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College Outdoors

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. 

Events

November 21st, 2019

  • Portland All Day: Portland January Experience: Engage, Unite, Refresh
    Engage with the city of Portland and all it has to offer, Unite with fellow Lewis & Clark students, and Refresh before the start of a new semester.  Now that you live in this vibrant city, this is an opportunity to get to know your new home by diving into the deep rooted history of the city, engaging with our spaces and places, and exploring your new home through service-learning.

    Dates: Friday, January 17th - Monday, January 20th, 2020

    Cost: $50

    Who is Eligible: First-year students who did not attend an August 2019 New Student Trip (NST), and students starting at L&C January 2020 (both transfer students and new students).

    To Register: Stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244, or call 503-768-7116. 

  • Climbing shuttle to Circuit Bouldering Hym 7:00pm: Climbing Shuttle
    Join us from 7:00 - 9:30pm for this FREE shuttle to the Circuit Bouldering Gym every Monday and Thursday. Climbing Club (climbing@lclark.edu) offers discounts on monthly gym passes. Sign up the day-of in Templeton 244.

November 22nd, 2019

  • Portland All Day: Portland January Experience: Engage, Unite, Refresh
    Engage with the city of Portland and all it has to offer, Unite with fellow Lewis & Clark students, and Refresh before the start of a new semester.  Now that you live in this vibrant city, this is an opportunity to get to know your new home by diving into the deep rooted history of the city, engaging with our spaces and places, and exploring your new home through service-learning.

    Dates: Friday, January 17th - Monday, January 20th, 2020

    Cost: $50

    Who is Eligible: First-year students who did not attend an August 2019 New Student Trip (NST), and students starting at L&C January 2020 (both transfer students and new students).

    To Register: Stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244, or call 503-768-7116. 

November 23rd, 2019

  • Portland All Day: Portland January Experience: Engage, Unite, Refresh
    Engage with the city of Portland and all it has to offer, Unite with fellow Lewis & Clark students, and Refresh before the start of a new semester.  Now that you live in this vibrant city, this is an opportunity to get to know your new home by diving into the deep rooted history of the city, engaging with our spaces and places, and exploring your new home through service-learning.

    Dates: Friday, January 17th - Monday, January 20th, 2020

    Cost: $50

    Who is Eligible: First-year students who did not attend an August 2019 New Student Trip (NST), and students starting at L&C January 2020 (both transfer students and new students).

    To Register: Stop by the College Outdoors office in Templeton 244, or call 503-768-7116. 

  • WFR practice All Day: Wilderness First Responder Recertification
    until November 24

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