AMC - August Camp
AMC Boston Chapter

August Camp 2016

Olympic National Park (Quilcene, WA)

Credit: M. Tsolomitis

In 2016, August Camp will set up on the shore of Lake Leland in Quilcene, Washington. Our wonderful new site is located in the foothills of the Olympic Range west of Seattle, just outside Olympic National Park. Dates are July 16 through August 13.

The forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems of the Olympic Peninsula combine to create a spectacular wilderness park. We will explore this diverse environment with multiple hike offerings each day at varying levels of difficulty. We will also feature special activities such as sea kayaking, biking, swimming, and various tours to unique destinations in the area.

Come explore the Olympic National Park and environs with us!

The Application and Camper information form, as well as detailed Camp information are available on this website . Plan your one or two week adventure now and be part of one of the AMC's oldest traditions.

Week 1: July 16 - July 23
Week 2: July 23 - July 30
Week 3: July 30 - Aug. 6
Week 4: Aug. 6 - Aug. 13



Latest News

The hiking list for 2016 has been posted. Special activities by camp session (Weeks 1/2 and Weeks 3/4) are also available for download. Please visit the Activites and Hike List page to review and learn more.

All weeks of the 2016 Camp are filled as of 2/16/16.

We are still accepting applications for the waiting list, as it is not unusual for a few cancellations to occur, but we cannot guarantee openings.

If you are interested in joining the waiting list, please send in your application and check to cover your deposit. Names are placed on the list in the order in which the applications and checks are received. Your check will not be cashed while you are on the waitlist. If a space becomes available, the registrar will contact the first person waitlisted for that week. If contacted, you will need to decide whether or not to accept the space. If you accept the space, your check will be cashed. If you decide not to accept the space, your check will be shredded and your name removed from the list. While waiting, you can notify the registrar at any point that you wish to have your name removed from the waiting list and your check destroyed.

It is impossible to predict if, when or how many spaces will become available; however, in past years, spaces have opened up and people have moved from the waiting list to attending camp.

August Camp in Photos



To view Photos from the 2015 Central Cascades August camp, see links below:
 Camp Life 1

 Camp Life 2

 Scott Mountain hike

 Canyon Creek Meadows Hike

 Crater Lake National Park 1

 Crater Lake National Park 2

 Obsidian Trail Hike

 Gnarly Trees

 Bend, OR

 All 2015 photos taken by Mike Darzi


To view Photos from the 2014 Packwood August camp, see links below:
 Debbie Ireland Photos

 Linda Ringlein Hike Photos

 Linda Ringlein Camp Photos


To view Photos from the 2013 North Cascades August camp, see links below:
 Tom Rutt Panoramas

 Julie LePage Photos


To view Photos from the 2012 Whistler August camp, see the links below:
 Marianne Page Photos

 Monika Jaeger Photos

 Nancy Crowther Photos

To view photos from the 2011 Canadian Rockies, see the links below:
  Gordon Haff's Photos

To view photos from the 2010 Canadian Rockies, see the links below:
 Julie LePage's Photos
 Janice May's Photos


Join the August Camp Yahoo Group!
This is a useful tool to communicate with other August Campers who are signed up to go this summer. Email each other about travel plans, ask the leaders questions, etc.

To join the Group:

Click here to join our Yahoo Group

  • When you get to the page, click the button "Join This Group".
  • If you don't already have a free Yahoo account, open one to become a Yahoo Group Member, then click to join the group.


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