Imagine the energy from the earth, fresh oxygen from the trees, the breeze across the lake, the sun upon attendee's shoulders (of course you provided sunscreen!)... Create a marvelous outdoor meeting experience by holding your conference or retreat at a camp, lodge or park in the mountains, valley or coastal region. Spacious outdoor arenas are ideal for relaxed day-time classes, lectures or discussions. Enjoy evenings around a campfire, lodge fireplace or down on the beach. 

Many of the private camps offer kitchen facilities, overnight lodging, outdoor recreation and sometimes educational offerings by facility stewards. Private camp cultures may even add an interesting layer to the experience — whether the focus is on sustainable living, natural preservation, spiritual awareness, indigenous history or more! State and county parks provide structured spaces and amenities adjacent magnificent natural backdrops. These scenic and natural venues are excellent for retreats, church groups, family reunions, training programs and other conferences and gatherings. Coordinate with local programs like Whole Earth Nature School, for special onsite trainings and activities.

Below are some camp, lodging and park highlights but there are so many more options. We can help you determine which venue matches your group size, needs and interests.

SKY Camp

Sky Camp is a 100-acre (40 ha), large group meeting site located on Fall Creek Reservoir and nestled in the Cascade…

Eagle Rock Lodge

This unique Lodge has 400 feet of McKenzie River frontage and over 4 acres of gardens. Fish right in the back yard - or…

Fern Ridge Reservoir

Fern Ridge Reservoir is a major attraction in Veneta. It is a popular recreation area for water sports, such as…

Perkins Peninsula Park

Perkins Peninsula Park at Fern Ridge Reservoir is a day-use park right off Highway 126 in Veneta. It is a wonderful…

Dorena Reservoir

Located in the rolling hills east of Cottage Grove, Dorena Reservoir is popular for swimming, boating, water skiing and…

To Find a Camp or Outdoor Retreat:

Linda Norris - Director of Convention Services

Linda Norris Director of Convention Services

Linda provides in-market support for convention meeting planners. She assists with venue and activity arrangements, delegate itineraries and tour options, and dining and transportation recommendations. Linda coordinates welcome table services, delegate information packets, "Show your badge" discount programs, meeting micro-sites and pre-conference collateral. Additionally, Linda offers resources for reunions, weddings and other group events.