Conferences & Retreats

& Retreats

Custom educational programs, lodging and meals at our sustainable facility in the heart of North Cascades National Park

Bigquotesbronze"North Cascades Institute has got to be the overall most wonderful meeting venue I've ever experienced, anywhere. I just kept noticing impressive things, beginning with the surrounding scenery, unique combination of environmental friendly minimalism with the "spare no effort for high quality" of the meeting rooms, library, and lodgings. As just one of many examples I could cite, your wi-fi is better than any hotel I've ever stayed in. And I've saved the food for last — outstanding and healthy, every meal and every item, just off-the-charts special. I cannot imagine a better place to get a bunch of folks together and accomplish something!"

— Harry Greene, Cornell University

Contact us to learn more about the Learning Center and the opportunities it can offer your organization or group. For a personal tour, rate and availability information or other questions, please contact our Conferences & Retreats Coordinator at (206) 526-2565 or

    Available 2016 Dates
    March 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27

    April 1-3, 6-8, 15-17, 22-24, 29-May 1st

    May 6-8, 13-15

    June 10-16, 15-17, 19-23

    July 3-7, 18-21

    August 7-12, 21-26

    September 4-9

    October 7-9, 28-30

    November 4-6, 18-20

    Please contact or (206) 526-2565 to learn more about these dates. Other dates become available through the year, so don't hesitate to ask!


    Upcoming Conferences & Retreats

    November 8-11
    Wilderness First Responder Recertification
    For details and registration:

    December 7-11
    Remote Medical International: Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP) Course
    For details and registration:

    Calvin Laatch, Conference & Retreat Coordinator


    In 2014, we hosted 27 groups, ten yoga retreats, eight Remote Medical International courses, three conferences and four beautiful weddings at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center!

    Proceeds from your stay support our youth education programs, helping us provide local students opportunities to experience the outdoors at little to no cost.

    Please email Calvin at or call (206) 526-2565 with any questions!