Eliot Institute creates and supports an intentional, inclusive community of celebration, friendship, and joy with opportunities for exploration, spirituality, and growth for Unitarian Universalists, their families and friends 

Who Comes to Eliot?

People young and old come to Eliot, from infants to seniors. Most are from Unitarian Universalist churches in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.

Our camps are fully accessible to campers of all physical abilities.

Usually 20 or more churches will be represented. Some people come in extended family groups as large as 12, including non-church members. Many others come as singles. The summer conferences usually have around 250 participants and can be as high as 40% children and youth. Winter Eliot is especially popular with young adults. Most campers have attended in the past, but there are always newcomers as well.

Newcomers are always welcome!

Eliot Response to COVID-19

Dear Elioteers,

Your Eliot board and staff are thinking of you and hoping that you and your families are able to be together and support one another during this difficult and uncertain time. I hope you are reaching out to your Eliot community as well.  Social distancing is something we Elioteers are familiar with, we have to do it every year after camp, yet magically, when we come together again, it’s like no time has passed.

We would like to assure you that Eliot will remain viable into the future.  Due to excellent governance and stewardship over the years, we are financially strong and able to withstand a year without in-person camps.

In keeping with the strong spirit of our Eliot community, please stay in touch with each other with words of support, connection, and inspiration during these challenging times. Please look for the Eliot Institute Facebook page as one way to stay in touch.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.  Stay safe, informed, and healthy.

All the best,
Rachelle Lee
Eliot Board President 2020
Email:  [email protected]

We welcome your donations!

Eliot adds so much to our lives. Help us sustain and strengthen this wonderful camp experience.  In 2020, you may also direct a portion of your donation to the Seabeck Conference Center, our non-profit host facilityClick on the NEST logo to donate.

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Eliot News

==> So much fun, I appreciated the children's program and the variety of events for campers. I especially appreciated the Salish Sea outing, The Last Night Festival activities, the opportunities for making and sharing music, and the existence of a central gathering place for Happy Hour. The whole thing was a really great experience for my daughter and me. Thank you so much!!!
First Time Camper from Washington.