Site: Suttle Lake Camp
Dates: 7/24/2017 - 7/29/2017
Age Level: Ages 9-17 (Completed grades 3rd - 12th)
Cost: Subsidized Rate: $505 | Full Rate: $565
This event is a special partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon and United Methodist Church of Oregon and Idaho! EVERYONE of the appropriate age is welcome to attend no matter church or faith background.
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 also learn the kinds of skills and values the will carry them forward through life.
Important Details To Know Before You Go:
7 am: Wake-up
8 am: Breakfast
9 am: Morning worship
10 am: Boating, swimming, crafts, tie-dye, or other activities
11 am: Age-appropriate, faith-based activity
1 pm: Boating, swimming, crafts, tie-dye, or other activities
2:30 pm: Rest
3:30 pm: Age-appropriate, faith-based activity
4:30 pm: Short hike or an Environmental Education Experience
5:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm: Field games
8:00 pm: Campfire
8:45 pm: Daily Reflections and Prayers in Cabin Groups
Bedtime – Varies, so appropriate to age group
Please read more about “What To Expect” and “The Suttle Lake Camp Experience” here. This PDF includes information on Suttle Lake Camp’s setting, safety standards, housing arrangements, meals, activities, counselors and other staff, and more.