Larchaven is a nondemoninational, inclusive camping ministry in Washington State. Everyone is welcome at Larchaven! We currently offer family camp, overnight summer camp, and teen leadership camp. You can see more about our upcoming camps on our Summer 2024 page.

Our working Statement of Faith is the Apostle’s Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.


Larchaven has 4 goals that guide our camp planning and experiences, each with underlying objectives:

Goal 1: Spiritual Growth
Develop our relationship with God.


  • Increase our knowledge of God's word and apply it to our lives.
  • Learn about God through His creation.
  • Relate to God through honest prayer and listen for His direction.
  • Know what it means to follow Jesus and desire to do so.
  • Share our faith and God’s love with others through what we say and do.

Goal 2: Inclusive Community
Relate to others in a way that creates a safe and supportive community.


  • Get to know, accept and include others, including those who are different from us.
  • Listen to, and seek to understand others.
  • Express sincere appreciation to one another.
  • Collaborate with each other and resolve conflicts in a positive way.
  • Help everyone feel safe and understood within our camp.

Goal 3: Self-Confidence
Develop confidence and feel valued.


  • Try new things, including things that are challenging for us.
  • Improve our skills in activities we enjoy doing.
  • Learn life skills that will help us in different situations throughout our lives.
  • Set goals and reflect on them.
  • Engage in opportunities for leadership.
  • Appreciate the ways that God has made us unique.
  • Know that God loves and values us.

Goal 4: Nature Appreciation
Appreciate the gift of God’s creation.


  • Learn to notice and enjoy nature.
  • Respect and care for our earth.
  • Expand our knowledge of things in the natural world.
  • Learn outdoor living skills.