|What does Camping at Ingalls Creek look like?
Camping is what you make it. You bring your tents, trailers or RVs. You fellowship with old friends and make new ones. There are lots of things to do in the great outdoors!
There are opportunities to worship, fellowship, play, work, relax, and simply enjoy the natural beauty of Ingalls Creek!
A “Wild & Rugged” history of camping at Ingalls Creek
In 1985, long before the Lodge was created, 50 people, mostly from West Side church in Richland, WA gathered on this beautiful plot of land that ran alongside Ingalls Creek for a 4th of July family campout.
People had such a good time that it became an instant tradition! For over 25 years, families have enjoyed wonderful adventures camping here at Ingalls Creek.
Since the early days, Ingalls Creek has become considerably less “rugged,” with the additions of the gazebo, amphitheater, treehouse, and lodge – all the results of God’s grace and significant effort on the part of volunteers!
Activities for Campers at Ingalls Creek
The beauty of a campout at Ingalls Creek is that the primary goal is to enjoy a place in God’s creation where YOU (and each person) really matter! There are many ways to do that, whether you want to hike, fish, nap, take on a volunteer project, read, play chess…the following is not an exhaustive list of the possibilities…
Play and Recreation
There are a number of game areas, where people can enjoy zip lining, treehouse climbing, gaga dodge ball, volleyball, Frisbee and the like. Be sure to bring a good book and some lawn chairs to sit around and share or laugh with your camping neighbors. Picnic tables are great gathering places for lunches and table games. Here at Ingalls Creek, you can allow your creativity to soar! Be prepared to bring your own fun!
Ingalls Creek also offers access to a wide variety of other nearby activities, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking etc… The Bavarian village of Leavenworth, just minutes down the road, is also worth a visit! Check out Area Attractions for more info.
Ingalls Creek is an ideal place to enjoy creation, and grow closer to God. It’s not hard to find a quiet place to reflect, pray, or read the Bible.
What to Bring:
- All that you would normally bring on a family campout – tent, trailer, RV (there are no RV hookups, so be ready to be off the grid!)
- Your own personal food and drink (potable water is available at various locations around the property)
- Games and recreational equipment.