Wenas Audubon CampOut

You are invited to attend a celebration of birds, bats, butterflies, botany, and the beauty of spring in eastern Washington!
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2022 Campout is coming!
May 27-30

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. Staying mindful of everyone’s safety, these are the expectations for attendees:

  • Attendees should be fully vaccinated by the date of the event
  • Attendees agree to wear well-fitting face masks while in a carpool or in any enclosed space (i.e. restrooms and Sani-cans)

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Every Memorial Day Weekend, members of 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!