COG Campout Week
July 12th-17, 2020
Family Camp Update: Family Camp becomes Church of God Campout Week (2020 only)
The Plan! (While always subject to change with state regulations, we believe we will be able to offer….) A week set aside for Church of God families to come and camp. Families call in and reserve their site. Payments are all electronic. Boxed to-go lunch service will be offered with a pre-set yummy menu. Social distancing with people outside your family is expected. Please, don’t come if you have been exposed in the last 2 weeks or have any flu or cold like symptoms. Tent sites will be initially limited based on bathroom / shower facilities – initial reservations will only allow 1 family per bathroom. As regulations ease – we will open up more tent spaces.
What are the perks? It will cost less than the classic family camp. A chance to get out and still be in a Christian environment. Disc golf, hiking, time in the mountains, and it looks like we’ll be able to open up the lake at half capacity for swimming fun in the afternoons 1:30-3:30.
RV sites $22/night
Tent sites $27/night (tent site = 1 household / family that lives under the same roof). Why more? - bathrooms are our limiting factor
Lunch Service $7.50 / boxed lunch. Included meal, cookie, soda or bottled water
Monday – burger and fries
Tuesday - chicken enchilada, rice and tortilla chips
Wednesday - Pulled pork BBQ, tater tots, and slaw
Thursday - Chicken wraps, pasta salad and bag chips
Friday - grilled cheese tomato soup veggies.
Call to Make a Reservation (509) 656-2304
Favorite Area Hikes to "Peak" Your Interest
Beacon Ridge – 3.8 miles (1.9 miles one way) – Very hard but the most spectacular hike in the area and maybe Washington. Hike starts going up with .9 miles of beautiful forest. Once you make the turn for Beacon, the trail ascends steeply on an amazing ridge. Hike finished with the summit and small lookout beacon tower. Awesome views everywhere.
Easton Ridge – 6.3 miles (3.1 miles one way) - Everyone who has been to Double K has looked across the valley to the north and oogled at the ridge and prominent rock summit. This hike does not disappoint. The first 1.5 miles are grueling uphill climb. Once on the ridge – beautiful views open up and ends at a rock summit.
The Big Loop – Kachess Ridge to Silver Creek Connector back to the Domerie Divide. 14.5 miles. The best of the Kittitas Cascades and really good for DK if you’re participating in our “Steps for DK” walk-a-thon.
The John Wayne Trail – right out the front of Double K – any distance you like East or West. Run / Bike / Walk
Monahan Mountain East – 6 miles (3 one way). More gradual 1400 climb across the canal from DK. Great views of Goat Peak and Easton
Goat Mountain – From DK around 10-12 miles or drive to alternate trailhead. While other hikes may be better as a whole, nothing beats the summit of Goat. Those with off-road 4-wheel drive may venture within a mile of the summit
Why are we not running our normal Family Camp programming? As the Covid19 pandemic drags out we have made the uncomfortable decision to cancel Family Camp programming. Family Camp has long been a priority for Double K and grounded in DK’s history and roots. Please know this is not a decision we take lightly. Several different components guided our decision: 1) Prayerful discernment 2) Health Department guidance and state regulations 3) What our industry is doing / best practices in camping and retreat ministries 4) The Wesleyan concept of “Do no harm”. 5) Our ability to adapt and offer a semblance of quality with ever changing conditions. *Unfortunately, no indoor lodging/dining will be available during this week.