Everyone is invited to bring their wooden kayaks, meet with friends, learn new skills, get ideas, discover new projects, paddle a little bit, and generally have a good time.
The event is free and open to the public (donations to cover park fees gladly accepted). Bring your home-made kayak or canoe or just come and enjoy the people, boats, and activities. Expect to see strip-built and stitch-and-glue constructed boats as well as traditional skin-on-frame and folding kayaks. The adjacent beach is a great place to paddle or let the kids play.
Activities begin Friday afternoon and end Sunday with plenty of time between events to talk and try other people's boats. Demonstrations will cover some of the basic processes of kayak construction. There will be a group dinner on Saturday evening.
If you would like to attend, be aware that to camp or RV, reservations must be made ahead of time (the sooner the better). Reservations are accepted by FORT WORDEN STATE PARK up to one year in advance. The lower campground next to the beach is usually booked up a year out. You can call (360) 344-4431 to find out the status. Reservations can also be made on-line, by fax, or via mail. Details can be found at http://www.fortworden.org.