Storydwelling 2024 Retreat


suttle lake – June 7-9



We are so excited to gather once again at Suttle Lake Camp this year for our annual retreat. From Friday through Sunday, June 7-9, we’ll experience rest, connection and play together as a Storydwelling ecosystem. You can expect delicious shared meals cooked by camp staff; plenty of time playing by the lake and in the woods; lots of free time for archery, crafts + kayaking; singing and s’mores by the campfire; and intentional relationship-building with Wild Indigo Project, and so much more.

Please reserve your place at the retreat by clicking the button below!

Cost and payment details are included at the registration link.

Photo of Suttle Lake Oregon

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 7

4-6 pm | All Retreaters Arrive and Check-In

6-7 pm | Welcome dinner

7:30-9:30 pm | Sing-A-Long around the campfire with Ian Carrick

Saturday, June 8

8-9 am | Breakfast Together

9:30 am-Noon | Workshops

Childcare provided 9:30 am-Noon for ages 1-5 years old.

Kid’s Session (ages 5-12) led by Ilona, Storydwelling children + families organizer

Adult’s Session – team-building and games with Suz Coffman of Wild Indigo Project

12-1 pm | Lunch Together

1-6 pm | Open Free Time to Play, Rest or Connect!

Take the afternoon and enjoy Suttle Lake and whatever you want to do with your Free Time! Maybe…

  • Take out a small non-motorized watercraft on Suttle Lake: Kayaks, Canoes, etc. available for us for FREE!
  • Take a nap
  • Go Fishing, Hiking or Biking
  • Chill out on your own
  • Create your own adventure outdoors!

Some options:

1-2 pm Archery for Kids

2-5 pm Rock Painting– Everyone is invited to stop by during these 3 hours, when you have time, to paint your special rock and take it home for a memory of our retreat!

4:30-6 pm Bible + Brews w/ Pastor Erika

6-7 pm | Dinner Together

7:30-9:00 pm | Share, Show and Tell!

Bring a song, poem, story, or hidden talent to share! Retreat is a time for us to build community, and we have the opportunity to learn about each other. Everyone is welcome! There will be a sign up at dinner and each person will have 10 minutes to share your talent.

9-10 pm | S’mores by the campfire

Sunday, June 9

8-9 am | Breakfast Together

9-10 am |Review and Feedback of Our Retreat Weekend

10-11:30 am | Closing Circle

11:30 am | Pack up and depart!
(Sack lunches available to go for those who request them in their registration form.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come on the retreat?
Anyone in the wild web of Storydwelling is welcome and wanted at this retreat. That includes friends, neighbors, and family members of those connected to our community. If you are new to Storydwelling, this is a great way to get to know our community.

Can we bring pets?
Yes, dogs are welcome at Suttle Lake. They must remain on leash and are not permitted inside of any building– including lodging and common areas. They must be in your tent, in your RV/camper, or outside. You must clean up after your pet.

Can I come for just part of the weekend?
Yes. While we hope everyone stays for as much of the weekend as they can, we know schedules are busy. Please reach out to Kelly and Erika to register for partial attendance.

What are the sleeping arrangements?
There are a variety of sleeping options, from tent camping to modern-style dorm rooms. You can see options and pricing at the registration link above.

What is the food like?
Suttle Lake Camp staff prepare delicious and healthy meals for us throughout the weekend, and meals are served family style. Camp staff do their very best to accommodate dietary needs.

How much does the retreat cost?
Different lodging options have different prices. Please know that we do not want cost to be a barrier. If you have the need, please utilize the “pay what you can” option. And if you are someone who has the resources, please consider donating to help all of us attend the retreat.