Outdoor School
What We Offer

Old Growth Forest

Drift Creek Camp is nestled along a pristine mountain stream where students have easy  access to the creek, nurse logs and the abundance of an old growth riparian rain forest. Towering Spruce and ancient Hemlocks offer rich opportunities to explore the heart of the Coastal Mountain Range. Visit Drift Creek Falls on the way or take a short hike to North Creek to observe how local agencies worked together bring salmon back and restore its spawning beds.

Nature Center

The Nature Center features a children’s library, science equipment, books, field guides, and a topographical map of the area. There are guides for the surrounding trail system and other education resources as well. DCC offers several locations for small groups including the lodge’s work tables, the Nature Center, Craft Room, Chapel, Amphitheater and Fire-ring. Folding tables are also available for the outside Activity Center. 


The large A-frame provides housing configurations, restroom facilities, work space, kitchen and dining area for a variety of group sizes. More than 100 can sleep under one roof. If a more rustic experience is desired, five creekside cabins and a yurt, each sleeping 12+ in bunk beds, are served by a nearby restroom and shower facility. ODS groups may rent the kitchen and prepare their own meals or have DCC provide food service.

“I want to again thank you for your hospitality! We had a fantastic time and felt privileged to be able to use your facility. Everyone affiliated with Drift Creek treated us with such kindness and that is a real tribute to your staff.”

-Mike Cox

Sisters Middle School

“I could not have scripted a more perfect setting, facility, and hosts than what we encountered… We plan to return again next year.”

-Dottie Knecht

South Salem High School

For more information, contact…

Brenda and Tony Kauffman, Drift Creek Camp directors
email: info@driftcreek.org
phone: (971) 600-1244