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College Outdoors

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. 


October 19th, 2018

October 20th, 2018

  • All Day: Climbing Day Trip at Horse Thief Butte

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 28 at 9:00am

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30pm 

    Start scaling some of Oregon’s best rocks by joining us at Smith Rock, one of the most well-known sport climbing areas in the country. This trip will be contracted by a professional climbing guide company in the Bend area. They will provide the appropriate gear, instruction, and support for a full day of climbing. We’ll stay at a house near the park.  We’ll be climbing on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll do some hiking in the area before heading back to LC. This is an opportunity for you to learn technique, visit a new climbing area, or take your gym climbing outdoors.

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Sunset in Florida All Day: Explore the Ecology of Florida Waters - Registration OPEN!
    Thursday, January 10th - Saturday, January 19th, 2019
    Learn more & register with College Outdoors in Temp 244

October 21st, 2018

October 22nd, 2018

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