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FOCUS Summer Picnics

The 2018 FOCUS summer picnics are weekly, every Friday evening during PSU's Summer term:  June 29th - August 17th

The FOCUS Summer Picnic schedule for 2018 :

  • June 29 - Location: Village Baptist Church Campus
Village Baptist Church host tonight's FOCUS Picnic
Church Address: 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005, USA
  • July 6 - Location: Shute Park, Hillsboro, OR
Chinese Grace Baptist Church hosts tonight's FOCUS Picnic
LOCATION:  Shute Park, 750 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123
  • July 13 - Location: Orenco Woods Nature Park, Hillsboro, OR
The Gossard Family Home Group hosts tonight's FOCUS Picnic
LOCATION:  Orenco Woods Nature Park, 7100 NE Birch St., Hillsboro, OR
  • July 20 - Location: Captain William Clark Park (Cottonwood Beach), Washougal, WA
Bethany Community Church, Washougal, WA hosts this evening's picnic
LOCATION: William Clark Park (Cottonwood Beach area), Index Street, Washougal, WA
  • July 27 - To Be Announced 
(Check Back Soon)
  • August 3 - Location: David Douglas Park, Vancouver, WA
Evergreen Church, Vancouver, hosts tonight's FOCUS Picnic 
LOCATION: David Douglas Park in Vancouver, 1016 N Garrison Rd, Vancouver, WA 98664
  • August 10 - Cedar Creek Church, Sherwood; Church campus
Tonight's FOCUS Summer Picnic is Hosted by Cedar Creek Church, Sherwood, OR
 LOCATION: Cedar Creek Church Campus, 21901 N Sherwood Dr, Sherwood, OR 
  • August 17 - Location: Sellwood Park, Portland, OR (Final Picnic of 2018)
The Groves Church, Portland hosts tonight's FOCUS Picnic 
LOCATION: Sellwood Park, 7901 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR (Parking Lot at SE 7th Ave at Malden Street)

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Each week a different church group hosts FOCUS students, scholars & families, providing food and location for outdoor fun. We travel to that location for a picnic meal and other activities. Sometimes this will be a park or church facility where there are recreation opportunities.

Like FOCUS Friday Nights!, the FOCUS Summer Picnics are for Portland-area international students, scholars, and a special invitation to family members. There is no charge for the picnic. 

Occasionally we do not have a group to host the event and we will have a "potluck." For those times, we ask that all people bring some prepared food (a "dish" that doesn't require microwaving or additional cooking time) to share with others. The times that will be "potluck" will be listed below and will also be in the weekly FOCUS email.

We meet at 5:30 PM at PSU at the south end of the park blocks at SW College St and SW Park Ave.  We will immediately travel to the picnic location.  Depending on driving distance to the host church's designated site, we will eat sometime between 6:15pm and 6:30pm.  You will be returned to campus anywhere between 9pm and 9:30pm.

To All FOCUS Staff / Associates / Interested Individuals:  If you can help transport people, please consider coming to the PSU meeting place prior to 5:30pm to pick up several international students and/or scholars. If you will be a driver, please complete the FOCUS Driver Certification and bring the completed form with you to the pickup site.