A New Location for our 2024 Retreat


The bare facts:

Dates: Tuesday April 23 through Friday April 26
Cost: Rooms, including all meals $340.00 per person
……..RVs, full hook ups, including all meals $190.00 per person
A $50 deposit to hold your space is due by the October guild meeting. 
If you won’t be attending the meetings you can mail your deposit to:
………Gail Chipman at 294 NW Armstrong Way, Corvallis OR 97330
Your final payment is due by the January meeting.

The location:

Aldersgate Camps and Retreats encompasses 40 scenic acres in a beautiful forest setting located in Turner, Oregon not far from the Enchanted Forest I-5 exit.

7790 Marion Road SE, Turner OR 97392

WiFi Internet is available throughout all facilities.

Our sleeping locations are marked with a red arrow (1 Aldersgate Lodge, 3 Pinewood Lodge and RV Parking).

We will be eating in 19 where the blue arrow points and sewing in 16, the large auditorium, where the black arrow points.  There are multiple smaller rooms off the auditorium for games or workshops

Sleeping Quarters


1 Aldersgate Lodge

24 sleeping rooms.  Each room has a twin bed, a double bed, and a flip down bunk bed.  The bathroom has a shower and toilet, the sleeping room has a vanity with a sink and mirror.  The rooms are not fancy, but they are clean and the beds are comfortable.  Cost is $340 per person regardless of how many are sharing the room, but to rent this facility we must have 45 people registered in the lodge so most rooms will have to be at least double occupancy.

3 Pinewood Lodge

Pinewood Lodge has six of the rooms that will sleep up to four people on lower beds, including a queen bed and three twin beds. Room six is a fully handicap accessible room with a queen bed, a twin bed, and a fold down wall bed. All rooms have their own private bathroom, shower, and 2 sinks. If you want a triple or a quad, and someone doesn’t want to sleep in the bunk bed, then Pinewood Lodge is for you.  Cost is $340 per person regardless of how many are sharing the room.  Linens are $20 extra, or you can bring your own.  Pinewood is up a hill but there is plenty of parking by the main lodge if you want to drive down each day.



RV Spaces

Aldersgate’s RV sites are to be used in tandem with rental at the camp, they are not open to public rental. Complete with 14 full hook-ups, these spots make for a great addition to the retreat. In addition, there are five sites with electric and water.  We are not guaranteed that we will have exclusive access.  Cost is $190 per person regardless of how many are sharing the RV.





Sewing and Dining 

We sew in a large auditorium with plenty of room to spread out. The ceilings are high so you may want to bring your own light.  The auditorium is a few steps from Aldersgate Lodge.  There will be a coffee and tea cart in the sewing room; and you can bring any snacks you want – i.e. fruit, nuts, candy, or cookies.  Alcohol is not allowed.  If we enjoy being at Aldersgate and want to go back for our next retreat we need to respect their rules.

We get lunch and dinner Tuesday; breakfast, lunch and dinner Wednesday and Thursday; and breakfast Friday.  Aldersgate is very conducive to special needs meals.  You go to the kitchen window and tell them you ordered a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free meal, and they will hand you your plate.  Staff must know any special meal requirements two weeks before the retreat.  The dining room is large enough so that we will not need to eat in shifts.  The rooms don’t have a fridge but there is a full sized refrigerator at the back of the second dining room for any retreater’s use.




Game night
Strip Exchange

Demos and Free Strip Patterns

Activities will include a game night, a voluntary 2 ½” strip exchange, demos showing different ways to use 2 ½” strips, and some free patterns using the strips.  Please indicate if you want to participate in the strip exchange when you sign up for the retreat.  After sign ups are closed we will let you know how many 2 ½” X WOF batik strips to bring to the retreat.  They will be redistributed and you will get a bag of strips that contains the same number you brought.

Nature surrounds you here.  Enjoy the easy walking – hiking trails and bubbling streams







questions? reach out

Please reach out to any one of the committee members (info in the membership booklet) if you have specific questions about the retreat or facilities.  The committee will have more details and will keep you posted as we get closer to our retreat date.

Retreat committee:
Gail Chipman
Patti Stephens
JoAnne Sedlacek
Viki West