About Us


Alton L. Collins Retreat Center

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. Our holistic chef makes sure your meals nourish your mind and body so you are able to do the come here to do.

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 for available dates, 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

This 68-acre facility provides excellent accommodations in double occupancy rooms for groups up to 46 people, and up to 66 in triple and quadruple occupancy rooms. Each room features its own bathroom. Meetings spaces can serve groups of 10-175 people. Meals are served family or buffet style. We can also refer larger groups to local hotels so they may split their participants between commuters and on-site guests. 

Special Dietary Needs:
We are well known for our ability to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. We utilize our guest information form to receive your participant's dietary needs so you do not have to. From there our chef curates a menu that will wow and nourish all of your vegan, acid free, pescatarian, gluten-free, and participants without dietary restrictions.


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