Spring Break: Explore The Redwood Forests, Beaches, and Tidepools

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Come stay in Redwood National Park for Spring Break!

We’ll spend the week hiking through huge redwood forests, exploring amazing tide pools, and wandering on stunning beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Learn about redwood ecology, as well as fun facts about the plants, trees, wildlife, and tide pool creatures of this amazing national park.

You can expect to see majestic trees, spring wildflowers, giant elk, cormorants, egrets, bald eagles, migrating whales, and other wildlife. In the evenings, we’ll have time to play games, socialize, read, and relax in a comfortable, heated lodge.

We’ll stay in rustic cabins, and work together to cook our meals in a group kitchen. This environmental education facility is off the grid, with some cell service but limited running water and lights. The facility has no hot showers or outlet power. However, we can drive everyone to the nearby aquatic center or to the state park to take hot showers a few times during the trip.

Due to the nature of the rustic outdoor kitchen, this trip can only accommodate omnivore and vegetarian diets; we cannot accommodate vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized dietary restrictions.

 

Spring Break trips can count as an activity credit for graduation! You can get credit in PE/A 101 “Outdoor Adventures” for participation in this trip as long as you register through WebAdvisor prior to the end of the add/drop period. To be granted registration permissions, email yuska@lclark.edu.

How to Register

Registration Opens: 

Friday, January 26th, 2024 (earlier for those registered for credit)

Trip Fee: $585 / $292*

*We have a limited amount of scholarships available based on financial need. If you qualify, he trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASB. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

How to Sign Up:

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors office in Fowler 239. We’re open Mon - Thur 9am-5pm, and Fridays 9am-3pm.

When trips are first posted on Fridays, you can write your name on the paper trip sign-up sheet to save your spot until the following Tuesday at 5pm. You can pay to secure your spot right away, or return to pay by that following Tuesday at 5pm. After that, all trips spots are first-paid, first-served.

Trip Type

  • Overnight in rustic yurts or cabins
  • Hiking

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! We’ll teach you all the skills needed to participate. The distance and pace of hikes will be tailored to the group and weather conditions.

Participants should be prepared to spend several hours at a time hiking on uneven terrain.

Accessibility accommodations are available, 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.