Summer Camp 2017 ~ North Cascades, Washington
July 30 Ė August 5, 2016
The 2017 Obsidian Summer Camp, Camp
Funkhouser, will be by the Methow River in the North Cascades near
Winthrop, Washington. The camp is not at a developed site this year, but
in a dispersed camping area that is relatively flat and treed. All
participants will need to tent or RV. RV spaces may be limited, but we
won't know specifically how many we can accommodate until about mid May.
All meals are included, starting with dinner on July 30 and ending with
breakfast on August 5.
Here are some web sites to explore:
Methow Valley Ranger District:
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest:
Summer Camp Sign Up
Registering for Summer camp will be by online signup starting on Monday
April 17 about 7:00AM, followed within five days by submitting by mail your
registration form along with your camp fees.
Obsidian members will have sign up preference for the first week and
nonmembers may signup starting
April 24. A registration form
will be included as an insert with your April Obsidian Bulletin and available as
a download from the Obsidian website. See the back of the registration form for
detailed guidance on signup, registration, payment and other details.
Camp Funkhouser Registration Form
Summer Camp Fees
Camp Funkhouser fees will be $270 members, $310 nonmember adults and children,
$220 child (6-12) and children 5 and under are free.
A hardship subsidy of $50 is available to members only.
Remember full fees are due within 5 days
of online signup - we no longer accept an initial deposit followed by the
Summer Camp Rally
The Summer Camp Rally will be Friday, June 9 at 7:00PM at the Obsidian
Lodge. (This is not the June
potluck, so donít bring food.) The
Rally will include details about Camp Funkhouser including what to expect, what
to bring, maps of the area, a slideshow of the area and a lot more.
You will be able to pick up your Camp Funkhouser Booklet at the Rally and
ask any questions you may have.
About Summer Camp
Located in the
North Cascades near Winthrop, Washington, this area on the east side of the
North Cascades provides incredible hiking opportunities in varied scenic alpine
settings. This will be the fourth
time we have selected this area for our Obsidian Summer Camp in the last 30
years. Previous camps in the
Winthrop area were Camp Kocher in 1989, Camp Harvey in 1996 and Camp Jacobsen II
in 2001. Traditionally our Summer Camps are named in honor of the Board of
Directors President and this year we honor Board President Laurie Funkhouser.
Some of the areas to see - photos from the 2001 Obsidian Summer Camp:
More questions about Summer
Camp? Contact John Jacobsen -
Oh, the Places We Have Been