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Member Welcome
Message from Len Anderson,
 LMCH Board President

    Welcome to Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway, commonly called the Hideaway. And it's just that.  Less than fifty miles north of Portland and about 100 miles south of Seattle, it offers one of the very few private opportunities to get out into the beautiful Pacific Northwest’s forests, wildlife, and lakes. Membership in the Hideaway is desired by many, and the 1500 dedicated campsite memberships give it the financial base to be successful and provide services to each and every campsite.
    It is affordable for us regular folk who love the escape that the Hideaway provides while at the same time offering amenities that make it a great place for children, teens, and adults of all ages. Our indoor swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub make those cloudy, damp Northwest days manageable. Putt-putt golf is a great recreation opportunity as are the two tennis courts and the mega-playground equipment for the youngsters.
    Because of our location on 13-mile long Lake Merwin, boating and swimming are immensely popular. We maintain a large moorage where members may rent slips. Whether it’s year-round fishing, water skiing, napping on your pontoon boat, picnicking along the many locations shore side, or enjoying swimming and barbecuing at our waterfront swim area, lake recreation cannot be better. Because there is very limited public access to the lake, you enjoy an uncrowded experience when on the water.
    Hiking along the miles and miles of roadways (even jogging by some) interrupts the deer and other wildlife, but you are communing with them. There’s nothing quite as wonderful as watching the fawning season in June. And, if so inclined, you can experience non-denominational church services (both at the inside or the outside chapel), and may have the deer looking in through the windows while you sing a hymn while looking at Mt. St. Helen’s.
    You elect a Board of Directors from among the membership that develops the vision and policies to capture that vision. The Board hires a Camp Manager who then takes these Board decisions and implements these services, guiding an outstanding maintenance, resales, and office staff. Committees are chaired by members, and this is where your volunteerism can first be put to use. You’ll love the camaraderie that committee involvement provides. As President, I’m so proud of the Hideaway, its staff and volunteers, and the members who simply come to retreat.
    On our webpage, you will discover so many great features of Hideaway membership. We have a long-standing culture of volunteerism to support our staff in delivering activities, security, building & grounds guidance, and maintenance of our natural resources. As a member or prospective member, I invite you to participate with fellow campers in making LMCH “The best place in America”.


Message from Larry Lesley,
LMCH Camp Manager

I would like to welcome everyone to the "Best Place in America".  LMCH has been considered that by its members since its beginning and I believe they are absolutely right.  The Hideaway has been a place for
our members to relax and enjoy nature for more than 39 years.  1,500 members can't be wrong.
    September 2010 represents 15 years that I've had the pleasure to work for the Hideaway.  I began my career as the Assistant Manager and accepted the position of Camp Manager in 2001.  Since I began my career here at the Hideaway I’ve watched it grow and expand to meet the needs of modern times while at the same time keeping the family atmosphere. 
    The popularity of the Hideaway has grown rapidly over the years with members from all walks of life and from all across the country. The Hideaway offers a wide range of recreational activities for its membership at a reasonable price. You’ll be hard pressed to find a place that offer so much for so little. The waterfront has been one of the largest attractions for new members with 2 launch areas, short term and long term moorage as well as swim area and beach.
    Volunteerism is high at the Hideaway. Volunteer Security, Waterfront, Buildings and Grounds, Natural Resources, Bylaws, Activities and Bingo are only a few of the many volunteer committees that help keep the camp safe and operational. I depend heavily on the volunteers for their assistance and cannot say enough about the good things they do for the Hideaway and the assistance they offer me and my staff.
    The Board of Directors is also made up of 7 members who also volunteer their services. The Board puts in countless hours each month to ensure the Hideaway remains strong and in the right direction. The volunteers committees are essential to our success and they are always looking for a few good men or women. If you are currently a member or if you are considering becoming one, take the time to learn more about volunteerism at the Hideaway and what it offers.
    I have an open door policy. Members may stop in to see me or my staff anytime. On behalf of my staff I would like to welcome all the new members to the Hideaway and for those of you that haven’t quite yet decided to what to do, what are you waiting for? There is a variety of memberships available and our Membership Sales staff is anxiously standing by to show you your own personal getaway from the hassles of everyday living.  I look forward to meeting you soon.  



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  
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