Connect with the Divine at Suttle Lake Camp


Nestled on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, Suttle Lake Camp is a special place where the vivid green of Western Oregon mingles with the sunny beauty of the east side. For more than one hundred years the camp has been sacred space for many as they have taken time to renew their spirits and nurture their faith under the towering Ponderosa pines and Douglas fir trees. 

Grounded in Christian hospitality and learning, the camp provides year-round Christian programs for all ages as well as hosts events by community partners. Churches, faith-based organizations, schools, 12 step programs, and various community groups enjoy this beautiful setting for team building, community development, long-range visioning, faith development, education, and to focus on shared goals and enjoy opportunities for outdoor recreation. In 2022 Suttle Lake Camp offered 18 programs and hosted 54 events offered by community partners. 
Camp and retreat programs, happen year-round for all ages, offer opportunities to be immersed in Christian community and exploration.  Quilters and crafters enjoy the relaxed Spring and Fall Quilts, Crafts, and More programs (April 11-16 or September 12-17), as well as the Quilt Show Retreat (July 5-9) that includes visiting the world’s largest outdoor quilt show in nearby Sisters, OR.  Children and youth summer camps range from Adventure Camps and traditional age-level programs helping campers experience God’s love through the beauty of creation and the relationships they build with new friends and caring mentors.  Each fall, Transformations Prayer Retreat (October 1-6) combines a rhythm of contemplative prayer, worship, and group discussion with rest and recreation for a nurturing retreat experience.

Whether you are a camper seeking a fun, faith-filled experience or you are looking for a quality retreat space for your group, you will find a warm welcome and a comfortable space for exploration. Two lodges provide adult and family friendly housing.  Two cabin circles offer a more rustic option ideal for youth events, and for adults and families looking for a classic camping environment.  Lovingly prepared nutritious meals are tailored to each group’s needs.  Hiking trails, a labyrinth, boats, archery, a challenge course, and other activities offer opportunities for experiential learning and fun. 

Open year-round, each season offers a different beauty of its own whether it’s the flaming foliage of the vine maple declaring the arrival of autumn, the peaceful blankets of snow through winter, the songs of birds and subtle flowers welcoming spring, or the warm days and starry nights of summer.  The true blessing of experiencing a camp or retreat at Suttle Lake Camp comes when connecting with the Divine in creation and community.

Volunteer and paid staff make these experiences possible!  Please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in paid seasonal work or volunteering. Training, housing, meals, and a supportive staff community are provided. 

Jane & Daniel Petke, co-directors (suttlelake@gocamping.org or 541-595-6663)