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 will open on Feb 8, 2021. After 10 days, acceptances will be made based on a random lottery system, but applications will continue to be accepted until Camp is full and a substantial waitlist is generated.

Cancellation, Payment, and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be mailed or e-mailed to the Registrar—phone cancellations will not be accepted. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 30 days of the first Saturday for which a person is registered.

If a cancellation is postmarked by March 1, all but $50/person will be refunded.

If a cancellation is postmarked between March 1 and May 1, all but $300/person will be refunded.

For cancellations postmarked after May 1, but at least 31 days prior to the first Saturday which a person is registered, 50% of payment in excess of $300/person will be refunded.

We strongly encourage campers to buy Trip Cancellation Insurance, since we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation policy for medical issues and other personal emergencies that may arise.

Camp filled by mid-January last year, so don’t miss out—sign up early for the week(s) you want!