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Outdoor Program's Trip Schedule


Beginning Whitewater Kayak Seminar : Oct 21-Nov 2, 2014
Oregon Coast Experience : October 25-26, 2014
- FREE Seaside Beach Clean-up & Day Hike : November 1, 2014
Smith Rock Climbing Trip : November 7-9, 2014
Mt. Tabor Orienteering Seminar : November 15, 2014
Ape Cave Hike : November 22, 2014
Wilderness First Responder Recert Course : December 12-14, 2014
Beginning Whitewater Kayak Seminar

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays | 10/21 - 11/2

Class Times : 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

River Times : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Are you interested in learning how to Whitewater Kayak? This Seminar will give you what you need to get started! We will meet for four classroom/pool sessions and two river trips during which you will learn the skills and techniques necessary for running white water sections Class II+. It is sure to be a lot of fun! (Participants must be able to attend all of the classroom/pool sessions and the river trip dates.)


Rec Center Member : $120
Non-member : $240

Registration deadline : 10/21 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 10/21 at 5:00 pm


Oregon Coast Experience

Depart Oct 25 at 8:00 am | Return Oct 26 at 6:00 pm

Get to know a beautiful section of the Oregon Coast! Enjoy the breathtaking views from Neahkahnie Mountain and Cape Falcon, the sand and water of Short Sands beach, and even the scenic drive to and from camp. We will arrive prepared for a long day of hiking. The 3 mile climb to the summit of Neahkahnie Mountain will get your blood pumping with a 900 ft elevation gain. After the hike back down, we can rest our feet, sing in front of a camp fire, tell ghost stories, and sleep under the beautiful Oregon stars (or in a tent). We’ll wake bright and early for a short walk to the Short Sand Beach for some beautiful wave watching, then (if we’re up for it) we will add on a hike out to Cape Falcon, a 5 mile out and back, where we’ll walk through soothing forest and a gorgeous view, before heading back to the car and be home by late afternoon.


Rec Center Member : $80
Non-member : $160

Registration deadline : 10/22 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 10/22 at 5:00 pm


Seaside Beach Clean-up & Day Hike

Saturday | November 1 | 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Come join SOLVE Oregon as part of the “Treasure the Beach” cleanup in Seaside and help make a difference to this beautiful, coastal environment. After we’re done with the service project, we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the coast and going on a short day hike.


Rec Center Member : FREE

Registration deadline : 10/29 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 10/29 at 5:00 pm

Smith Rock Climbing Trip

Depart Nov 7 at 2:00 pm | Return Nov 9 at 6:00 pm

Smith Rock Climbing Trip is a three-day excursion to Oregon’s world-famous climbing destination. The towering cliffs overlooking the Crooked River provide hundreds of amazing climbs and some of the most stunning views in Central Oregon. This trip is open to any and all levels of climbing and no prior experience is necessary. There will be plenty of climbs for everyone to do!


Rec Center Member : $80
Non-member : $160

Registration deadline : 11/5 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 11/5 at 5:00 pm

Mt. Tabor Orienteering Seminar

Saturday | November 15 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a day-long trip to Mount Tabor that will provide hands-on experience and practice in the art of navigation. Mount Tabor has two Orienteering Courses in place that will allow individuals to use both map and compass in order to complete. Mount Tabor also has a variety of geocaches in place that we will find as a part of this trip. This trip is open to all levels of navigation experience and involves a moderate amount of walking (4-5 miles over the day.)


Rec Center Member : $25
Non-member : $50

Registration deadline : 11/12 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 11/12 at 5:00 pm

Ape Cave Hike

Saturday | November 22 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the ODP on this day hike to Ape Cave, which at 2.5 miles in length is the one of the longest lava tubes in the continental United States. We’ll begin with a short hike will begin to the entrance of the cave and then explore this lava tube by the light of headlamps that are provided. Inside the upper cave, there is some scrambling over rock piles and a small 8 foot wall, but no caving experience is needed. The hike back to the van will take us through a pine forest and pas smaller lava tubes and sinkholes.


Rec Center Member : $25
Non-member : $50

Registration deadline : 11/19 at 5:00 pm

Pre-trip meeting : 11/19 at 5:00 pm

The pre-trip meeting is a mandatory meeting and a pre-requisite for participation on all trips. All pre-trip meetings take place at the Outdoor Program unless otherwise specified. To sign up for a trip, contact the Outdoor Program at 503-725-5668 or visit the Outdoor Program office at 505 SW Harrison (SE corner of the ASRC).