Camp Kirby 2019 All Church Retreat Information





September 20-22, 2019


Join us for our annual All Church Retreat Friday, September 20th, through Sunday, the 22nd at Camp Kirby. The Camp is on nearby Samish Island, right on the beach, and a perfect setting for enjoying the outdoors. We have fun activities planned for everyone, including Games Nights, an “escape rUUm” with a Seven Principles theme, as well as the usual talent show on Saturday night. We are honoring people’s requests for free time on Saturday afternoon and encourage people to hike, do crafts or puzzles, or just hang out! We’ve got a chef lined up and good food is guaranteed. We will be having a sunrise service led by Rev. Paul, on Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. so everyone can be home by late morning on Sunday. If time is limited, you are welcome just come on Saturday. This retreat is a great way to have fun with old friends and make new friends of all ages – don’t miss it!!

COST Early Bird Rate After September 8th


Adults/teens $65 $80

Children (4-12) $ $55

Children (0-3) Free Free

Day rate

Adults $40 $50

Children (4-12) $30 $40

Thanks to our paddle call this year, we have a generous campership fund so the cost of the retreat should not be an obstacle for anyone!   Families may pay as much or as little as they are able.


Lodging is rustic. It ranges from dormitory style rooms with 6-10 beds and a walk to the shower house, to a lodge with a bathroom, small cabins and tree houses. Some people find the beds uncomfortable, and you may want to bring an additional pad. Earplugs are highly recommended. Some of the cabins have heat or electricity, but some do not. A few cabins offer privacy and/or an in-suite bathroom, but these are very limited. Please let us know if you have accessibility concerns or special accommodation needs – otherwise the planning staff will assign your room based on your family structure and your request on a first-come, first-served basis.


The price includes dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast. Bring snacks to share for Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday nights. Note that Camp Kirby is an alcohol-free facility.


You can pick up a registration form and pay at the main office. Checks should be made out to BUF (memo line “All Church Retreat”).   You can also register/pay online follow this link:

Monday, September 16th, is the last day to register.

For any questions contact Genia Allen-Schmid, Director of Life Long Learning, at