Camping and Retreats


N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs are owned and operated by the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ.  It is available for the outdoor ministry and educational programs of the United Church of Christ as well as other church, civic and educational non-profit groups.  N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs are equal opportunity camps and conference centers where everyone is welcome regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual identity, or nation of origin. Click on links below to view  camping and enrichment programs, and retreats.

Pilgrim Firs includes 120 wooded acres of which 40 have been developed with cabins, lodges and outdoor recreation areas for guest use. It includes play and sports fields, a lake with canoeing and kayaking, and a floating dock for swimming. There are hiking trails, indoor and outdoor chapel/meditation spaces, two campfire areas, basketball and volleyball courts and many secluded quiet places. It is located 3 miles from the City of Port Orchard and about an hour and a half drive or relaxing ferry ride from downtown Seattle.

Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center
3318 3318 Lake Flora Rd Port Orchard, WA 98367  |  

N-Sid-Sen is a year-round camp and retreat center located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho. The name comes from a phrase of the Coeur d’Alene native people meaning “Point of Inspiration”. This incredibly beautiful site includes 270 acres and almost a mile of shore line. N-Sid-Sen is a multi-use facility offering a variety of settings for programs and activities. The site includes play and sports fields, a cove and docks for swimming and boating, hiking and cross country ski trails, an outdoor chapel, two campfire circles, picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts along the lake and lots of quiet places where you can enjoy this beautiful piece of God’s creation.

N-Sid-Sen Camp & Retreat Center
36395 S Highway 97, Harrison, Idaho 83833

As the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, our mission is to be sanctuaries of Christian hospitality, renewal and learning within God’s natural world. Sanctuaries that celebrates diversity, inspire love and service, and fulfill our special partnership with local churches in nurturing disciples and spiritual leaders. We have four United Methodist camps in the Pacific Northwest conference. All four sites host their own age level summer programs as well as year-round retreats. Our camps are also available to rent year-round for your event or retreat.

The camp is located in Ocean Park, (Southwester WA)Sign up for one of our retreats. We do all the planning, cooking, organizing, and behind the scenes magic. All you have to do is sign up and get ready to have a great time! A summer Camping program us available for all school age children and youth.

Twinlow is located in Rathdrum, Idaho, in the Northern part of the state.  There are summer camping programs for children and youth in Elementary School , Middle School, and High School. Along with Family Camp, Community Day Camp, and an Idaho Mission Project

Located in Ellensburg WA, The Lazy F has camping programs for all school age children including a Challenge Course consisting of  elements that include poles, cables, ropes, and other equipment that are low to the ground, and high elements where the participant is between 20 and 40 feet in the air. 

Camp Indianola, located in Western WA on Puget Sound offers an event and rental retreat setting for groups of 8–114. There is also a winter Young Adult Social Justice Retreat for ages 19-25, Overnight Camping for school age children and you, and a day camp for children in 1st-5th grade