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May 16th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: First Aid Scenarios On Campus Through May 22nd
    College Outdoors is hosting a Wilderness First Responder class for 30 people, from Monday, May 9th through Sunday, May 22nd on various parts of campus. This course will include first aid scenarios with stage makeup and mock-rescues.

April 24th, 2016

  • Image preview Sea Kayak #2
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, April 1

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 19 at 5:00pm




    Sea kayaking around Oregon can bring you to scenery hard to see otherwise. We will kayak around Scappoose Bay or Sauvie Island.  Both of these areas are tidal and adjacent to the mighty Columbia River. Winding waterways take kayakers through wetland floodplain forests and marshlands.  Eagles, swans, and Sandhill cranes are often seen, and if you’re lucky, you may spot one of the resident river otters. Come paddle with us!


April 23rd, 2016

  • Image preview Deschutes Rafting #3
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, April 1

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 19 at 4:30pm




    Central Oregon’s Deschutes River features seven major rapids in twelve miles, making this one of the premier rafting rivers in the state. You will get wet, and you need to paddle hard! This trip is not recommended for non-swimmers, although you’ll be led by experienced guides, and everyone has to wear a PFD on the river.  If you like whitewater—this is an awesome time! 


    until 6:00pm

April 22nd, 2016

  • Image preview 6:00pm: Deschutes Rafting #3
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, April 1

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 19 at 4:30pm




    Central Oregon’s Deschutes River features seven major rapids in twelve miles, making this one of the premier rafting rivers in the state. You will get wet, and you need to paddle hard! This trip is not recommended for non-swimmers, although you’ll be led by experienced guides, and everyone has to wear a PFD on the river.  If you like whitewater—this is an awesome time! 


    until 6:00pm on April 23

April 20th, 2016

  • Image preview 5:00pm - 7:00pm: College Outdoors Open House

    College Outdoors Open House is a informal gathering of folks interested in learning outdoor skills for personal use or to apply toward leading CO trips.  Stop by the CO office in Templeton 244 or email us for details on the week’s topic, updates on signing up, or getting on our email list.

    Potential Topics:

    • Map & compass
    • Environmental education
    • Group management
    • Teambuilding activities 
    • Tents & tarps
    • And many more…

April 19th, 2016

April 17th, 2016

  • Image preview Sea Kayak #1
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, March 11

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00pm



    Sea kayaking around Oregon can bring you to scenery hard to see otherwise. We will kayak around Scappoose Bay or Sauvie Island.  Both of these areas are tidal and adjacent to the mighty Columbia River. Winding waterways take kayakers through wetland floodplain forests and marshlands.  Eagles, swans, and Sandhill cranes are often seen, and if you’re lucky, you may spot one of the resident river otters. Come paddle with us!


April 16th, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Edible Plants, Ethnobotany, Waterfalls #2
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, March 11

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30pm


    Spring on the sunny, dry side of the Columbia Gorge is amazing.  Learn to identify, as well as taste, some of the edible plants of the eastern part of the Columbia Gorge.  Learn about Native American uses of plants and trees.  Not only that, but learn about some of the poisonous plants you would want to avoid if you’re “wild foraging”!


  • Image preview Deschutes Rafting #2
    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, March 11

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30pm




    Central Oregon’s Deschutes River features seven major rapids in twelve miles, making this one of the premier rafting rivers in the state. You will get wet, and you need to paddle hard! This trip is not recommended for non-swimmers, although you’ll be led by experienced guides, and everyone has to wear a PFD on the river.  If you like whitewater—this is an awesome time! 


    until 6:00pm