IWW branchs in the Northwest are hosting a campout in late August! See below for all the info!
Battle Ground Lake State Park, WA
Group Camp Site #1 (NOT the Horse Camp). Check in at the main entrance, then drive around the Park to the north side, where the entrance to the Group Camp is. It is a forest service-type, steel bar gate, which the Advance Party will force open with C-4 charges, or just ask the Rangers for the key. We will make some pie-plate signage beginning at the crucial left-hand turn on Grace St. in Battle Ground (town), about 3 miles from the Park entrance. The Town is substantial enough to have a Clinic, diners, rib joints, drug stores, speakeasies, a Medical Cannabis dispensary, gun shops, major and minor grocery outlets, and a Rotary Club. If there is an American Legion post, we shall take appropriate measures to insure them that Wobblies Never Forget.
Check-in after 14:00 (2:00 PM)
$25.00 per tent, $10.00 per individual wanting to use 1 of 32 possible bunks. This is for the whole weekend, which is less than half of the full price for individuals or families.
There are 4 Adirondack shelters, which are wooden structures with a roof and three walls. Bring firewood if desired, as there is a large wood storage shed for the main fire pit which is surrounded by benches. There are satellite fire rings near shelters, also three iron barbecues at one end of the picnic shelter. The site has its own shed with two vault toilets, which we will keep clean during our stay. Two water points, one with a garden hose hookup, the other with a drinking fountain-type faucet. The tent area is large and grassy (maybe 1/4 acre?), and it is possible to find more secluded places to pitch a tent in the woods if one is more inclined to privacy. The whole site is tailor-made for convivial gatherings. The picnic shelter is big enough so that Vegans and FWs with special dietary considerations can set up their own kitchen and thus join in meals with their omnivorous Fellow Workers. No plans for a group kitchen or organized serving of meals have been made, so bringing enough of one’s own food is encouraged. The bunk rooms have no bedding, so please bring your own. No Wobbly will be turned away for lack of funds, nor shall they be mocked. The eponymous Lake is about a quarter mile long and oval shaped. Bring bathing suits; Naked Wobblies scare the Citizens. The Lake has trout stocked in it, but one needs a Washington State License to catch any, unless the Rangers can’t see your rebreathing equipment or hard-hat diving suits. Foot trails connect everything, and a map of the Park is available on the web site.
A really good Country Store is close by (Heisson Grocery) which has … everything, and ice cream, too. Intoxicating Liquors are permitted, but be mindful of the requirements of decorum; the Ayahuasca ceremony was cancelled due to the Shaman’s Union strike, which we will of course honor. Cross that picket line at your peril. RSVP and pay Seattle GMB, c/o Kristen King. Please make sure to tell her 1) how many campers, 2) Tent or Bunk, 3) and how much money you are sending. You can pay by mail, their Pay Pal account, or at the event itself, but telling her how many is strongly encouraged for bookkeeping and future planning. Plan for bad weather (NOT expected in late August), but even if it rains the entire time, there are enough covered shelters so that we won’t be totes bummed out if Zeus is angry. Please check camp rules regarding pets, available here:
Further money info:
Remember that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
$25 for a tent space (this is for a space for a tent, so if there are mulitable people using the same tent only $25 has to be paid)
$10 for a bunk (this is per bunk, so per person)
Payments can be made to the Seattle General Membership Branch (GMB) by paypal or mail. The Paypal account is email@example.com. The postal address is “1122 E. Pike Street #1142, Seattle, Wa 98122.”
For all payments, please follow up with an eamil to the Olympia GMB at OlympiaIWW@riseup.net and the Seattle GMB at SeattleIWW@gmail.com – showing the amount of payment and that it is for the campout. This is for financial transparency.