September 9-11, 2016
Brooks Memorial State Park
Located on Hwy 97, just north of Goldendale WA at Satus Pass
Informal jamming and participant-organized workshops:
· Song writing
Cabins with bunks or camping...........Lodge with fireplace............Deck and lawn to play on
All-vegetarian meals from Friday evening to Sunday morning
Brooks Memorial State Park's
Environmental Learning Center is 15 miles north of Goldendale on Hwy 97.
There's room for 100 participants - heated cabins with beds for 70 (bring bedding), hot showers (bring a towel),
plenty of tent sites and RV parking (no hookups), and a lodge for dining and dancing.
Gourmet meals are lovingly provided, Friday night through Sunday mid-day.
If you've never been, you should come. It's a beautiful time of year here in the Simcoe Mtns.
The camp is beautiful, secluded and well equipped; the people are always wonderful and interesting;
the music is diverse and excellent; the food is simply great. It's a perfect place for young kids to run
and play and for older folks to dance, sit around jamming, toss a frisbee, or whatever.
Workshops of different sorts will be organized by participants (you can either organize one yourself
or make a request) and generally the event is what the participants make of it.
As for the cost, it's a bargain at $85 for adults, kids under 16 free.
There was some discussion about cost at last year's event. It's a break even event,
so you pretty much get what you pay for. Keeping it affordable for families
is a major priority. Pamela, our most excellent cook,
has done her part, providing an amazing menu of good meals for an amazingly low cost.
In her efforts to keep the cost down, though, she feels
she is compromising the quality that she's used to providing.
In order to keep the basic cost affordable for families we have made a provision
that anyone who was able to do so could contribute more toward the food.
I'm suggesting $10, but any amount is fine. You'll see a place for that on the registration form and as an option on PayPal
You can use the pdf flyer and registration form (link below).
You can print it out two-sided, cut it in half and give one to a friend. You can also pay on-line
via PayPal if it's easier (cost is an additional $ 25). If you sign up, I'll be sending out
more information later on what to expect if you've never been, directions,
and a reminder list of essential items to remember even if you've been coming for years.
Have a great summer and I hope to see you at Simcoe Mt. in September
If you're interested in helping to
promote family-oriented musical events that are
affordable for families with children, and you are able and willing to make a donation
to the fund it will be much appreciated. Our federal # is 93-2060929
and we're registered as the Mid Columbia Folklore Society Inc.
Your donation is tax deductible, and in return you get to come see
some truly amazing young kids blossom over the years
into fine musicians and lovers of home-made music.
What the world desperately needs now is more of those!
Pre-registration will be necessary so
that food can be planned out.
Registration will close in August or when we have 100 participants.
For further information:
BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!!