The Power of Community

A Simple Definition of community may be a group of people who live in the same area, such as a neighborhood. But for most of us, a community is much more than just living in the same area. We want to feel good about our neighborhood and trust our neighbors.

In a neighborhood we may not always have the same opinions, but we generally have common interests and values. How do we want to be treated by our neighbors? How well do we want to know them and appreciate their values and interests? Now is the time to put forth the extra effort to build community in our neighborhood.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
William James


Current News & Events


For those new to the neighborhood, this is one of those events special to Lacamas Shores and a MUST to attend! Each year on July 4th, the neighborhood hosts a day full of festivities to celebrate this national holiday, see neighbors and friends, and welcome those that are new to our community.

All you have to do is SHOW UP and BRING a salad or side and dessert to share.

Your neighbors will be manning the BBQ and drinks will be provided. Thanks to all our volunteers for again taking on this important part of the day.

You don't want to miss our annual Lacamas Shores Parade. Encourage your kids and grandkids to decorate their bikes, scooter and dogs in Independence Day colors or dressed as a favorite Founding Father.

8:30 AM: Kid's Fun Run. Meet at the boat dock area
10:30 AM:Parade participants gather at Lacamas Drive, East Entrance
11:00 AM: Parade begins
11:30 AM: Popsicles at the boat dock entrance for parade participants.
11:30 AM: Welcome/Registration disk opens at the park. Please sign in your family/guests and make name tags.
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM: Kids bouncy house
12:00 PM: BBQ open
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Hula Hoop and Limbo contests
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Family Games

Special Reminders!

  • The Boat Dock will be closed until after the celebration to ensure safety for all. You may use the boat entry location off Lake Road.
  • Lacamas Road between East Entrance and Barlow Drive will be closed for the parade from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Orange traffic cones will be marking the parade route. Please be careful not to drive around them to ensure safety of all participants.

Fireworks are not allowed in the common area.



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VIEWS Archives

The VIEWS newsletter was published bi-monthly in the past. New publication dates will be announced by the current board. Enjoy reading the history of Lacamas Shores in past issues.
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