What to expect
We are proud to share that Camp Adams is a rustic nature retreat and youth camp and not a resort with all the amenities. We recognize that Camp Adams is not for everyone and would happily recommend some of the other camps and conference centers in the area better suited for those looking for a more resort-like retreat experience. We are, however, perfectly suited for those looking for:
- a place where it is possible to seclude yourself in the natural beauty of the forests of the Pacific Northwest;
- a space to unplug from your day-to-day existence and remember the simpler joys of being and playing in nature; and
- a way to support a community working hard to protect and preserve an environmentally important natural sanctuary.
Description of retreat facilities
Located on 216 acres of beautiful temperate rainforest at the confluence of two creeks, Camp Adams offers the perfect setting for groups looking for a scenic and peaceful place to gather.
Two self-contained sites offer cabins with in-cabin bathroom facilities and lodges with fiberoptic WiFi. Fireplaces and residential kitchens are available in some cabins. Food service strives to feature local foods and to accommodate special dietary needs.
Come hike our stunning trails, listen to the sound of the creek and reconnect with what matters most to you.
A couple of disclaimers about our site: (1) To protect the safety of our guests, facilities, and site wildlife, pets are not permitted at Camp Adams. Certified service animals are, of course, welcome. (2) Camp Adams is not available for rent as a wedding venue. We appreciate your understanding on both matters.
Milk Creek Site
Our original camping site offers a flexible set of indoor and outdoor meeting, activity and dining spaces. One of the original buildings, Morris Lodge, includes a large dining and gathering space complete with brick fireplace and a commercial-style kitchen that is available for rent. The dining hall/ kitchen can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests. In addition, Milk Creek Site offers 5 sleeping cabins, a beautiful campfire ring under the Douglas Fir canopy, an outdoor chapel area and a large playing field with a new covered pavilion gathering space.
A rustic seasonal cabin with two bunk rooms, one indoor bathroom with shower, and a wrap-around deck that overlooks the meadow. Maximum Capacity: 24. Bathroom: 1
A large traditional 1940s-style cabin with two bunk rooms each with an adjacent full bathroom, a residential style kitchen (complete with full size electric range, standard refrigerator, and a microwave), and a large meeting area with a beautiful stone fireplace. Maximum Capacity: 24. Bathrooms: 2.
A seasonal bunkhouse perfect for lodging a large number of youth. Two bunk rooms accommodate up to 10 guests each and have adjoining bathrooms with showers. Maximum Capacity: 20. Bathrooms: 2.
A functional cabin for small retreats. This cabin has four bedrooms- two rooms with two standard twin beds and two rooms with three standard twin beds. Each set of bedrooms has an adjacent full bathroom. A large common area features comfortable seating, a wood stove and a residential style kitchen with full size electric range, standard refrigerator and a microwave. Maximum Capacity: 10. Bathrooms: 2.
A rustic seasonal cabin with one bunk room, one indoor bathroom with shower and a deck that overlooks the meadow. Maximum Capacity: 18. Bathroom: 1.
Our most unique cabin is also one of our oldest and most treasured. Located on the banks of Milk Creek set aside from both Milk and Nate Creek Sites, Waverly Cabin offers a secluded retreat location for groups of 10-25. The cabin built in the 1940s is rustic but charming, containing two dorm rooms with adjacent indoor bathrooms, a large kitchen area, a dining area with windows that overlook the creek and a common area with a stone fireplace. The large deck that overlooks the creek is one of the most peaceful places at Camp Adams. Maximum Capacity: 24. Bathrooms: 2.
Nate Creek Site
The facilities on the Nate Creek Site were finished in 1970 to accommodate the growing number of youth coming to Camp Adams for school and church retreats. Over forty years later, our Nate Creek facilities continue to offer a unique setting for gatherings of all kinds. The large spacious lodge is built around impressive central fireplace and is a flexible multi-use space that can comfortably accommodate up to 150 individuals. Adkins Lodge is also home to our dining hall and meal service, which features whole foods sourced locally whenever possible and a menu specifically designed to accommodate special dietary needs. In addition, Nate Creek offers 6 sleeping cabins, a full size gymnasium, a covered pavilion area, a large play field, a rock labyrinth, an outdoor chapel and a campfire ring tucked into the bank of Nate Creek.
In the summer this cabin is home to our resident camp staff, but at other times of the year Ad Cabin offers retreat guests semi-private accommodations with standard twin sized mattresses and upgraded bathroom facilities. Downstairs there are four private bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a common area. Three of the downstairs bedrooms contain sleep 2 guests and one bedroom sleeps a single guest. Upstairs there is a walkthrough sleeping area, a back bedroom and a full bathroom. The sleeping area in the front sleeps 4 and the back bedroom can accommodate 3.
Situated steps away from one of the two creeks on the property, this cabin is a two-story structure. Downstairs contains two bunk rooms with adjacent bathrooms, a kitchenette, a common area and a deck that overlooks Nate Creek. Upstairs contains two bedrooms each with three standard twin sized beds. Maximum Capacity: 20 Downstairs and 6 upstairs. Bathrooms: 2.
Situated along Nate Creek this cabin sleeps 20 in two dorm rooms each with an adjacent full bathroom. Bond has a large common space and a deck that overlooks a small yard. Maximum Capacity: 20. Bathrooms: 2.
Conveniently located next to the lodge and gymnasium, this cabin sleeps 20 in two dorm rooms and contains a large common area with a kitchenette.
Situated along Nate Creek this cabin sleeps 20 in two dorm rooms each with an adjacent full bathroom. Ross has a large common space and a deck that overlooks the creek. Maximum Capacity: 20. Bathrooms 2.
Tucked away in the woods next to the playing field, this two-story structure contains two dorm rooms downstairs and two private sleeping rooms upstairs. Downstairs contains three bathrooms-- one adjacent to each dorm room and a third that is accessible from the common area. Upstairs contains a half bath. Stafford also contains a small kitchenette area. Maximum Capacity: 20 Downstairs and 6 Upstairs. Bathrooms: 3 Full and 1 Half.