About Us

The White Swan Arts and Recreation Committee is a 501c3 non-profit organization. WSARC was first organized in the 1980’s to promote youth activities as an alternate to drugs, alcohol and juvenile crime. The committee re-organized in 2002 and became a non-profit organization in 2005. The WSARC meets ten times per year on the third Wednesday of the month at 6pm. For meeting times and locations, contact us.

Vision Statement

The vision of the WHITE Swan Arts and Recreation Committee Coalition (WSARCC) is to create a healthy and safe community for all people.

The White Swan Community Coalition (WSCC) Mission Statement – We will live out the vision by honoring the voices of the community and by being advocates for communication and education.  Our actions will consistently promote positive change for all creation by establishing community collaboration to prevent and reduce substance abuse (includes alcohol tobacco and marijuana) among youth and ultimately, adults; by addressing the factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse; and by promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substances abuse and to keep youth drug free.

We hope this website helps you understand the workings of the WSARC.   We encourage you to become a member and ask the necessary questions to further your ownership in the community.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member if you have more questions.


Joe Sampson, President

Our Events

The White Swan Arts and Recreation Committee is the lead organization, it has several sub-committees: Community Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, White Swan Dream Makers, and White Swan 3on3. Work groups are developed during meetings as needed.

The need for these committees and work groups is to address the needs of the community, Mt. Adams School District, education and direct children, youth and adults toward a drug free and productive healthy lifestyle.

The WSARC has a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and other officers and assistance officers as may be deemed necessary. Written records are kept of all meetings. All members work without pay.

It is important that each sector of the community is represented. The WSARC encourages all members of the community to join us and to voice and share their ideas, concerns and suggestions on how we can make our community a safe and healthy place to live, work and play. Members are encouraged to give ideas, plan and involve themselves in fund raisers and community sponsored events.
The WSARC receives no tax dollars. It relies solely on grants, donations and fundraisers to establish community events and projects.
The WSARC works to create and keep partnerships with the community, local governments, law enforcement, and interested parties to promote the vision, mission, value statements and goals of the WSARC.
The WSARC and sub-committees sponsor events throughout the year and works to involve local government, Mt. Adams School District, businesses, community members, and interested parties.
  • Spring Jam – Held during Spring Break, the last week of March or the first week of April. Drug free activities include basketball tourney, health fair, Native American drum making, arts and science projects, and many other activities.
  • Tour de Swan – Bike and walk event held the last weekend in April.
  • White Swan Parade – Held during Treaty Day weekend in June.
  • White Swan 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney – Held the third week in June.
  • Summer Jam – Held in August. Drug free activity with track events, water slide, dunking booth, and health fair.
  • Christmas Community Dinner – Held in December
  • White Swan Community Park – Ongoing throughout the year.

We address the needs of the community, Mt. Adams School District, education and direct children, youth and adults toward a drug free and productive healthy lifestyle.

Joe Sampson, President