Pride OUTside: Oregon Desert Camping

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  • Sheep Rock overlooking the John Day river in the central Oregon desert
  • Students hike towards the Columbia river, with mountain views in the distance.
  • Wildflowers blooming in the Columbia Gorge
  • A student poses in front of a lake with a teal sun hat and two thumbs pointing to the back of a grey College Outdoors shirt.
  • View of the Columbia River at sunset

Join other students who identify as gender non-conforming, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, intersex, and gender diverse, as well as those who are questioning or looking to explore their gender identity. One of the most rewarding and impactful aspects of any group camping trip is the ability to harness the distance from society in order to build your own group norms and culture. On this trip, your leaders will intentionally create an inclusive, welcoming, and comfortable space where you can thrive, grow, and connect with others! Get ready to relax, explore, and have FUN! 

Participation in this trip is not anonymous, although we will take steps to make participation discreet. Because we cannot guarantee anonymity for participation, we recommend that, if this is a concern for you, you should consider choosing a different trip. Whether you choose this trip or another New Student Trip, all our trip leaders are trained on topics of gender-diverse inclusion and are eager to welcome you to the L&C community!

This camping trip is designed for beginners and perfect for any adventurous spirit! You’ll camp in central Oregon, which is the perfect basecamp for days exploring the forests on Wy’East (Mt Hood), the Columbia River Gorge, and the John Day Fossil Beds.   Read the detailed trip description to learn more about the trip and what to expect.

Trip Specifics

Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022

Cost: $950. 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 food allergies do not have an additional fee.

Rigor: Moderate

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.