WNW began summer operations in 1980 after several years of planning & prayer for a Christian camp ministry on the Olympic Peninsula. The non-denominational, non-profit camp is located 2 miles up the Duckabush River Road on 15 acres of forested land with an additional 40 acres available for hiking trails, recreation & outdoor studies.
WILDERNESS NORTHWEST is directed by Jody Weed who lives with his family adjacent to camp. “My desire is to give whatever I can to produce a quality camp facility and program that people will enjoy, and that the Creator/Savior is revealed in teachable moments for our children, family, and non-believing friends to experience.”
Our Goal: Is to encourage campers towards creative use of time and activities, to stimulate awareness of one another’s needs and potential, to affirm the Lordship of Christ and to restore a hunger and thirst for God’s Word.
Our Mission: When Jesus told his disciples to “come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31), he was establishing the principles of a camp retreat.
There is a need for God’s people to temporarily enter a different living environment for rest, recreation, and restoration. Wilderness Northwest exists to meet that need and also to provide an outdoor classroom to “consider” the wonders of our Creator and the life changing teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The battle for truth began in the Garden of Eden and continues at WNW in our mission to promote the authority of God’s Word and history of beginnings as revealed in Genesis 1-11.