Northwest Passage Dance Camp
Labor Day Weekend, September 3 to 6, 2021

Sadly, camp has been cancelled for 2021 due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.  We plan to rehire 2021 staff for next year where possible, but there may be some changes.

Be sure to mark Sep 2 to 5, 2022 on your calendar for next year's camp.

Zesty English Country Dance featuring two fabulous bands and callers, great workshop leaders, camper-led activities, and more!!!

"This is a great community, so just being around everyone dancing in such a friendly atmosphere was wonderful."

Come join us for a wonderful extended weekend of dancing, singing, music making, friendship, frolic, and fun in the woods at the beautiful Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp, about a hour east of Portland, near Rhododendron, Oregon. The weather is usually perfect this time of year, with hiking trails, waterfalls, as well as great dancing, wonderful gourmet food, and good company!

"So many knowledgeable dancers. Varied program. Callers were great...(as a beginner, I found) partners & neighbors were always there to help me."

This year focuses on English Country Dance and includes a full music track. Whether you're a new or experienced participant, you'll find our program challenges and delights you. There's also ad-hoc gatherings, opportunities to socialize, and time just hang out and recharge in the idyllic surroundings.

Learn new skills, enjoy new friends, and make wonderful new memories.

"The best part was the warmth of community, high level dancing, and the opportunity to experience excellent callers & hear fabulous music."


Photo provided by Stewart Hall


Northwest Passage is a Portland Country Dance Community (PCDC) event. Grants of $100 are available for PCDC members. Anyone can apply regardless of need.

Northwest Passage is a fragrance free camp.

At PCDC, we strive to have an inclusive and safe environment for all people, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. If you experience or see anything questionable, please let an organizer know. Thanks for helping to make our dances a safe and welcoming space for all!
2021 Staff

Alchemy (Karen Axelrod, Rachel Bell, Eric Martin)


The Whoots (Shira Kammen, Jim Oakden, Jonathan Jensen)



Susan Kevra

Melissa Running

and more!