and Westport. Come and play with this on the beach during the day and stay off-site in a hotel at night.

Please send an email to Debbie Erickson to let us know you are coming, plus we are requesting that all campers donate a minimum of $20 per family for camp supplies. You can make this donation below.


Please note, if you stay off-site, a $10/day/vehicle Washington State Parks Day-use fee or a Discovery Pass ($30/year) is required for park admission.

You can see ratings and guest comments on many Grayland and Westport accommodations on Trip Advisor.

  • Ocean Spray Beach Resort
    1757 State Route 105, Grayland, WA 98547

  • Walsh Motel
    1593 State Route 105, Grayland, WA 98547

  • Grayland Motel & Cottages
    2013 State Rt. 105, Grayland, WA 98547

  • Chateau Westport
    710 Hancock, Westport, WA 98595

  • Pacific Motel & RV Park
    330 S. Forrest St., Westport, WA 98595

  • Frank L Motel
    25 S Montesano Street, Westport, WA 98595
    (360) 268-9200

  • McBees Silver Sands Motel
    1001 South Montesano, Westport, WA 98595
    (360) 268-9029

  • Surf Spray Motel & RV Park
    949 S Montesano St, Westport, WA 98595
    (360) 268-9149

  • 40+ Private Vacation Rentals starting at $94/night. Trip Advisor

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YURT RESERVATIONS - All yurts have been reserved.

Early Arrival Day: Due to popular request, this year was are able to offer yurts for 4 nights instead of 3, arriving on July 18th.

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. Yurt reservations made through FRUA can be cancelled, but the cancellation penalty is very high. 57% of what you paid cannot be refunded. If you need to cancel for some reason, let us know as soon as possible. We usually have a waiting list for yurts and you may be able to transfer the reservation to another FRUA family. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to do so.

By clicking on the "Add to Cart" below, you are acknowledging that there is a 57% cancellation penalty.

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