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Welcome to The Firs Camps and Retreats

4605 Cable Street
Bellingham, Washington 98229-2618

We exist for people to encounter Jesus and experience the love of God. At The Firs, the impact is for life.

Find us on the web at, or call us at (360) 733-6840


A summer camp on the shores of Lake Whatcom, a Retreat Center (up to 240 guests), and a mountain Chalet (up to 100 guests) for your conference/retreat needs.



The types of camps we operate include:

Day Camp
Resident Camp

Programming We Offer:

Young Adults
Families (together in one program)
Families (separated by age)
Senior Adults

Throughout the year, you’ll find the following special emphasis camps (or themes) during one or more of our sessions:


While you’re here, you may want to take advantage of the following activities we offer:

Archery/Shooting Range
Soccer Field
Snow Sledding/Tubing
Basketball Court
Swimming - Outdoor
Beach Front
Game Room/Arcade

Interested in renting our facilities? We are happy to rent our facilities to the following groups/types:

Children's Groups
Youth Groups
Single Adults
Married Couples
Families (in one unit)

These are the types of accommodations we offer:

RV Sites

Kitchen Facilities Use

Kitchen for Staff only

We are set up to handle the following group sizes in the various seasons:

During the summer, we can take care of up to 240 guests. In the spring, we can accommodate 240 guests. Our winter capacity is 200. Finally, in fall, we have enough room for 240 guests.

We also offer the following special activities and features:

The Firs is proud to be on the of the only camps and retreat centers to own an island. "The Island" is a wonderful place for memories to be made through overnight camp outs, s'more roasting, family camp dinners, etc. It's just one of things that sets The Firs apart! The Firs Chalet at Mt. Baker is nestled in between the upper and lower lodges at the Mt. Baker ski area. The only overnight lodging near the mountain, The Firs Chalet is a great spot for youth groups, adult retreats, and any group interested in skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, and other outdoor activities.


85 miles north of Seattle, WA; 60 miles SE of Vancouver, BC.


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We are passionate about creating a space for our guests to relax, retreat, and enter into the presence of Jesus.

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