The Convoy... Big
Trucks, State Patrol Escort, the Steering Wheel on the "Wrong" Side of
the Vehicle. What fun! And you will be raising money for Camp Fire,
The Convoy is a unique fundraising adventure.
Each year, in later summer/early fall, Camp Fire volunteers drive a convoy of Japanese military
vehicles from the Port of Tacoma to Yakima under Washington State Patrol escort.
There we provide you with a quick meal and then bus you back to Tacoma. Several weeks later
the process happens in reverse. Volunteers are bussed to Yakima then
they drive the vehicles back to the port.
Through these efforts, volunteers raise tens of
thousands of dollars for our youth programs. The amount raised depends on the number of vehicles
available for our volunteers to drive.
We usually drive an assortment of
vehicles: ambulances, humvees, small and
large trucks, etc., and the steering wheels are on the right side of the
vehicle. The majority of them have manual transmissions. A commercial
driver's license (CDL) is required for the larger vehicles