Category Archives: Blog

Exciting New Partnership with the City of Olympia!

Quixote Village overlooks Black Lake Meadows, a beautiful City of Olympia wetlands area that gathers and filters stormwater. Tom Otto and Jesse Barnham, who manage the Meadows, brought a crew of Americorps volunteers and planted native plants, mostly from the … Continue reading

Local Media Coverage of Quixote Village!

Meet QV Program Manager Raul Salazar and Panza President Tim Ransom in an interview on TCTV. On “Mission Non Profit,” Robert Kam talked with us about the history of Camp Quixote and what is going on at the Village today. … Continue reading

Villagers participate in a fun run!

Well, its been quite some time since there’s been a Quixote Village post.  It was a very busy summer, with gardens to grow and harvest, weeds to pull, a firewood shelter to build (thanks, Scott!), and on and on.  Hopefully … Continue reading

A New Award for Quixote Village

We are very pleased to announce that Quixote Village and Panza are the recipients of a Phoenix Award from BHR’s Community Mental Health Foundation.  BHR (or Behavioral Health Resources) gives Phoenix awards annually to “celebrate those who have risen from the … Continue reading

Spring at the Village

Spring!  Sun!  Gardens! Quixote Village has experienced the same incredible spring as the rest of Western Washington, and front porches on the cottages are the place to be!     And self-sufficiency through gardening is the word from walking “green … Continue reading

Quixote Village has Visitors!

Since the publication of the article on Quixote Village in the New York Times (, the stream of visitors to the Village seems to have been endless!  Most prominent have been major media groups (see my previous post for some) including, … Continue reading

Quixote Village Gets Media Attention!

The last few weeks has brought an incredible amount of attention to our efforts at Quixote Village.  It began with articles in The Daily Olympian, soon after the residents of Camp Quixote became villagers (, and the story was then … Continue reading


Join us for a wonderful celebration. Here’s our new wish list, if you care to bring a gift. Housewarming Wish List Non skid bath mats  (4) Shower squeegies Cleaning gloves Paper towel holder for kitchen Large canisters for flour, sugar, … Continue reading


Against what at times seemed insurmountable odds, and with the help of countless volunteers, our supportive contractor, Construct Inc., and the their own hard work, the residents of Camp Quixote became the first Quixote villagers on Christmas Eve!   The … Continue reading


A Most Happy Thanksgiving from the residents of Camp Quixote and the members of the Board of Panza to you all, and especially to all those wonderful friends and volunteers that are making Quixote Village happen.         … Continue reading