Thank you for your
interest in Bear Boot Camp!
Activities include Friday night Ice Breaker and appetizers! Saturday Group walking tour
through the dark Bunkers! Wear Military and Bear attire. an always dark Bearracks Party room for "R&R"
(please play safe). Fun All Group contest and activities. Two hour Under-Bear Dance to 70's to now music! Lots of free
time. Great professionaly Catered Food so bring a big bear appetite!
Added this year we will have a Bearacks Cocktail hour before Dinner! (byob)
We will send a confirmation of your registration within two weeks of receipt of your registration
form. Your Confirmation packet will be sent out by late summer and will give you detailed info on activities,
the schedule, the fort, directions, accommodations, and sources of tourist information. Participants are responsible
for making their own arrangements to get to Fort Worden.
What to bring
Bear and Military stuff is encouraged for the fun of it. CAMOUFLAGE or just green stuff. Visit
your local Army / Navy Surplus store for ideas. Sleeping bag, towels, pillow, pillowcase, hand soap, and personal toiletry
items. Pack light but dress warmly. Long pants and a warm jacket and some extra stuff in case it gets wet. Umbrella
is optional but a flashlight is needed for the grounds and the bunker tour.
Please play safely. Be sure to bring personal protection. Again, if you
plan to roam the campus at night or to explore the bunkers on Artillery Hill, be sure to bring a flashlight. Also your favorite
board games, cards, a kite (it can be windy in Oct.), extra shoes for walking the
beach, etc. Please contact your Bear Boot Camp organizer if you have any questions.
Most important of all --- Expect
to have a good time!
and Munchies and Alcohol
The Fort will provide ALL meals and non-alcoholic beverages in the Dining Hall during meal times. However, you may want bring munchies for yourself and your housemates, and, if you imbibe in Alcohol, your
own bar set up (including beverages, ice, napkins, paper cups, etc.). There is a Liquor Store 10 minutes away in Port Townsend.
Alcohol must be kept inside dorm and Meeting USO Hall or we will be kicked out!
|Aerial View of Fort Warden
Worden was constructed at the beginning of the 1900's; the whole purpose
of Fort Worden was to guard against an invasion from any future enemy of the United States. The gun batteries are the heart
and purpose of the fort. And with modern weaponry and airpower, they were outmoded almost from the day they were built. Gun
batteries, or "bunkers", fill the hillside above the main fort ground. Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center is now
a 434-acre multi-use park with over two miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. The park
rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century military fort.
For more info see http://www.parks.wa.gov/fortworden/
Dining Hall Meals
We will have late night appetizers on Friday and Saturday nights, all three meals on Saturday, and breakfast
buffet on Sunday! Your conference meals are served "family style" in our new Conference Dining Facility.
Your menu selection is made by the new Fort Worden Caterers and will consist of "well-balanced, nutritional,
and delicious choices. Our meals have two or more standard entrees, offered at each meal
along with a soup and/or salad, vegetables, great desserts, and beverage. Vegetarian and Vegan options
are available if prearranged, please let us know on registration form if you need this option.
Bear Den Meeting Room
USO HALL: Flexible meeting area. This building is the largest meet room (57 x 57), suitable
for lectures, workshops, and receptions. This is where we will do most of our activities.
Groups staying in any of the facilities are requested not to bring pets. There is a good dog kennel
in Port Townsend, Lulus B&B for Dogs, 360-379-5248.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to
download and complete the application and mail it with your payment. To advance the mission, forward this webpage to
your fellow Bears and Admirers who might want to attend.
Bear Boot Camp is for enjoyment only by men 21 and older into Bears, and is not
meant for S&M or hard core military scene. Harmful or degrading behavior is NOT allowed or tolerated.
Bear Boot Camp
reserves the right to refuse registrations and entry.