Frequently Asked Questions
Who can rent the camp?
Quaker Cove is a Christian non-profit ministry with 501(c)3 status. We rent to secular non-profit groups, like schools or Boy Scouts, religious groups that are Christian, and private family groups for reunions, or personal retreats. Sometimes we can accomodate groups that don't fit into these categories, so please contact us if you'd like to check. We ask that all visitors conduct themselves in a manner that would not oppose Quaker Cove’s basic principles. We reserve the right to ask any individual to leave the premises if necessary.
How do I make a reservation?
To make a reservation, give us a call at (360) 399-1195, email us or use our online form here. Once you give us all the details, we will send you an invoice along with our use agreement to consider. If you decide to rent you sign the contract, mail it back and send in your deposit.
Is it difficult to get to the camp?
No! The camp is on Fidalgo Island, but the island is connected to the mainland by bridge, and also to Whidbey Island by bridge. We are about an hour and a half drive from Seattle. It is also possible to take a bus to Anacortes, where you are only a 15 minute taxi ride from the camp.
Do I have to rent the whole camp?
No, you don't. It is possible to rent just one or a few of our cabins, or even just to rent the dining hall or amphitheater for the day. If you have any other questions about rentals and what options we offer, please call Liz at (360) 399-1195
Does the camp provide bedding?
Groups bring their own bedding and towels to the camp. Things like firewood, paper towels and toilet paper are provided of course, but we don't provide bath or hand towels.
Can we bring our pets?
No dogs are allowed on the grounds. Other small animals are approved on a case by case basis.
Is there a policy regarding substances?
Alcohol and smoking are not allowed on the grounds.
Does Quaker Cove function as a wedding venue?
No, Quaker Cove is not available for rental as a wedding venue. Thank you for thinking of us for your special day. There are a plethora of options in the area.
The camp is on the bay, can we go boating?
Quaker Cove owns canoes, but does not employ lifeguards or offer instruction in boating. If your group would like to use the canoes, please make note of it when you get in contact with us. Each boater, or their legal guardian for those under age, is required to sign a release form.
The camp does not have a dock suitable for larger recreational boats, but guest groups with privately owned kayaks, rafts, row boats, canoes, etc. may use them from the camp's beach when permission has been acquired from the camp directors.