Camping Ministry

Camping Ministry

Camping Ministry

Joining God in a shared mission is what distinguishes our Camp & Retreat Program from other types of camps and conference center programs. It is our heart – our unique gift to the wider society that God has given us to share. Camp & Retreat ministries consistently draw persons into deeper connection with God and offers prime faith formation experiences. In the midst of God’s creation, our environments of Christian hospitality and learning open people’s souls and hearts in unparalleled ways.

Grow your faith at camp this summer!

Episcopal Week at Suttle Lake Camp will be July 20 - 25, 2020. It is for children and youth currently in grades 1-10. Registration is now open.

Campers who have completed 3-10 grades can sign up for the full session of camp (July 20 - 25), now called Summer Camp Week 2Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Campers who have completed 1-4 grades can sign up for a few days of camp (July 20-23), now called Intro Summer Camp Week 2. Click here for more information and a link to registration.

Camp scholarships are available for up to $200 per camper. Click here for the application. Scholarship Application - Episcopal Camp

Information about all the camp & retreat options available to us through our partnership with the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church is online at

More Camping Opportunities:  The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon has a fabulous camping ministry at the Ascension Camp & Conference Center in Cove, Oregon. Check out all their offerings for children, youth, adults & families at

Latino Youth Camp

Join Latino youth from around the diocese for a week of building community as we go swimming, hiking, boating, and enjoy camp life together. Learn about your faith and what it means to be an Episcopalian. Create lifelong friendships and memories.

Latino Youth Camp will be at Camp Suttle Lake, June 21-26, 2020 for students currently in middle and high school. For registration information, contact the Rev. Canon Beto Arciniega, Canon for Latino Ministries ( or the Rev. Canon Carol W. Sedlacek, Canon for Christian & Leadership Formation (

Give the Gift of Camp to Someone You Love

Do you know someone who you'd love to support to go to camp? Gift certificates are available! Gift certificates make a great stocking stuffer for the child or grandchild (or friend or mom or dad, etc) who is excited about making deeper connections in God's creation.

If you would like to purchase a gift certificate, contact Camp & Retreat Ministries registrar Holly Dolan (503-802-9214 or and she can set you up. Also, if you would like to send in an order form for Gift Certificates, download them at this page:

OR, give the gift of camp to someone you DON'T Know!

The Diocese of Oregon gives scholarships every year to send kids to camp. You can donate to this Camp Scholarship Fund by sending a check payable to “Diocese of Oregon” and put “Camp Scholarship Fund” in the memo line and mail to the Diocese of Oregon, Attention The Rev. Canon Carol W. Sedlacek, 11800 SW Military Lane, Portland, OR  97219.

For more information, please contact:

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The Rev. Canon Carol W. Sedlacek

Canon for Christian & Leadership Formation
Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219