Camp S’more Family Campout August 5-6

Camp S’more Family Campout August 5-6

It's a hot summer night and the best place to be is at the beach at Lake Sammamish State Park! For the first time, families will be able to pitch a tent and stay all night. Camp S'more is for first time campers or experienced pros who want a night out under the stars. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag, your tent (or RV) and bedding. A BBQ dinner and light breakfast will be served. The campout includes sun activities too! Prizes will be awarded in the tent decorating contest and sand castle building contest. Bring your smart phone for geocaching instruction. For only $18 take an evening kayak tour with Issaquah Paddle Sports. Cook Marshmallows, make s'mores over a campfire while singing camp songs and listening to stories. Early risers are invited to join in for a 6:30am bird walk. Cost is $40 per tent or RV plus $15 per person. Registration and tent set up begins from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday and tents must be taken down by 10 a.m. Sunday. Pre-registration is required. Please click here to reserve your tent or RV space.  ...

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Summer Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

Do you have a couple of hours you can contribute to your favorite state park this summer? We need your help! Friends and family also welcome. Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish, July 23 Hand out programs, help vendors set up, help Kiwanis with their BBQ, concessions and more. Click here for more information. Click here to register as a volunteer Camp S’More at Family Campout, Aug. 5-6 Check in campers, assist with BBQ dinner, oversee the s’more station, manage the campfire and more Click here for more information...

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Friends of Lake Sammamish Welcomes New Director

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park welcomes Jennifer Adut as its new executive director. Jennifer brings extensive experience in non-profit management, fundraising, donor development, administration, marketing and strategic planning. She was most recently the development and marketing director of Friendship Circle of Washington, a local non-profit dedicated to connecting teen volunteers with special needs youth. Previously she was executive Director of Big Brother/Big Sisters Association of Cincinnati. Jennifer is a resident of Mercer Island where she lives with her husband and 7-year-old twins (who are big fans of the state park's new playground!). The family enjoys boating, fishing and the beach. Former Executive Director Janet Farness  is relocating with her family to eastern Washington....

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Waypoint Pediatric Comes to Lake Sammamish State Park

Waypoint Pediatric is hosting Park and Bike days at Lake Sammamish State Park. Park and Bike Days will be held on July 12, July 26 and August 16 from 9am until 6pm. The program is open to children of all ages and abilities and will focus on strength, balance, play skills and coordination. Waypoint Pediatric Therapies is a unique physical therapy practice committed to providing the highest quality of physical therapy services to infants, children, and young adults. Their unique approach to therapy blends clinic based services with outdoor, community, and group services to provide patients with an individualized, comprehensive therapy program. To register call Waypoint at 425-830-0028 or visit http://waypointpediatric.com.  ...

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Welcome New Corporate Supporter – The Grange!

Welcome New Corporate Supporter – The Grange!

For the Farmer in All of Us™” That’s the rallying cry of The Grange here in Issaquah, one of the newest corporate members of FLSSP and a co-sponsor of Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish on July 23. The Grange is a full-service fuel station pumping diesel, propane and 100% ethanol-free gasoline. The Grange is also a full-service lawn and garden store, a horse tack and supply store, a work and western wear store, and a feed store including dog and cat food and supplies.  You name it, they’ve got it along with expert advice — that’s probably why they’ve been around since 1934! Visit them seven days a week at 145 NE Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. Check it out at...

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FLSSP seeks new board members

FLSSP seeks new board members

If you really like to make a difference, Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park is seeking qualified applicants to serve on its board of directors to help meet the mission of the organization: to support, enhance and promote Lake Sammamish State Park. Applicants should bring prior leadership skills to the board, along with a willingness to participate or lead a committee or project. Board members must be members of FLSSP and available for meetings on the second Thursday evening of each month. To learn more, contact director@flssp.com or...

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