About Pilgrim Firs

Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center is one of the two camp and conference centers owned and operated by the Pacific Northwest Conference.  It is available for the outdoor ministry and educational programs of the United Church of Christ as well as other church, civic and educational non-profit groups.  Pilgrim Firs is a year-round camp and conference center on the Kitsap Peninsula of western Washington. This beautiful site includes 120 wooded acres of which 40 have been developed with cabins, lodges and outdoor recreation areas for guest use.

Pilgrim Firs is a multi-use facility offering a variety of settings for programs and activities. The site includes play and sports fields, a lake with canoeing and kayaking, and a floating dock for swimming.  There are hiking trails, indoor and outdoor chapel/meditation spaces, two campfire areas, basketball and volleyball courts within the four acre play field and many secluded quiet places where you can enjoy this beautiful piece of God's creation.  It is located 3 miles from the City of Port Orchard and about an hour and a half drive or  relaxing ferry ride from downtown Seattle.

Directions

Driving Directions

Pilgrim Firs is located at 3318 SW Lake Flora Road, Port Orchard, WA  98367

Please look over the options below to determine which directions to use.

Option 1: From North of Tacoma (Seattle): Take I-5 south to the Highway 16, Bremerton exit
just past the Tacoma Dome.  (This exit takes off at the same time as 38th street.  Be sure you
are in the correct lane.)  

Option 2: From South of Tacoma (Olympia):  Take I-5 north to the Highway 16, Bremerton exit.
 (This exit takes off at the same time as 38th street, watch the signs to be sure you are in the
correct lane)

On Highway 16 from Tacoma, follow Highway 16 for about 16 miles to the Sedgewick exit. Cross
back over the highway.  You will come to a stoplight where Sedgewick and Sidney intersect.  
Stay in the middle lane and go straight through the intersection. (Chevron on right, Albertsons
on left). Continue for about 2.9 miles until you see the Pilgrim Firs Signs.  (Sedgewick changes
to Glenwood, then Lake Flora roads, do not turn.) We are on the left.

Option 3: From Fauntleroy-Southworth Ferry.  As you leave the ferry, take the first left
(across from the store).  This will turn into Highway 160 (Sedgewick Rd.).  Follow this road for
about 10.4 miles.  You will cross Highway 16, and go through 3 traffic lights near the highway.  
Continue straight.  After you cross the highway, Sedgewick will turn into Glenwood, then Lk.
Flora roads. Do not turn, continue Straight.  Aprox. 2.9 miles.

Option 4: From Bremerton and north (Highway 3):  Highway 3 turns into Highway 16 as you
pass through Gorst.  Stay on Highway 16 until the Sedgewick exit.  Take Sedgewick and turn
right (west).  Follow Sedgewick (which turns into Glenwood then Lake Flora Rd.) for 2.9 miles,
continue going straight.  Pilgrim Firs is on the left.

Hints:

  • At the Sedgewick / Sidney interchange, there is a Chevron station on your right, and an Albertsons on your left. Go straight through the intersection.
  • Pilgrim Firs is 2.9 miles after you cross the Sedgewick / Sidney intersection, and 1.4 miles from where Glenwood Rd splits off to the south.  (Do not turn on Glenwood!)
  • There is a streetlight directly across the road from the entrance to Pilgrim Firs.  It is the only
    streetlight on Lake Flora Road. Our driveway is marked with a large sign.
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CONTACT INFO

Ms. Meighan Pritchard
Minister for Environmental Justice
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3722
pritchardm@ucc.org