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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. 


April 19th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Sea Kayak #1

    Trip sign-up begins: Friday, March 13

    Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 14 at 5:00pm

    Sea kayaking around Oregon can bring you to scenery hard to see otherwise. We will kayak around Scappoose Bay or Sauvie Island.  Both of these areas are tidal and adjacent to the mighty Columbia River. Winding waterways take kayakers through wetland floodplain forests and marshlands.  Eagles, swans, and Sandhill cranes are often seen, and if you’re lucky, you may spot one of the resident river otters. Come paddle with us!

April 20th, 2015

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Climbing Shuttle
    Join us on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:30 pm for this free shuttle to the Circuit Bouldering Gym. Stop by the office to sign up for specific dates.

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