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Board, President, Grow Bag, Lending Library:
Sharon Kiddle
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Debbie Erickson
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You're invited to the 8th Annual FRUA INC Family Camp! For questions, contact Debbie Erickson.

FRUA INC Family Camp 2017
Date: Thursday, July 27th - Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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:

FRUA has reserved all the available yurts in the park to offer them to our group. You can reserve one of these directly from FRUA. BOOK NOW! Last year our yurts filled up in less than 24 hours!

Yurts are $325.57 for Washington Residents and $330.68 for people residing outside of Washington State for three nights (7/27-7/30/2017). The fee includes a $20 per reservation for camp supplies plus PayPal's transaction fee. (If you would like to donate more than $20, you can do so below by clicking the donate button.)

This year we have a limited number of yurts available for 4 or 5 nights instead of 3, arriving on July 25th or 26th. If you are feeling like you would like an extra day or two at the beach, use the PayPal button below to pay for three days on PayPal to guarantee your spot and then send me an email and let me know that you want a day or two early arrival at camp. Then we will let you know if we have availability and send you a PayPal invoice for the extra night(s). There is also one yurt that is available for just Friday and Saturday nights. All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 canít 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 on the "Add to Cart" below, you are acknowledging that reservations are non-refundable.

Washington Resident?

Book soon! Last year the campground was completely full by January.

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.

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