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

    October 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!


    Personal Retreats

    Are you looking for a personal retreat for yourself or as a couple/small group? Check out our Base Camp program where you can stay at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on your own schedule and enjoy delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and a variety of outdoor learning adventures. >>

    Calvin Laatsch, Conference & Retreat Coordinator


    In 2015, we hosted 30 conferences and retreats, including seven yoga retreats, eight Remote Medical International courses, four conferences, four professional workshops and three luncheons 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!