Staff and Board often meet informally via ZOOM or at Elmer’s Restaurants.

The Board of Directors of Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki has several opportunities for you to serve with the Board and help us fulfill our mission. his dovetails with the international Kiwanis organization behind the Camp whose defining statement is, “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. 


 Camp Wa-Ri-Ki Board Positions include: 

  • Board President
  • President-Elect – assumes the Board President Role
  • Immediate Past-President – assume this position after a term as Board President
  • Treasurer – use your financial skills to help the Camp grow
  • Vice President (usually requires previous board experience for the Camp)
  • Board Member charged with operations oversight
  • Board Member charged with development oversight (includes fundraising)
  • Board Member(s) at large (two) – ideally this board member may also be supporting an allied organization like schools, churches, and clubs like Boys and Girls Club
  • Student Board Member (from college or high school Kiwanis Club)

Each Board member will have a passion for serving youth and children and will agree to participate in the monthly Board of Directors Meetings and serve on at least one of the Camp Wa-Ri-Ki committees.  Each Board member will be expected to actively engage in carrying out the strategic plan goals, participate in fundraising activities for the Camp, and attend Camp Wa-Ri-Ki Work Days.

Duties: As a working Board, each Board member will be expected to invest an average of ten (10) hours per month for Camp Wa-Ri-Ki activities.  Each Board member will be required to donate financially, at a level significant for each person, annually to the camp.  By committing both time and financial support, the Board member will reflect their commitment to Camp Wa-Ri-Ki’s future. Providing an annual gift by each board member is very important — board members are better fundraisers when they know they have done their part.

Tenure: A student Board member will commit to a one (1) year term while adult Board members will commit to a two (2) year term with an option to request renewal of their board membership.  At your option, you may decide to move from Board Member to be considered for Vice President, then President, followed by serving as immediate Past President, a service period of four years.

Applicant can apply online using the form on this page or mail a letter of interest (tell us your contact information, past Board experience, past non-profit experience, and what you would like to work on for the Camp), to: Camp Wa-Ri-Ki , PO Box 18, Washougal, WA 98671.

Board Application

Welcome to Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

The Board of Directors consists of 11 members. It is our mission to provide an outdoor experience that offers optimal development of at-risk youth and our communities’ through recreational, educational and leadership opportunities. Kiwanis International and Camp Wa-Ri-Ki have adopted a resolution that encourages leaders and members to build a culture and maintain environments that develop and nurture mutual respect for all celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion in our programs and operations. The Southwest Region of Washington State reflects the ancestral homes of First Peoples including the Cowlitz, Yakima and Klickitat tribes. The First Peoples of Skamania County called themselves, Chilluckittequw. We acknowledge that we are on the ancestral lands and traditional territories of the Chilluckittequw People.
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