School notes for Dec. 1, 2016

Unite! sets community celebration

Unite! Washougal Community Coalition will host a community celebration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Best Western Washougal, 121 S. Second St.

Refreshments will be served, and the Washougal High School woodwinds and brass ensembles will perform at 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers with Unite! will talk about the organization’s new grant and plans for the future.

To RSVP, contact Margaret McCarthy at or call 635-7449.

Camp Windy Hill sets winter break camps

Camp Windy Hill will host its series of annual winter break camps for children, located in the outskirts of Washougal.

In Holiday Camp, participants create handmade presents and treats for family and friends. In Crafts Camp, stuffed animals and sock puppets are made, as well as a “home” for them.

Campers will be given hot chocolate and snacks.

Holiday camp will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 21 and 22. Crafts camp will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28 and 29.

Fees are $75 for each two-day camp. After Dec. 10, the fee increases to $85.

For more information or to register, email or call 977-8032.

Stuff the Bus collection efforts underway

What began as a friendly competition between Camas and Washougal high schools 10 years ago has evolved into an event that promotes community and working together.

Last year, students in both districts collected approximately 50,000 pounds of food for families and programs in Camas and Washougal.

This year the Stuff the Bus effort, a community project of the Camas-Washougal Business Alliance, runs through Friday, Dec. 2.

Community members are invited to drop off non-perishable canned or boxed foods, and household supplies, to any Washougal or Camas school. Supporters can also donate “Turkey Bucks,” at the Washougal or Camas Safeway stores to support holiday meals delivered to families in need.

On Friday, Dec. 2, school buses will be parked in front of the Camas and Washougal high schools, while students and staff stuff them full of donated food.

For more information, visit

Camas Library hosts book swap

The Camas Public Library is hosting a book swap for kids and teens from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Participants can bring used books, CDs and DVDs, and take as many items as they bring.

Book donations are also accepted.

The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.