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College Outdoors

College Outdoors provides the Lewis & Clark College community with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking.

Participants find themselves at the mountains, rivers, deserts, and coasts that span across Oregon, California, and Washington. College Outdoors’ trips are open to Lewis & Clark undergraduates, graduate students, law students, faculty, and staff.  Trips promise friendly people, fresh air, and fantastic scenery.

College Outdoors offers practical leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to get involved with College Outdoors by volunteering.  Continued involvement can lead to trip leading opportunities and other staff positions.

To sign up for a trip, visit the College Outdoors office in Templeton Campus Center or call 503-768-7116.

Please click here for our mission statement, and stop by our office to see our official policies and procedures. 

 Events

November 22nd, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 15 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00pm

    Are you staying in Portland for Thanksgiving?  Get away to the Oregon Coast to a lodge to do hikes on the beach and cook up a great Thanksgiving Feast.  You will have time to relax or catch up on homework.  This is a great way to get off campus for a few days without having to worry about making your own travel plans.

    until November 25

November 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 15 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00pm

    Are you staying in Portland for Thanksgiving?  Get away to the Oregon Coast to a lodge to do hikes on the beach and cook up a great Thanksgiving Feast.  You will have time to relax or catch up on homework.  This is a great way to get off campus for a few days without having to worry about making your own travel plans.

    until November 25

November 24th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 15 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00pm

    Are you staying in Portland for Thanksgiving?  Get away to the Oregon Coast to a lodge to do hikes on the beach and cook up a great Thanksgiving Feast.  You will have time to relax or catch up on homework.  This is a great way to get off campus for a few days without having to worry about making your own travel plans.

    until November 25

November 25th, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 15 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00pm

    Are you staying in Portland for Thanksgiving?  Get away to the Oregon Coast to a lodge to do hikes on the beach and cook up a great Thanksgiving Feast.  You will have time to relax or catch up on homework.  This is a great way to get off campus for a few days without having to worry about making your own travel plans.

December 2nd, 2017

  • Image preview All Day: Hike Oregon’s High Desert


    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, November 3 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 28 at 4:45pm

    Just because it’s December doesn’t mean it isn’t prime time to get outside.  In an effort to get away from the rain, we will be heading to the east side of the Columbia Gorge in hope of a brisk and sunny hike.  We’ll be out for the day with hopes to find sunshine on a “dryside” hike.

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