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Camp Huston

an Episcopal summer camp and conference center in Gold Bar, WA

Contact us at: 360-793-0441 or info@huston.org

About

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!

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Summer Camp

We help our campers: Grow into leaders, discover their place in nature, build self esteem, and have fun!

At Camp Huston, you can expect: games, songs, hikes, team-building, camp outs, archery, swimming, crafts, campfires, variety shows, dances, friends, nature and fun! We join as a whole community to close each evening with a chapel/worship service. A different discovery group plans worship each day. An Episcopal priest from the Diocese of Olympia joins us every session, to provide counsel, participate in 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.

2018

We wrapped up our summer camp 2017 season with International Discovery Camp and Buckaroo Camp on August 19. Dates and registration information for summer camp 2018 will be announced on our facebook page at a later date. Thank you for your interest. Sign up for our newsletter above to stay up to date.

Adult and Family Camps

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!

2017
Nov 23-26Thanksgiving Family Camp
Dec 2-5Quilters’ Holiday

2018
Jan 12-15Women’s Getaway
Mar 22-25Amy Lindsay Eell’s Scrapbook Retreat
May 2-6Huston Quilters & Croppers w/ Jean Mills
May 4-6Work Weekend

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.

Food

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: info@huston.org

Conference Center

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, St Francis and St Clare dormitory, and the Long House.

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 info@huston.org. Please note: we do not take bookings more than 12 months in advance.

Contact

Mailing: PO Box 140, Gold Bar WA, 98251

Physical: 14725 Ley Road, Gold Bar WA, 98251

T: (360) 793-0441

F: (360) 793-3822

Email: info@huston.org