Outdoor Trips & Activities Schedule
Detailed trip descriptions are available further down the page, after the schedule listing.
Please note that students are given first priority for programs with limited space.
|Summer 2013 trip & activity schedule|
|Date||Activity||Pre Trip Meeting Date||Sign-up Deadline||Student Cost||Non-student Cost*|
|May 17 – 19||Smith Rocks Climbing & Camping||N/A||May 10||$30.00||$40.00|
|May 30||Stand-Up Paddle Board and Kayak||N/A||May 28||$5.00||$10.00|
|June 5||Lewis River Falls Day Hike||N/A||June 3||Free||Free|
|June 15 – 23||Yosemite Backpacking Trip||June 4 & 11||June 4||$125.00||N/A|
|June 25||Stand-Up Paddle Board and Kayak||N/A||June 25||$5.00||$10.00|
|July 12||Golf at Edgefield McMenamins||N/A||July 11||$10.00||$20.00|
|July 30||Stand-Up Paddle Board and Kayak||N/A||July 23||$5.00||$10.00|
|July 27 – 28||Overnight SUP and Kayak Trip||July 24||July 24||$20.00||$30.00|
|August 4||Wild Waves Theme Park||N/A||August 2||$10.00||N/A|
|August 8 – 11||New Student Trip||N/A||August 1||$55.00||N/A|
Note: Non-student refers to staff, faculty, and acompanied family/friends. There is a limited number of available spots.
Extended trip description
Yosemite Backpacking Trip
June 15 – June 23, $125.00
Yosemite is a backpacking destination for adventures from all over the world. We will spend 7 days within the Yosemite National Park boundaries. This trip will give students the opportunity to marvel at some of nature’s most beautiful work. This trip includes a day hike on the Mist Trail, 5 full days of backpacking in the backcountry, and one evening sitting in some beautiful hot springs. This trip will be physically challenging, and will require both mental and physical dedication. If you want to challenge yourself in one of the most beautiful back country areas in the world, this is the trip for you. Trip includes transportation, permits, camping fees, and backpacking equipment. Signup deadline is June 4th and two mandatory pre-trip meetings will be held June 4th and June 11th.
Weekend and overnight trip descriptions
Smith Rocks Climbing and Camping Trip
May 17 – 19, $30.00/$40.00
Smith Rock is located in the Oregon high desert just outside of Terrebonne, OR. Smith Rock is world renowned for its amazing climbs of all different kinds of difficulty, and attracts people from all over. Also coupled with its great climbing opportunities Smith Rock provides many miles of hiking trails, with great views of the Crooked River that meanders around its base and views of the Cascade Range. This trip includes two nights of camping at Smith Rocks State Park, transportation, camping equipment, and guiding rock climbing on Saturday and additional activities on Sunday. Signup deadline for this trip is May 10th.
Overnight Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak Trip
July 27 – 28, $20.00/$30.00
This trip will incorporate three of our favorite activities: stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and camping! Come with us to explore a beautiful local river as we take an overnight camping and floating trip. The trip includes kayaks, paddle boards, camping equipment and guides. Signup deadline for this trip is July 24th.
Day trip descriptions
Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
May 30, June 25 and July 30, $5.00/$10.00
Southwest Washington has some beautiful rivers to explore. These trips will be a chance to explore some slow moving rivers in the area and learn some new skills in either kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. Join us for a day of fun out on a local river! This trip includes all of the equipment you will need to be on the water plus shuttle and permit fees. Signup deadlines are the day before the trip.
Lewis River Day Hike
June 5, FREE
Join us a for a day hike along the beautify Lewis River. The Lewis flows from Mt. Adams over waterfall and into blue pools. This beautiful hike will be a moderately difficult hike with little prior experience necessary. The signup deadline for this trip is June 3rd.
Golf At Edgefield McMenamins
July 12, $10.00/$20.00
McMenamins at Edgefield offers a number of restaurants, eateries, and pubs. Two par-3 golf courses wander through the Edgefield property while offering scenic views of the nearby Columbia River Gorge. Take this Friday afternoon to play through the course and then sit down to a catered lunch. This experience is fit for the new golfer or the one who just doesn’t want to take the game too seriously. Clubs included. Signup deadline is July 11th.
Wild Waves Theme Park
August 4, $10.00
Spend a day at the theme park that offers wild water slides, wave pools, a lazy river, and a number of dry attractions – roller coasters and various rides for all ages to enjoy. Join your fellow Cougs or bring the kids. Lunch at the park and transportation for current students included! Signup deadline for this trip is August 2nd.