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For general inquiries about The Firs, The Firs Retreat Center, Camp Firwood, Fircreek Day Camp, The Firs Chalet or After School Adventure, please use the contact information below:

The Firs

4605 Cable Street

Bellingham, WA 98229

Phone: 360-733-6840

Fax #: 360-733-6926

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To contact specific staff members, please go to The Firs Staff page.

Directions: The Firs Retreat Center

From the South:
Proceed north on I-5 to Bellingham. Upon entering the city limits, look for exit #253 (Lakeway Drive). Take the exit and at the abrupt stop sign, turn right. At the very next (close) stoplight, turn left. You are now heading east on Lakeway Drive. Stay on Lakeway for about 3 miles (at the junction of Lakeway Dr. and Electric Ave., keep to the right); it will become Cable Street. At the crest of a hill just before The Firs, you will see the lake in front of you (Lake Whatcom); go a block past the fire station (District #2) and turn left into The Firs driveway, just past the crosswalk. Please go to the Registration Office for assistance.

From the North:
Proceed south on I-5 to Bellingham. Upon entering the city limits, look for exit #253 (Lakeway Drive). Take the exit and turn left (east) at stoplight onto Lakeway Drive. You are now heading east on Lakeway Drive. Stay on Lakeway for about 3 miles (at the junction of Lakeway Dr. and Electric Ave., keep to the right); it will become Cable Street. At the crest of the hill just before The Firs, you will see the lake in front of you (Lake Whatcom); go a block past the fire station (District #2) and turn left into The Firs driveway, just past the crosswalk. Go to the Registration Office for assistance.

Directions: ASA & Fircreek Day Camp

From the South:
Proceed north on I-5 to Bellingham. Upon entering the city limits, look for exit #253 (Lakeway Drive). Take the exit and at the abrupt stop sign, turn right. At the very next (close) stoplight, turn left. You are now heading east on Lakeway Drive. Stay on Lakeway for about 3 miles (at the junction of Lakeway Dr. and Electric Ave., keep to the right); it will become Cable Street. As you come to the crest of a hill just before The Firs, you will see the lake ahead (Lake Whatcom); go 1/2 block past the fire station (District #2) and turn right onto Geneva Street. Park in the parking lot on the right and walk down the long driveway (across Geneva St. from the parking lot).

From the North:
Proceed south on I-5 to Bellingham. Upon entering the city limits, look for exit #253 (Lakeway Drive). Take the exit and turn left (east) at stoplight onto Lakeway Drive. You are now heading east on Lakeway Drive. Stay on Lakeway for about 3 miles (at the junction of Lakeway Dr. and Electric Ave., keep to the right); it will become Cable Street. As you come to the crest of a hill just before The Firs, you will see the lake ahead (Lake Whatcom); go 1/2 block past the fire station (District #2) and turn right onto Geneva Street. Park in the parking lot on the right and walk down the long driveway (across Geneva from the parking lot).

Directions: The Firs Chalet at Mt. Baker

From I-5 North or South; upon entering Bellingham take the Mount Baker/Sunset exit off I-5 (Exit #255). Continue east on the Mount Baker highway for approximately 54 miles. The Chalet is on the right side of the road 0.3 miles before the Upper Mount Baker Ski Area.
Please remember to carry chains during the winter season. For snow conditions, visit WSDOT and scroll to: MT. BAKER HWY SR542

Directions: Camp Firwood

Directions from I-5:

Head east on exit 253 toward King St. 26 ft.

Turn right onto King St. 495 ft.

Turn left onto Lakeway Dr. 2.7 mi.

Continue onto Cable St. 0.5 mi

Continue straight onto Lake Whatcom Blvd. 6.3 mi

Turn left at Firwoods Gate.

*Do not turn into any sudden valley gates. Firwood’s main gate is located directly off of Lake Whatcom Blvd. half a mile past the Shell station & Sudden Valley Market.

*do not use Google maps or GPS.

Directions are also at: http://campfirwood.org/directions/

Local Attractions

There are plenty of great places to visit while you’re in the area, including Mt. Baker, Fairhaven, Whatcom Falls, Boulevard Park, Bloedel Park, and many more. For more information, visit: Bellingham Activities, or Things to Do in Bellingham.

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