Wenas Audubon CampOut

You are invited to attend a celebration of birds, bats, butterflies, botany, and the beauty of spring in eastern Washington!

2023 CampOut
June 2-5, 2023


The 2023 CampOut will be held Friday, June 2–Monday, June 5. This is one weekend later than previous CampOuts. The shift is intended to avoid the increasingly crowded Memorial Day weekend use of the camp area. Reports from early June campers in past years suggest that the area will be quieter and the change will allow for a better bird and nature experience. Campfire speakers will be scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings, rather than Saturday and Sunday. 

The organizing committee is hard at work planning field trips, campfire programs, and the ever-popular sanitation stations. We hope you’ll join us for the return of this beloved, all-welcome event celebrating the natural beauty of the Wenas Wildlife Area!

2023 Schedule
2023 Evening Programs

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Every spring, Washington State’s Audubon Chapters and their friends gather in the Wenas Valley, located on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains between Ellensburg and Yakima.  With a variety of natural history and recreation opportunities, the Wenas Valley is a beautiful area that supports a fascinating assortment of spring flora and fauna, and offers the spiritual fulfillment of simply being outdoors in the spring. Everyone, whether members of Audubon chapters or not, is welcome to join us for this outing.

White-headed Woodpecker art by Carleen Zimmerman

The annual CampOut takes place at The Hazel Wolf Bird Sanctuary at Wenas Creek Campground (SW of Ellensburg).

This casual and friendly gathering offers a variety of activities, including birding field trips, wildflower walks, field sketching, and campfire presentations PLUS special guest speaker TBA. You do not need to be an Audubon member to attend. All are welcome to this family-friendly event!