S’more Diversity Family Camp is a weekend family retreat for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) families to spend the weekend enjoying the outdoors and time together with the family. A range of outdoor and family-friendly activities will be offered. The event is open to all ages and the schedule is flexible to sign up for only the activities you want to do.
Camp Sealth is located on Vashon Island, Washington, with 360 acres of pristine forest and over a mile of private beach along Colvos Passage. Transportation from Tacoma may be an option. Families will stay in rustic cabins and eat meals together in our historic dining hall. All meals and activities are included at no additional cost, and we’re able to keep the cost very low thanks to our incredible donors.
Activities & Schedule
Activities offered will include boating, hikes, archery, music, baking, sports, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, karaoke, and more.
Camp Sealth’s facilities are rustic/basic but comfortable. Cabins have heat and electricity, and twin beds with foam mattresses. You’ll need sleeping bags, pillows, and/or sheets/blankets (camp has a supply to borrow if needed). Bathrooms/showers are located in a separate building in each cabin area. Limited Wifi is available in some areas of camp (not cabins).
Food Service is provided by our highly talented Food Service Director and head chef, Chef Chantel Jackson, who is also the mastermind behind this event. Meals are served family-style in our 101-year-old dining hall; meals are kid/family-friendly and we can accommodate most special diets.
Dates & Times
Event Dates: October 1-2, 2022
Arrival: Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m.
Departure: Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m.
This event is open to all BIPOC families/families with BIPOC members, and open to all ages. Children under age 18 must attend with an adult.
Registration & Fees
The cost is $10 per person attending. All family members attending must register. If the $10 cost is a barrier for your family, please contact us for a financial aid request. Register by September 9.
We strongly recommend that all participants age 5 and over be up to date on vaccinations for COVID-19; proof of vaccination is required. For those who are not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the start of the event is required. Families will stay together in a shared cabin (private room, but may be adjacent to other families). We will take all recommended COVID precautions including wearing masks while in shared indoor spaces.
For questions, please contact the Director of Camping, Carrie Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chef Chantel Jackson at email@example.com.