Sign up in the Registration System beginning at 9:00 am on January 12 HERE. Space is very limited!
Do you like togetherness? This is a different kind of camping that has a communal aspect to it. We stay in cabins (see picture), and eat and play in a central meeting hall together. In March, it is pretty chilly up there (think light snow), but there are plenty of trails to walk or bike on. Every family has their own cabin (with heat and electricity). Cabins sleep 5 (bunk with double-bed bottom and a twin top, plus a futon that folds out to a queen). There are three PET OK cabins available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note, there is a $20 additional charge ($10/night) for these cabins.
Meals are prepared communally by teams of two-three families. Each team will plan a menu for 75 people that includes non-vegetarian, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The team is responsible for purchasing groceries, cooking the meal, and cleaning the kitchen afterward. Families who want to be part of the trip, but don’t want to eat communally, are still responsible for being on a meal team. The kitchen is available for group meals, so those wanting to prepare independent meals will need to do so at their own cabin campsite. On Sunday, one member of each family helps clean and shut down the main hall.
Cost: $150/Family, plus each family shares in the cost of preparing one meal for the group. This covers your cabin, plus your part of the deluxe meeting hall that we have reserved all day Friday – Sunday.
About the park: Stub Stewart State Park is the playground in your backyard. Just 31 miles west of Portland, the park offers more than 20 miles of trails. Bring your bicycle and spend hours exploring the far reaches of the park (assuming there’s no snow). There is also an 18-hole disc golf course east of the Hilltop Day-use Area near the Hooktender Horseshoe Trail. Bring your own discs and score cards, or purchase Innova discs at the Registration Station.
Directions, Trail Maps and Info about Stubb Stewart Here.
Cabins are outfitted with electricity and heat. Bring sleeping bags or bedding and towels. There are communal warm showers and flush toilets. Weather: lows in mid-30’s, highs in mid-50’s, so dress accordingly. Please note, quiet hours begin at 10pm.
Checking In (Cabin Check-in time: 4:00 pm, Check-out time: 1:00 pm)
Be sure to bring your reservation form with you (it will be emailed to you). This form includes an access key code for your cabin. Cabins have electricity and heat, and are furnished with a futon, bunk, and table and chairs. You are welcome to arrive at the meeting hall as early as 2:00 pm to hike, bike, and play before you check-in to your cabin at 4pm. On Sunday, our last group meal will be breakfast, but you are welcome to hang out until cabin checkout at 1:00.
Directions to Stubb Stewart State Park (approximately 30 minutes from Beaverton)
HWY 26 west (23 miles from 217); Slight right on OR 47 (4 miles); Park entrance on right.
Most of the time, families “do their own thing” together. Brings games or activities you want to share with the group. Hiking is possible, biking is possible, if there isn’t snow on the ground. On Sunday morning after breakfast, one member of each family is expected to stay in the main hall to help close down the building and clean-up.