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NPSO 2016 Annual Meeting


MRCC Entrance
USBA McKenzie River Conference Center Entrance
The 2016 NPSO Annual Meeting will be held at the McKenzie River Conference Center, owned and operated by the United States Basketball Academy.


The Conference Center is located along the McKenzie Highway (Hwy 126) at Rainbow (mile post 47) between Blue River and McKenzie Bridge. To access the property turn north from Hwy 126 at the covered gate flanked by United States Basketball Academy signs.

Street Address:
McKenzie River Conference Center
54705 McKenzie Highway, Rainbow, Oregon

Jim Schmit Great Hall

Annual Meeting registration, programs, meals and vendor sales will take place in the Jim Schmit Great Hall, a 9,000 square foot meeting, dining and resource center with a state-of-the-art kitchen. A large, unpaved car park area fronts the Great Hall. Management requests that vehicles be returned to this lot after unloading at dorms and lodges. The owners have a no dogs, other than service dogs, policy.

Jim Schmit Great Hall

History of the Facility

The USBA began its primary operations at the current facility in 1997. The original working name was the National Basketball Academy until Bruce O’Neil, owner, and the late Wilt Chamberlin had a discussion sitting on a tree stump on the current property. They decided to replace National with United States and the USBA was born. The organization was primarily formed to build a basketball camp on 46 acres of prime recreation property along the McKenzie River (USBA website).

Nearby Lodging, Campgrounds, Grocery Stores, and Restaurants

As always, annual meeting attendees may choose to stay at nearby alternative lodging facilities or campgrounds. Emerald Chapter has assembled a list of lodging, camping, grocery and restaurant options in the vicinity of the USBA McKenzie River Conference Center. The list is offered as a helpful convenience. It is not exhaustive and the chapter does not endorse any of the businesses listed.

Meals and Lodging at the Conference Facility

A printable Registration Form with meal, lodging and cost options will be posted on this website under the Registration tab in the Menu at left. A hard copy Registration Form will be inserted in the NPSO March Bulletin.


The following buffet style meals with regular and vegetarian options will be served in the Jim Schmit Great Hall:

July 15 – Taco Bar Supper - chicken and ground beef, vegetarian beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, tortilla chips, wheat and corn tortillas

July 16 – Breakfast - oatmeal, eggs and sausage, fruit, hash browns, French toast, tea and coffee, juice

Sack Lunch - choice of vegetarian wrap, turkey, ham, tuna sandwich, cookies, apple, chips and water

Barbeque Dinner – hamburgers, gourmet hot dogs, veggie burgers, baked beans, salad bar, chips, watermelon, cookies, tea and coffee

July 17 – Breakfast - cereal, eggs and bacon, fruit, hash browns, pancakes, tea and coffee, juice

Kitchens in Executive and Coach Lodges afford an optional opportunity to prepare your own meals; for example, preparing special dietary items or sack lunch for Saturday field trips.

Alcohol is allowed on the premises, but only on a “Bring Your Own” basis. No alcohol will be served by the establishment.


Two Executive Lodges – Lodges are single story. Each lodge has six private motel-style bedrooms with full bath, two beds, and TV. Bedding and linens are provided. Each lodge has a large meeting room with kitchenette and half bath. The State Board meeting will be held Sunday morning in the meeting room of one of these lodges.

Executive Lodge

Five Coach Lodges – Lodges are two-story with stairs to the upper level. Each lodge has three bedrooms: (one on the ground floor with a double bed and two on the second floor each with two beds (a double and a single). Bedding and linens provided. There are two full baths, a living room and full kitchen in each lodge.

MRCC Coach Lodge
Coach Lodge
MRCC Coach Lodge Bedroom
Coach Lodge Bedroom

Three Dorms – Each dorm building has 34 bunk-style beds. Bring your own bedding and towels. Bathrooms have four sinks, four toilets and four showers. There will be a male, a female and a coed dorm. Buildings will be assigned as designated on the registration form.

MRCC Dorm Building
Dorm Building
MRCC Dorm Bunk Beds
Dorm Bunk Beds

Recreational Opportunities at the Facility

A swimming pool, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and a fly fishing pond are available for guests at the facility.

MRCC Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
MRCC Fly Fishing Pond
Fly Fishing Pond Stocked with Rainbow Trout

On-Your-Own Recreation

The following list is offered to assist NPSO Annual Meeting attendees seeking alternative recreation options in the area. The list is not exhaustive. Other vendors with services that better meet your needs may also be available. The Emerald Chapter does not endorse or recommend private enterprises. Sign up, payment, and liability are contractual between the client and the business.
Tokatee Golf Club – 54947 McKenzie Highway. (800) 452-6376; (541) 822-3220 tokatee.com

White-water rafting
All-Star Outfitters (541)914-2886 allstaroutfitters.net
High Country Expeditions (541) 822-8288 highcountryexpeditions.com
Oregon Whitewater Adventures (800) 820-RAFT; (541)746-5422 oregonwhitewater.com

Fishing outfitters and guides
Deep Canyon Outfitters (541) 323-3007 deepcanyonoutfitters.com
For others: Google - McKenzie River Fishing Guides

If you have questions that aren't answered here, send email to annualmeeting@npsoregon.org.