AMC - August Camp
AMC Boston Chapter

August Camp 2017

Columbia River Gorge (Stabler, WA)

Credit: D.H. Parks

Another exciting new location for August Camp, in the center of a triangle formed by Mount Adams, Mount Saint Helens and Oregon's Mount Hood! In 2017, camp will be located a short distance north of the spectacularly beautiful Columbia River Gorge and the Bridge of the Gods, where the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses the mighty Columbia River. The PCT meanders right by our camp site, located just west of Stabler, WA.

We will hike, raft, bike and more on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Gorge, visiting many stunning waterfalls and scenic vistas. Camp is just one and a half hours from Portland International Airport.

Activities are planned and led by AMC-trained and approved volunteer leaders; meals are prepared by our friendly camp staff. All you have to do is show up at the airport Saturday to enjoy the hiking, the scenery, the people, and the fun that is August Camp!

Detailed info, pricing and registration materials will be available on our website in early December. Camp filled by mid-February in 2016, so don't miss out! Plan your one or two week adventure now and be part of one of the AMC's oldest traditions. Registration opens January 2, 2017.

Week 1: July 15 - July 22
Week 2: July 22 - July 29
Week 3: July 29 - Aug. 5
Week 4: Aug. 5 - Aug. 12


Latest News

August Camp 2017 shirt design update for registered campers: 5.3 oz heavy cotton short-sleeved t-shirt, very comfortable and wears well, 99% cotton, 1% polyester, color printed both sides on a soft background color (not white), unisex (male) sizing. If you would like to reserve yours, please email Dirgny at Tell her how many and what size. They will be waiting for you at camp, so bring cash or check along. Cost $17. (Some folks may have heard we were looking to offer long-sleeved hoodies, but they turned out to cost twice as much.)

As of January 13, Week 3 of 2017 August Camp is now full. While there is every likelihood spaces will open up within the next six months, at this point, please consider a spot in any of the other 3 weeks of August Camp--all of which have spaces available at present. If you have submitted registration already for Week 3 and have not heard from the Registrar via email or phone, rest assured that your registration has been received and a spot reserved for you at Week 3 in 2017. A confirmation email will be sent out shortly. If you would like to be put on the waitlist for Week 3, you must still send the initial application form and the $300 deposit to the Registrar. Your check will not be cashed until you are offered a spot and accept it.

Great news! Permitting questions in the National Forests and National Scenic Area in both Oregon and Washington have been very satisfactorily resolved. Camp registration will proceed as usual, beginning January 2, 2017. Sign up early -- don't miss out on the opportunity to hike in this beautiful area.

All materials for our 2017 camp have now been posted. You can find the hike list on the activities page and information relevant to transportation and registration, too. Applications accepted beginning January 2, 2017.

Rates for 2017 Camp in the Columbia River Gorge have been posted and are unchanged from 2016! Stay tuned for more information on next year's camp. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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