August Camp

August Camp

AMC’s August Camp changes its location each year to take advantage of hiking opportunities throughout North America.

Hikes are planned and led by AMC trained and approved volunteer leaders; meals are prepared by our friendly camp staff—all you have to do is show up and enjoy the hiking, the scenery, the people, and the fun that is August Camp! Note that this is a full day hiking camp, so you should be able to hike a minimum of 5 miles with 600 feet or more of elevation gain each day.

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August Camp, a full-service tent village for 64 campers each week, offers multiple hikes daily for all levels of ability, several overnights and a number of water-based activities. Car camping and backpacking, sightseeing excursions, river rafting, canoeing and kayaking may also be offered. Delicious home-cooked meals and trail lunches are provided; great camaraderie and nightly campfires make for a memorable experience. Provided are two-person tents with cots, plus family-style meals in the dining tent.

Recent sites have included: Canadian Rockies, Central Cascades in Oregon, the Olympic Peninsula; the High Sierra in California; the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Rainier in Washington.

Reservations and Policies

The general application window for August Camp 2022 will open on January 3, 2022, at 8 AM (EST) and close on January 12, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST). Acceptances will be made based on a random lottery system, but applications will continue to be accepted until Camp is full and there is a substantial waitlist.


Cancellation, Payment, and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be mailed or e-mailed to the Registrar – phone cancellations will not be accepted.

  • Prior to May 1, 2022, all but $300 per person will be refunded.
  • After May 1, 2022, but at least 31 days prior to the first Saturday for which a person is registered, 50% of payment in excess of $300 per person will be refunded.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 30 days of the first Saturday for which a person is registered.
  • Cancellations must be e-mailed to

In the event of Camp cancellation or interruption due to COVID-related restrictions or other unforeseeable events, August Camp would return all or part of the camp