Memorial Day Weekend Camping Trip
Opequon Quaker Camp
Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28, 2018
This camping trip is a great opportunity to enjoy nature and to make new friends and to deepen connections with existing friends. This year’s trip is for all Washington Ethical Society members and friends!
Who is it open to? All WES members are welcome.
LINK to more information in the registration packet here.
Registration portion of the packet is the last 4 pages. Fill out the online registration form or print the last four pages to hand in or mail to Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20012. Registration and payment due by May 18, 2018.
Location: Opequon Quaker Camp is located in Clear Brook, VA, near the Virginia/West Virginia border, about 10 miles northeast of Winchester, VA. It sits on approximately 30 acres on a ridge that overlooks the upper Shenandoah Valley.
Campsite: The facilities are relatively primitive, but there is a well-equipped kitchen with cooking utensils and appliances, an unenclosed dining pavilion that seats up to about 80 people, a second pavilion with power and running water for arts and crafts, and two bathhouses each equipped with four flush toilets, and four showers and four sinks with hot and cold running water.
There are 8 screened-in cabins with bed frames that sleep 12 to 14 people in each. Most are bunk beds, but there are also some single bed frames in each cabin. There are some mattresses available, but not enough for every bed.
There is also the option to stay in a tent.
If sleeping in a tent or in a cabin is not for you, there are hotels nearby, close to Route 81.
AMENITIES/THINGS TO DO
Campers may enjoying hiking around and exploring the campground. There is a network of gravel roads and paths – some may want to bring their bikes, but there are no paved trails at the campground.
There is a small stream at the bottom of the hill, down from the campground, that flows into Opequon Creek, a fairly substantial body of water, which is fairly deep and fast flowing. Those with canoes or kayaks may want to bring them for boating on Opequon Creek.
Other things to do:
Enjoy making crafts, and learning to tie knots,
Bring your favorite board or card games or sports equipment.
End the day with campfire songs and s’mores on Saturday and Sunday.
Strut your stuff at the talent show Sunday Night!.
About 4 miles away is Clearbrook Park, with a 3 acre lake with fishing and paddleboats, paved walking paths, a playground, and a pool, which will be open 11 am – 6 pm Memorial Day weekend, $4 admission for everyone 3 and older.
Special notes about this campsite – No dogs and no alcohol or tobacco products are permitted on the property