August Camp

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

August Camp 2020 will take place in Quilcene, WA. Our beautiful site is located in the foothills of the Olympic Range just outside Olympic National Park. On the Olympic Peninsula, forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems combine to create a spectacular wilderness park. We will explore this diverse environment with multiple hike offerings each day at varying levels of difficulty. We will also feature special activities such as sea kayaking, biking, swimming, and various tours to unique destinations in the area.
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 Detailed registration information will be on our web site by early December. Go to:

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the 2020 season has been cancelled.

We look forward to hosting you again in 2021.


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, family-style meals in the dining tent, and transportation between the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and camp and to and from daily activities.

August Camp Rates 2020

 AMC MembersAMC Nonmembers
Per Week$975$1,175

Reservations & Policies

The online application process will open on January 6, 2020, at 9 AM. To ensure fairness and equal opportunity to all, the application window will begin on Monday, January 6 and last through Wednesday, January 15, 2020. All applications received within that time period will be entered into a lottery for the requested week(s). Applications received after January 15 will be processed provided space is still available.

Cancellation, Payment and Refund Policy

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

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.

Questions? Visit our website at

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