2020 Summer Camp Week 1

Site: Suttle Lake Camp

Dates: 7/13/2020 - 7/18/2020

Age Level: Completed Grades 3rd - 10th

Cost: Subsidized Rate: $510 | Full Rate: $580 (A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration. If you cancel, this deposit will not be refunded but may be transferred to another session.)

Click here to register

Summer Camp is a residential (sleep away) camp for children and youth at Suttle Lake Camp.  Summer Camp combines traditional camp activities with meaningful experiences in Christian community.  On arrival, campers are welcomed by their counselors into their camp group which include their cabin group and others of similar ages.  These camp groups are intentionally arranged by age level to provide a safe, supportive environment where campers can try new things, explore the natural world and practice working with others. As one camper put it, “Suttle Lake Camp is where I can be myself and know that people will accept me and love me.”

Each day camp groups of all ages may combine to enjoy large group activities like field games, meals, campfires, and worship.  The bulk of the day is spent in the smaller, age-level camp groups where campers are able to enjoy crafts, time with the daily scriptures, swimming, boating, hiking, archery, and environmental educational experiences at their own pace and level.  Camper groups choose activities (even planning a few of their own through the week) with the guidance of their counselors, helping us ensure that campers get to do the camp activities they have come to do.  More importantly, this also helps establish that at camp we live in community, caring for one another, and that we are all – staff and campers alike – responsible for creating the camp experience at Suttle Lake. 

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:

  • Check in is between 3pm and 4pm on Monday. Please call the camp if you will be later than 4pm.
  • Parents, please join your camper on Saturday at 10am for a special closing worship and the conclusion of the camp event.
  • Click here for directions to camp. 
  • If registering by mail, please send a completed health form to the camp 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.)
  • Click here for a complete list of what to bring to camp.
  • For registration information, please contact our camp registrar at 503-802-9214 or registrar@gocamping.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/
  • Please note that campers under the age of 18 are allowed to drive to camp only with the written permission of parents and are not allowed to have any passengers under the age of 18.

Sample Schedule:
7 am: Wake-up
8 am: Breakfast
9 am: Morning worship
9:30 am: Boating, swimming, crafts, tie-dye, or other activities
10:45 am: Small Group free time
Noon: Lunch
1 pm: Rest Time
2:30 pm: Boating, swimming, crafts, tie-dye, or other activities
3:30 pm:  Snack / Crafts / Showers
4:30 pm: Theme Time (faith based activities in age groups)
5:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm: Field games
7:30 pm: Small Group faith based activity and/or time with the chaplain
8:30 pm: Campfire
9 pm: Youngest campers prepare for bed / Older campers share a reflection time with the chaplain
9:30 pm: Youngest campers lights out / Older campers prepare for bed

Please read more about “What To Expect” and “The Suttle Lake Camp Experience” hereThis page includes information on Suttle Lake Camp’s setting, safety standards, housing arrangements, meals, activities, counselors and other staff, and more.

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