2021 Mushroom Camp

Mushroom Camp: November 5-7, 2021

Registration is open!

Westwind is located within Oregon’s coastal rain forest and it is always mushroom season!







Fall at Westwind brings a fantastic flush of edibles, including matsutake, chanterelles, porcinis, chicken of the woods, oysters and lobsters (the mushroom variety!).

Upon foraging at Westwind for a day and finding over 125 species, David Arora called Westwind a “Mushroom Safari.”

Join mycologists, cooks, and aficionados for a weekend of foraging, identification, discussions with mushrooms. All levels of experience (or inexperience) welcome. Dogs are not allowed. Minimum age is 18 years old.

We are excited to welcome new and returning expert mycologists and speakers to this year’s Mushroom Camp Weekends! Instructors to be introduced soon.

Please note: unless you indicate otherwise during your registration process, your lodging will be shared with others. We recommend all guests come vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, please expect to show proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the start of the program. Please look for more specific information in the coming weeks. Thank you for understanding.

Featured 2021 Mycologists:

  • John and Myra Villella
  • Nils Nelson
  • Sidnee Ober-Singleton
  • Maysa Miller


  • Field study and collection of notable mushroom species
  • Instruction on proper identification
  • Discussion of wild collection/crafting with mushrooms
  • A mushroom-focused menu and recipes to take home
  • Talks on mushroom history, other fungus topics, and conservation
  • Workshops on inoculation, dyeing, fluorescent fungi, lichen, mushroom cuisine, and other fun topics

Other activities while at Westwind:

  • Hiking
  • Tide pooling
  • Art
  • Nature-focused activities

Mushroom Camp starts Friday afternoon and ends Sunday afternoon.

Cost: $400 per person and includes food, lodging, workshop materials, mushrooms, and instruction.

Email info@westwind.org with questions.

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