About Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
Camp Kuratli is a summer camp and year-round conference center
owned and operated by The Salvation Army.
In 1928, The Salvation Army purchased its first summer residential camp west of the Mississippi River. It was originally called Camp Trestle Glen because the Springwater railroad line, originating in Sellwood (now part of Portland), ran through Boring on its way to Estacada. Train trestles were needed to cross over Deep Creek, which flows through the heart of the camp. The trains stopped running in the late 1930's and only remnants of the original trestle remain.
Camp Trestle Glen operated continuously for 52 years, until 1980, when a devastating ice storm forced the closure of the camp. A significant financial gift from Dr. Reuben H. Kuratli made it possible for the camp to reopen in 1984. To recognize Dr. Kuratli's extraordinary generosity and acknowledge the unique history and location of the camp, it was renamed Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen.
The camp is located just miles from Portland and is situated on 188 serene and beautiful acres. Deep Creek flows through the camp and provides a soothing soundscape of trickling water, accented by birds, including a large blue heron that makes its home in the forest surrounding our camp. We are secluded, but not remote; the site is camp-like, but comfortable.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible.
Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen is a Christian sanctuary of rest, discovery, and growth that provides a Christ-honoring camp and conference facility for all ages.
We offer a range of housing options, from traditional "camp-style" dormitory housing in cabins, to semi-private and private accomodations. In addition, we provide outstanding meal service and a variety of meeting spaces.
Our amenities include:
• Free camp-wide wireless internet access (fiber optic into the camp)
• Large and small meeting spaces with audio-visual support
• Heated cabins
• Full-service dining room
• Gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, group games, and large group meetings
• Two pools (May–September)
• Sports field for softball, volleyball, soccer, and football
• Challenge course, with high and low elements
• Nature Center
• Campfire setting with stage and bench seating
Hayden Lewis, Camp Director
Steve Harris, Maintenance/Grounds
Darwin Watson, Maintenance
Cynthia Castile, Head Cook
Peggy Price, Housekeeper
Janet Bailey, Administrative Assistant
Claudia Lewis, Guest Relations
Spike Arndt, Summer Camp Program Director