Let’s talk about Camp Huston! First and foremost: Camp Huston is an Episcopal summer camp and conference center in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range, about an hour east of Seattle, WA.
As well as our summer camp program, we run family and adult programs year-round. Our conference center facilities are available to rent for religious, non-profit, and educational groups for conferences, retreats, and events.
What are some of the biggest attractions? Lots of our conference guests would say the views from Curtis Lodge dining hall. While our campers seem to enjoy the outdoor heated pool. Almost everyone makes use of our nextdoor neighbors: Wallace Falls State Park! Our camper parents leave outstanding reviews of our summer camp program, and many of our campers return as counselors. Furthermore, our kitchen is ready to accommodate almost all requests. And there’s so much more…
In the words of Director Bill Tubbs, Camp Huston is kind of like a big bed and breakfast, where we provide Christian hospitality and help develop young leaders.
Camp Huston is a part of the missionary outreach program of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Our summer camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association. We love what we do, and we hope to see you at camp sometime!
Our campers: Grow into leaders, discover their place in nature, build self esteem, and have fun!
At Camp Huston, campers should expect: games, songs, hikes, team-building, camp outs, archery, swimming, crafts, campfires, variety shows, dances, friends, nature and fun! Campers close every evening with a chapel/worship service, planned by a different discovery group each day. We are joined by an Episcopal priest from the Diocese of Olympia every session, to provide counsel, help with program activities and plan chapel services. You can see our full list of summer programs below.
Camp Huston is accredited by the American Camping Association, and we insure a registered nurse is onsite during all program hours.
Signed up for camp? Click your session to download your paperwork. A Health Form is included, please complete and return as soon as possible.
Apply to be a counselor!
Age 16+ and completed 10th grade, you are eligible to attend Counselor Training. Register by clicking the green button below, and we’ll mail you an application packet.
Age 18+ and a strong leader, we are now accepting applications for Resident Staff, who live and work at camp all summer long. To request an application, or if you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a range of adult and family camps, so you can stay connected to Camp Huston year-round. Click an event to see the registration flyer. Either print and mail it to us with a check, or register online by clicking the green button below. Whether you’re an adult, family, or individual, there’s a program for you!
Our programs are open to everybody. A designated member of our staff will be on property and available 24/7 during all programs. We post our business cards in all buildings, with a phone number in case our guests need anything after hours.
Camp Huston is known for it’s peaceful setting. The tranquil river, stoic mountains, and serene forests are a wonderful backdrop for any retreat. Hence, we invite our guests to participate in scheduled activities, or simply take time for your own rest and renewal.
Our food philosophy is to first and foremost provide quality and choice. Every breakfast is accompanied by our breakfast table, serving hot oatmeal, fresh fruit, and a selection of cereal, juices, and yogurts. Lunch and dinner are always served alongside our salad bar. Mealtimes are as follows: Breakfast-8.00am Lunch-12.30pm Dinner-6.00pm. We can accommodate most dietary needs. Simply indicate your requests on the form during registration and our kitchen staff will prepare what you need. We understand that sometimes, dietary information goes beyond simply “vegan” or “gluten free”. If that seems like the case, and you’d feel more comfortable having a conversation with a human being, give us a call! (360) 793-0441.
Ultimately, we love providing Episcopal hospitality. One of the ways we insure this is by listening to our guests. At the end of your stay, you will receive an email with a surveymonkey link. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback, either positive or constructive.
Do you have questions about an event or registration? Do you have an idea for an event or program that we don’t currently offer? Call: (360) 793-0441 or email: email@example.com
At Camp Huston, we specialize in hosting non-profit retreats and conferences. From comfortable quilting retreats with onsite massage therapists, to boy scouts around a campfire: at Camp Huston we can accommodate groups of between 10 and 150 people, and with varying budgets.
Typically, we serve churches and other non-profit gatherings including (but not limited to): vestries, youth groups, family camps, school classes, quilting guilds, and scrapbooking groups. As a matter of fact, so long as your organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we should be able to work together! Unfortunately we can not serve family reunions or other private functions.
We provide food service in our beautiful dining hall, where all meals are prepared on-site by our loving Food Service Manager Teri. Teri can accommodate most dietary needs and food allergies. (Please submit dietary information at least ten days prior to the beginning of a retreat.) At Camp Huston, we believe in providing quality and choice at mealtimes. As a result, our kitchen staff put out a well-stocked salad bar to accompany every lunch and dinner. We accompany every breakfast with eggs, oatmeal, and a selection of yogurts, cereal, and juices. Guests can enjoy fresh coffee in the dining hall, as well as black tea, green tea, herbal tea, hot chocolate, and spiced cider. We serve meals family style, to encourage guests interacting in a community setting. Above all, we hope that guests enjoy the stunning view of Mount Index and Mount Persis from your table.
There is free wifi available in Curtis, Paddock, Barker, and Keator lodges.
Wood, kindling, and matches are provided for all fireplaces and wood-burning stoves.
You can find a scanned PDF of our conference rate sheet here.
To make an inquiry, please call (360) 793-0441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: we do not take bookings more than 12 months in advance.
Mailing: PO Box 140, Gold Bar WA, 98251
Physical: 14725 Ley Road, Gold Bar WA, 98251
T: (360) 793-0441
F: (360) 793-3822