Annual Meeting

November 9 – 11, 2018

“Seeds of Hope from Hallowed Ground”

The annual member’s meeting for The Mennonite Camp Association of Oregon is held in early November at Drift Creek Camp. For 2018, the gathering will take place November 9-11. Members and Friends are encouraged to participate. Regular events include the annual business meeting on Saturday morning, children’s activities, benefit auction, Sunday morning worship, good fun, food and fellowship. The 2018 event will kick-off with an heirloom apple-tasting with Heidi Noordijk from Portland Mennonite Church. She will have a variety of apples to sample, including ones you may not be familiar with. On Saturday, the directors will provide an annual report and a brief look back on the summer. Following lunch, guests will engage in the annual benefit auction. Please consider bringing along, (or sending out ahead of time), your donations for the auction.  Food items and other consumables are always popular, as are one-of-a-kind creations, certificates for experiences such as sporting events or dinners, antiques, etc. So far we have several end tables that are crafted by Jerry Friesen with exterior siding from the old caretaker cabin! (So come ready to bid on these gems if you would like to incorporate a bit of DCC history into your home!) Thank you for your auction donations! This year’s funds will be directed toward covering the losses from the 2019 road closure. (If you have not yet heard about the culvert replacement project at North Creek, please follow this link.) On Sunday morning, we will hear from Ed Peachey of Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship with thoughts on “Seeds of Hope from Hallowed Ground”. (Ed is a long-time horticulture specialist who works for the OSU Extension Office. He knows his seeds!)

This annual family camp tradition is the perfect opportunity for campers of all ages to enjoy the best of what Drift Creek has to offer….there is sure to be fun for the whole family! It is our chance to say thank you to DCC’s generous supporters and an opportunity for you to invest in Drift Creek. Will you join us?

Unable to attend but like to contribute? Consider these options:
Become an annual member, become a lifetime member, make a financial donation, make plans to volunteer! Did you know that DCC is used year-round by families, churches, Kitchen help is needed throughout the year and we can work around your availability.  Call 971-600-1244 or email for more information.

Some information on previous year’s programs…

2013 PROGRAM: Sunday Morning Presentation by Dave Hockman-Wert:

Breath of God, a closer look at trees

Audio: “Salmon, Faith and Resilience

Document: “Salmon, Faith and Resilience

2014 PROGRAM: Sunday Morning Presentation by Jim Anderson:

  Birds and the Bible

Special Music: Prayer of the Children performed by Zion Mennonite Church Youth