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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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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 2015 and NOW is the time to make your campsite reservation! For questions, contact debbie@ericksonconnection.com

FRUA INC Family Camp 2015
Date: Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9, 2013
Location: Cape Disappointment State Park (near Ilwaco, WA)
3 hours & 15 minutes from Seattle and 2 hours & 10 minutes from Portland with no traffic (ADD ADDITIONAL TIME FOR PEAK TRAVEL) Click here for map.

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

YURTS & CABINS ARE FULL! Reservations filled up within 4 days!The campground is filling fast, too.

Reservations for RV and Tent campsites and Park Vacation Homes - Beach Campsites are 86% full as of 11/9/14: To make RV or tent campsite or vacation home 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 Accommodations: You could stay off-site and come into the park and join the FRUA campers during the day. We will post some of the many off-site accommodations options by 11/16/2014. Check back on the website if you are interested in this option.

We are requesting that all campers donate a minimum of $15 per family for camp supplies.

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Park Overview:
Cape Disappointment is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, a Lewis and Clark interpretive center and hiking trails. Visitors enjoy beach exploration, ship watching and exploring the area's rich natural and cultural history.

The park offers breathtaking views, old-growth forest, lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, as well as streams and tidelands along the ocean. Situated just outside the town of Ilwaco where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, Cape Disappointment State Park offers a variety of recreational activities, breathtaking scenery, and year-round camping facilities. Visitors can hike four scenic trails through coastal forests and headlands, bike along the park’s paved roads, or stroll two sandy beaches.

Besides yurts, cabin or tent and RV camping sites, there are vacation rental homes in the park. 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: http://www.parks.wa.gov/486/Cape-Disappointment and http://mapq.st/1wBCYQP

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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Yurt and Cabin 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 and cabins 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.

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