SC Training Hullabaloo and Columbia Gorge Hike

  • Participants pose in front of a waterfall on a training trip.

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On this trip, Student Coordinators will have the opportunity to learn the interpersonal and technical skills necessary for becoming a College Outdoors leader. They will start with an introduction where they will learn how to run a full trip and learn all about what it takes to plan a trip. This includes working through the necessary checklists and learning to pack for the trip. On Saturday morning, Student Coordinators will participate in station-rotations where they will learn important leader skills. Participants will then go for a short hike in the Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River Gorge is a popular location for College Outdoors Trips due to it’s diverse offerings of waterfalls and evergreens as well as dry high desert forests and plains and is only 45 minutes away from Portland! This training and Hullabaloo is a great opportunity for Student Coordinators to learn all the ins and outs of the important leadership skills at College Outdoors.

How to Register

Trip Dates: Friday, Nov. 12th- Saturday, Nov. 13th

Registration Opens: October 15th, 2021

Trip Fee: $17/$8*

*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


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

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


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.