For over 84 years, MHKC has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to provide individuals with disabilities an outstanding overnight recreational opportunity 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 11 and older (no upper age limit) to experience the outdoors in its fully accessible 22-acre campsite.
We focus on abilities, rather than disabilities
There are few places where children and adults with disabilities can spend an entire week focusing on their abilities, rather than their disabilities. MHKC is dedicated to the belief that all people regardless of race, economic status or physical/mental ability should experience the joy and personal growth that comes from the adventure of an overnight camp experience.
MHKC has provided more than 17,000 campers with the magic of camp. Thanks to this life-changing experience, our campers’ quality of life has improved, along with their personal growth in self-esteem, communications, social skills, sense of achievement and independence.
What? Area women and their families are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Women Build Week! This week is dedicated to include women on the construction site and highlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. This event is … Continue reading →
At the end of every semester, Pacific’s Center for Civic Engagement hosts a recycling event called “Give & Go” where students can conveniently recycle their unwanted items as they pack up for break. Community partners collaborate and pick up recycled … Continue reading →
Sing Me a Story is a program where we turn stories told by children in adverse circumstances into personalized songs. How it works is we give kids in need around the world the chance to write and illustrate stories about … Continue reading →
Free Seeds and Seed Swap Do your part in being self sufficient and healthy, by growing your own produce. Here to help you along the way is EdenAcres Environmental Education. Follow the link above for more information.
Saturday, 9/23, the SOLVE Organization has 3 local projects in Hillsboro and Beaverton. SOLVE is an Oregon wide organization that works to protect and preserve the local environments. This coming weekend they have the following projects available: Repair Trails at … Continue reading →
My name is Pam Monahan, and I’m the Volunteer Outreach Specialist with Ride Connection, a nonprofit connecting older adults and people with disabilities with responsive, accessible transportation options. We also run GroveLink, the hop-on, hop-off buses that run around Forest … Continue reading →
To support Syrian refugees in PDX the MSA at Pacific is collecting supply donations of the following to be donated to some local organizations in Beaverton that are doing a holiday drive: Kitchen Appliances Baby Supplies (diapers, wipes, bottles) Winter … Continue reading →
Do you enjoy engaging with young adults with disabilities? Impact NW is looking for volunteer chaperones for Club Impact, a drop-in night at SE Multicultural Service Center on Monday evenings. Support the local community and have a blast with us! … Continue reading →
BSU is bringing Eldridge Broussard to Pacific campus. He is a motivational and leadership speaker that explains the challenges and solutions that many individuals go through to become a better leader. The event is happening on April 30th from 11am … Continue reading →