Hike & Surf the Oregon Coast

The Northwest Oregon Coast is a dramatic landscape of cliffs, beaches, rainforest, tide pools, and mountains. On this unique trip we’ll be staying at a rustic camp, which will serve as our home base for days of hiking and 2 days of Surf lessons! You’ll get to experience all of the best parts of the Oregon coast: gorgeous forests, beaches, and bluffs for hiking, and sandy beaches with fun waves for surfing. You’ll stay at a camp-type facility, with beds in rustic cabins, showers, bathrooms, and a dining hall. You’ll spend time bonding with your small group, and also meet other new students who’s trip is based at this location. Come see why the Oregon Coast is a premiere destination for outdoor enthusiasts! Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

EXAMPLE Itinerary:

(actual itinerary will be adjusted to the weather and group)

  • Thursday: Arrive to campus in the morning, meet your group and collect any outdoor gear you are borrowing from College Outdoors. Eat lunch on campus, then drive about  about 2 hours to Camp Kiwanilong.
  • Friday: Surf Lesson! Learn to surf, and spend time on the beach. Evening games with the other Hike & Surf group.
  • Saturday: Hike 4-6 miles through the lush temperate rainforest to views of the ocean. Evening games with the other Hike & Surf group.
  • Sunday: Surf Lesson! Build your surfing skills, and spend time on the beach.  LC Night to learn about Lewis & Clark from current students.
  • Monday: Explore more of the Oregon Coast with a 4-6 mile hike. Evening games and reflection.
  • Tuesday: Pack up camp, return to campus, move into residence halls.

Trip Specifics

Dates: Thurs, Aug. 24 - Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023

Cost: $1225. Financial aid is applied for high-need students who qualify. Vegan and non-medical specialty diets have an additional $30 charge. Vegetarian diets and special diets due to food allergies do not have an additional fee.

Rigor: Moderate

Trip Type: Cabins

Equipment & Packing List

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Tuesday, June 20th. You will need to log into your Pioneer Portal to complete these forms.

Waiver  Travel Plans  Equipment Request (for Outdoor Trips)

Trip Pictures

This is the first year we’ve offered Surfing & SUPing in the same trip, check out these pictures from previous trips: