August 4th-6th, 2017
Portland Tango Community Camping Trip
Portland Tango Community camping trip will take place again
this summer. All tango dancers and their families are
invited. Tango Camping event was established 10 years ago
and has hosted many dancers from Oregon, Washington,
California, other states and even international guests. It
used to take place in Trout Lake area, Mt Adams. This
year it will be at the Vista Park in Skamokawa,
Washington. It is about 35 miles west of Longview, WA, which
is about 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon along Interstate
It will be on August 4th, 5th and 6th,
2017. It begins at noon on Friday the 4th and ends at noon
on Sunday the 6th.
There is camping, hiking, fishing, kayak
rentals, cafés, and lots of sandy Columbia River beach to
play on. Bring your tents, food, plan for potlucks.
The Skamokawa Grange Hall has been booked for
both Friday and Saturday nights tango. Dance, Dance, Dance.
Typically we have day events in small groups
or individually (hiking in the area, water sports), followed
with dinners around the campfire in the early evening, then
tango and after tango more time around the campfire. Music,
singing and mingling.
The fee for attendance is $10 per person, and
that covers the camping and the dancing for both days (if
you camp with the Tango Camping Trip people in the ‘Group
There is a small resort in town with hotel
rooms. But, that would be on your own dime and
outside of the camping trip fee.
The resort rents paddle boards and kayaks.
The Vista Campground has yurts, however, they are all rented
out for that weekend.
Dogs are welcome. Unruly, noisy and/or
aggressive dogs will be removed from the event, along with
their owners (this is not negotiable). Attending the Tango
Camping Trip is at your own risk. The organizers will not
be responsible for any injury or mishap.
Bring tango shoes.