Who? This is a fantastic, one year event that is an all inclusive church retreat and everyone is invited. Come one, come all !!!
What? A time to rest, have fun, camp, hike, swim, kayak, play games, sing, share stories and food with one another. Please bring individual/family recreation items you plan to use for the day and/or overnight camping, plus share with others such as kayaks, board games, lawn games, horseshoes, volley ball, etc. There will be a community sing-along from 6:00 -7:30 PM lead by OUUC members. Prepare for unpredictable Washington weather conditions by bringing extra clothing. Firewood will be needed for an evening campfire plus charcoal briquettes if you plan to barbecue (include cleaning items for grills).
When? Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 11 AM to 8 PM. Park rules require that EVERYONE display a Discover pass on the dashboard of their vehicle. The cost of a pass is $30 for one year or $10 for a day pass if purchased through State Park Headquarters located at 1111 Israel Road. The passes may also be purchased through a local business which sells fishing licenses such as Fred Meyer, but there is an additional transaction fee for each type of pass ($35 annual and $11.50 day pass). Day visitors must exit the park by 8 PM. Only overnight campers are permitted to remain on park grounds after that hour then they must exit the park the following day by 1 PM.
Where? Millersylvania State Park located at 12245 Tilley Rd. S., in Thurston County. From I-5 take Exit #95, drive east and follow signs to the park (about 3 miles northeast of the freeway). Once inside the park, drive to the Ranger Station, make a U turn, and park in the parking lot. You will see a OUUC sign.
Why? It is a time to gather for food, fun, and community. A communal lunch potluck will be held at noon in Kitchen Shelter #1 and potluck dinner will be held at 5:30 PM in G-1 Group Camp Shelter. Bring lunch and dinner delights for your individual family plus a heart healthy dish for each meal to share with others. You will need to bring your own eating utensils/cooking items too. Overnight campers will be staying in Group Camp G-1.
Add-ons: We will be providing 2 coffee urns on site plus powdered milk, coffee, hot water, cocoa, sugar, diet sweetener, hot/cold cups, soap/sponges, matches/kindling, radio, plastic eating utensils, first aid kit, garbage bags, plastic tablecloth. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to add to this list for communal sharing/use.
Septemberfest, come one, come all!
Questions: Contact Anita McIntosh.