Your Group at N-Sid-Sen

Established in 1935, N-Sid-Sen Camp & Retreat Center has served thousands of children, youth and adults through summer camp and year-round retreat, meeting and training experiences. Nestled along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene among nearly 300 acres of woodlands, creeks and meadows, our facilities provide unique opportunities for exploration, growth and renewal. Our guests and campers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, faith traditions and community organizations. All are welcome at N-Sid-Sen.

Planning a family reunion? A men’s, women’s or youth gathering? Church camp or retreat? Looking for a site for a gathering for your school or organization? We hope you will consider N-Sid-Sen. We host an array of events for church, community and family groups – everything from youth camps to quilting get-aways, silent retreats to dance camps, yoga gatherings to recovery weekends.

Groups from 16-150 can be accommodated in a variety of housing types. Bedding and towels are not included but can be reserved in advance for an additional fee. Check out these links for more details: Lodges for Sleeping & Meeting
Cabin-Style Accommodations

The Welcome Center/Stillwater Lodge, the dining hall in Forrestor Lodge, and the first floor of Spirit Lodge are wheelchair accessible.

As you know, recommendations related to safety – in this era of COVID and other contagious diseases – are evolving. Click here for our latest protocols and requirements.

Contact our office at or 208.689.3489 to explore the possibilities.

Our guests rave about the food at N-Sid-Sen! Most of our entrees and breads are lovingly made from scratch, and fresh fruits and vegetables are always on the menu. In addition to our regular meal offerings, a breakfast bar is available in the morning, and a salad bar at lunch and dinner.

Coffee and a variety of teas are available throughout the day in the Indoor Gathering Areas.

With advance notice, we strive to accommodate special dietary needs whenever possible. We provide gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and any combination of these options. We also provide options for serious allergies, for example – nut, shellfish, etc.

Group leaders are responsible for collecting detailed information about dietary issues and relaying it to the camp office a minimum of 10 days prior to the group’s arrival.

Contact our office at or 208.689.3489.

Take a break in a rocking chair overlooking the lake or one in front of a fireplace, wander down to the beach for a stroll along beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, or meander through the trails.

Looking for something more energetic? Hike up into the foothills and check out the view from the Lookout Shelter or Inspiration Point. Maps are available but be sure to bring your water bottle or purchase one from the Camp Store.

In addition to activities planned by your group’s leadership, a variety of recreational opportunities are available. Some require advance registration to avoid scheduling conflicts.

The lake-side sport court is great for low-key games of basketball and sand volleyball.

Fire circles for campfires are available in a couple locations. Remember the s’mores!

Ping Pong and 9-Square are also popular options.

The meadow and sport court are great locations for all camp games!

On the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, you will find our rustic chapel and main campfire circle. Many significant gatherings have been held at these sacred spaces over the years.

Nature flourishes at N-Sid-Sen. Enjoy it from afar or up close and personal.

Some of our groups opt for short work projects. These 1.5-3 hour projects are great for building your team, developing a sense of satisfaction, and logging service hours – for those who need them.

In the summer, waterfront activities include swimming, canoeing, and fishing. Lifeguards are required for all swimming and boating activities.

Let the light shine in! All the meeting and gathering spaces at N-Sid-Sen let the light shine in, and most have a view of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Most are A/V equipped. Both the Welcome Center/Stillwater Lodge and the outdoor Pavilion have enhanced sound systems that work well for large meeting and even dance groups. The floors in these two facilities were designed with meeting and dancing in mind.

With advance notice, our staff can customize meeting rooms for your needs. We can manage the details of table and chair set-up according to your specifications.

Check out these links for more details: Indoor Gathering Spaces Outdoor Gathering Spaces