Summer Camp 2020 has been CANCELLED…
As you know, we were unable to offer programs in 2019 due to construction along DCC’s only access road. Now we find ourselves in a similar situation. After great thought, many discussions and prayers, the camp staff and the board of directors have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel our 2020 summer camps. It was painful to come to this decision, especially after being closed last summer. Please know that we explored many options, program tweaks and logistical shifts as we thought through how camp could be carried out, but couldn’t find a way that would ensure the health and safety of campers and staff, which is always a priority. We are feeling the disappointment right along with you, but we recogniae that it is for the best.
UPDATE: As of 5/22/20, the state of Oregon has banned all overnight camps for the summer, affirming our earlier decision to cancel.
It’s hard to believe that this will be two summers in a row that we miss seeing your shining faces in the registration line. We will miss hearing your sweet voices singing around the fire. We will miss the sound of your laughter and your bright smiles at mealtime. We will miss the pizza rolls. We will miss trying to catch you during 5-Puck. We will miss wondering how Carpetball can entertain so many campers at once. We will miss cook-out breakfast, s’mores and hearing the joyful sounds of dance parties in the bathhouse. We will miss exploring the great Giants as we hike the trails and identifying birds in the loop. We will miss your squeals as you jump into the cold creek. We will miss your creativity, your enthusiasm, your kindness, your love. We miss each of you, already.
While we will miss having this camp season together, we know that DCC’s roots run deep.
We hope to reopen as soon as we can and we can’t wait to see you again!
No checks have been deposited or credit cards have been run for anyone who has already registered. Unless we hear otherwise from you, registrations and deposits will be destroyed. If you sent in your Zion Campership certificate, we will return those so you you can apply it towards next year’s camp. Losing all of our rental income in the spring and not having summer camps has created a significant financial challenge. If you would like your camper’s deposit to be designated as a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at 971-600-1244 and a tax-deductable donation receipt will be sent your way.
The schedule that would have been:
Staff Orientation: June 9-14
Grades 3 & 4: June 14-18
Parent & Me Camp: June 19-21
High School Camp: June 21-26
Grades 7 & 8: June 28-July 3
Grades 5 & 6: July 5-10
Welcome to Drift Creek Camp:
Drift Creek is a place where Christian values of caring for and sharing with each other in daily life can be experienced. DCC is rooted in the Anabaptist tradition and operated by the Mennonite Camp Association of Oregon, Inc., and is a member of the Mennonite Camping Association (MCA) and Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA). We are located in a temperate rainforest that speaks eloquently of God’s handiwork and beautiful creation.