Samish Island Campground

Our twice-annual weekend mindfulness retreat is usually held late October / early November in the Fall and in early April in the Spring.

Building used for mindfulness practice at SamishBuilding used for mindfulness practice at Samish


We rent a wonderful church camp on Samish Island in the Skagit Valley delta. Samish Island is connected by road to the mainland (no bridge or ferry is needed). Our hosts, the Community of Christ, offer their beautiful land and facilities to us at very reasonable cost as part of their mission to promote and support community.

Samish Campground Caretakers (24 hours):360-766-6386 or 360-766-8125



DIRECTIONS to Samish Island Camp from the South (Seattle):

  1. Take I-5 north (to Vancouver).
  2. North of Mt. Vernon and Burlington, take Exit 231, Chuckanut Drive (Hwy 11).
  3. Go 2.9 miles NW on Chuckanut Drive to Allen corner (grocery & espresso stand).
  4. Turn left (west) onto Allen West Rd.
  5. Go 3.15 miles to Farm To Market Rd.
  6. Then right (north) 0.25 miles on Farm To Market Rd to D’Arcy Rd.
  7. Left (W) 1.3 miles on D’Arcy to Bayview-Edison Rd.
  8. Right (north) on Bayview-Edison Rd for 2.0 miles to “T” (Samish Island Rd).
  9. Left (west) onto Samish Island Rd and follow it 2.2 miles to Scott Rd (as you enter onto the “island”)
  10. Right on Scott Rd 0.2 miles to the camp entrance on your left.
  11. Turn into this driveway and park behind the small cabins.
  12. Total distance from the freeway at Exit 231 to the camp entrance is 12.0 miles.

Printing a Google Map for this address can be helpful:  11633 Scott Road, Bow, Wa., 98232 – or follow this link: http://goo.gl/maps/2T7m5

DIRECTIONS to Samish Island Camp from the North (Bellingham / Vancouver B.C.):

  1. South of Bellingham on I-5 south, take Exit 236 (Bow/Edison Road) and turn right (west) onto Bow Hill Road.
  2. Follow Bow Hill Road to the town of Edison, after crossing Chuckanut Drive (Highway 11).
  3. After winding through Edison the road turns south and becomes Farm to Market Road.
  4. Stay on Farm to Market only 0.4 miles and turn right (west) onto Bayview-Edison Road. There is a sign for Samish Island.
  5. After 1.7 miles, Bayview-Edison turns left (south) at the intersection with Samish Island Road.
  6. Don’t turn, but go straight on Samish Island Road for 2.2 miles to Scott Rd (as you enter onto the “island”)
  7. Right on Scott Rd 0.2 miles to the camp entrance on your left.
  8. Turn into this driveway and park behind the small cabins.
  9. Total distance from the freeway at Exit 236 to the camp entrance is 9.3 miles.

Printing a Google Map for this address can be helpful:  11633 Scott Road, Bow, Wa., 98232 – or follow this link:   http://goo.gl/maps/xkKUR


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