CamOcean: A Free Festival Celebrating World Oceans Day

Cabins at Cama Beach State Park

What do “The Home Grown Tomatoes,” beachcombing, wooden boats and Smokey Bear have in common?

You will find out at the CamOcean – World Oceans Day Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island. This sounds like a very good, educational and fun day.

Highlights of the event include more than 30 educational booths, live music by “The Home Grown Tomatoes” and the “Cajun Redhots,” guided nature walks, low tide beach walks, discounted boat and kayak rentals from The Center for Wooden Boats, storytelling, raffles and guest speakers like Bill Dewey from Taylor Shellfish.

You’ll want to be on hand to celebrate all that oceans give to us and learn how we can help these bodies of water by making easy changes in our lives.

Captain Fuzzy Beard will teach you how to talk like a pirate, shake hands with Smokey Bear and hear a short story from the U.S. Forest Service. Join W.S.U. Beach Watchers walking the beach at low tide and learn about the plants and animals that make the shoreline their home.

Arts and crafts for everyone and even raffles. The event of the season for families and it runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

3 thoughts on “CamOcean: A Free Festival Celebrating World Oceans Day

  1. Barb Roy

    During the Cam Ocean Festival you can pick up information on learning to scuba dive and where to dive in the Pacific Northwest after your training. See what kind of marine life resides in our surrounding waters and pick up a dive trip schedule. The Dive Industry Association of British Columbia will have information available on the many places in BC to dive as well as helpful traveling contacts and a dive map.

  2. orlay johnson

    This was a great event and for me, the strongest part were the excellent folks who staffed the various booths – from crabs to killer whales, marine to freshwater habitat restoration, a pond with model boats to rentals with real and historic boats – not to mention the great band! Everyone was so knowledgable, the weather was fantastic, and the coffee shop food is the best in the NW (personal opinion, but it is very very good, esp the Ruben sandwich). Thanks to all.


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