What a joy to see so many Friends!
Thanks to all who visited Westwind last Saturday (June 15th)! What a joy to meet so many new and returning faces, hear stories about camp as far back as the 1950’s, and to share the perfect weather and incomparable landscape of Westwind with new friends.
Visitors’ Day is a great way for families to see for themselves what camp is like, for alumni to reconnect with Westwind, and for other guests to learn more about what Westwind is and does. We hope it was fulfilling for everyone.
Starting at noon, guests started crossing the Salmon River with Captains Nemo and Cowpie on Westwind’s ferries (the Ina and Nanamuks, respectively named in honor of the Chinook words for Beaver and Otter). Refreshments, activities, and tours were provided by Westwind staff, many of whom only recently arrived to start their summer as camp staff. The Camp Store was open, with all proceeds going to the Westwind Campership Fund. There were many hikes on the beach, up to High Meadow, over Ranch Hill, and throughout camp. For some it was over forty years since their last visit to camp; for others, it was a first time visit even though their children attended decades earlier.
Activities included S’mores at the Campfire area; archery, tree climbing and GaGa ball at the Tillikum field area; Arts & Craft at the McIver ‘Art Palace’; and regular tours of camp and recent upgrades to the facility.
Stay in Touch
We hope all the guests had a great visit and will be returning soon and otherwise stay in touch with Westwind!