Westwind Weekend 2022

Westwind Weekend 2022

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$10 – $185

Location

Westwind (River Entrance)

Knight County Park Boat Dock

2341 N 3 Rocks Rd

Otis, OR 97368

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Refund policy

No Refunds

From the early 60s through the early 90s, students at Reed spent a weekend in the fall enjoying surf, sand, a talent show, green eggs and ha

About this event

From the early 60s through the early 90s, students at Reed spent a weekend in the fall enjoying surf, sand, a talent show, green eggs and ham, and the unique setting that is Westwind on the Oregon coast. Reed alumni revived the tradition in 2002 with a family-friendly approach.

The weekend is sponsored by the Portland alumni chapter and the college, but it is open to Reedies from all over. Join in the new, expanded tradition October 14—16, 2022!

Find all the details for the weekend and more here.

Partners and children are warmly encouraged to attend.

The weekend begins at Reed where we will board buses to travel to the coast and meet the Westwind barge, which will ferry us across the river. Should you choose to drive yourself, there is limited public parking at Knight County Park.  If you miss the ferry, you'll need to hike to the camp (2 miles).

Everyone attending Westwind is expected to sign up for two volunteer shifts (60–90 minutes each) during the weekend. This helps keep our costs low, the dishes clean, and food prepared. Single parenting or have other issues that may preclude you from helping out? Get in touch and we can figure something out.

Cabins will be preassigned and sleep 9–16 people. If you would like to share a cabin with a specific person or family, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Westwind is a classic summer camp set up—rustic cabins with bunk beds, a lovely central bath house with real toilets and hot showers, and a main lodge that is warm and dry with plenty of space for hanging out. There is no cell phone or wifi service available once you cross the river. There is, however, more than a mile of unspoiled ocean beach to walk along.

Unfortunately, Camp Westwind is not easily accessible for those using mobility devices; it is possible (beach access is definitely not accessible), but we are committed to reasonable accommodation and will do our best to help. If you have any dietary restrictions, please register early and let us know what restrictions are so that we can plan accordingly.

Join us—whether you are coming from Portland, New York, Kansas, or London—and enjoy the start of fall with past and future Reedies, friends, and family at Westwind.

Want to get more involved in making the weekend a success? Or have more questions about the weekend as whole? Please contact the alumni office at at alumni@reed.edu or 503/777-7589.

The Westwind Weekend 2022 Planning Leaders: Claire Dennerlein Manson ’02 and Paul Manson ’01

Pricing:

Through August 20:

  • $180 Adults
  • $120 Young Alumni (Class of 2012—2022)
  • $120 Teens (13—18)
  • $85 Children (3—12, those under 3 are $5)

August 21 through September 15:

  • $190 Adults
  • $130 Young Alumni (Class of 2012—2022)
  • $130 Teens (13—18)
  • $90 Children (3—12, those under 3 are $5)

Starting September 16:

  • $230 Adults
  • $170 Young Alumni (Class of 2012—2022)
  • $170 Teens (13—18)
  • $100 Children (3—12, those under 3 are $5)

The cost includes food, lodging, and round-trip transportation from Reed.

Registration ends October 7th

Please note that exact departure times from campus and from Westwind will depend on the tides. This information will be provided at a later date.

Refunds:

All tickets are transferable. Can't make it? Give a fellow Reedie your ticket! 

Should you need a refund, we will process refunds through September 14th.  No refunds will be granted after 9/14/22.  Email your refund request (including name and reason requesting refund) to alumni@reed.edu. 

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