Strength for the Journey

Site: Suttle Lake Camp

Dates: 8/23/2018 - 8/26/2018

Age Level: Adult

Cost: $25-$165 sliding scale based on what camper can afford to pay

Registration is now closed.  Please contact the Camp & Retreat Ministries office at 503-802-9214 if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.


If you are signed up to take the bus from Portland/Salem to Suttle Lake retreat, meet at

Portland First United Methodist Church parking lot (corner of 18th & Clay) This is next to Goose Hollow Max station.

The bus will leave at 10am on Thursday, August 23.   

There will be coffee and snacks available to pack for the trip. The bus will make one rest area stop half way to camp.

Strength For The Journey Retreat is open to any person with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis.

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
The 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

If you would like to attend, use the on-line registration link to sign up for the WAIT LIST.   Information and forms  will be mailed to you if space becomes available in this event. 

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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and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon