Oregon Shakespeare Festival Retreat

Site: Camp Latgawa

Dates: 7/8/2020 - 7/12/2020

Age Level: Adult

Cost: Full Rate: $365 (plus $75 per ticket)

Attending plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is even better with others to share the experience.  At this retreat, you also get the added bonus of enjoying the beauty and comfort of Camp Latgawa in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest!  A Shakespearean scholar will lead interactive discussions to help you better understand Shakespeare’s writings and enrich your viewing of the performances. 

The plays chosen for the retreat this year are black odyssey (Thursday, July 9, 8pm), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Friday, July 10, 8pm), and The Tempest (Saturday, July 11, 8pm).  You may choose to see as many of the plays as you like.  Visit OSF's website for more information on the plays and the Festival.

Afternoons are unscheduled. You can hike, swim in the pool, play ping-pong, read a good book, or go to Ashland early for dinner and shopping.


The retreat will start on Wednesday afternoon with check-in at camp 4pm – 6pm.  Please let the camp know if you will arrive later than this.  The event will conclude after breakfast on Sunday.

Tickets are $75 each.  Van transportation will be provided to and from the plays or if you prefer to drive yourself, you may do so. A picnic meal may be arranged prior to some plays, depending on the schedule.


This year, our Shakespeare scholar is Catherine Cromer, who taught Shakespeare for over 30 years, has directed several Shakespeare productions and appeared recently in a production of Hamlet. The dean of the camp is Steve Cromer, who was the Dean of Music, Art, Dance, Drama and Technology (MADDt) camp at Camp Magruder for the past three years. Previews and discussions of the plays will take place in the mornings.  You may it helpful to bring your own copies of the plays and read them prior to the start of the camp, but this is not required.


Our website has the information about what to bring, directions to camp,  camp policies and health forms on one page:  READY, SET, GO to CAMP!

If registering by mail, please send a completed health form to the Camping Office at least 10 days before the camp begins.

If you have special dietary needs, please contact the camp at least two weeks in advance. (Contact information below.)

For registration information, please contact our camp registrar at (503) 802-9214 or registrar@gocamping.org.  A non-refundable $75 deposit is required to hold your spot.  This deposit will not be refunded but may be transferred to another session should you need to cancel.  All balances should be paid at least two weeks before camp unless prior arrangements have been made.


For camp related questions, please contact Camp Latgawa at:

13250 South Fork Little Butte Creek Road
Eagle Point, OR 97524

Phone: 541-826-9699
Email: latgawa@gocamping.org

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A partnership between The Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church
and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon