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Posted on May 3rd, 2012

One more great reason to come to Camas or Vancouver on May 18-20. This will be so much fun!

TOP ROWERS FROM THE NORTHWEST TO COMPETE AT VANCOUVER LAKE
High school regatta event with over 1,000 participants is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – From May 18-20, high school rowers from throughout the Northwest will converge at Vancouver Lake for the annual US Rowing Junior District Championships, sponsored by the United States Rowing Association. With over 1,100 participants, the three-day regatta competetion is the largest US Rowing District Championship in the United States.

“Vancouver Lake is an ideal location for an event of this magnitude and size and we couldn’t be happier to host this competition here,” said Ashley Shimer, Sports Sales Manager at the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, which operates the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission. “Not only do these athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers get to experience our region and natural beauty but they also provide a boost to the local economy.”

All of the competitors are limited to two events throughout the weekend and will compete for spots in the US Rowing Youth National Championships, held June 8-10 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While the Junior District Championship is open to the Northwest District, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, typically only teams from Washington, Oregon and Idaho attend.

The competition was booked by the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission and is organized annually by the Portland Vancouver Rowing Association (PVRA). The PVRA is an umbrella organization that has a representative from each of the eleven rowing organizations in the Portland Vancouver metro area. Its primary mission is to maintain the fully buoyed race course on Vancouver Lake, and to provide infrastructure to host rowing competitions there.

For more information on the event, visit www.usrowing.org or contact Nick Haley, Head Coach of Rose City Rowing, at 503-799-9440 or by email at nickhaley@comcast.net.TOP ROWERS FROM THE NORTHWEST TO COMPETE AT VANCOUVER LAKE
High school regatta event with over 1,000 participants is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – From May 18-20, high school rowers from throughout the Northwest will converge at Vancouver Lake for the annual US Rowing Junior District Championships, sponsored by the United States Rowing Association. With over 1,100 participants, the three-day regatta competetion is the largest US Rowing District Championship in the United States.

“Vancouver Lake is an ideal location for an event of this magnitude and size and we couldn’t be happier to host this competition here,” said Ashley Shimer, Sports Sales Manager at the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, which operates the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission. “Not only do these athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers get to experience our region and natural beauty but they also provide a boost to the local economy.”

All of the competitors are limited to two events throughout the weekend and will compete for spots in the US Rowing Youth National Championships, held June 8-10 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While the Junior District Championship is open to the Northwest District, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, typically only teams from Washington, Oregon and Idaho attend.

The competition was booked by the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission and is organized annually by the Portland Vancouver Rowing Association (PVRA). The PVRA is an umbrella organization that has a representative from each of the eleven rowing organizations in the Portland Vancouver metro area. Its primary mission is to maintain the fully buoyed race course on Vancouver Lake, and to provide infrastructure to host rowing competitions there.

For more information on the event, visit www.usrowing.org or contact Nick Haley, Head Coach of Rose City Rowing, at 503-799-9440 or by email at nickhaley@comcast.net.

by K Hall on April 27th, 2012

We were immensley touched by the wonderful love stories shared on our Camas Hotel facebook page for our recent Valentine's Contest: What's Your Love Story!  and are now enjoying meeting the lucky winning couples.

The Winners were:
1st Place (night in honeymoon suite & mini-romance package).
Shaina & Sean Felger:Touching story and and whole lot of love.

2nd Place: 2-way tie ($50 gift certificates to the Camas Hotel)
Steve & Stephanie Overbay - For working hard to better your family
Staff Sergeant Bejemn & Ashley Agre - For serving our country while standing by each other

3rd Place: 3-way tie  ($35 Gift Certificates)
Erin & Robert Mee - For showing us that friendship is the foundation of love.
Judy & Greg Gorham - Adorable Camas Sweethearts
Mr. & Mrs. Sergey Lyuda Osintsiv - From Russia (actually Ukraine) with love.

All Other Entries: $20 Camas Hotel certificates for everyone who entered. We loved your heartwarming stories. Thank you !

Posted on February 2nd, 2012

Valentine's Day is normally associated with hearts aand flowers and romantic love. However, love manifests in many different ways. Plato describes 4 types of love: Eros, Agape, Platonic & Philia in his writings.

Eros, the son of Aphrodite, whose alter ego is Cupid, is the god of passionate love. You may have read of the difficulties his wife, Psyche, encountered when she doubted him. If not, it's a myth worth reading and helps explain why we all have so much trouble with Eros!

Agape is described at selfless, brotherly or charitable love, which is something we all forget sometimes in our efforts to achieve our goals. Philia is about familial love, or the affinity we feel with like minded people. Platonic love shared between friends. At the Camas Hotel, we try to express all forms of love in our work. Hospitality, after all, is what we are all about.

Of course, we don't always achieve the perfection that we aspire to, But all of our staff agrees that the main reason we're here is to give you, our guests some respite, a chance to escape the demands placed on you every day, so you can relax and refresh your spirits. We believe if our guests leave with a smile on their faces, they'll have the energy to express their affection and support to others throughout their day. So, in our small way, we have made the world a better place. With that in mind, we wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Karen & Tom


“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” ~Samuel Johnson


Posted on November 19th, 2011

The Downtown Camas Association held an awards celebration on Nov 16, 2011 which typifies what makes Camas so special. The lively evening with wine & dinner for only $10 was organized by Dawn White of the local IQ Credit Union. Local businesses and merchants arrived in force to support each other. The real fun began with the somewhat unusual awards!

You can see from the photo that the award winners won all kinds of things, from large stars, to jars of change (change is good!). Tom & I were given a safari hat and map for "Putting Camas on the Map" with the Camas Hotel. Naturally we were delighted, and this followed being bestowed the Vancouver USA "Tourism Ambassedor" award for Clark Count, which was a great honor.

It is a pleasure to be honored for doing something that we love to do, i.e. sharing this special place with friends and visitors. We are thankful for guests of the Camas Hotel and Olivers Restaurant, those intrepid souls who are willing to get off the beaten track and discover quirky little corners of the world where there is real treasure to be found.

We are also grateful for all the people we work with, especially Chefs Morris Fenton & Gwyn Manney, and our hotel managers Amanda & Diego Obando, who bring their warmth and impressive talents to our hotel and restaurant.

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you'll join us sometime soon.

Karen Hall
Camas Hotel

Posted on June 4th, 2011

Heriitage Trail Park, nearly 800 acres of wilderness & trails, can be accessed from downtown, just a few blocks from the Camas Hotel. Several Camas Hotel guests have taken to having a morning jog before they tackle their business for the day.

The trail from downtown Camas runs north along Lacamas Creek and connects to the Round Lake and Lacamas Lake Trails. Mountain bikers also this lovely area.
Many people have already discovered Lacamas Lake, but fewer people know about this little spot. On weekends guests may enjoy visiting the Camas Postholes in Summer. They are a popular spot to cool off at the top end of Heritage Trail Park, just below Round Lake.