About Us

 

Alton L. Collins Retreat Center is a special place for adults.

Magnificent western red cedars grace the grounds. The natural forest setting as been preserved. Trails take you through the woods and along the streams that meander around the grounds. In the summer, our organic garden helps supply fresh vegetables for delicious meals.

The Alton L. Collins Retreat Center is dedicated to offering a safe, quality environment for growth and reflection for service in the world.  The center is nestled in a Pacific northwestern forest surrounded by majestic, moss-covered cedar, spruce, fir, hemlock and bigleaf maple.  The natural environment supports ferns, trillium, and salmonberry bushes covering the forest floor. This setting, combined with the comfort and convenience of a commercial facility in a metropolitan area, creates the perfect environment for individual and personal growth, study, and reflection. We encourage you to contact us to talk directly about available dates, our current rates, and how we can best accommodate your group.

Characteristics that enhance the quality of service include:

  • easy access year-round
  • proximity to the Portland metropolitan area
  • a secluded space removed from the noise and distractions of everyday life
  • a professional staff sensitive to the needs of your event
  • a full-service kitchen providing delicious meals served family-style
  • a concern for the success of each event and the growth of every guest
  • a strong commitment to gracious hospitality

Facility:
This 68-acre facility provides excellent accommodations in double occupancy for groups up to 46 people, and up to 66 in semi-dorm style. Each room features its own bathroom. Meetings spaces can serve groups of 10-175 people. Meals are served family or buffet style.

Special Dietary Needs:
When communicated in advance, we generally can provide menu items that will accommodate diabetic, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, and vegan needs.  Outside of these, we need you to bring the special food items you require.

 


Alton L. Collins Retreat Center's Mission Statement: 

We are people dedicated to creating quality environments of Christian hospitality and learning. 

We nurture persons so they may...
• Grow in wisdom and in healthy self-esteem.
• Develop lifestyles of loving interdependence with each other and all of creation. 
• Affirm and expand their faith in God and their service as Christian disciples within God's world.

We serve religiously affiliated groups, schools and educational bodies, families, service organizations and other non-profit groups which enrich life in the world.

 

© 2014 Camp and Retreat Ministries:

A partnership between The Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church
and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon