Summer Camp 2018
Just a note about Teen Volunteer applications… Hard copies sent by post are preferred. Large groups applying together cannot be accommodated. Priority is given to early applicants willing to serve where there is the greatest need. Apply before Feb. 28.
Health Form: A health form will be included in camper confirmation letters. Please complete the form at home and send with your child. Having this information completed ahead of time will expedite the registration process.
Staff Orientation: June 14-19, 2018
Grades 3 & 4 Camp: June 19-23, 2018* (OR June 20-24 if there are snow days.)
High School Camp: June 24-29, 2018
Grades 7 & 8: July 1-6, 2018
Parent and Me Camp: July 6-8, 2018
Grades 5 & 6: July 8-13, 2018
Interested in supporting the staff in a fun, behind-the-scenes way? We are looking for “Staff Buddies” who will “adopt” a counselor during summer programming. We are looking for folks to pray for staff members and send occasional notes of encouragement to boost morale when energy is depleted. Additionally, each year we welcome summer staff with a bag o’ fun! Would you be willing to supply items to share with staff? Counselors appreciate most anything, but things like gum, energy bars, nuts, stamps, lip balm, pens, paper, etc. are always appreciated! Finally, each day the summer staff gathers to hear announcements, to share joys & struggles. The short meeting provides the counselors with the opportunity to reflect, catch their breath and pray together. This is a great time to bless the staff and say thank you for their giant contributions! Do you have an abundance of garden produce? Fruit? Cookies? Snacks? (Seriously, these young adults are always hungry!) It is a delight to share gifts with the counselors and help them know that their work is appreciated.
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.
Several years ago, we were informed that major work was scheduled for summer/fall 2018 on DCC’s only access road. That project has been postponed, likely for 2019. We are grateful that camp will be utilized this year, but inconsistent school schedules, snow days and the needs of rental groups before and following DCC’s camps forced the decision to squeeze our programs just a bit in order to maximize usage. Currently, the plan is to begin 3rd & 4th-grade camp on Tuesday, June 19 and conclude on Saturday, June 23, leaving a brief 24-hour break for staff. However, if snow days accumulate, the schedule will shift to have 3/4 grade camp begin Wednesday, June 20 and conclude Sunday, June 24. We hope for a clear picture on this by late January. Thank you for your patience and flexibility! Please keep in mind that if your child needs to attend a different week of camp because of family plans, we are happy to plan accordingly. Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.