Join us for an educational weekend getaway at the annual Danish American Cultural Retreat (DACR)! Learn, relax, and socialize in lush green surroundings with spectacular views.
2019 marks the 41st year of DACR – a true Pacific Northwest tradition! The event is held 3 days each summer at a beautiful facility overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. See what’s happening this year: The 2019 DACR Program
- A rich program to illustrate the significance of Denmark on the global stage
- An annual opportunity to learn about Denmark and its links to the U.S., today and in the past
- Time to relax and enjoy delicious meals, good company, and breathtaking nature and views
The registration period for the 2019 DACR has closed. Contact the NWDA office to inquire about space.
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DACR 2019: The 41st Annual Conference
Dannebrog 800. 2019 is a special year for Denmark – the Danish flag, Dannebrog, is turning 800! To honor this great anniversary, DACR 2019 will feature “Dannebrog 800”, a brand new exhibit by the Museum of Danish America in Iowa. See the exhibit on the West Coast at this year’s DACR!
Learn or Practice Danish! DACR offers optional classes for those who would like to learn some Danish at the retreat! There are also advanced conversation classes. Many Danes attend DACR so it’s a great opportunity to brush up on your language skills!
Experience waterfalls and lush green surroundings at DACR. We take a field trip to one of the waterfalls each year and to the nearby vista house with spectacular views of the Columbia river.
Each year we have evening entertainment for guests to enjoy before ‘Kro Aften’. On Friday we celebrate Sankt Hans with snobrød and traditional Danish midsommer songs around the fire.
To wind down from all the daily activities, guests are invited to join us in the ‘Kro’ each evening for beer, wine, and bar snacks.
2019 Conference Schedule
Friday check-in: Begins at 11:00 am followed by lunch at noon.
Friday programs: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
The Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
DACR is held at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. Menucha Retreat offers a variety of amenities and lodging options. Lodging options include rooms that are private, semi-private, or dormitory style.
The beautiful grounds at Menucha have so much to offer, including:
- Panoramic views
- A swimming pool and courts for a variety of sports
- Hiking trails, fire pits, and much more
Getting to DACR
The Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett is located right on the Washington-Oregon state border.
Approximate travel times:
- From Seattle: Less than 4 hours by car
- From Portland: 30 minutes by car
For those who need a ride from Seattle or Portland, we can help arrange carpools. Guests can also fly in to Portland International Airport. We can also help arrange rides from the airport, if needed.
All meals are included in the conference fee. There will be two meals on both Friday and Sunday. Saturday includes 3 meals. Authentic Danish pastries, snacks, coffee, and other refreshments are provided throughout the weekend. The conference fees also include beer and wine in the Kro!
Registration deadline: June 1st
|Conference Registration||Non-Member||NWDA Member or Student|
|Full Conference: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (all meals included)||$345||$315|
|Friday Only or Sunday Only (meals included)||$230||$200|
|Saturday Only (meals included)||$285||$255|
Lodging (Prices are for the full conference – TWO nights included!)
|Private Room (Sleeps 1-3 people)||$365 PER ROOM (two nights included)|
|Semi-private (may include up to 6 people with a bath)||$125 per person (two nights included)|
|Dorm (may include up to 8 people with bath down the hall)||$70 per person (two nights included)|
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