Summer Camp Week 1

Site: Suttle Lake Camp

Dates: 7/17/2017 - 7/22/2017

Age Level: Ages 9-17 (Completed grades 3rd - 12th)

Cost: Subsidized Rate: $505 | Full Rate: $565

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 also learn the kinds of skills and values the will carry them forward through life.

Important Details To Know Before You Go:

  • Registration is between 3-4 pm on Monday. Please call 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. 
  • A completed health form is required for each camper.  Please mail this form to camp at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the event (address below).
  • Click here for a complete list of what to bring to camp.
  • For registration information please contact Geneva Cook, camp registrar:  503-802-9213 or geneva@gocamping.org
  • For camp related questions or to share a specific skill you'd like to put to use, 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
10 am: Boating, swimming, crafts, tie-dye, or other activities
11 am: Age-appropriate, faith-based activity
Noon: Lunch
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.

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