Welcome to Camp Beausite Northwest

Camp Beausite NW is a place where everyone has the opportunity to be all they can be. We currently provide five week-long overnight summer camp sessions for 100 adults and children with special needs.  We have also expanded our program offerings to include 6-8 week-end camps throughout the year with various themes. And, we are offering two 6 week long (1 day per week) Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies sessions for Veterans. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for the latest updates and pics! We also rent the camp out to the public for lodging, workshops, retreats, and other types of gatherings.

Our camp is a magical getaway nestled within 55 acres of forest and meadowland overlooking Beausite Lake.  This Olympic Peninsula camp offers a peaceful and serene environment sure to enchant campers, families, and lodge renters.  Our camp, readily accessible by highway or ferry, is only twelve miles from the picturesque seaport of Port Townsend, Wa., 40 minutes from Bainbridge Island, and an hour drive from Port Angeles. No matter where you are journeying from, your loved ones are never too far away.

Registration for 2019 Summer Camp is open. Also, we will be holding a Wild West Mini Camp, Memorial Weekend, May 24-26. Contact programs@campbeausitenw.org for registration form.

Please Note:

We will be opening the camp back up for rentals in May 2019.  We have a few vacancies in May and early June.  Will be closed for July and August for our summer camp.  Then back open in September for 2019 rentals.  Please see the revised Facility Rental tab.

Note from the Executive Director:

Wow, where does the time go?  We are heading toward the finish line of our lodge reconstruction, and just in time for our first ever Spring Break Camp, which will be a collaboration with the NW Maritime Center.  We are very excited!

With the completion of our lodge remodel we will have a year round facility where our campers can eat, play, and meet indoors for the first time in almost 30 years, and an ideal facility for the public to rent for various activities such as workshops, seminars, family reunions, meetings, etc.

We will be holding an Open House round the 3rd week in April.  Will be sending out announcements.  Hope to see you here!

Claudia Edmondson, Ph.D.

Note from the Board President:

Camp Beausite has been providing wonderful and meaningful experiences for adults and children with special needs for over 20 years. A devoted cadre of staff and volunteers make this possible.

By June of this year we will have completed the building/rebuilding of our physical facilities with 4 new bunkhouses and a totally redesigned lodge. Now, with a year round facility we are working to expand our programs.

In June, our wonderful Executive Director, Claudia Edmonson will be retiring. She will be a tough act to follow. Our search for her replacement is underway. And since our resident manager, Claudia’s husband Ed will be leaving too we will be having to replace him as well. Both Claudia and Ed leave Camp Beausite a notably better place.

And, more than ever we will rely on and need to expand our volunteer base. It continues to be an exciting time at Camp Beausite NW!

David G. Christensen

Meet Our Campers

Our campers come from all over the State of Washington, and from as far away as British Columbia and Hawaii.  They range in age from 6 – 65+, and are diagnosed with a wide range of special needs and spectrum of abilities.


Our camp staff is ready to assist you with information and services that will help you and your camper have a successful camping experience. Please feel free to call or email us about any concerns or questions you may have.

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