Intro Summer Camp

Site: Suttle Lake Camp

Dates: 7/26/2022 - 7/29/2022

Age Level: Completed grades 1st - 2nd

Cost: Subsidized Rate: $334 | Full Rate: $374 (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

Please note that this year's Intro Camp starts on Tuesday and ends on Friday. 

Intro Camp helps young campers gain independence while trying traditional camp activities.  Caring counselors will help provide a safe, supportive environment where campers can try new things.  There's time for swimming, crafts, games, and more.  New friendships can blossom while immersed in Christian community.

Through this experience, campers learn, explore, and grow in faith. They experience God’s love through the beauty of creation and the relationships they build with new friends and caring mentors. They don’t just have fun, but also learn the kinds of skills and values that will carry them forward through life like kindness, compassion, sharing, and more. After attending this Intro session, campers won’t be able to wait to come back for more!

This year we will explore the Creation story while worshiping under the trees, by the lake, and around the campfire.  Our camp theme will help us recognize that "Creation Speaks".  Spending time in the natural world along with the scriptures will invite campers to recognize God's constant presence in our lives.  Music, art, games, and conversations will enrich our exploration.  

New this year for families with a camper attending Elementary Week 2 (ending on Saturday), you and your Intro camper may stay Friday night at Suttle Lake Camp!  Additional fees: 1 night lodging = $50/ family cabin, $11/lunch, $12/ dinner and $10/breakfast.  Meals are optional.  Lodging and meals may be added during registration.  You will need to bring bedding, etc., for the night.  Contact the camp directly for more information.

Register by May 5th to receive a $25 Early Bird Discount. 

Important Details To Know Before You Go:

  • Check in is between 3pm and 4 pm on Tuesday and conclude on Friday at 10am.  Additional details will be sent to you before camp for your preparation.  
  • Click here for directions to camp. 
  • If registering by mail, please send a completed health form to the camping office 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.
  • You will be contacted by email closer to the camp with any additional information specific to your event, as well as current pandemic requirements.  Please note that all participants are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.  Face coverings may be required. 
  • For registration information, please contact our camp registrar at 503-802-9214 or
  • For program or camp related questions please contact Jane Petke, Suttle Lake Camp Director
  • For road conditions call 511 or check

Sample Schedule:
7 am: Wake-up
8 am: Breakfast
9:30 am: Morning worship
10:30 am: Recreational Activities (boating, swimming, hikes, crafts, etc)
Noon: Lunch
1 pm: Rest Time
2:00 pm: Recreational Activities (boating, swimming, archery, crafts, etc)
3:00 pm: Snack & Reset (time to shower and change, activities available too)
4:00 pm: Daily Activities (fun faith based activities that engage the daily scripture)
5:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm: Field games
7:30 pm: Campfire
8:30 pm: Prepare for bed
9:00 pm: Lights out

Please read more about “What To Expect” and “The Suttle Lake Camp Experience” here. This 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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