Strength for the Journey

Site: Suttle Lake Camp

Dates: 8/19/2021 - 8/22/2021

Age Level: Adult

Cost: $25-$165 sliding scale

Click here to register

Registration is currently full.  You may register to be placed on the waitlist. 

To maintain the safety and health of our campers and staff, we require that everyone who attends has completed their COVID-19 vaccinations: two vaccinations with the 2nd dose (or one-dose vaccine) no later than August 5th. You will be required to enter your vaccination dates on the medical form. Please register now, as the medical form will be sent later.

A four-day clean and sober retreat opportunity for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Surrounded by the beauty of Suttle Lake, and supported by a loving and accepting community, participants will be invited to reflect, to rest, and to gain Strength for the Journey.


~the space to be with myself and the lack of pressure to participate if I didn’t want ~ wonderful people no judgments made ~ freedom of thought without prejudice the openness, honesty, friendship and love ~ the variety of activities allowed people to get to know one another quickly ~ the love, caring and acceptance that was ever present in the staff ~ the unity, food, activities, crafts and swimming--I loved EVERYTHING!~

The cost for this retreat is $25-$165, a sliding scale based on what you can afford to pay.  Camperships are available; please visit our website or contact the camping office for more information.

If you would like to attend the retreat, please register here.   You will be contacted by one of the retreat team members, after which additional information and forms will be mailed to you.  Your registration will not be complete until we have received that paperwork.

Due to the COVID-19 protocols, bus transportation is not available this year.

If you would prefer to register by mail, you may access that form here

Strength for the Journey Retreat is open to any person with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis.

For registration information, please contact our camp registrar at (503) 802-9214 or

For camp related questions please contact Jane Petke, Suttle Lake Camp Director:

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A partnership between The Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church
and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon