About the Venue
We’ll spend our weekend together at Camp Colman, a youth summer camp located on the Case Inlet in lower Puget Sound. Since 1912, its protected salt water lagoon, shoreline and 100 densely forested acres have offered a rich environment for people to learn about themselves, their surroundings and living in a community.
If you’ve been to summer camp before, your nostalgia will go into overdrive.
Crossing the threshold…
You’ll know you’ve entered somewhere magical, a place between, when you cross the waters on a single-lane spit that bridges Camp Colman with the rest of the world. Set on a quiet and private wooded hillside, the camp is equipped with all of the usual summer camp amenities and play-filled delights.
Who’s in for a polar bear swim?
Down by the large dock on the peaceful lagoon are kayaks, rowboats, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards to be used during workshops and on breaks. A trail runs along the edge of the water, leading you to a long stretch of tidal beach where you can meander along the sand to collect driftwood.
Bows and arrows! Monster swing!
Like hidden treasure, up in the woods are loads of activity stations. Wandering the paths and trails, you may come across an archery range, arts & crafts hut, climbing wall, giant swing, ropes courses, basketball court, ball field and more. There are also yurts, a covered dome with a fireplace perfect for workshops and dance parties, and another campfire space. All waiting to be discovered.
Old school cozy cabins.
The rustic cabins are set in a ring around the lagoon. Cabins contain sets of bunks in an open space plan, with a private bathroom inside the cabin. Each cabin has a deck overlooking the lagoon, perfect for quiet early morning journal time, late night socializing or watching the sun set over the water.