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There is always something going on in camp. We have a variety of recreational areas and events going on. You're bound to find something fun to do. We have a wonderful group of member volunteers on our Activities and Recreation Committees that do a fantastic job organizing a multitude of functions.

Annual Events

Easter Bunny
Traditionally the weekend before Easter, our cotton-tailed friend visits at KK5 for photos and treats for the children.

Egg Coloring-
Bring the kids and have fun coloring eggs at KK5, This event typically takes place the night before the Easter Bunny visits.

Santa Claus-Every December, Santa visits us for a photo opportunity and goodies for the little ones.

Pumpkin Decoration-
One weekend before Halloween. The children get together and decorate Jack-o-lanterns, which are then used as decorations for our costume dance. 

Halloween Boo Ball!

Our annual "Boo Ball" is great fun with a potluck, music provided by a DJ and lots of costumes, young and old alike. The entire family is welcome to attend with a special costume parade.

Poker Run on the Lake-

The Waterfront is the home to a Summer Poker run on the lake. Boats visit several check stops on the lake and trade in the completed punch card for a Poker hand.

Beach Blast Dance-
The closest thing to being on a tropical vacation, right in your very own campground. DJ music at the Swim beach and lots of fun for the whole family.

Memorial Day, Mid-Summer & Labor Day Dances-
Street dances are held outdoors with DJ music and other fun treats and refreshments. Members take this as a great chance to meet and visit with other members.

Annual Craft Fair
Labor Day weekend our members have a chance to show their crafty side at our annual Craft fair.

Garage Sale-
Many sites participate. A map of participants is available and not only may you find that special item, but you may just meet a new friend along the way.


Every other weekend during the Summer, Bingo is a popular function held at KK5 Restaurant.

Putt-Putt Golf Tournament-

Several tournaments through the summer for all ages.

New Years Eve Dance-
Ring in the New Year at our dance followed by Breakfast at midnight.


Lake Merwin is a 4,090 acre reservoir that was built in 1931.  This reservoir is the last of three on the Lewis River as it winds its way to the Columbia.  The reservoir is immense, at almost 13 miles long with 32 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 104 feet and a max depth of 190ft. 

The Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway Waterfront consists of a dual boat launch, private and rental moorage, swim beach, canoe racks, dog beach, swim area with platform, picnic tables, cooking grills, snack shack, and restroom facilities.  Swimming, fishing for cokanee or tiger muskee, relaxing in the sun, skiing, wakeboarding, pleasure cruising and picknicing, its all here for you.
For more information about this facility, Click Here


Play areas are located throughout the Hideaway and were designed for use by members and their families. There is a main playground with many different play structures near our Meditation Point Chapel. There is also a smaller playground located across from our pool building near the Putt-Putt golf course and several other smalll playgrounds located on blocks 4, 6, 8, 16, and 18.

Putt-Putt Golf Course
Hideaway Acres is a 9-hole miniature golf course designed by members of the Hideaway and maintained by donations and volunteers. It offers a challenge to the everyday golfer of all ages!  There are several Golf Tournaments with fun and prizes for the entire family that are usually held on the holiday weekends. The course is located next to the playground, VIP Courtesy sites and across from the Pool Building.

Tennis & Basketball Courts

The outdoor tennis Courts are located on Block 18, in the lower part of camp, closer to the lake. The court is enclosed by a chain link fence that makes it a tight court but still fun for a set or two!   A second tennis/Basketball court is located across from Meditation point adjacent to the main playground.  Bring your own raquets, tennis balls and basketball (or check them from the pool staff) and you're all set.

Volley Ball Court

There is an area available for volleyball during the summer season.

Indoor pool, Sauna and Jacuzzi
In addition to the 2150 square foot heated swimming pool. The pool building contains a Sauna, whirlpool bath and dressing rooms with showers. There is always a paid employee in attendance while the pool is open, but there is not a Lifeguard on duty. It's open every day in the summer with the exception of Tuesdays when it is closed for cleaning.  During the off season, its only open on weekends.
Exercise Facility
We have a full service workout facility located in the pool building.  The equipment includes Treadmills, elliptical, bike, multipurpose machines and free weights.  It is available for members and their family that are over the age of 18.  There is a small annual fee for membership.

Meditation Point
Meditation Point is a non-denominational chapel that has indoor and outdoor services every Sunday during the Summer season. Located on the viewpoint, it's windows and open air areas overlook the lake, with spectacular views of the lake and Mount Saint Helens. The chapel offers a variety of guest speakers and musicians each week. The Chapel is available to rent by members and has served as a beautiful backdrop for many weddings. Members of our volunteer security may be available to sign in your guests at the gate and escort them into camp. A donation to the security fund is requested for their service.

Papa Bear Theater

Not quite the Drive-in, but the next best thing and just as fun! Movies are offered every other weekend during the summer and on a holiday weekend. Family movies are shown at our Papa Bear Theatre under the stars. We do offer refreshments and popcorn, because what fun is a movie without the popcorn?!


Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway 
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1-866-207-9262     Office: 360-247-5589     Sales: 360 247-5940
24706 NE Columbia Tie Road  Amboy, Washington 98601  
e-mail: office@lmch.com     
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