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 (coming soon).

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 dorms.

Trip Specifics

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

Cost: $1095. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those 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 Wednesday, June 29th.

Waiver Equipment Request Travel Plans


*Vaccination & Booster against Covid-19 are required for participation*

Upload your Vax card to the LC Patient portal by Wednesday, June 29th.

Trip Pictures

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