Samish Island Campground and Retreat Center11633 Scott Road
Bow, Washington 98232
We rent a wonderful church camp on Samish Island in the Samish River delta of Skagit County (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle, 40 minutes south of Bellingham and 2 hours south of Vancouver, BC). 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.
Transportation: Please note that no public transportation is available all the way to Samish Island. If you need a ride or want to help others with transportation, see the Carpooling link in your confirmation email.
Flying to Western Washington for an Event at Samish Island? We recommend using Seatac Airport. Take the Bellair Airporter Shuttle from Seatac to Burlington, then order an Uber/Lyft for a 20-minute ride to Samish Island.
Accommodations: Samish Island offers Rustic Cabins (walk to the community bath hall), E-Cabins (newer construction, shared bathroom), and Tent or RV camping.
Emergency Contact: Samish Campground Manager (24-hour): Phone: 360-766-8125. Please leave this number with anyone who may need to contact you so that you can turn off your cell phone while attending your event. The camp manager will come find you right away if you receive a message.
We look forward to practicing with you in-person — safely! You can find the Mindfulness Northwest COVID policy HERE. For this location’s COVID policy, read on.
At Samish Island Campground:
1) Groups will be required to maintain documentation of vaccination for each participant.
2) Masks are required regardless of vaccination status, while indoors, except eating and sleeping.
3) Social distancing is required indoors.
4) Each group will designate a person to be the COVID precaution leader. This person may or may not be the director, and will be responsible for ensuring participant safety/compliance.
5) 100% of kitchen staff will be vaccinated.
6) As of July12th, the seven-day average of daily infections for Skagit county is three. The camp cannot operate if that number exceeds ten. Counties where attendees are from must be less than ten as well.
Our programs originate in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, home to the Coast Salish people since time immemorial. We humbly acknowledge that we are here as a result of colonialism. We are grateful to the Lhaq’te’mish (Lummi Nation), Nuxwsá7aq (Nooksack), Dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish), and our other native neighbors for their ongoing leadership and advocacy on behalf of our common home.