Volunteers Swarm Camp Wa-Ri-Ki for One Day 2015

Outpouring of Volunteer Support for Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

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A young volunteer helps gather equipment.

Camp hosts over 80 volunteers for Kiwanis One Day 2015 service.

Every year, Kiwanis organizations around the world unite for a very special event — Kiwanis One Day. One Day is an annual service day that occurs both nationally and internationally, with Kiwanis organizations everywhere planning local events to celebrate One Day.

Honoring the spirit of Kiwanis One Day, Camp Wa-Ri-Ki hosted a volunteer work day on April 11, 2015. The camp invited local community members, past renters, and members of the Division 44 Kiwanis clubs. (more…)

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Kiwanis One Day at Camp

Join us for Kiwanis One Day at Camp

Kiwanis One Day 2015

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Camp Wa-Ri-Ki is hosting a service day to celebrate Kiwanis One Day on April 11. If your club doesn’t have a project planned or has more individuals then opportunities, we invite you to join us for a day of service to help maintain the camp grounds and facilities.

Where: Camp Wa-Ri-Ki
When: April 11, 10 AM – 4 PM (more…)

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First Nature Explore Event Successful

Kids at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

The gang from Washington Elementary School Boys & GIrls Club pose at Wa-Ri-Ki.

Imagine close to 100 kids unplugged from electronic devices interacting with nature and learning from science teachers on 22 acres of wooded campgrounds under the sun on a warm summer’s day and you get the picture of the successful event held this week at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki.

Monday, August 18th, Camp Wa-Ri-Ki held its first Nature Explore event in conjunction with the Forest Service, the Parks Foundation of Clark County, and Vancouver Summer Adventure and combined a celebration of Smokey the Bear’s 70th Birthday with lunch and a science filled exploration of the wooded camp area and pond.

The kids helped Smokey Bear celebrate his 70th Birthday, and of course he taught them about fire safety.

The kids helped Smokey Bear celebrate his 70th Birthday, and of course he taught about fire safety.

Guiding the kids were local community leaders including Nat, a counselor with Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, who had never been up to the Camp before, and Mark Watrin, a Science teacher from Battle Ground Schools.  The children progressed from area to area marked by (more…)

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Nature Explore Club Event at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

EVENT: Monday, August 18 • 10am – 2pm  |  Nature Explore Club Event • 360.891.5001

Connect Outdoors at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

Explore nature at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki with your family and treat your children to an unplugged outdoors event.

Explore nature at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki with your family and treat your children to an unplugged outdoors event.

Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, in partnership with The Parks Foundation of Clark County, Vancouver Summer Adventure, the US Forest Service is pleased to announce it’s first Nature Explore Club Event at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, this August 18th.

Nature Club Registration Form

Registration is Required…. download our form here (PDF).

The program is free, and open to anyone who is interested in getting outside and exploring — only requiring that you apply to form a club.  We suggest family members join and form a Nature Explore Club along with friends and neighbors. Club Application forms are available online (PDF) or by contacting John Givvines at 360-891-5001 or jtgivvines@fs.fed.us.

Once you form a Nature Explore Club, free backpacks are available at the U.S. Forest Service, 10600 N.E. 51st Circle, Vancouver and also for daily check-out at the Mount St. Helens Coldwater Science and Learning Center.  The packs are provided by (more…)

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