The 12th Annual
Centralia Campout
ATTENTION...ATTENTION...ATTENTION!!!

The Campout is scheduled to start on the second Sunday
in August and run until the third Sunday.
So, go ask your boss for the time off right away!

The dates are: August 10-17, 2014

You can check out Doc Huff's banjos at: Doc's Banjos


The 2011 Photos are ready for viewing. Check 'em out!
The 2010 photos are still available here!
Also, check out the videos at the bottom of this page!

Yeeehaw!! Look at all that room!

Welcome to the Centralia Old-Time Music Campout homepage!  Imagine warm summer days,
a beautiful river front setting while jamming all day long for more than a whole week!  There won't be any contests, stages, performers, or schedules to keep track of.  This is a relaxed event for musicians who like lots of jamming and hanging out with old friends and making new ones.  Spontaneous, participant organized activities, such as a cocktail party, a square dance (yes, I built a dance floor!), a birthday party, a cornfeed or a hamburger and bacon feed, could occur at any moment.  If you enjoy Stickerville at Weiser, you'll like this event too!  We even have showers!  Speaking of showers, the Perseid meteor showers will occur during the campout, peaking on the night of the 11th and morning of the 12th with a full moon on the 10th, so it might hamper your viewing!

We're easy to find.  We're located half-way between Portland and Seattle on I-5 in Centralia, Washington at exit 82.  Click here for directions.  If you live in Portland or Seattle or even California and want to take the train here, I'll shuttle you to and from the station.

The picture above is of the east meadow - a quieter, spot favored by those wanting a little peace from all the hub-bub.  The picture to the right is of the west side meadow.

The weather is usually warm and dry this time of year, but come prepared for anything!  Gather up your friends and family and come on down for a week of relaxation, fun and music!

This looks like a good spot for a jam!
Don't forget your swimming suit and river shoes!

An upstream view from the swimming hole.

Here are some happy campers enjoying the swimming hole.  It has a rocky river bed so don't forget to bring your river shoes!

(2013 Note) We had the best turnout ever and anticipate an even better 2014!  Click here to see a few images of the 2011 COTMC.

If it gets too hot, here's the remedy!

If you need more information, email me.  This is a 'by donation' event.  The donation is only $80.00 per person for the week or $20 per day!  I gratefully accept your gifts in an attempt to recover my expenses such as pasture rent, insurance, flush toilets!, garbage collection, extension of city water to the site, a shower house, maintainence to the shower house and toilets, tractor fuel, mowing the field, wi-fi!, dance floor, etc.  Of course, if you can afford more than $80, that would be welcomed too!  Your generous support is greatly appreciated and is what enables us to do this year after year.  Drinking water is available in the camping area as are showers that are available 24 hours a day.  There is ample room for your tent or RV.  There are no RV hookups and GENERATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED.  Bring solar panels or a larger battery bank to keep you in the juice.  And for you non-camping types, there are a few motels and B&B's in town.  For directions to the camp, click here and print them out. To register, print this registration form, fill it out, attach your check made payable to Ray Leach, and snail-mail it to:

Ray Leach
815 W. 6th St.
Centralia, WA 98531


If you want to register electronically, and have scanning capabilities, you may print
out this registration form, fill it out, scan it, email it to me as an attachment, and pay with PayPal below.


Phone: 360-269-8833 for questions or if you need more information.

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  • Remember to Bring

    • flashlight
    • earplugs (only if you plan on sleeping!)
    • tent
    • tarps
    • warm sleeping bag
    • shade/rain canopy
    • warm clothes for cool weather
    • cool clothes for warm weather
    • rain gear (it's best to be prepared!)
    • swim suit
    • towel
    • river shoes (to protect your feet in the river!)
    • raised fire pit and some wood
    • musical instruments
    • recording device
    • extra batteries
    • camping gear
    • cooking gear
    • cooler

    I've had to lay down some rules to help make everyone's stay a little nicer!

    DOG POLICY:
    Dogs are welcome, but must stay in your camp and be tethered at all times!

    Always pick up after your dog!
    (Do I really have to mention this!?)
    I suggest that, anytime you see a pile of dog doo, you pick it up!
    It's just good PR for all the rest of the campers...THANKS!
    PLEASE NO GENERATORS!


    Click here to see Centralia Old Time Music Campout listing on festing.com


    What is this Old-Time Music?
    Mark Olson - 'Indians Over the Hill'

    Allegra Ziffle and Matt Novak

    Barnum Jack - 'Parted by the Riverside'

    Oliver Abrahamson - 'Jack of Diamonds'

    Jim Newberry - 'Brushy Fork of Johns Creek'

    Mark Olson - 'Grigsby's Hornpipe'

    Lee Birch, Hank Bradley and friends

    Maggie and friends - 'Goodbye Liza Jane'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    Maggie and her band plays 'Sandy Boy's

    River jam at the 2008 Centralia Campout

    Glimpses of the 2008 cotmc

    River jam at the 2008 cotmc playing 'Twin Sisters'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    "Rochester Schottiche"

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Cuckoo'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Pretty Polly'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'The Girl Behind the Bar'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Red Prairie Dawn'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'New Five Cent Piece'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Rachel'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Texas'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Sally Ann'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Marthy Won't You Drink Some Good Ol' Cider'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Rickett's Hornpipe'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Half Past Four'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'Twin Sisters'

    Centralia Campout 2008
    'The Little Drunken Man'

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