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College Outdoors

College Outdoors develops students’ outdoor skills through experiential education, cultivates lifelong leaders, and promotes a healthy Lewis & Clark community.

College Outdoors provides the Lewis & Clark College community with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking.

Participants find themselves at the mountains, rivers, deserts, and coasts that span across Oregon, California, and Washington. College Outdoors’ trips are open to Lewis & Clark undergraduates, graduate students, law students, faculty, and staff.  Trips promise friendly people, fresh air, and fantastic scenery.

College Outdoors offers practical leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to get involved with College Outdoors by volunteering.  Continued involvement can lead to trip leading opportunities and other staff positions.

To sign up for a trip, visit the College Outdoors office in Templeton Campus Center or call 503-768-7116.

Please click here for our mission statement, and stop by our office to see our official policies and procedures. 

Events

January 8th, 2019

  • Central Florida marine biology All Day: Florida Waters Ecology Paddle Trip
    Sign-Up Begins: Friday September 7 at 9:00am

    Escape the cold this winter break to canoe and stand up paddleboard in central Florida on some of the most spectacular freshwater, spring fed rivers in the world!  Paddle saltwater channels through mangroves and coastal marshes teaming with shorebirds and raptors, as we explore some of the best wildlife habitats on the southeast coast. Learn about subtropical and tropical ecosystems, avian ecology, and marine biology from Dr. Ken Clifton (chair of Biology at LC), and develop your skills as a canoeist, snorkeler, and stand up paddle boarder.  From most East Coast and Midwestern cities, flights to Orlando are extremely inexpensive. If you spend the first half of winter break at home, here’s a chance to get some warm sunshine before returning to Portland, while learning a lot about subtropical Florida in the process!
    until January 16, 2019

January 9th, 2019

  • Central Florida marine biology All Day: Florida Waters Ecology Paddle Trip
    Sign-Up Begins: Friday September 7 at 9:00am

    Escape the cold this winter break to canoe and stand up paddleboard in central Florida on some of the most spectacular freshwater, spring fed rivers in the world!  Paddle saltwater channels through mangroves and coastal marshes teaming with shorebirds and raptors, as we explore some of the best wildlife habitats on the southeast coast. Learn about subtropical and tropical ecosystems, avian ecology, and marine biology from Dr. Ken Clifton (chair of Biology at LC), and develop your skills as a canoeist, snorkeler, and stand up paddle boarder.  From most East Coast and Midwestern cities, flights to Orlando are extremely inexpensive. If you spend the first half of winter break at home, here’s a chance to get some warm sunshine before returning to Portland, while learning a lot about subtropical Florida in the process!
    until January 16, 2019

January 10th, 2019

  • 12:00am: Wilderness First Responder in Florida

    Sign-Up begins August 29 at 9:00am and is first come first served

    This 80-hour wilderness medicine course is the industry standard for field-based medical training for outdoor trip leaders, instructors, and folks who just like to spend a lot of time outdoors.  You will be prepared to handle all types of medical issues that may arise when in the backcountry.  The class will meet 8 to 12 hours per day over the scheduled days, with one day off to be scheduled by the instructor. (Class length may vary, due to outdoor scenarios and rescue training being taught.) We recommend you don’t have any other commitments while taking this course, as you will be busy!
    until January 18, 2019
  • All Day: First Aid Scenarios On Campus Through January 19th
    College Outdoors is hosting a Wilderness First Responder class for 30 people, from Thursday, January 10h through Saturday, January 19th on various parts of campus. This course will include first aid scenarios with stage makeup and mock-rescues.
    until January 19, 2019
  • Central Florida marine biology All Day: Florida Waters Ecology Paddle Trip
    Sign-Up Begins: Friday September 7 at 9:00am

    Escape the cold this winter break to canoe and stand up paddleboard in central Florida on some of the most spectacular freshwater, spring fed rivers in the world!  Paddle saltwater channels through mangroves and coastal marshes teaming with shorebirds and raptors, as we explore some of the best wildlife habitats on the southeast coast. Learn about subtropical and tropical ecosystems, avian ecology, and marine biology from Dr. Ken Clifton (chair of Biology at LC), and develop your skills as a canoeist, snorkeler, and stand up paddle boarder.  From most East Coast and Midwestern cities, flights to Orlando are extremely inexpensive. If you spend the first half of winter break at home, here’s a chance to get some warm sunshine before returning to Portland, while learning a lot about subtropical Florida in the process!
    until January 16, 2019

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