Government Camp, July 24th, 2015. Summer is in full swing at Mt Hood Kiwans Camp. For over 80 years, MHKC has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to provide individuals with disabilities recreational opportunities in the Mt. Hood National Forest. One of the largest programs of its kind in the U.S., each season MHKC offers a unique opportunity for more than 500 campers ages 10 to 55 to experience the outdoors in its fully accessible 22-acre campsite.

On any given day at camp, campers can be seen petting horses, catching a fish in the pond, swinging on their very own adventure course, splashing around in the temperature controlled pool, or perhaps dancing the night away in full costume at an evening event.

On any given day at camp, campers can be seen petting horses, catching a fish in the pond, swinging on their very own adventure course, splashing around in the temperature controlled pool, or perhaps dancing the night away in full costume at an evening event.

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp offers programming for all individuals with disabilities ages 10 and up. In addition to our Main Camp program, we offer off-site programming for individuals seeking a higher level of independence and adventure.

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp offers programming for all individuals with disabilities ages 10 and up. In addition to the Main Camp program, MHKC offers off-site programming for individuals seeking a higher level of independence and adventure.

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp

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All of the programs are run by the nonprofit  Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp. On April 25, over 450 supporters came together for two different 1940’s themed events to support the program at the Oregon Golf Club.

The morning began with an event called the “Victory Brunch” with live 1940’s music, guests in 1940’s attire, a silent and live auction, and 106.7’s Jim E. Chonga as the emcee.

MHKC GI Jive Show and Dance

MHKC GI Jive Show and Dance (photo credit, Andie Petkus)

The evening event was a swanky affair with 1940’s military men and women, several Rosie the Riveters, and 1940’s elegant dresses. Attendees enjoyed music by a 1940’s brass band, the Black Magic Band, and 1940’s style live radio show, complete with sound effects. The evening event was emceed by, Dale Johannes.

Doug Hart, Jessica Hart, Marilyn Hart, and Glenn Hart.

Doug Hart, Jessica Hart, Marilyn Hart, and Glenn Hart.

These exciting events raised a combined total of over $220,000 for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, which allows children and adults with disabilities to experience a week at camp, building their self-confidence and enhancing personal growth goals.

Leading sponsors were Columbia Bank, Consumer Cellular, The Hart Family Foundation, Pro-Build, and Washington Trust Bank.

The next fundraising event is coming up soon, it’s the “Walk, Roll or Stroll

Sunday, September 13, 2015
1K and 5K walk or run
Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202 ( Directions )
Walk begins at 10 am
This event is free to attend. Participants that raise $50 or more will get the new 2015 MHKC Walk t-shirt!

**For event details and to register online click HERE.

For other questions contact Terri Hammond.

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