Please note that this camp session runs Tuesday to Saturday. Starting on Tuesday, rather than Monday, allows our counselors to get much needed rest between sessions and reset for a new week, providing all our campers a great experience. We hope having both a 5 night and 4 night elementary camp session also provides families different options to choose from.
Elementary Camp at Suttle Lake combines traditional camp activities with meaningful experiences in Christian community. The lake, tie dye, gaga ball, archery, hammocks, hiking trails, and more are ready to be enjoyed with new and old friends. Caring counselors will help provide a safe, supportive environment where campers can try new things, explore the natural world and deepen their connection with God.
Together we'll worship under the trees, by the lake, and around the campfire. Our camp theme will help us recognize that "Creation Speaks". As a community of faith we'll explore scripture, including the Creation story, and the natural world along with spiritual practices that connect us to God. Light, water, earth, seasons, animals, humans, and even a day of rest will invite campers to listen for God, still speaking to them today. Music, art, games, and conversations will enrich our exploration.
Through these experiences campers don’t just have fun, but they also learn the kinds of skills and values that will carry them forward through life. These life skills include practicing compassion, compromise, planning, team-work, recognizing God in everyday experiences, and more.
Important Details To Know Before You Go:
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- Check in is between 3pm and 4pm on Tuesday and concludes on Saturday at 10am. Additional details will be sent to you before camp for your preparation.
- Click here for directions to camp.
- If registering by mail, please send a completed health form to the camping office at least 10 days before the camp begins.
- If you have special dietary needs, please contact the camp at least two weeks in advance. (Contact information below.)
- You will be contacted by email closer to the camp with any additional information specific to your event, as well as current pandemic requirements. Please note that all participants are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Face coverings may be required.
- Click here for a complete list of what to bring to camp.
- For registration information, please contact our camp registrar, Holly Dolan, at 503-802-9214 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to hold your spot. This deposit will not be refunded but may be transferred to another session. All balances should be paid at least two weeks before camp unless prior arrangements have been made.
- For program or camp related questions please contact Jane Petke, Suttle Lake Camp Director
- For road conditions call 511 or check http://www.tripcheck.com/
7:30 am: Wake-up
8:00 am: Breakfast
9:30 am: Morning worship
10:15 am: Morning Activities (fun faith based activities that engage the daily scripture)
1 pm: Rest Time
2:00 pm: Recreational Activities (boating, swimming, archery, crafts, etc)
3:00 pm: Snack
3:30 pm: Recreational Activities (boating, swimming, archery, crafts, etc)
4:30 pm Reset Time - (time to shower and change, activities available too)
5:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm: Field games
7:15 pm: Cabin Group Time
8:00 pm: Snack
8:15 pm Campfire
9:00 pm: Prepare for bed
9:30 pm Lights out
Please read more about “What To Expect” and “The Suttle Lake Camp Experience” here.
This page includes information on Suttle Lake Camp’s setting, safety standards, housing arrangements, meals, activities, counselors and other staff, and more.