We are a mile long indoor/outdoor attraction held in the "haunted trails" of the Royal Arch Park in Maple Valley, WA.
The Forest is produced by Haunted, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, who's "soul" purpose is to give back to the community.
Proceeds benefit local youth groups like DeMolay, Girl Scout troops, Jobs Daughters Int'l, Boy Scouts, Venture crews, a variety of Masonic Lodges, Eastern Star, and many other charities.
Our organization is a formal iteration of a project that has been operating on the grounds of Royal Arch Park of Maple Valley for a number of years. That grass roots cooperative project sought to support youth organizations with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership, have fun working together, and raise funds for their individual charitable groups.
The founding members of Haunted formally established a formal non-profit organization to continue this good work. They committed to continuing the project and the partnership with Royal Arch Park of Maple Valley (RAP). RAP is also a non-profit organization and provides space for many a wide range of local community and youth organizations.
Our members form the leadership body for the event and that would allow the event to be self-sustaining and avoid the undue, and sometimes impossible, financial burden on the small charitable groups that participated.
Haunted Forest of Maple Valley is a haunted attraction that occurs on the grounds of Royal Arch Park during the late September and October each year. Our show runs Friday and Saturday nights and is open to the public. The show is entirely designed, built, decorated, marketed, operated, staffed and run by volunteers and most of these are youth. We invite our volunteers to engage in planning the show, sets, new ideas, and innovative improvements that shape our organization. We participate in lead up events throughout the summer months that include local parades including Maple Valley Days, Black Diamond Labor Days, and Covington Days. All of these events are within a short 10 to 15 minute drive from our RAP home and allow the volunteers to have fun in the parade and hand out small flyers advertising our show. Royal Arch Park generously allows us to take over the park in mid-September and transform it into our very own Haunted Forest.