Every summer we rent the facilities at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center to host our workshops. Here is more info about their facilities.
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center Info
Street Address: 38711 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8, Corbett, OR 97019
Office Hours: M-F, 9 am to 5 pm
Phone: 503-695-2243 (Your family may leave messages for you here.)
Directions: If you’re driving, take the Corbett Exit #22 from Interstate 84. Go up Corbett Hill Road to top of hill, left at fork onto the Scenic Hwy. After 1 1/4 miles turn left into Menucha Retreat Center. The Creative Arts Community no longer provides rides to and from Menucha.
Health & Safety Considerations: We encourage all participants to get their Covid shots. All health precautions will be in place following the latest CDC guidelines. Come prepared with masks to use when we are indoors.
Students coming on their own who have not been vaccinated will need to book a private room. There are a limited number of 3-person rooms. Most participants will have their own bedroom. If you’ve been vaccinated and are past the recommended 2-week waiting period and request a specific roommate(s), then 2-3 people can be in a room together.
Housing will be in Wright Hall, Ballard Hall, Beam House, Lindsay House and the Barn. If you have any mobility concerns, please let us know so we may assign you an appropriate room. Most buildings have a refrigerator, microwave and coffee/tea available 24 hours each day in a gathering area. Towels and bedding are provided.
Menucha's kitchen prepares excellent, plentiful, cooked-from-scratch meals. If you have any dietary restrictions, we'll ask you to fill out a form ahead of time so we may prepare to feed you properly. Due to pandemic health restrictions, meals will likely be served take-out style (in individual boxes on trays). Participants may opt to eat at a dining room table (socially distanced from any other guests), in your room, on the terrace, at a picnic table outside, etc. As Multnomah County guidelines change, we will update this description. Note: No guests will be allowed for meals.
Alternative diets are available. You must fill out this alternate diet request form so Menucha can arrange for your personal accommodation.
Include a swimming pool (if Multnomah County allows to be open in August), tennis court, volleyball court, wooded and paved trails and Gorge viewpoints for sunrise and sunsets. There is a coin operated washer & dryer. Soap may be purchased in the Menucha office. The Corbett Store, just 1/2 mile from camp, can provide much, including a very fine wine selection. Wi-Fi is available in all buildings, except the Barn.
We welcome people of all abilities, but please note, the Creative Arts Community does not have the capacity to help participants that need assistance to get around campus. Due to its rustic nature, independent mobility skills are required to navigate the grounds at Menucha.