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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Nurturing Christian Faith

For over 100 years we have been engaged in the work of nurturing Christian faith and discipleship in some of this region’s most beautiful outdoor spaces.

Collins Teaches us About Hospitality by Paying Attention Deeply

We may not always be able to tell when someone is genuine, but often we have a good sense of it. This is why we work hard to hire staff who have a calling to ...

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 ...
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