Travel with Village Home
Family Camping Battleground State Park 2014
It's a Village Home tradition – summer family camping! This year, we will be at Battleground State Park in Washington, conveniently located less than one hour from Portland. VH families have been asking for a location that is:
Close to Portland • warm and dry • on-site group activities • water play
Ta-Da! We found all of this at Battleground State Park. For those of you who are old-timers to the camping scene, there are some things that are different, too (everything has a price):
more expensive • few yurts or cabins • most sites have no electrical* • confusing pricing
About the Price
The state of Washington prices each site differently, based on it’s amenities, location in the park, and size. For this trip, there are FOUR different prices (one for every budget). Cabins are $395, sites that can accommodate an RV or a tent with electrical hookup are $215, and tent sites (no electrical, but most also accommodate an RV) range from $145 - $175, depending on the site location. Please note, VH is simply passing our costs on to you; each site also carries a portion of the kitchen shelter rental. Included in fees: parking for one vehicle (extra charge payable at park for more than one vehicle), Discovery park pass. Not included: RV on a cabin site, there is an extra charge of $38/night.
How to Register Before May 30
Overall, we have reserved the same number of sites we usually do for this trip, so there should be enough sites to go around. Because all of the sites are priced differently, and have different amenities, we are holding a lottery for site registration.
Lottery for Camping Reservations – Enter by May 30
1. Enter the lottery by Friday, May 30 at 9am by signing up on the field trips / workshop page.
2. Names will be drawn and families will pick their site based on the order that they were drawn. For example, the Baker family was drawn first. They can choose the site they want that is available, depending on the features and location of the site.
3. The lottery will continue until all of the sites are filled. There are probably enough sites to go around, so most, if not all families in the lottery will get a site.
4. Once you select a site, submit payment in full by June 15 with your Registration Form and Participant Agreement. Please note, no refunds available after July 1. (Do not turn in this paperwork unless you have gotten a site selected through the lottery.)
How to Register After May 30
Contact the office to find out space availability.
About Battleground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park is
a camping park with 280 acres of beautiful, forested land in the foothills of
the Cascade Mountains. The spring-fed lake is of volcanic origin and is
considered to be a miniature version of Crater Lake in Oregon. This park will provide our families with more
opportunity to be entertained together on-site.
This is a gorgeous spot and the lake is clean, with water temperature
that is actually swimmable. Please note, under 4 cannot be in swim area.
* This isn’t soooo bad.... please note we have a “kitchen shelter” reserved every day except for Monday. There is electricity at the shelter for those who want to plug in a coffee pot or a crock pot.
RPM Teen Retreat Sept 8 - 10
Teens RPM (Ropes, Play, Mesh) Retreat
Monday, September 8 – 10, 2014
Registration and Payment Due August 20
$195 if registered and paid by August 20; $220 after August 20.
Kick off the year with old friends, and make new friends at the RPM Teen Retreat, September 8-10 at Camp Collins! At this retreat, we'll hang-out, and dare we say it - PLAY - a lot. Group activities with some free time will be planned from breakfast until lights out, which will be around midnight.
On Tuesday, we'll spend the day on the Challenge Ropes Course with the leader in ropes course facilitation, Synergo. Through low and high ropes challenges, participants will be encouraged to reach their personal potential as well as their potential for working together.
About Camp Collins
About Synergo Ropes Course
TEEN RETREAT REGISTRATION PACKET AND WAIVERS
Breath of Fresh Air Women's Retreat Nov 14-16
Join other VH moms and our friends for a rejuvenating weekend of community, connection, and creativity at the beautiful Canby Grove Retreat Center, located just 30 minutes from Portland Canby, OR.
We have planned a retreat with you in mind -- a busy mom who sometimes forgets to take enough time for herself.
Take a weekend (the kids WILL survive without you) just for you. We will
enjoy several informal pampering sessions for your
mind, body, and soul, and just have plenty of unstructured time to enjoy each other's company and the beautiful natural surroundings.
Date: Friday,November 14 -
Sunday, November 16
(Saturday only option available)
at 5pm on Friday, depart at 11am on Sunday
(Saturday only is 9am - 9pm)
Cost: $125 if registered and paid by October 15.
$150 late registration (after October 15)
$75 Saturday only (no overnight)
Limited financial aid available. Please inquire in office.
To reserve a spot: Sign up on the Field Trip page, and download the Details and Registration Packet below. Turn in paperwork with full payment.
Payment options include online (via paypal), credit card in office, or check. Cancellations will receive a refund, less a $50 fee.
WOMEN'S RETREAT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION PACKET
Homeschooler Trip to Europe
homeschoolers, we know that the world is our classroom. We are excited
to provide opportunities to experience the global classroom first hand
and give our kids the chance to develop into global citizens.
International travel gives students (and adults) new perspectives of the
world around them, as well as new perspectives about themselves and
their unique and special place in the world.
EF is the world leader in affordable, educational travel and we are proud to be partnering with them to create safe, educational, affordable trips. EF trips include options for earning high school or college credit, through a new, innovative project-based educational program at no additional cost to enrich the experience.
AP European History 12 Day Tour June 2015
(Cities: Rome, Florence, Paris, Normandy, London)
(must be 14 by Sept 1 2014 in order to join the trip)
Click here for the tour website with itinerary and videos:
This trip is designed for high school students who will be 14 by September 1, 2014, and who can travel independently. Of course, parents and siblings are always welcome too, but keep in mind, this is a fast-paced, educational adventure that covers Rome, Florence, Paris, Normandy, and London in 12 days packed full of fun and learning; not a family-style vacation! The trip includes professional tour guide, accommodations, breakfast and dinner, transportation and flights, tours and admissions. Tips, insurance, lunches, snacks, and optional excursions not included. Monthly payment plan (interest-free) available.