900 Park Avenue NE. Closest cross streets: Park Avenue and Yeomalt Pt. Dr.
Camp Yeomalt is located on Park Avenue just east of the Yeomalt Point road.The park totals 2.8 acres and was acquired by the Park District in 1987 from the Boy Scouts of America.
First developed by the Works Progress Administration in 1935, the camp originally consisted of a large log lodge that was recently restored (see below). The Park District added Camp Yeomalt Classroom, a multi-purpose building with kitchen and restroom. The property has a very nice woodland area with trail. Both the Classroom and the Cabin are available for rental.
Camp Yeomalt Cabin Rehabilitation Project
Cathy Bellefeuille and Joel Sackett documented the restoration project - check out Cathy's videos on youtube and Joel's slideshow below! These projects were funded in part by a grant from the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Project Support. Also, thanks to Team Yeomalt and the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation.
Yeomalt Cabin Cement and Logs
Photos below by Joel Sackett:
Camp Yeomalt History (pdf)
Yeomalt Cabin Song (mp3)Yeomalt Cabin Song (lyrics)
Tune: Harold Weeks, "Little Cabin in the Cascade Mountains," (1930)
Gerald Elfendahl & friends (2006)
Recording: Norman Johnson
Singers: Kay Watkins, Rick Barrenger, Kip Bankart, G. Elfendahl
Special thanks: Linda Allen