Facilities

Facilities and accommodations

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Learning Center classrooms, labs and libraries offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and provide excellent conference space and meeting accommodations. The spirit of the campus is one of refined, understated natural beauty. Throughout the interior and outside spaces of our LEED Silver Certified venue, the natural world and striking landscape of the North Cascades are close and accessible. Snow-capped peaks tower overhead, ravens circle in the sky and arioch diversity of plants and wildlife are just outside the door.

Facilities include:

  • Three classrooms provide flexible meeting space for up to 50 people. They include tables, chairs, whiteboards and Internet connection.
  • Three outdoor teaching shelters, nestled in wooded settings along accessible trails, provide settings for break out sessions and small group work
  • An outdoor amphitheater offers a larger gathering space for up to 120 guests or can serve as a more intimate location for storytelling over a campfire.
  • The Wild Ginger Library provides an informal gathering space that's perfect for reading and reflection. A dramatic handcrafted conference table provides seating for 12 people.

Accommodations include:

There are three European-style lodges— Fir, Cedar and Pine —with guest rooms and shared gender-specific bathrooms with private showers. We offer private, double, triple and quad occupancy rooms.

Bedrooms also include wireless Internet, writing desks and built-in wardrobes. Two lodges have a lounge area with sofas, chairs, fireplace and a limited kitchenette — perfect for relaxing and late night conversations. Linens (pillow, sheets, blanket and towels) are supplied.


      Bigquotesbronze"The North Cascades Institute Learning Center and helpful staff offer Kinship Fellows exactly the right mix of access to pristine natural surroundings and opportunities to learn more about the sustainable practices exhibited at North Cascades Institute. Our program participants leave the Learning Center both rested and with a renewed sense of conservation’s larger purpose.”

      — Sarah Knobloch, Kinship Foundation


    North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is an intimate, comfortable setting that accommodates people with a wide range of interests and physical abilities. Lodges, public areas and most trails are wheelchair accessible.

Group Rentals Resources

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For more information, contact Andriana Fletcher, Group Rentals Coordinator, at (206) 526-2565 or andriana_fletcher@ncascades.org

Upcoming Group Rentals Programs

April 25-27
Rediscover: Reinspired (Body Harmony Yoga Retreat)
For details and registration: (206) 310-5119 or www.bodyharmonyllc.com.com
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May 9-11
Yoga, Nature, and More: Refresh Your Perspective
For details and registration: (425) 271-0200 or www.mayawholehealth.com

June 6-8
Yoga in the North Cascades
For details and registration: (360) 224-2330 or elizabethruff@gmail.com
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June 13-15
Yoga, Nature, and More: Refresh Your Perspective
For details and registration: (425) 271-0200 or  www.mayawholehealth.com

July 14-18
Remote Medical International Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP) Course
For details and registration: www.remotemedical.com

July 27-August 2
Sierra Club National Outings: Lodge Adventure in America's Alps
For details and registration: www.sierraclub.org

July 28-August 6
Remote Medical International Remote Medicine Upgrade & Recertification (RMUR) Course
Info and registration: www.remotemedical.com

September 8-12
Remote Medical International Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP) Course
For details and registration: www.remotemedical.com

October 3-5
Yoga, Nature, and More: Refresh Your Perspective
For details and registration: (425) 271-0200 or www.mayawholehealth.com

November 13-23
Remote Medical International Remote Medicine Upgrade & Recertification (RMUR) Course
For details and registration: www.remotemedical.com

November 28-30
Yoga, Nature, and More: Refresh Your Perspective
For details and registration: (425) 271-0200 or www.mayawholehealth.com

December 8-12
Remote Medical International Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP) Course
For details and registration: www.remotemedical.com

2014 Available Dates

June 15-20; 22-24; 29-30; July 7-11; August 24-30; September 1-5; October 3-5; 31; November 1-2; 23-26; December 1-7; 12-23.

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