College Outdoors develops students’ outdoor skills through experiential education, cultivates lifelong leaders, supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors, 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.
The Indigenous Land Our Community Occupies
Lewis & Clark College purposefully reflects on the history of the land it occupies in Multnomah County. Prior to the newcomers coming to this area, the indigenous land of this area was home to many tribal people. We honor the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River.
It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.
January 23rd, 2020
January 27th, 2020
January 29th, 2020
Open House: Cook Partner Cook-Off
Join College Outdoors at the Sequoia Warehouse for FREE Thursday evening sessions at 6:00 pm on outdoor leadership topics ranging from stove use, to tree ID, to cultural competency. Everyone is welcome! Stop by Templeton 244 to sign up.
January 30th, 2020
February 1st, 2020
Mt Hood Snowshoe 1
Snowshoe on the trails around Oregon’s tallest volcano! Weather permitting, we’ll head up one of the trails on the east side of Mt. Hood, looking for great views of the mountain. Snowshoeing takes a fair amount of energy, but it is great exercise and doesn’t require any previous experience.