Pacific Northwest NAMA Camp
October 31 - November 3
The 2024 NAMA Annual Foray, will be held at Cispus Learning Center located in Randle, Washington, deep within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, nestled among three stunningly picturesque (and active!) volcanoes (Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams)! Rich volcanic soil is full of life, especially fungi! Washington was the first state to declare an official state soil, called “Tokul.” This magical substrate fosters the growth of towering Douglas-firs, Western Hemlock (the official Washington state tree) and other conifers, which is why Washington is known as “The Evergreen State.” These conifers host some incredible mushrooms, including the much-sought matsutake (Tricholoma murrillianum).
Check out our sweet host venue at http://cispus.org/. This woodland facility offers a rustic, communal camp atmosphere. Foray ticket packages will include camp bunkhouse, RV spots and tent-camping options, as well as discounted rates at charming local hotels.
Our event kicks off on Halloween, so be prepared to embrace the costumery and seasonal fun! We plan for NAMA’s dynamic Culinary Arts Committee to supplement our foray fare with adventures for your palate, in addition to a stellar roster of featured presenters who will share cutting-edge mycoscience and hands-on workshops to send you home with new knowledge and skills to amaze your friends.