Camp Blue Boat in the PNW

Youth illuminated by campfire light at sunset lakeside, one youth stands in the middle, others seated on logs

We saved you a spot at Camp Blue Boat

Camp Blue Boat

Registration closed for Summer 2023. PNW's Unitarian Universalist summer camp immersion experience for youth from rising 6th-grade to 12th-grade graduates, with age-specific housing and programming. Campers, counselors and staff will spend time exploring being in relationship with one's self, others, and the wider world. Understanding relationships is necessary for a healthy spirit and for saving our lifeboat Earth. At camp, youth learn about community, spirituality, justice, equality, and also have a ton of fun! UU Camp is based upon 4 basic pillars. After attending, the youth will be able to:

  • Articulate beliefs grounded in UU theology and values;
  • Develop spiritual discipline;
  • Engage in social change rooted firmly in faith, love, and trust;
  • Build personal and religious resilience.

These attributes will take hold through workshops and immersion experiences aimed at exploring a faith-centered life; through time for personal reflection and developing spiritual practice; through fun activities like field games, crafts, hikes, swimming, and bonfires; through a Wilderness Council & Council of Elders, where youth share statements of faith and insights; by engaging in ritual via daily worships and walking the Labyrinth; and through integrated leadership development training, mentoring and modeling, to mention just a few! Come change your life forever... for the better!

Ages: All youth rising to 6th grade through those who have just graduated are invited to attend Camp Blue Boat

Dates: July 16-21, 2023

Location: Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center, Ellensburg, WA

Apply for Staff: Staff applications for youth and adult positions are now open!

Fees: $650. Sibling Discount (-$50) & Early Registration Discount (-$25)

Financial Need: No one should be stopped from attending PWR events because of finances. Waiver opportunity inside registration.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee. Cancellations after the registration deadline (June 12) or an event no-show may forfeit the entire registration fee, except in cases of emergencies or hardship. Please send notice of cancellation and refund requests via email to


Registration is closed for Summer 2023. Check back December 1 for Summer 2024 dates.