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

DACR offers:

  • 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.
Call (206) 523-3263.
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 Click here to take a look back at previous years.

Watch our DACR video: The Danish American Cultural Retreat

DACR 2019: The 41st Annual Conference


Click here for the full 2019 DACR program. To stay updated on any program changes, sign up for our e-bulletin.

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! 

“2019 marks the 800th birthday of Dannebrog, the Danish national flag. The exhibition explores the legends, history, and current uses of the Danish flag, both in Denmark and in the United States.” (Museum of Danish America)

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!

Nature Walks
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.

Evening entertainment
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.

Kro Aften
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.

DSC_3644Approximate 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.


2019 Pricing

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!

Conference Fees

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)
Sunset lighting over the Columbia River Gorge

Watch for mailed postcards, website information, The Little Mermaid, and e-bulletin announcements with updates! To receive the most up to date information on DACR and other NWDA programs, events, and activities, sign up for our e-bulletin mailing list.