Fall Break: Pride OUTside Coastal Retreat

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Join others who identify as gender non-conforming, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, intersex, and gender diverse on a Fall Break getaway! You’ll stay at a house we’ve rented on the Columbia River near the Coast, and spend the days exploring the area on hikes to see lush forests and ocean views. For those interested, there is also an option to camp in tents.


One of the most rewarding and impactful aspects of any group 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 will be discreet but is NOT ANONYMOUS. If the cost is prohibitive, contact Queer Student Union (QSU) at qsu@lclark.edu to learn about scholarship options.

How to Register

Registration opens: Friday, September 10th, 2021

Trip Fee: $245 / $122* (additional scholarships available through QSU)

*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244 or call us at 503-768-7116 once registration is open. Some trips fill up fast! The registration process can be a bit confusing your first time, you can learn more by reading How to Sign Up for a College Outdoors Trip.

Trip Type

Overnight in a rental house or deluxe yurts|Hiking

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! This trip is a great option for anyone who wants to see some of Oregon’s natural wonders, but may or may not have any experience in the outdoors. We’ll plan to hike short stretches of 1-3 miles, with plenty of time to take in the scenery.

Participants should be prepared to spend several hours outdoors walking on uneven terrain carrying day packs. This trip lends itself well to a wide variety of accessibility accommodations, including mobility accommodations. Contact outdoors@lclark.edu.

What to Expect

  • Sleeping indoors
  • Sleeping outdoors
  • Electricity
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone service
  • Heating
  • Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Gender-inclusive bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food for any Dietary Restrictions

Amenities

Pre-Trip Meeting

College Outdoors trips have a Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM) prior to the trip to help you prepare, which takes place at the Sequoia warehouse on the Graduate Campus.

At this meeting you’ll meet the trip leaders and other participants, learn more about the trip activity, location, and schedule, and be given a packing list of everything you need for your trip. The trip leaders and Sequoia staff will then help you find and borrow anything on the packing list that you’d like to borrow. We have high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, and it’s all free to use for your trip!

If you miss a Pre-Trip Meeting, check your email for important info you missed. 

Sequoia Warehouse

Sequoia is the College Outdoors warehouse, located on the Graduate Campus. Everything you’ll need is available for free when you come on a College Outdoors Trip. At Sequoia you will find:

  • Clothing needed for your trip, including any relevant outerwear and specialty items needed for the activity. Sizes range from XS - XXL and come in gendered an non-gendered designs. 
  • Gear needed for your trip, such as sleeping bags, backpacks, water bottles, and much much more.
  • Equipment such as tents, cookware, first-aid kits, and boats, which trip leaders will pack for each trip as needed.
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms, which can also be used as changing rooms.
  • Staff available to answer your questions.