Time Apart to Reconnect and Renew

Surrounded by giant fir and cedar, lush fern and abundant moss covered vine maple, the Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center near Eagle Creek, Oregon provides an environment and facilities conducive to study and reflection, relaxation and recreation.  

Alton L. Collins Retreat Center is a special place for adults. Magnificent western red cedars grace the grounds. The natural forest setting has 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.

Upcoming Events

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2018 Great Hymns of the Faith 1 5/17/2018 - 5/17/2018
2018 Great Hymns of the Faith 2 8/16/2018 - 8/16/2018
Time to Sow 2018 9/17/2018 - 9/20/2018
2018 Great Hymns of the Faith 3 10/18/2018 - 10/18/2018
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Provide Sacred Places Apart: A Perspective from Alton L. Collins Retreat Center

Whether one is taken in by the tall trees, the harmonious architecture, or simply the atmosphere of peace that infuses the space, there is something special ...

Todd Bartlett's Thoughts on Grounding Elements

I have shared some reflections about important elements to our experiences at our camps and retreat center. The current list begins with the physical elements ...

Transformed Toward Gratitude

Last September, I agreed to serve as the interim Executive Director for Camp and Retreat Ministries in Oregon-Idaho, until a national search could be conducted ...

Warm Hospitality Transforms at Collins

Life is always about transformation. One thing that makes our camps and retreat centers special is that we are places where we are intentionally cultivating ...
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