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Sunset Lake Camp
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David Yeagley, Camp Director
Washington Conference
32229 Weyerhaeuser Way South
Federal Way, WA 98001
Phone: (253) 681-6008
  Camp Contact
Kirk Betz, Camp Manager
PO Box 90
30811 Quinnon Road
Wilkeson, WA  98396-0090
Phone: (253) 252-3004 x111
Fax: (360) 829-0558

Camp History
The current property was homesteaded in the 1890s. Coal mining was a major industry in nearby Wilkeson, as was a large sandstone quarry (from which the State Capitol in Washington was built). In 1926, a manmade lake was created, several buildings constructed, and Sunset Lake became a retreat area for people from miles around. Fishing derbies, community picnics, and group outings were common here. In 1957, the church purchased the property, built cabins, a cafeteria, caretaker's house, and other facilities. Since then, it has been a summer camp to thousands of boys and girls. Camp Directors have included Ed Webb, Dean Van Tassel, Don Blehm, Jim Everts, Len McMillan, Jess Nephew, Terry Bolton, Craig Heinrich and David Yeagley.

Information on Property and Camp Facilities
The camp includes 20 cabins (each sleeps 10), with full facilities, a meeting hall (seats 120), cafeteria (seats 240), gymnasium (seats 500), a nature center, recreational field, a ten and a half acre lake for water sports and a second smaller lake for canoeing and fishing, and 385 acres of forested land with trails for horseback riding, nature study, and more.

The camp is in great need of replacing their cafeteria. If you have any interest in helping to fund this (or other) projects, please contact David Yeagley.

Camp Programs and Special Features
Sunset Lake offers eight weeks of experiences for a broad ranges of age groups. Summer camps include blind, junior, and teen camps plus engineering camp and fine arts camps. Activities include horsemanship, archery, wakeboardomg, canoeing, swimming, nature, ceramics, gymnastics, mountain biking, as well as mountain bike excursions, and nature expeditions. Year-round activities include canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, volleyball, basketball, softball, paddle boats, and nature study. Sunset Lake is only 45 minutes from Mount Rainier National Park. It is approximately 45 minutes from SeaTac International Airport and the greater Puget Sound area, 30 minutes from Auburn Adventist Academy, and 45 minutes from the Washington Conference office.

Directions to Camp
From Seattle, take I-5 southbound to the Auburn exit (State Route 18) and go east approximately 4 miles to Hwy. 167 South toward Puyallup for approx. 8-10 miles. Take Hwy. 410 east, 5 miles east of Bonny Lake. Turn right on Mundy Loss Road. There is a stop light at this intersection. When the road ends in a T intersection, turn left then keep to the right and follow signs to Wilkeson (approx. 3 miles). Just through Wilkeson, turn left on Railroad Ave., which leads directly to the camp entrance.
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