Rebecca Hilary Smith with her friend and colleague Laura Zaerr  hold biannual harp retreats at Suttle Lake Methodist Camp. These popular retreats feature guest teachers, workshops with Becky and Laura, great food, natural beauty and the camaraderie and sharing of learning in a group environment.

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The High Cascades Harp Retreat is distinguished by the idea of “retreat”- the staff provides an atmosphere of both stimulation and reflection, so that anyone attending will leave both refreshed and inspired.
Meals are healthy and sumptuous, and sharing meals offers the opportunity to become better acquainted with fellow campers.
There is an emphasis on doing well at whatever level of skill each person finds themselves.  Both large and small group sessions are offered, and a massage therapist is standing by (sometimes even doing chair massage while a large group session is being conducted).
Even the remote location, near a glacially carved lake in the middle of evergreen forest, conspires to promote “retreat”-ing- cell phone service is only patchy on the best of days!

Rebecca Smith held her first retreat for harpists with Laura Zaerr as the guest presenter in 2003, at the Pu’u Kahea Plantation on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii.
Since moving back to Oregon, Rebecca has combined forces with Laura, who previously had held retreats of her own for many years in LaPine, Oregon.  The two have organized a yearly retreat for harpists with various guest presenters at the Suttle Lake Camp in the mountains near Sisters, Oregon, since 2008.

2016 Retreat

The 2016 High Cascades Harp Retreat

Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19, Suttle Lake Camp

The incomparable Kim Robertson is the lead presenter at the 2016 High Cascades Harp Retreat, June 17 to June 19 at Suttle Lake Camp near Sisters, Oregon.
Kim’s name has become synonymous with the Celtic harp. Her ability to reach into its strings and pull from it hidden treasures has made her one of the most highly sought after harpists and workshop presenters today.
Hosts and co-presenters, Laura Zaerr and Hilary Smith, will also be leading workshops.
Join us for a weekend of natural beauty, delicious food and wonderful music making.

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